Here again, we see a Democrat “charity platform” following their Nazi predessors. Same hate, same persecution, same terror.
ActBlue Facilitating Donations to Terror-Tied Charity, Legal Group Says
Platform for Democrat-aligned groups connected to BDS movement
The ActBlue charity platform is facilitating payments to an anti-Israel group tied to multiple terror organizations, potentially violating U.S. anti-terrorism laws, according to a legal group.
ActBlue, an online donation portal that primarily services liberal and Democrat-aligned organizations, works with Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), “a hate group that is controlled by a coalition of organizations that the United States and other countries have designated as foreign terror organizations,” according to the Zachor Legal Institute, a think-tank and advocacy organization that fights anti-Semitism.
The Zachor Legal Institute maintains that by hosting services for PACBI—a key organizational cog in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which wages economic warfare on Israel—ActBlue is violating its own terms of service and aiding a group that promotes anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel. The platform also could be violating state anti-BDS laws and federal anti-terrorism laws, according to a copy of the Feb. 11 letter the Zachor Legal Institute sent to ActBlue general counsel Steven Gold and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Congressman Asks Attorney General, Secretary of Treasury To Investigate Funds Raised By Left-Wing Charity Platform, Citing Terror Concerns
Republican Tennessee Rep. Tim Burchett sent a letter Thursday to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen asking them to investigate whether funds raised by a left-wing fundraising platform called ActBlue could have trickled down into the pockets of designated terror groups.
“We just discovered it … and we investigated,” Burchett explained to the Daily Caller in an interview about his letter. “You don’t just call on the Department of Justice and Treasury to investigate everything. This is a major, major deal. This is a major fundraising organization, ActBlue.”
The congressman’s letter called upon Yellen and Garland to look into a possibility that money raised by ActBlue could have trickled down into the hands of groups such as Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
“If this is true, then there are Americans that are fundraising and raising money for terrorist organizations that want to destroy Israel,” Burchett said. The congressman added that he “strongly” believed “Israel has a right to exist and to protect itself from enemies in the Middle East, whether they are state or non-state actors.”
The congressman’s letter comes after a February 2021 letter from the Zachor Legal Institute obtained by the Caller, which called upon ActBlue to look more thoroughly into groups they host, especially one called the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. (RELATED: Fundraising Site ActBlue Breaks Donation Record In Aftermath Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death, Reports More Than $70 Million In One Day)
By hosting charities with suspect ties, the notice alleged ActBlue could be “in violation of” several federal laws, including “facilitating fundraising on behalf of an affiliate of designated terror organizations.”
Several Republican politicians, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Texas Sen. John Cornyn raised questions surrounding the source of ActBlue’s small-dollar donations to Democratic campaigns in October 2020, Fox News reported.
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