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  • Charity Islamic Relief USA: strong ties to terrorism and US refugees

    06/10/2015 3:09:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 6/8/15 | Alessandra Gennarelli
    The largest U.S. Muslim Charity, which has been linked to terrorism finance, is now playing a role in helping to settle refugees from terror torn Syria. Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is an affiliate of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), the largest international Islamic charity in the world, with a $240 million operating budget, nearly 300 employees, chapters in more than 12 countries with their own multi-billion dollar budgets, and operations in over 30 countries, all based in Birmingham, England.IRUSA specializes in refugee assistance and has a history of working with the United Nations and specifically the United Nations Relief and Works...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • Missouri Muslim Charity Director Pleads Guilty

    06/30/2010 12:41:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SNIPPET: "On Friday, Mubarak Hamed, the former director of the now defunct Islamic American Relief Agency-USA (IARA) based in Columbia, Missouri, pled guilty to three counts of a federal indictment charging that he illegally sent more than a million dollars to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions, conspiracy, and tax violations. Federal agents raided IARA's offices in 2004, seized its assets, and said it was part of a global network of similar Islamic charities that supported terrorist organizations. As part of his plea agreement, Hamed admitted the U.S.-based charity was part of this international network, with the IARA branch based...
  • US judge orders release of Guantanamo detainee

    07/29/2009 11:25:24 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 6 replies · 565+ views
    AFP via Times of India ^ | July 30, 2009
    WASHINGTON: A US judge on Wednesday ordered the release of a Kuwaiti held at Guantanamo Bay for nearly eight years, directing "all necessary and appropriate" steps be taken to repatriate him, his lawyer said. Khaled Al-Mutairi, 34, was sent to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after being arrested in Pakistan in 2001. He was picked up after traveling to Afghanistan with a charitable organization to build mosques and provide funds for schools and orphanages. US District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly "ordered that the government is directed to take all necessary and appropriate diplomatic steps to facilitate the release...
  • Man found dead was being investigated over charity cash (Muslim charity alert)

    05/02/2008 6:14:13 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies · 158+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 1 May 08 | Tony Plohetski
    Man found dead was being investigated over charity cash Bound body of Riad Hamad was found last month in Lady Bird Lake. A man whose body was found in Lady Bird Lake last month had been under investigation by federal authorities who said they could not trace the whereabouts of more than $500,000 he received for his charity, according to a search warrant obtained Wednesday. Riad Hamad, 55, a teacher at Clint Small Jr. Middle School in Southwest Austin, was found April 16 near Comal Street and Nash Hernandez Sr. Road. Police have said that they think he might have...
  • Mistrial in Case of Muslim Charity Accused of Funding Terror After Verdict Confusion

    10/22/2007 10:02:08 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 290+ views
    fox news ^ | 10/22/2007 | ap
    DALLAS — A mistrial has been declared for five of six defendants in the case of a Muslim charity charged with financing Middle Eastern terrorists. The read verdict said the jurors found three leaders of a group that was once America's largest Muslim charity not guilty of funneling illegal aid to terrorists, but the panel was sent back to deliberate on the other defendants after three jurors said the verdicts read in court were wrong. Because of the confusion, the judge did not officially accept those verdicts, which aquitted charity fundraiser Mufid Abdulqader on all counts and two others on...
  • The Islamist Fifth Column In America

    09/21/2007 6:38:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 339+ views
    IBD ^ | September 21, 2007
    Homeland Security: We've warned for years that an Islamist underground exists in this country, secretly working to take over the U.S. Now the mainstream media is waking up to the threat. Yes, theirs is an ambitious plan. But the enemy lurking within is assiduous, patient and well-organized. We are only now starting to see its tentacles, thanks to a landmark federal terror-financing case under way in Dallas. News about the secret Islamist plot against the U.S. is starting to trickle out from the few media covering the trial against the Holy Land Foundation, the largest Muslim charity in America. It...
  • Unholy Fundraising: The Holy Land Foundation, Hamas, and their allies in the U.S.

    12/06/2001 5:12:53 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 12 replies · 405+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/6/2001 | Robert Daguillard
    Early Tuesday, federal agents acting on President Bush's orders and on the strength of evidence accumulated during years of FBI surveillance, raided several offices of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a group suspected of being the main North American fundraiser for Palestinian Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. The raids followed President Bush's decision to freeze the group's U.S. assets, as well as those of West Bank-based Al-Aqsa Islamic Bank and Beit-el Mal Holdings. It took the Holy Land Foundation only a few hours to mount a media offensive in response to the president's move. Within half-a-day, a series ...
  • In Texas, Donors to Muslim Charity Seethe at Raids by Government

    12/06/2001 2:08:59 PM PST · by sarcasm · 71 replies · 107+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 6, 2001 | ROSS E. MILLOY
    ICHARDSON, Tex., Dec. 5 — In the parking lot of a nondescript suburban office building here, about 300 supporters of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development gathered tonight for a religious vigil. Three times they knelt and rose as one, their lips mouthing nearly silent Arabic prayers. But when they rose for the final time, a local imam, Dr. Nabil Al- Sadoon, began to lead them in a series of noisy chants and protests. "Palestine is occupied! The Israelis are the occupiers!" they shouted at first, and later: "Holy Land is helping the persecuted! The widows! The orphans!" ...
  • Federal agents raid Muslim charity in Southfield (Michigan)

    09/18/2006 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 99 replies · 3,284+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | September 18, 2006 | Niraj Warikoo
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  • Breaking News: San Diego Link to "Kind Hearts" Charity

    02/20/2006 10:54:07 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 56 replies · 2,678+ views
    FOX 6 TV Channel ^ | February 20, 2006 | Reporter: Tom Patton
    The local San Diego FOX-6 Channel has just broken the story tonight that the San Diego Chapter of "Kind Hearts" Charity has also had it's finances frozen for having links to terrorist organizations. Two of the 9/11 hijackers were living and taking flying lessons here in San Diego.
  • U.S. Indicts Muslim Charity in Texas (503c)

    07/27/2004 12:51:22 PM PDT · by take · 19 replies · 1,232+ views ^ | July 27, 2004 | Associated Press
    U.S. Indicts Muslim Charity in Texas U.S. Indictment Charges Texas Muslim Charity, 7 Men With Providing Millions of Dollars to Hamas The Associated Press WASHINGTON July 27, 2004 — A major American Muslim charity and seven of its officers were charged Tuesday with providing millions of dollars in support to Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization blamed for dozens of suicide bomber attacks in Israel. The 42-count indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas, alleges that the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development provided more than $12.4 million to individuals and organizations linked to Hamas from 1995 to...

    01/14/2004 5:47:14 PM PST · by Quix · 5 replies · 981+ views
    INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA ON WATCH IN WASHINGTON 14 January, 2004 | Today’s Topics: Today Marks The 220th Anniversary of the U.S. Ratification of The Treaty Of Paris, Officially Establishing The United States as an Independent Sovereign Nation DC Primary Has No Impact On Party Nomination Blood Shortages Continue In Metro DC Park Service Police Fail Security Test At Washington Monument Extensive Marriage Education And Promotion Initiative Planned By President Bush FCC Chief Calls For Word Ban New Jersey Becomes Fifth State To Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships Congressional Group Warns Of “Morning After” Pill Dangers And OTC Sales Witchcraft and Magic Drawing...
  • Feds link money smuggler to outlawed Muslim charity

    11/27/2003 10:20:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 240+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/27/03 | Tom Hays - AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) - A convicted money smuggler was a key fund-raiser for an Islamic charity he knew financed terrorism, and once used an airport bathroom to secretly deliver $10,000 to the group, prosecutors allege.</p> <p>Alaa Al-Saadawi later "defied logic" by telling investigators he gave the $10,000 to a member of the Global Relief Foundation in a bathroom stall at Chicago's O'Hare Airport because he was "scared of gangsters," according to papers filed in federal court in Brooklyn.</p>