Saddam’s favorite Muslim-American charity will “improve,” not just repair, Haiti mosquesOctober 13, 2010
Shariah Finance Watch posted an eye-catching story about LIFE for Relief and Development’s effort to expand mosques in Haiti. LIFE may be the second largest Islamic charity in America after Islamic Relief USA. Here’s an excerpt from SFW on Oct. 4:
Haiti has almost no Muslims. Even Islamic sources, which are notorious for wildly overestimating Muslim population levels, put the figure at 3,000 Muslims in the Caribbean nation out of nearly 9.9 million people. Reports indicate that as much as $3 million will be used to “renovate” 5 mosques.
You can rest assured that “renovate” in this case does not mean fix the roof, replace the broken windows and slap a coat of paint on the walls. Renovate almost always means enlarge and it was just this type of activity that some observers warned about when Islamic charities began to move in to Haiti following the disastrous earthquake. Islamic charities have historically used such disasters to conduct missionary work and the long-term mess in Haiti seems ripe for Saudi Wahhabi money…and everything that accompanies that money…
LIFE for Relief and Development’s past is not comforting at all.
The organization was founded in 1992 to send relief to Iraq, which was then under international sanctions for its illegal invasion of Kuwait and support for terrorism, among other things…
SFW also provided a link to the Investigative Project on Terrorism’s reporting on LIFE which explains that former LIFE employee Muthanna Al-Hanooti conspired with the Iraqi Intelligence Service under Saddam Hussein, that LIFE’s Baghdad office was raided by Coalition forces in 2004 for suspicious activities, and that Iraqi-Americans say that LIFE is “well-known as a Saddam supporter.”