Thursday, March 17, 2016

Obama 'admin' fails to present report to Congress on removing Hezbollah online presence in the US.


Obama 'admin' fails to present report to Congress on removing Hezbollah online presence in the US. HT: MEMRI.

On December 16, 2015, Congress passed the “Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015.”

The act requires a report to be presented to Congress within 90 days, by March 15, 2016, detailing the activities of entities doing business with the terrorist group, including with its TV network Al-Manar.

The section of the legislation relating to Al-Manar states:

“SEC. 101. REPORT ON IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS ON CERTAIN SATELLITE PROVIDERS THAT CARRY AL-MANAR TV.

“(a) In General. – Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees and leadership a report on the following:
“(1) The activities of all satellite, broadcast, Internet, or other providers that have knowingly entered into a contractual  relationship with al-Manar TV, and any affiliates or successors thereof.
“(2) With respect to all providers described in paragraph (1) –
“(A) an identification of those providers that have been sanctioned pursuant to Executive Order 13224 (50 U.S.C. 1701 note;  relating to blocking property and prohibiting transactions with persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism); and

“(B) an identification of those providers that have not been sanctioned pursuant to Executive Order 13224 and, with respect to each such provider, any information indicating that the provider has knowingly entered into a contractual relationship with al-Manar TV, and any affiliates or successors of al-Manar TV. Read the full story here.

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