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Submitted by Saqib Hussain (Pakistan), Jun 25, 2007 at 02:09

"How should I reasonably have known of their activities before the U.S. government itself knew?"

For whatever reason, you have taken this quote out of context either accidentally or intentionally. I believe you got this from Tariq Ramadan's website. The complete thought reads:

"In its letter, the U.S. Embassy claims that I "reasonably should have known" that the charities in question provided money to Hamas. But my donations were made between December 1998 and July 2002, and the United States did not blacklist the charities until 2003. How should I reasonably have known of their activities before the U.S. government itself knew? "

Not that it really matters but I believe this is in essence a violation of ex post facto law which is found in Article I of the U.S Consitution. However since I am not a lawyer I can not really be sure if this applies.

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