State Slow to Publish List of Terrorists: Political Correctness Is Blamed for Delay
Gertz, Bill, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The State Department has yet to publish a list of foreign terrorist organizations operating in the United States - more than a year after it was required to by a law meant to end fund raising by such groups as Hezbollah and Hamas.
"Piecemeal designation in the fight against terrorism would be far better than inaction," Rep. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a letter to Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. "The 15-month delay in the implementation of this statute is unacceptable."
Mr. Hyde said in an interview that the list "should have been done months ago, and many of us in Congress are wondering why" it has not been produced. Congressional aides said the State Department delayed the list because a draft provided by the FBI was not "politically correct." Most groups on the list are Arab or Islamic …
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Publication information: Article title: State Slow to Publish List of Terrorists: Political Correctness Is Blamed for Delay. Contributors: Gertz, Bill - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: August 8, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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