US: Islamic Charity Officials Gave Millions to Al-Qaeda

It is the duty of every Muslim to give a percentage of his or her income to zakat (charity). It is also the duty of every Muslim to wage jihad (or at the very least, to support it). Therein lies the rub. Where does the money from these Islamic charities go? Of course they are funding jihad.

....the individuals named in the latest case are far from ordinary. Both men have served as advisers to government-backed foundations in Qatar and have held high-profile positions with international human rights groups.

As always, these financial terrorists were widely respected "moderates" until.... it was discovered that they were not. This is hardly surprising. All of the great moderates, American imam Anwar Awlaki, al Qaeda operative and Grover Norquist ally Abdurahman Alamoudi, ICNA-NY leader (and recently indicted war criminal) Ashrafuzzaman Khan, et al, have turned out to be not as moderate as was assumed.

Using the cover of some humanitarian ruse, these "moderate" Muslims are "major financial backers of al-Qaeda and its regional chapters across the Middle East."

Islamic charity officials gave millions to al-Qaeda 

Many Islamic charities in the United States and around the world have been shut down for funding terrorism, including what was once the largest Islamic charity in the United States, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), as well as the Global Relief Foundation (GRF), the Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), and many others. This is because the charitable giving required of Muslims, zakat, can be given to fund jihad, a meritorious activity according to Islamic law.

More on this story. "Islamic charity officials gave millions to al-Qaeda, U.S. says," by Joby Warrick and Tik Root for the Washington Post, December 22 (thanks to all who sent this in):

When Qatar's royal family was looking for advice on charitable giving, it turned to a well-regarded professor named Abd al-Rahman al-Nu'aymi. The 59-year-old educator had a stellar résumé that included extensive fundraising experience and years of work with international human rights groups.

But one apparent accomplishment was omitted from the list: According to U.S. officials, Nu'aymi also was working secretly as a financier for al-Qaeda, funneling millions of dollars to the terrorist group's affiliates in Syria and Iraq even as he led campaigns in Europe for greater freedoms for Muslims.

While working as fundraisers and activists, gulf officials funneled money to terrorists, officials say.

Nu'aymi was one of two men identified by Treasury Department officials last week as major financial backers of al-Qaeda and its regional chapters across the Middle East. Although U.S. officials routinely announce steps to disrupt terrorist financing networks, the individuals named in the latest case are far from ordinary. Both men have served as advisers to government-backed foundations in Qatar and have held high-profile positions with international human rights groups. The second man, a Yemeni, is heavily involved in his country's U.S.-backed political transition.

Their alleged dual roles — promoting humanitarian causes and civil rights while simultaneously supporting extremist groups — reflect a growing challenge for counterterrorism officials attempting to monitor the torrents of cash flowing to Islamist rebel groups in Syria, current and former U.S. officials say.

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  • aurora9

    Did anyone read the article about school children who have made Christmas cards to be delivered to disabled veterans. The government is disallowing these cards to be delivered to them because it says 'Merry Christmas' on them!

  • Kent2012

    Which puts the lie to all the panty waists crying that the islamy $lut terrorists are just a "small" group of dissidents....that is a load of manure, those that have tiny testicles simply send money to support the murderers..............

  • Donald York

    Just dandy.

  • danhspoonhourdc

    So they live in freedom in America without persecution; yet are allowed to monetarily support those who have declared war on the people of the United States? What's wrong with this picture? Isn't that aiding and abetting an enemy? And I'm told to "tolerate" their religion in spite of the fact that I know they have no respect for me as a human being only that I'm an "infidel" who should not allowed to live on the same planet!

  • Ray - Jesus is the Son of God.

    How true.

    • danhspoonhourdc

      What is so alarming to me is the fact that, in spite of all that has transpired from this administrations generosity to our known enemies, congress sits on it's hands and does nothing to challenge this treachery! Holding meetings of investigation of the crisis problems we have faced in the last two years have resulting in zilch! There is no follow up or pursuit!

    • Ray - Jesus is the Son of God.

      The Congress is part of the problem.

  • Ray - Jesus is the Son of God.


    • danhspoonhourdc

      Loved that one Marine! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you live long and prosper!

  • Attila

    These people should be in prison, not out walking around on the street.

  • rchguns

    Why not?

    After all is tax deductible!

    And we have a faithful example of this in the White House. He gives F-16s to the Muslim brotherhood, he gives arms and ammunition to the rebels in Libya that were more than likely use the killer ambassador.

    He smuggled surface area missiles, shoulder fired to the Syrian rebels a.k.a. Al Qaeda.

    He gives millions of dollars in aid to Muslim nations all over the world and as for absolutely no accounting. He wants to put Israel back inside its 1967 borders to make them that much easier to destroy.

    Every American, every single American should follow the example of our commander-in-chief and voluntarily donate something to a Muslim any Muslim it doesn't matter that donation should be about $.35. The cost of an average pistol bullet given unto them with best wishes and transporting them to the great orgy in the sky with their virgins!

    Go back to be a problem I don't know how you can deduct it on your taxes.

  • afanaglenn

    Simply stated, these are acts of treason and sedition. and should be prosecuted. gitmo sounds like a good place.

  • D'Bak61

    I'd say no one is surprised, but more should be done than to just shut down these so called charities. Every officer tied to these, even if it's just an internet link on a website, should be in jail for aiding and abetting. But then again how can Hussein Obama shut down GITMO if he keeps putting his muslim bros in it? Old Barry is a big fan of 'equal justice,' so we need to give 'em a little...on their way out.

  • wolf2525

    The Muslim in the white house gave it to them, behind out backs.

  • wolf2525

    I didn't give those savages a dime not by choice, the communist liar in the whitehouse gave them plenty of the ignorant stupid liberals.

  • felix1999

    Who is really surprised?

    Civil Right Muslim organizations use that as a front for terrorism. They HATE the United States. They do want to take us over. Our government is crawling with our enemy. The WH guest list is a who's who of terrorists. We just gave Iran 8 BILLION dollars and the green light for nukes. It's all par for the course.

    BTW, how come Farahkhan has asked for homosexuals to be beheaded and there is SILENCE from the media. Speaking of homosexuals, an Obama approved group has an Obamacare outreach to "gays". How do you like it? It's called "Get Enrolled"

    • Kent2012

      the media is silent because louie "Im a towel head commie racist" farakhany is darker than most......

  • Richard Vandiamondsworth

    moose limbs are a cancer on the world.

    • felix1999

      I wouldn't mind D.C. too. They NO LONGER represent the will of the people. They represent themselves.

    • truther

      Yo! Dickie! Jew hating, USA hating, Black Hating, Woman Hating, Islam hating... hmmm. what's it all mean? SELF HATING moron!