Zakat Foundation & Muslim Hands uniteAugust 27, 2010
The Zakat Foundation touts itself as a transparent, four-star Islamic charity about whom Charity Navigator stated, “The Zakat Foundation has demonstrated exceptional financial health, outperforming most of its peers in its efforts to manage and grow its finances in the most fiscally responsible way possible.” The Chicago Tribune recommended it as an organization that readers could make donations to for Haiti earthquake relief in January. And Hillary Clinton’s State Department bragged about the Zakat Foundation’s efforts in its servile America.gov coverage of Muslim American charity in Haiti.
It’s the kind of organization that you would donate zakat to this Ramadan. An organization that would never sully itself by consorting with nefarious pro-Hamas charities of Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s Union of Good charity network, right?
In a Zakat Foundation video from January, the foundation’s national director, Khalil Demir, is seen in the Dominican Republic consulting with Muslim Hands official Abdul Latif about how to get aid to Muslim Haitian earthquake victims. Muslim Hands is a member of the Union of Good meaning they fund Hamas. Notice the Muslim Hands t-shirt:
A separate YouTube video confirms the identity of the Muslim Hands official as Abdul Latif (wearing the same t-shirt):
The video is difficult to follow because the audio is out of synch, and the three men in the conversation get a bit animated because of the dicey security situation at the Haitian border at the time. But basically, the Zakat Foundation agrees to use Latif’s contact at the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti—Ibrahim Abu Bakr—and drop off relief supplies with him. At one point Demir actually puts his hands on Latif’s shoulder:
Oh, and remember, a lot of the “aid” involves Koran distribution, giving supplies to Muslims rather than Christians, using the crisis to increase conversions and force new loyalties, etc.
Haiti is basically in our own backyard, and the Zakat Foundation claims to be highly transparent. Imagine what’s happening across the world today in Pakistan, and which shadowy organizations are working with whom on flood relief efforts today. It’s hard to believe that they’re not all in bed with each other.