November 14, 2016


Over the years we've posted many articles about the Muslim Brotherhood and its infiltration of key U.S. government agencies (e.g., here, here, here, here, and here) not to mention about its front group in the US, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) that was named by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal plot (i.e., the Holy Land Foundation trial) to raise millions for Hamas.

So imagine our surprise today when we saw the following announcements on Twitter:

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HUH? Come again??

As Daniel Greenfield writes in his piece below: "Even as the scale of Muslim anti-Semitic violence increase, Jewish liberals maintain the same mad policies of self-destruction. The AJC, another of the useless alphabet organizations that plague the Jewish world, is partnering with an unindicted co-conspirator in funding Hamas."

Indeed. In fact this brings to mind some of those American Jewish organizations that collaborated with FDR and others in blocking/obfuscating information coming out of Europe about Nazi concentration camps and the fate of European Jewry during WWII. Renowned journalist, novelist, playwright and screenwriter Ben Hecht wrote (and provided proof) about these organizations in his famous book, "Perfidy."

History has a strange way of repeating itself...  |  November 14, 2016

American Jewish Committee Partners w/Hamas Backer

By Daniel Greenfield

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Palestinian Hamas supporters take part in a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City. (Reuters | Suhaib Salem)

Even as the scale of Muslim anti-Semitic violence increase, Jewish liberals maintain the same mad policies of self-destruction. The AJC, another of the useless alphabet organizations that plague the Jewish world, is partnering with an unindicted co-conspirator in funding Hamas.

Specifically ISNA.

The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, a new national group of leading Muslim and Jewish Americans, was launched this month at a meeting convened by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). 

The Council brings together recognized business, political, and religious leaders in the Jewish and Muslim American communities to jointly advocate on issues of common concern. Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, and Farooq Kathwari, President and CEO of Ethan Allen, are the Council's co-chairs, and the initial members are listed below.

I wrote about Farooq recently when Obama's secret Muslim list was exposed by the Podesta hack.

Obama appointed Farooq Kathwari, the first name on the “Muslim list” sent to Podesta, to the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 

The “Muslim list” email had warned that, “Kathwari’s then 19-year-old American-educated son Irfan (aka Imran), was killed in 1992 fighting Jihad against the Russians in Afghanistan.” The actions of his son, who may have been with the Mujahedeen but was also apparently outraged over India’s defense of Kashmir, is of less relevance than Kathwari’s appearance at an ISNA conference and another conference co-sponsored by the Muslim Students Association. Both groups are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

He co-chaired the American Muslim Task Force whose members included Salam Al-Marayati, Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which has defended Hamas and Hezbollah, Yahya Basha, president of the American Muslim Council and a former board member of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and assorted other Islamists.  Its report complained that Muslims were inhibited from donating to “charities” run by Islamic terrorist groups such as Hezbollah. Yahya Basha also appeared on Obama’s Muslim list.

ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial for aiding Hamas. And ISNA has had notorious Hamas sympathies.

When Hamas political leader Mousa Abu Marzook was arrested in 1995 by U.S. authorities pending an Israeli warrant, ISNA rushed to his defense. The November/December 1995 issue of the ISNA magazine Islamic Horizons, which went to press nearly a full year after Hamas had been officially designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization, featured an article lamenting that Marzook was being “held hostage in the U.S. at the whims of his Zionist accusers,” even as it acknowledged that Marzook was “[a] member of the political wing of Hamas.” In 1997 Marzook thanked ISNA for having “supported” and “consoled” him throughout his “ordeal.” 

 When the U.S. government designated the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) as a terrorist organization in December 2001, ISNA, which had raised money for HLF and had allowed the Foundation to set up booths at ISNA conventions, complained that HLF was being unfairly “targeted” by “pro-Israel organizations and individuals.” In an effort to have the "terrorist" designation removed

During the same general time period, ISNA also developed a working relationship with KindHearts, another (now-defunct) Hamas-affiliated entity described by a Treasury Department investigation as “the progeny of Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation.”

A noteworthy speaker at ISNA's 2001 national convention was Sami Al-Arian, a University of South Florida computer-science professor who eventually would be found guilty of conspiring to fund the terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Al-Arian spoke frequently at ISNA events, and ISNA board members attended conferences that Al-Arian organized for his Islamic Committee for Palestine.

ISNA has hosted anti-Semitic speakers at events. There's significant evidence of its Hamas ties.

Exhibits entered into evidence a few days ago at the HLF trial include an expense voucher from the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), an ISNA subsidiary, made out for $10,000 in the name of Musa Abu Marzook, as well as a check drawn on a NAIT account in the same amount made out to Marzook. Another check for $10,000 on the same account was made out to Marzook's wife, Nadia Elashi. Another check for $30,000 was made out to the Islamic University of Gaza (and has Shukri Abu Baker/OLF written on the memo line), a school long known to be controlled by HAMAS, and which counted such notables as former HAMAS leader Dr. Abdel Aziz Rantissi and current HAMAS leader Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahar as professors, and the recently deposed HAMAS Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is a former dean of the University.

That is NAIT/ISNA money going to a top Hamas official, his wife, and a university controlled by Hamas.

But the AJC clearly does not care.

Original article here.


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