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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Much To Be Thankful For

Much To Be Thankful For
by Brigitte Gabriel

Dear Ed,

With so much bad news on the economic front the past several weeks, our national Thanksgiving holiday couldn’t be coming soon enough. Because if we look hard enough, in the midst of the bad news, and the real impact on our savings, our retirement plans, and our jobs, we still have a great deal to be thankful for.

Before you read the rest of this email, I encourage you to take just a couple of moments and remind yourself of some of the blessings you enjoy. Whatever you think of – family, friends, faith, your job, your health – doctors tell us it does us a world of good to count our blessings and be thankful for them.

Beyond my personal blessings, I want you to know how thankful I am for you, your devotion to our country, your commitment to make a difference, and your support of ACT! for America. Those who know me well know these are not just words. Rarely does a day pass that I don’t reflect on how much each of our members means to this organization.

It’s one of the reasons I am so optimistic about our winning this fight against Islamofascism. I have met so many of you, and you bring such encouragement to me that I know we will prevail.

Now, here are a couple of exciting news items that we can really be thankful for today!

First, we can be thankful that jurors in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial returned guilty verdicts on all 108 counts! As many of you know, the first trial conducted in September, 2007, ended in a mistrial. Not this time! The message this sends to Islamists who seek to use our charitable giving laws to fund terrorism is loud and clear!

Please Click here to read the Dallas Morning News story.

Second, we can be thankful for the tenacity and legal acumen of our colleague, David Yerushalmi, who has filed suit on behalf of four plaintiffs against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Mr. Yerushalmi arranged for subpoenas to be served at CAIR’s recent 14th annual banquet.

What’s more, Yerushalmi disclosed yesterday that CAIR is no longer legally allowed to be in operation!

To read the WorldNetDaily story on this new development, please click here.

In less than a week, we have seen a major victory over terrorism financing and legal action against and exposure of CAIR. You and I know we have many challenges ahead of us, but these recent developments are a strong reminder that progress is being made, and for that let’s all be especially thankful today.

May you and yours enjoy a particularly warm and festive Thanksgiving!

Always devoted,