Hobby Lobby, a corporate criminal

Hobby Lobby, a craft store owned by evangelicals and known for pushing it’s owner’s Christian religious beliefs onto it’s employees, is running a full page “O-come-let-us-adore-him” Christmas ad in today’s Daily Sentinel with a camel and all the trimmings, that urges people to download a free Bible at a website.

So this seems like a perfect time to make people aware that Hobby Lobby was fined millions of dollars by the U.S. government in 2017 for illegally importing thousands of ancient Iraqi clay artifacts into the U.S. that were likely  acquired by ISIS (the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”) as the terrorist group criss-crossed the country destroying and looting Iraq’s cultural heritage sites.

Hobby Lobby knew what it was doing was illegal

Hobby Lobby president Steve Green and one of his in-house corporate lawyers were warned prior to initiating the shipment that the 5,000+ ancient Iraqi artifacts Green was attempting to purchase from several dealers may have been looted from archaeological sites. In a written memo, the expert warned the two Hobby Lobby executives that any items of Iraqi origin that were not properly declared could be seized by customs officials.

Despite the warning, Hobby Lobby’s owner proceeded to make multiple payments for the artifacts, and have them labeled with descriptions like “ceramic tiles” or “clay tiles, sample.” Green had them mislabeled as to their country or origin and shipped to multiple different Hobby Lobby addresses, a method that smugglers of illicit property often use to avoid scrutiny by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Iraqis consider the items priceless.

After the government busted Hobby Lobby for the crime, the company agreed to forfeit the items and pay a $3 million fine.

So when you see the lovely big Christmas ad in today’s paper, don’t be snowed. Hobby Lobby is a corporate criminal that funneled money to support ISIS by knowingly, illegally importing priceless antiquities from Iraq, in violation of U.S. law.

9 comments for “Hobby Lobby, a corporate criminal

  1. Too Many with too Little
    December 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Rest assured much of that terrorist money went straight to killing American troops.

    And these fine christian folk continue to visit harm on the women of America.

    Thanks be to “lady writers” still persisting.

  2. Benita Phillips
    December 25, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Her facts are true…look it up

  3. December 25, 2017 at 10:44 am

    This lady “writer” is out of her mind – so sad!

    • Cleo
      December 25, 2017 at 11:12 am


    • Scott
      December 25, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      So show how she’s wrong, if you can.

    • Anne Landman
      December 25, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      You don’t have to believe me, Frank. Read the July 5, 2017 press release from the U.S. Department of Justice about the case, Hobby Lobby’s admission to what it had done and the $3 million fine it had to pay. The U.S. Attorney filed the case in federal court in the Eastern District of New York. You can see it here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/united-states-files-civil-action-forfeit-thousands-ancient-iraqi-artifacts-imported

      • December 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        It’s not that I have to or want to believe you – I am totally and completely familiar with the story/event. All one has to do is remember the evil psychopath who was in charge at the time. Can you remover his name?

        • Anne Landman
          December 25, 2017 at 9:09 pm

          Steve Green, I believe.

        • Seamus
          December 26, 2017 at 11:40 am

          So, if the story is accurate (as it is), how does that indicate the “lady writer” is out of her mind? And what does her being a lady have to do with it?

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