"The owner of a satellite TV company has pleaded guilty to providing material aid to a terrorist organization by letting customers receive broadcasts from Hezbollah's television station."
Where is the #&%* ACLU on this!?
He could get six and a half years. Sentencing scheduled for March 24, 2009.
"Although Americans are granted freedom of speech under the First Amendment to the Constitution, the government contended in this case that Iqbal was not entitled to arrange the satellite broadcast of an organization designated as a terrorist group, regardless of the message."
Found on Haaretz.
And this is in New York? That citadel of First Amendment rights?
UPDATE: Here is the latest word from the ACLU - from August, 2006!
Why on earth was this guy allowed to plead guilty? Guilty?! To what?