One of the many things that makes America one of the greatest countries on the planet is the generosity of its citizens, something we’ve had the opportunity to see on display due to the hurricanes that have smashed Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico.
But apparently, an Islamic group is also getting bit by the spirit of charity as they work to provide hurricane relief to victims too.
Before you get too excited, it turns out this organization has ties to terrorist groups and may not have purely philanthropic aims.
According to Front Page Mag, This year, America’s hearts and prayers have been focused on Texas, Florida and now Puerto Rico, all of which have been battered by hurricanes, suffering much damage and loss of life. Different groups have offered their services in the relief effort. Two of them, ICNA Relief and the Islamic Center of Boca Raton, have a disturbing history rooted in terrorism and bigotry. It is this history that has cast doubt upon the groups’ recent ‘charitable’ actions. Indeed, it is their ulterior motive to establish legitimacy to deflect from their radical ties and Islamist ambitions.
ICNA Relief is a function of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the American affiliate of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), South Asia’s largest Islamist group. Jamaat’s militant wing, Hizbul Mujahideen, owned the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden was living and eventually killed in. ICNA, itself, has used the internet to promote terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah, Hamas, al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
In August 2006, ICNA Relief was the top donor and partner to Pakistani JI charity Al Khidmat Foundation (AKF), at the same time AKF took a delegation to Damascus, Syria to hand deliver nearly $100,000 to then-global Hamas leader Khaled Mashal at his residence. Mashal thanked the group and said Hamas would continue to wage “jihad” (war) on the “Zionist yoke” (Israel). ICNA Relief continues to work directly with AKF overseas.
The Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR) was incorporated in October 1998. Among its founding directors was Hamas web designer Syed Khawer Ahmad, who created the first official website for the Islamic Association, al-Jamia al-Islamiya, the charitable arm of Hamas. ICBR’s founding imam, Ibrahim Dremali, has spent time on the federal ‘no fly’ list. In January 2000, the Global Relief Foundation (GRF), a now defunct al-Qaeda-related charity, gave $600 thousand to ICBR as seed money towards the construction of a new 27,000-square-foot mosque, which is today the current ICBR. In May 2007, then-ICBR member Rafiq Sabir was sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda.
From October 1999 through September 2001, ICBR published a violently anti-Semitic essay on its website, titled ‘Why can’t the Jews and Muslims live together in peace?’ It stated, “Jews are people of treachery and betrayal; it is not possible to trust them at all… As the Muslims and Jews are enemies residing in opposing religious and doctrinal camps, it is not possible for them to be brought together unless one is made to submit to the other by force… [T]he Prophet said, ‘The Hour (the Day of Judgement) will not begin until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them.’”
Assistant Executive Director of ICNA Relief and Secretary of ICNA Florida and ICNA Relief Florida Abdue Rauf Khan led the event. Khan has been known to use his social media platforms like Facebook to share videos from ant-Jewish Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, as well as content from the Muslim Brotherhood.
It gets worse and far more detailed from there.
This is the kind of stuff that a free press ought to be reporting on, given the fact that the groups tied to this organization are involved in terrorist activity and pose a direct threat to the security of our country and citizens.
Instead, you can almost guarantee the media will ignore this story completely in order to continue pandering to the Muslim community for the sake of helping Democrats connect to this demographic in the hope of getting them to the polls come election time.