In a world where the left dominates the culture (media, movies, music etc), the more pro-terror, anti-America, antisemitic you are, the higher your star will rise. She will be joined by a World Trade center bombing co-conspirator, Siraj Wahhaj, “her closest mentor.” The Democrat’s “It” girl. Linda Sarsour is set to keynote several fundraisers across the country for Islamic Relief USA, an Islamic advocacy organization that is banned in many countries and has increasing ties to international terrorist organizations.
His interest in Islam, he says, arose shortly after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., which prompted Wahhaj to go “looking for more militancy.”
In the course of that search, Wahhaj became involved with the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan, under whose influence he converted to Islam in 1969. Aligning himself with Islam’s Sunni sect, Wahhaj studied at Umm al-Qura University in Mecca in 1978. In 1995 Wahhaj was named by U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White as a possible co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In the summer of 1999, Wahhaj testified as a character witness for convicted terror mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman. Wahhaj stated, on the record, that he considered it an honor to have had an opportunity to host Abdel-Rahman at his mosque, describing the latter as a “respected scholar … bold … [and] a strong preacher of Islam.” In August and September of 2001, just prior to the 9/11 attacks, Wahhaj was a guest speaker a “Jihad Camp” in Pennsylvania. The camp was organized by Safet Abid Catovic, a leader of the Benevolence International Foundation, a “charity” that would be shut down in November 2002 on charges that it had provided funding for al Qaeda.
Linda Sarsour to keynote fundraisers for radical terror-tied group
Islamic Relief Worldwide is banned in several countries.
By Jordan Shachtel, Blaze, April 29, 2019:
Over the past few years, the controversial progressive activist has faced increasing scrutiny over her Islamist ideology and ties to radical extremists, in addition to her virulent anti-Semitism. Nonetheless, she remains a board member of The Women’s March, which claims to advocate for the rights of all women.
The Sarsour keynote series for Islamic Relief will kick off May 12 in the Atlanta area, where she will be joined by radical New York-based preacher Imam Siraj Wahhaj, whom Sarsour considers her closest mentor. Last year, several of Wahhaj’s children were arrested after they attempted to set up a terrorist training camp in New Mexico.
Several countries have listed Islamic Relief Worldwide — the parent organization of Islamic Relief USA — as an international terrorist organization.
IRW is listed as a designated terrorist group in the United Arab Emirates.
Bangladesh has banned IRW as well, claiming that it supports radical Islamists.
Additionally, Russian and Swiss authorities, along with British and Swiss banks, have cracked down on the group for terrorist-financing efforts. Banking giants UBS and HSBC have closed Islamic Relief’s bank accounts due to terrorist-financing concerns.
Under the guise of a humanitarian mission, IRW is known to support and prop up radical Islamist groups and individuals in the nations where its network operates. There is currently an ongoing U.S. federal criminal investigation into Islamic Relief, according to a 36-page investigative report by the Middle East Forum that was published in 2018.
The think tank has described Islamic Relief as an outfit that “was founded — and continues to be managed — by prominent Islamist operatives” who are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and other international terrorist organizations.
Moreover, the Clarion Project has described Islamic Relief as an entity “joined at the hips” with the Muslim Brotherhood. The current chairman of the group appears to openly support the Muslim Brotherhood, according to photographs publicized by The Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Linda Sarsour has previously spoken at fundraisers for the controversial terror-linked organization. In 2016 and 2017, she spoke at several Islamic Relief events as part of the group’s “Promise for Palestine” tour. Islamic Relief is just one of the many U.S.-based Islamist outfits that the Women’s March leader has cozied up to.
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