A prominent Palestinian-American rights group that ordinarily advocates nonviolent protests held a conference in Chicago last month that included a lecture on how to "navigate the fine line between legal activism and material support for terrorism."

At the event, sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine, a Milwaukee attorney and board member of the group accused U.S. policymakers of working to "criminalize the support of the Palestinian people." The American government was doing this at "the behest of the Israeli government, its lobby," added American Muslims for Palestine Vice President Munjed Ahmad, by forbidding charitable assistance to groups that are designated as foreign terrorist organizations and their supporters.

"We have to ensure that whatever we do, we're not providing assistance to these so-called terrorist organizations," Ahmad continued, seeming to question the legal justification for labeling them as such. A transcript and an audio recording of his remarks were obtained by The Daily Beast.

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