Obama Admin Feds Give $270K Grant To Islamic ‘Charity’ With Alleged Ties To Jihad Terror Groups

ByPamela Geller on March 30, 2016
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This is consistent with Obama’s years-long pro-jihad policy both here and abroad. This is a pattern.

Despite a “mountain of evidence,” Obama’s DoJ scuttled the prosecutions of scores of terror-tied Islamic groups named in the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation’s history — including CAIR, ISNA, MSA et al.

The idea that Obama and his party are funding our executioners with our own hard-earned taxpayer dollars is just further proof of the treason and anti-Americanism endemic to the left.

“Feds Give $270K Grant To Islamic Charity With Alleged Ties To Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood,” By Chuck Ross, Daily Caller, March 30, 2016:
The Obama administration recently gave a $270,000 grant to an Islamic charity that has been banned by Israel and the United Arab Emirates because of alleged financial ties to the terrorist group Hamas and to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provided the funds last month to the U.K.-based Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) for its work in Kenya, according to the federal spending database USASpending.gov.

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The funds are earmarked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s global health security partner engagement initiative.

The program is aimed at fighting infectious diseases and promoting “global health security as an international priority,” according to the CDC website.

But IRW has been at the center of other security concerns.

In 2014, Israel and United Arab Emirates banned IRW, which is headquartered in Birmingham, England, from operating within its borders alleging that the group supports and funds Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s military arm in Palestine.
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Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon alleged in July 2014 that IRW’s chapters in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were being run by members of Hamas.

“The IRW is one of the sources of Hamas’s funding and a means for raising funds from various countries in the world,” Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon said in a July 2014 statement. “We do not intend to allow it to function and abet terrorist activity against Israel.”

In 2006, the Israeli Security Agency arrested Iyaz Ali, a Pakistani-born British national who worked as project director of IRW’s operations in the West Bank.

“He worked to transfer funds and assistance to various Hamas institutions and organizations, including the Al Wafa and Al Tzalah associations, which have been outlawed in Israel,” reads a 2006 statement from Israel’s defense ministry. Ali also admitted that he had worked and cooperated with Hamas operatives in Jordan.

“The IRW provides support and assistance to Hamas’s infrastructure,” the statement continued, alleging that IRW’s operations are “controlled and staffed by Hamas operatives.”

“The intensive activities of these associations are designed to further Hamas’s ideology among the Palestinian population.”

In Nov. 2014, United Arab Emirates added IRW to its list of designated terrorist organizations. HSBC, the London-based bank, also severed its relationship with IRW, citing the alleged terror ties.

IRW has strongly denied any associations with Hamas or terrorist activities. The Obama administration has favorably cited the group’s work on international relief issues. IRW is also allied with numerous other foreign governments and large philanthropies.
But Ryan Mauro, who tracks terror-linked group as a national security analyst for the Clarion Project, says that IRW’s links to Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood should, at the very least, disqualify it from receiving any federal funding.
“IRW’s Muslim Brotherhood ties should rule it out of the running for government grants. This is simply common sense,” Mauro told The Daily Caller.
The CDC grant isn’t the first federal grant IRW has received this year. As the Washington Free Beacon reported in December, U.S. Agency for International Development gave IRW a $100,000 stipend, also for work in Kenya.
Mauro also noted that more than 50 members of Congress support new legislation labeling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. One supporter of the measure if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“Don’t taxpayers deserve to have their money go to a humanitarian group without such risks?” Mauro wondered. “If you want to give it to a Muslim group, then give it to one without an Islamist history so we can build up better alternatives.”

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  • Sinister

    Some more tribute paid to appease the enemy. If we bribe them with gifts and political coverage maybe they won’t kill us for a while. So they give all these bucks to a muslim organization highly suspected of terror ties. Something to ponder next time I’m getting groped at the airport. I’m so looking forward to a new president.

  • Michael Copeland

    One eighth part of donation to Islamic charity is required, by Islamic law, to be devoted to jihad. That is not an obstacle to Obama.

  • Solipsis

    Obama’s Jizziah.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    What would be expected from a “manchurian jihadist” so to speak?

    • Dorrie

      Good point. Have you read the Manchurian President”? It sure is him! Interestingly his photo doesn’t appear in a single one of the yearbooks from the colleges he CLAIMS to have attended! NO mention of him in any of the yearbooks! No person has stood up and said they had a class with him – NONE.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        He is a carefully constructed figment of islamic democrat jihad, they know that it is easy to dupe democrats and “swing” voters with a few good lies, slogans and glitzy testimonials. He is a “plant” that the establishment refuse to acknowledge as it would make them look like the suckers they turned out to be.

        • Dorrie

          That’s ABSOLUTELY true! I’ve known that since ’08. But Trump supporters are being fed the same BS in a different wrapping and they’re just as enamored! Trump has NO policies, just promises that can’t work.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Some how I think trump will sell out even more than hillary already has.

          • dad1927

            the repubs are not planning to let him run

          • Mahou Shoujo

            We will see what may be seen.

          • Dorrie

            Of course he will! He’s ONLY running so Hillary can win! Bill talked him into running to split the party for Hillary, just like Ross Perot split it in 1992 for Bil! Trump hasn’t answered a single question straight out, he talks out of both sides of his mouth, then walks it back the next day. Much of what he says, he’s parroting what Ted Cruz said MONTHS ago. Now he’s saying that “most conservatives believe women who get abortions should be punished.” He’s DEAD wrong on that!

          • Mahou Shoujo

            There is a lot of unanswered questions, which the democrats will not have to answer after they kick him to the curb after the election. He is, as you say, a diversion, what the Canadian liberals did, convinced people to vote “strategically” so they could get in by negative votes, in that people were not voting for the best candidate, but to support the worst.

    • Janet

      That’s a perfect description of him!!!

      • Mahou Shoujo

        It does appear that way, to some.

  • Dr. Doomsday
  • LiLa

    Where is congress and the MEDIA?

  • Dorrie

    Obama TRULY needs to be kicked in the ass! Why is NO ONE standing up to his insane destruction of America?!

  • Janet

    This infuriates me! Osama Obama is at it again! This is so crazy! You can’t tell me that he’s not aware of the ties to Humas! He’s tight with the Muslim Brotherhood so he has to have some idea! So sick of him and his Muslim ass kissing! It just never ends with him!!!!

    • Dorrie

      You mean TANGOBAMA?

    • ninetyninepct

      If Hillary gets in, she will simply continue the support of terrorism.

      • dad1927

        with blind stupidity

    • dad1927

      but hillary loves humas

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    If the UAE designates any organisation a terrorist organisation it simply means that islamic terrorist organisation isn’t on their payroll.

  • Reagan40

    The bottomline is that all Muslim charities are fake. Individual Muslims and Muslim charity organizations use the cloak of charity to make money from every government from Saudi Arabia to America. There are wealthy Muslims in Africa who have made a lot of money from Saudi Arabia in the name of building mosques and arabic schools. They use fake photos to con different governments. There are many of such charities in Asia. How can anyone trust Muslim charity organizations? What charity did Mohammed do? We should be smarter than all this nonsense. You’re giving thieves money for charity?

    • dad1927

      muslim charity. thats like honest government.

  • Stephen Honig

    Why should anyone be surprised.A few years ago Obama sent $770 million to Egypt, Cyprus, and Pakistan etc.to refurbish their Mosques for radicals who want to kill us. The State Department had no comment. It’s all in his book…The Dreams From My Father.

  • Steve

    He doesn’t even care anymore as he knows we cannot touch him. Its like inoperable cancer that has metastasized to the point if we destroy it the person dies. It is the same with him and our country. The only thing to do now is to elect a new leader for a new house and exterminate the pests.

  • Loosgravel

    Please don’t tell me that the U.S. Government spends taxpayer money and theor credit wisely. The government has access to too much money. Their income needs reduction.

    • Dorrie

      The entire government needs to be down sized!! It’s big, bloated, corrupt and out of control! NO Congressman should be taking home $1 million a year!

  • Lisa Miller

    OMG! How I despise this poor excuse for a human being. I get seriously nauseous when I see his face!

  • dad1927

    what weapons did he send?

  • iprazhm

    The Obama Admin is paying muslims to terrorize us and other Kafirs around the world.