Skip to comments.U.S. hits Muslim charity in Ohio; suburban tie told
Posted on 02/20/2006 6:11:50 AM PST by SJackson
The U.S. Department of Justice raided and the Treasury Department froze the assets Sunday of an Ohio-based Muslim charity whose founder was once an official with a defunct Muslim charity in Bridgeview, the department said.
No charges were filed Sunday against Khaled Smaili, the founder of KindHearts of Toledo, but the charity's assets were frozen pending further investigation into claims that the group gave money to Hamas, an Islamic organization that the U.S. considers a terrorist group, the department said.
In January, Hamas won a majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council.
"KindHearts is the progeny of Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation, which attempted to mask their support for terrorism behind the facade of charitable giving," said Stuart Levey, a Treasury undersecretary.
The department said Smaili was a former official of Global Relief Foundation, the Bridgeview-based charity whose assets were frozen in 2001 on suspicion of funneling money to Al Qaeda. The government never proved that claim in court, although Global Relief's founder, Rabih Haddad, was deported to his native Lebanon in 2003 because of a visa violation.
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A Toledo-based nonprofit that collects more than $4 million a year in donations, making it one of the largest Muslim charities in the United States.
Why did the government raid KindHearts' offices and freeze its assets?
The Treasury Department has accused KindHearts of funneling money to Hamas, which the government considers a terrorist organization.
Who runs KindHearts?
Khaled Smaili of Toledo founded it in 2002. He is a former fund-raiser for Global Relief Foundation, a charity that the United States shut down for funding terrorism. Jihad Smaili, Khaled Smaili's brother, serves on KindHearts' board of directors and is the group's attorney from his downtown Cleveland office.
Where does the money go?
KindHearts insists that most of it goes to help needy Palestinians in both the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. The U.S. government claims that KindHearts is also supporting Hamas.
How does KindHearts raise money?
Through its Web site, www.kind-hearts.org, and at fund-raisers held across the country, usually at mosques.
When did KindHearts open?
In 2002, after the U.S. government closed the three largest Muslim charities in the country, accusing each of supporting terror.
Put that money in an escrow account I'll set up and I'll keep an I on it.
I guess the name "Death to the Jews and Infidels Fund" would have drawn too much attention.
Mohammed#1: "Mohammed, I unsderstand you are needy."
Mohammed#2: "Yes, I am needy, Mohammed."
Mohammed#1: "What do you need?"
Mohammed#2: "I need a new barrel for my AK-47, some explosives, more suicide bomb belts, green jihadi head scarves and some duct tape."
Mohammed#1: "Why do you need duct tape?"
Mohammed#2: "One of my wives talks too much."
Mohammed#1: "You are very needy."
It's O.K. to lie to infidels, especially during jihad.
Translates as terrorism financier.
Where are Schumer and Clinton when you really need them???????????
Another islam charity scam busted. I'm sure CAIR is already preparing press statements. It's mean and racist to stop terrorism.
And three terrorists arrested from the same town two days later.