Sixteen years after 9/11 and Muslims are still winning. Their takeover of the West and the U.S. is well-planned, well-funded, methodical and relentless. History does not bode well for the non-Muslims.
U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla, introduced an amendment to the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Act to block taxpayers’ dollars from going to Islamic Relief Worldwide, IRW, or Islamic Relief UK late last month because the Islamist charity allegedly funneled money to Hamas, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
IRW received $370,000 in federal funding for the fiscal years 2015 and 2016, government records show.
National Islamist groups and their allies rallied to the charity’s defense.
“Islamic Relief Worldwide is a valued partner of numerous governments and the United Nations bodies globally, and exists as a humanitarian organization dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and suffering internationally,” the Council of American-Islamic Relations Chicago chapter (CAIR-Chicago) said in a press release urging American Muslims to pressure Congress to reject the legislation.
The announcement also claimed that “IRW has been awarded $704,662 worth of funding from US federal sources for its work in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Central African Republic.”
Israel banned IRW from operating in the West Bank in 2014 saying the charity funneled money to Hamas. Iyaz Ali, a British national of Pakistani origin who worked for IRW’s Gaza office, allegedly transferred money to Hamas institutions outlawed in Israel, a 2006 communique issued by the Israeli prime minister’s office said.
Files found on Ali’s computer tied IRW with illegal Hamas funds in the UK, Saudi Arabia, and Nablus, the statement said. Investigators also found “photographs of swastikas superimposed on IDF symbols, of senior Nazi German officials, of Osama Bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, as well as many photographs of Hamas military activities.”
The UAE designated IRW as a terrorist organization last year. Britain’s largest bank HSBC also declined to do further business with Islamic Relief UK in January 2016, citing the charity’s alleged terror ties.
IRW’s annual reports available on its website list donations from terror-tied charities…
Islamist groups may have succeeded in blocking the DeSantis amendment, and Islamic Relief USA may continue to receive government grants. Its history and terror connections, however, are well documented. Those facts cannot be changed by political pressure campaigns.
Note: IPT loves to use the term Islamist which is nothing more than a jihadist who wears a suit and wages a different type of jihad. The so-called Islamists and jihadists who wage physical battles are all Muslims and all fighting for sharia law. The jihadists are the unofficial military wing of the Islamists. They share ideologies and often resources.
Like ISIS or al-Qaeda claiming attacks they had no knowledge of or link to, IPT’s so-call Islamist campaign likely had little effect on this legislation. It is more likely that the same powers who refuse to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization likely signaled a no-go on this legislation. Only U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. knows at this point.
The GOP majority has been almost worthless to date if simple legislation like funding terror-linked groups can’t be passed. And so, U.S. taxpayers will continue sending millions, if not billions, to Muslims who support jihad against Americans.