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American Foundations Gave Millions To Groups With Terror Ties
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:22:12 PM »
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Investigation: Foundations Gave Millions To Groups Accused Of Terror Ties

Major American foundations have given millions of dollars in funding to Islamic organizations accused of having ties to radical Islamist movements or designated terrorist organizations and a group of activists are trying to convince them to stop.

Groups like Islamic Relief Worldwide, which some countries have banned for allegedly funding Hamas and other terrorist organizations, have received millions of dollars from corporate charities like the GE Foundation, community foundations like the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and independent foundations like George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

Researchers with the Middle East Forum, an activist group devoted to promoting American interests abroad, identified the financial stream from American foundations to seven Islamic groups with radical ties: Islamic Relief Worldwide and its sister organization in the United States — Islamic Relief USA, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and, despite rebounding from highly damaging terrorist allegations in 2008, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

This story in the news reminded me of USAID doing a similar thing.

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Mark D. Siljander, 56, a Washington lobbyist who served in the House from 1981 to 1987, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a multicount indictment by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

Federal officials said Siljander was hired in 2004 by the Islamic American Relief Agency of Columbia, Mo., after the group had been listed among organizations banned from receiving government contracts because of concern that the organizations supported international terrorism.

Siljander was paid $50,000 to lobby Congress to restore the firm's eligibility to receive government work. According to the indictment, the money was stolen by the Islamic American Relief Agency from the U.S. Agency for International Development, which had hired the organization to do relief work in Africa.

The group was shuttered in October 2004 when it was designated a terrorist organization by the Treasury Department. In an indictment filed in March, it was charged with transferring funds to Iraq in violation of federal law. Also named was the group's former executive director, Mubarak Hamed, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Sudan.

The new, expanded indictment alleges that the group funneled some $130,000 to bank accounts in Pakistan "purportedly for an orphanage" that was housed in buildings controlled by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Hekmatyar is founder of Hezb-i-Islami, a militia allied with the Taliban. The U.S. government put Hekmatyar on a list of global terrorists in 2003, making it illegal to support him or his interests.

U.S. Agency for International Development, which had hired the organization to do relief work in Africa.


The CIA of course funded Hekmatyar for many years and after 9/11 his organisation was often considered part of Al Qaeda. The CIA are often thought to work through USAID as well.
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Re: American Foundations Gave Millions To Groups With Terror Ties
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 01:38:56 PM »
Don't believe me. Look it up yourself!

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Re: American Foundations Gave Millions To Groups With Terror Ties
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 01:48:17 PM »
Norman Dodd Reece committee exposes tax free foundations (pg 8 )
https://ia800304.us.archive.org/19/items/DoddReportToTheReeceCommitteeOnFoundations-1954-RobberBaron/Dodd-Report-to-the-Reece-Committee-on-Foundations-1954.pdf

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Have Foundations

-used their resources for purposes contrary to those for which they were established?

-used their resources for purposes which can be classed as ,_.un-American --

-used their resources for purposes which can be regarded as subversive?

-used their resources for political purposes?,

-resorted to propaganda in order to achieve the objectives . for which they have made grants? =

Norman Dodd and Stan Monteith - The Enemy Within [Foundations] (Tax free foundations are being used for all kinds of nefarious purposes under the guise of humanitarian donations)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8irQifrpmEY
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Re: American Foundations Gave Millions To Groups With Terror Ties
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 01:56:23 PM »
This story in the news reminded me of USAID doing a similar thing.

U.S. Agency for International Development, which had hired the organization to do relief work in Africa.


The CIA of course funded Hekmatyar for many years and after 9/11 his organisation was often considered part of Al Qaeda. The CIA are often thought to work through USAID as well.

Russia expelled USAID 5 years ago !

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-19644897http://

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Re: American Foundations Gave Millions To Groups With Terror Ties
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 02:01:14 PM »
INVESTIGATION: FOUNDATIONS GAVE MILLIONS TO GROUPS ACCUSED OF TERROR TIES - Researchers with the Middle East Forum, an activist group devoted to promoting American interests abroad, identified the financial stream from American foundations to seven Islamic groups with radical ties (The rich have abused tax free foundations a long time.)

https://www.infowars.com/investigation-foundations-gave-millions-to-groups-accused-of-terror-ties/
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Re: American Foundations Gave Millions To Groups With Terror Ties
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 08:55:13 AM »
During the 1980s, Hekmatyar had received the greater share of the weapons and money that the U.S. government supplied for the mujahedeen’s war against the Soviets. The official party line from Washington has it that U.S. support for Hekmatyar was a basically innocent blunder, with naïve U.S. government officials unaware that Hekmatyar was not only the most virulent and anti-American warlord in Afghanistan, but also one of the world’s leading narcotics kingpins

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During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and China armed Hezb-e-Islami and the other mujahideen parties through Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence directorate (I.S.I.). The Pakistanis gave Hekmatyar the largest share of weapons, which they justified to the C.I.A. with the claim that Hekmatyar “killed more Russians.”

That was good enough for the Reagan Administration. Washington was certain that the Soviets would never leave Afghanistan. Developing a strategy for the country’s future would be a distraction from the task of inflicting pain on Moscow. By the time the Soviets withdrew their last troops, in February, 1989, the damage had been done. Billions of dollars had built up Hekmatyar and other extremist groups.

When, in April, 1992, the collapse of the Soviet Union pulled down the formerly Communist regime of President Mohammad Najibullah, Hekmatyar intended to take power, but he was slow off the mark. By the time his troops entered Kabul from the south, his rival Ahmad Shah Massoud had already moved in from the north. Starting in June, 1992, Hekmatyar repeatedly shelled the city. The International Committee of the Red Cross estimates that fifty thousand people, almost all noncombatants, died from Hekmatyar’s rockets and the battles that raged among the multiple militias in Kabul.

In 1995, a new group called the Islamic Movement of Taliban swept out of southern Afghanistan and captured the base where Hekmatyar launched his rockets. Pakistan shifted its support to the Taliban, which accomplished what Hekmatyar never could: capturing Kabul, in September, 1996.

Seeking new allies, Hekmatyar moved to Iran, where he refused to join either the Taliban or the main resistance to the Taliban, led by Massoud. He opposed the American-led intervention in Afghanistan, as well as the new government formed at the Bonn Conference, in December, 2001, which was also dominated by Massoud’s followers. (The rival resistance leader, who was assassinated by Al Qaeda, on September 9, 2001, seems to have outmaneuvered Hekmatyar in death as in life.)

When President George W. Bush placed Iran on his “axis of evil,” in January, 2002, and charged the country with harboring the terrorist Hekmatyar, Tehran seemed only too glad to release him to Afghanistan.
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Re: American Foundations Gave Millions To Groups With Terror Ties
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 11:12:27 AM »
Rabita Trust was established in 1988 by the late Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq and the Muslim World League's former Secretary-General Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef. Rabita Trust was scrutinized by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee based on evidence that it knowingly funded terrorist groups. The organization was directed by Wael Hamza Jalaidan, an al Qaeda founder and chief of logistics, until the United States and Saudi Arabia moved to close it down with Pakistani assistance. Because Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, a U.S. ally, was a member of Rabita Trust's Board of Directors, the U.S. initially resisted adding the group to its list of terrorist-sponsoring charities. But under U.S. pressure, Musharraf eventually resigned from the Board, at which point the United States designated Rabita Trust as a "Global Terrorist Entity" and froze its assets on October 12, 2001.
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