Posts Tagged ‘NAIT’

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Terror funding news: recommended reading

March 6, 2014

Thanks to Gisele, Sal, El Grillo and all those who sent in tips.

  • Turkey has become a principal financial hub for terrorists under the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” writes Adam Kredo… more>>
  • Cultural property like art and antiquities are susceptible to exploitation in money laundering and terror finance schemes, but federal law doesn’t quite make the connection. Rick St. Hilaire explains… more>>
  • British sanctions target Pakistani jihad financiers and millionaire terrorist Dawood Ibrahimmore>>
  • Ten thousand dollars in farm subsidies have gone to a terror funding co-conspirator that grows no crops… more>>
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Radical finance: recommended reading

February 6, 2014

Thanks to tipsters Arun, “Mean Kitteh,” and Andrew Bowen for sending links about these items:

  • Reuters reports that Congress “secretly approves” arming the rebels in Syria… more>>
  • The president of a Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque in Charleston has been indicted in a multimillion dollar cigarette smuggling scheme… more>>
  • Poaching wildlife has become the 4th most lucrative illicit activity in the world… more>>
  • Cuba has announced that it will freeze any assets of Al Qaeda in its banks. One analyst explains why the new sanctions are meaningless, and why terrorists deposit money in Cuba in the first place… more>>
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Congress probes U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

February 28, 2011

According to Paul Sperry writing for WorldNetDaily, congressional staffers are preparing a report on the involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood in American Muslim organizations and into their infiltration of the federal government.  Read Sperry’s full piece from Feb. 21 here.  In it, Sperry also republished a page from his own book, Muslim Mafia, that lists “key U.S. Muslim Brotherhood front organizations.”  This is a valuable list for future reference (with hyperlinks to some prior Money Jihad coverage added):

  • African Muslim Agency
  • Al-Aqsa Education Fund
  • All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)
  • American Muslim Armed Forces & Veterans Council (AMAFVAC)
  • American Muslim Council (AMC)
  • American Muslims for Constructive Engagement (AMCE)
  • American Muslim Foundation (AMC Foundation)
  • American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT)
  • Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE)
  • Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America (AMSS)
  • Baitul Mal Inc. (BMI)
  • Council of Islamic Schools of North America (CISNA)
  • Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center
  • Dar El-Eiman USA Inc.
  • Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA)
  • Global Relief Foundation
  • Graduate School of Islamic & Social Sciences (GSISS, aka Cordoba University)
  • Happy Hearts Trust
  • Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF)
  • International Institute for Islamic Thought
  • International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations (IIFSO)
  • International Islamic Forum for Science, Technology & Human Resources Development Inc. (IIFTIKHAR)
  • International Relief Organization (IRO)
  • Islamic Academy of Florida
  • Islamic Assembly of North America
  • Islamic Association for Palestine in North America (IAP)
  • Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
  • Islamic Free Market Institute (Islamic Institute)
  • Islamic Media Foundation
  • Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA)
  • Islamic Society of North America
  • Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust
  • Muslim American Society (MAS)
  • Muslim Students Association (MSA)
  • Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
  • Muslim World League (MWL)
  • North American Imams Federation (NAIF)
  • North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
  • SAAR Foundation
  • Safa Trust
  • Taibah International Aid Association
  • United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)
  • World Assembly of Muslim Youth
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Weekly word: ISNA

September 1, 2010

Islamic Society of North America

Here’s Jocelyne Cesari’s idealized view of the Islamic Society of North America:

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an offshoot of the Muslim Students Association, was founded in 1981 in Plainfield, Indiana.  ISNA was established to address the changing needs of the MSA constituency, which at the time was largely made up of immigrant students residing temporarily in the United States.  As these members graduated from colleges and universities across the United States, started families, joined the workforce, and otherwise began to make permanent their stay in America, their needs outgrew the resources and purposes of the MSA.  It was this need for an institution that could serve the expanding religious, social, civic, and professional interests that led the MSA leadership to create ISNA.  Now an umbrella organization, ISNA has come to supersede its parent entity in terms of size as well as the scope of activities that it carries out.

And now, the rest of the story.  The Holy Land Foundation, once the biggest Islamic charity in America, was convicted in 2008 on 108 counts for funding Hamas.  During the trial, federal prosecutors filed documents which named ISNA as an unindicted co-conspirator with an “intimate relationship” with the Muslim Brotherhood.  The Justice Department has stood behind these filings against ISNA.

Cesari is right about one thing:  ISNA has outgrown its parent organization in size and scope.  It has also outgrown the MSA in its perfidy and the damage it has inflicted.

A few words about the money.  Apart from ISNA’s well-known, real estate rich, & deep-pocketed financial instrument, the North American Islamic Trust (which was also identified by the feds as a Muslim Brotherhood intimate), ISNA has its own internal funding office known as the ISNA Development Foundation.  IDF has a long-term goal of establishing its own endowment fund and living off the interest and dividends.  IDF says it makes an annual report of its finances available, but there are no links or downloadable copies on ISNA’s website…

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Tax preference for Cordoba Initiative, tax penalty for pro-Israel group

August 29, 2010

While the developers of the Ground Zero Mosque may finagle tax-exempt financing (see Creeping Sharia), a pro-Israel organization is being denied tax-exempt status by the IRS according to a new lawsuit.  Check out the coverage on TaxProf Blog:  Lawsuit: IRS Using Bob Jones University to Deny Tax-Exempt Status to Pro-Israel Charity.

Oh, an in addition to tax-free financing, it’s worth noting that a lot of mosque projects involve interest-free financing from the North American Islamic Trust.  From NAIT’s website:

NAIT has advanced millions of dollars in interest-free loans to centers to complete their infrastructure projects. Relationship with NAIT (e.g. the case of Tulsa, Oklahoma) can help in inducing the signing of construction contracts in the face of limited immediate availability of construction funds. Affiliation with NAIT helps in obtaining and renewing property tax exemption, and in dealings with the IRS.

NAIT is the waqf (Islamic endowment) component of the Islamic Society of North America.  Remember that ISNA, NAIT, and CAIR were all unindicted co-conspirators of the Holy Land Foundation, the American Islamic charity convicted of funding Hamas.