Posts Tagged ‘Dar al-Hijrah’

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Islamic Relief gave $118K to terror-linked groups

September 21, 2014

New tax documents reveal that Islamic Relief USA (IR-USA), the largest Islamic charity in the United States, gave over $118,000 in grants in 2013 to entities with previous connections to terrorism.

IR-USA’s 2013 tax return, which was filed in July 2014, showed that the charity gave $45,495 in grants to the Florida branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the successful 2007 prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for financing the terrorist organization Hamas.

Their form 990 also shows that IR-USA gave $40,000 to the radical mosque Dar Al-Hijrah in Falls Church, Virginia, for a “zakat partner program.” Deceased terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki served as the mosque’s imam leading up to and immediately following the 9/11 attacks.

The tax schedule also documented almost $32,909 in grants to Services for Human Advancement and Resource Enhancement (SHARE) affiliates in Atlanta and Indianapolis of the Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), a group which was founded by an unindicted co-conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

IR-USA has been involved in several scandals in recent years: Money Jihad previously reported that IR-USA gives about $5 to $10 million per year to its parent charity Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), which has recently been banned from Israel for funding Hamas. IR-USA was also implicated in fraudulent multi-million dollar valuations of its drug stockpiles. More recently, Islamic Relief affiliates have described their own partnerships with the pro-Hamas front charity IHH to conduct operations in rebel-controlled territory in Syria.

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If Dar al-Hijrah mosque funds terrorists, who funds Dar al-Hijrah?

February 17, 2010

Frank Gaffney made quite a splash with his recent article about a fundraiser being held at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, on behalf of terrorist Sabri Benkhala.  Not just because it’s a fundraiser for the legal expenses of a terrorist, but because this is the same mosque where some of the 9/11 hijackers worshipped and where Anwar al-Awlaki, the imam who OK’d the Ft. Hood shooting, preached.

Gaffney did a great job explaining everything about the fundraiser and the mosque’s terrifying history, so check out his article.

By way of adding to the background he provided, I wanted to research just how Dar al-Hijra was built in the first place.  The results are utterly unsurprising.  The Sperry Files documents who owns the mosque:

Fairfax County, Virginia, property records reveal Muslim activist Jamalal-Barzinji authorized the development of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, where some of the 9/11 hijackers received aid and comfort. The U.S. government has accused Barzinji of being “closely associated” with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Records also show the Saudi-affiliated North American Islamic Trust holds the deed to the Wahhabi mosque (emphasis mine). Barzinji is listed as a NAIT trustee on the document.

Part of a Saudi waqf outlay, no doubt.  Naturally, the mosque is also funded by local zakat (see the numerous solicitations on their website here).