Skip to comments.Americans' Tax Dollars Fund the Wahhabi Lobby
Posted on 03/16/2005 7:29:06 AM PST by Happy2BMe
Americans' Tax Dollars Fund the Wahhabi Lobby
March 15, 2005
Americans' Tax Dollars Fund the Wahhabi Lobby In a startling article today, "Federal Money Goes to Controversial Muslim Group," Sherrie Gossett reveals for Accuracy in Media that the Bush administration has sent $50,000 to the Islamic Society of North America, a leading organization in the Wahhabi lobby's American division.
Mohamed El-sanousi, director of community outreach and communications for ISNA, told Gossett his organization received grants in 2003 and 2004 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services. The money did not save anyone from substance abuse or improve mental health, however. Instead, it went to teach other members of the Wahhabi lobby how to milk the government: "We used the grants to train Muslim community leaders in how to apply for grants to do social services," El-sanousi explained.
Gossett does a fine job documenting ISNA's many ties to radical Islam, including to Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Rashid Ghanushi, the International Institute of Islamic Thought, and the Islamic Universal Heritage Foundation. She cites a November 2003 report on WTHR-TV, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis (near Plainfield, Indiana, where ISNA's headquarters is located), that found "a dozen charities, organizations or individuals under federal scrutiny for possible ties to terrorism that are linked in some way to ISNA." ISNA is also under Senate scrutiny for links to terrorist groups.
Sayyid M. Syeed, ISNA's secretary general, responded aggressively to Gossett when she asked about such matters in a phone interview on March 10: "You cannot pick up these small things. You will repent when you do these things," he told her. Referring to Accuracy in Media's prior coverage of a Freedom House report on Saudi hate literature in U.S. mosques, Syeed threatened Gossett: "You will be hurt, you will be pained by this if you continue to write such things."
Comment: It's an outrage that ISNA receives taxpayer funds. But then, the U.S. government has often indulged, patronized, endorsed, and legitimated Islamist organizations. So, why not fund them as well? (March 15, 2005)
(And these boys really know how to milk it - kinda makes you think they get free coaching at the capital steps.)
The (federal tax) money did not save anyone from substance abuse or improve mental health, however. Instead, it went to teach other members of the Wahhabi lobby how to milk the government ..
Now *that's* rich!
We need to reform the nonprofits laws in this county. Too may of these groups are in business to enrich their handlers (Larry Klayman was paid $90K a month in 2003) and/or push their own political agendas. Way too many are not charities and should have to operate just like any other business.
Thanks for the ping!
dhimmitude --- live it or fight it .......
Raising funds to help kill Infidels counts on Allah's Scorecard to Heaven.
Read this and think about Codey's latest mental health initiative.
Read this and think about everything we have been finding on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.