More info about the IHH, the group accused of moving the weapons from Libya to Turkey. The (IHH
) is "an islamic Turkish NGO
founded in 1992, and now active in more than 100 countries.
It was behind the "Free Gaza Movement," behind the Gaza "aid" flotilla, trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza since 2008, which is "a registered charity based in Cyprus," and banned by Israel in 2008.
This Turkish islamic organization was the one operating the Mavi Marmara, the lead ship of a the six-ship the Gaza "aid" flotilla "carrying 10,000 tonnes of medicine, construction materials and education supplies" that was stormed by Israeli troops in May 2010.
"IHH," wrote the BBC
, "raises some of its money from Islamic religious groups and has strong sympathy among Turkey's Islamist-rooted ruling party."
The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) says the islamic Turkish organization is an overt supporter of Hamas, which an Islamic militant group (founded by the Muslim Brotherhood) that seized power in Gaza in 2007. According to the BBC
, "The ITIC says it also has evidence the IHH has helped provide weapons and funds for 'Islamic terrorist elements in the Middle East'."
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon said, "The organisers are well-known for their ties with global Jihad, al-Qaeda and Hamas. They have a history of arms smuggling and deadly terror."
posted on 11/01/2012 9:35:40 PM PDT
This is Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin
This is the Turkish man U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens met the night he was killed.
Do we know of any tie between Ali Sait Akin and the IHH ??
posted on 11/01/2012 9:49:42 PM PDT
posted on 11/01/2012 10:03:54 PM PDT
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