Islamic charity gun-running for Syrian rebelsSeptember 21, 2012
The Turkish Islamic charity IHH is sending guns and money to Syrian rebels according to the Jewish Chronicle. It’s just the latest in a long series of partnership with violent Islamist groups: in addition its role in the Gaza flotilla, IHH has been banned by Germany for funding Hamas, and IHH has worked cooperatively with al-Shabaab in Somalia.
IHH is proving to be very similar to Hamas and Hezbollah. It uses its widespread charitable endeavors as cover for militant, jihadist objectives.
From TGMDBR on Sept. 16:
Turkish IHH Involved In Gun Running To Syria?
Jewish media in the U.K. is reporting that the IHH, a Turkish charity tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood and sponsor of the June 2010 Gaza flotilla that was involved in a violent altercation with Israeli naval forces, may be involved in transporting weapons to Syria on behalf of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. According to a Jewish Chronicle report:
There is evidence to suggest that IHH, the Islamic charity that helped organise the 2010 flotilla to Gaza, has been involved in gun-running to Syria on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood. Free Syrian Army commanders have told The Times that a boat containing weapons that docked in Syria this week was registered to members of the IHH, which has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Samar Srewel, an FSA activist who had helped to organise the consignment, told The Times: ‘It was clear from that second what was happening. The Muslim Brotherhood, through its ties in Turkey, was seizing control of this ship and the cargo. This is what they do. They buy influence with their money and guns.’ In Syria, rebel groups that have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood are said to have the best weapons and equipment. About a quarter of the 130 members of the Syrian National Council have links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
A post from June reported that the President of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH) was being investigated for allegedly financing al-Qaeda through his organization.