Posts Tagged ‘flotilla’

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More question marks for the Zakat Foundation

July 29, 2011

FrontPage Magazine has posted a somewhat unevenly researched (and unfortunately, not the best written) article on the connections of the Zakat Foundation.  I am excluding the portions of the text that I cannot substantiate through my own research or by following the hyperlinks included in the orginal article.  What remains is the Zakat Foundation’s financial role in the anti-Israel flotilla escapades:

…[T]here is the question of how the Zakat Foundation distributes its funds. The Caipirinha Foundation, the  charitable organization created by anti-Israel documentarian Iara Lee and her billionaire husband George Gund III, utilized Zakat as a  fiscal sponsor for a grant to the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief (IHH). The IHH is part  of the “Union of Good,” an umbrella coalition of Hamas-affiliated organizations led by Qaradawi. The Foundation supports the IHH’s efforts to disrupt Israel’s self-defense, describing last year’s controversial flotilla as a “heroic effort.”

It might have benefited the author to take a look at Money Jihad’s article on the Zakat Foundation here, which exposed with visual evidence the ties between the Zakat Foundation and a charity that funds Hamas.

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Links of late

May 29, 2011

• Feeling thirsty, Arabia?  You have OPEC, but we have water… more>>

The Abbottabad files could expose al Qaeda’s next million-dollar man, but Matthew Levitt suggests keeping your eye on the little guy… more>>

The response to Israel’s blockade of an “aid” flotilla?  Global outrage.   The Syrian rejection of Kuwaiti aid?  International yawn… more>>

Aiding Arab autocrats to the tune of £12 billion would feel so much satisfying if they said thank you instead of wielding “knives and machetes”… more>>