A new study revealed shocking evidence that the U.S. government has given $41 million in tax dollars to a list of radical Islamist terror groups posing as charities.
Certainly the fact that the U.S. government has awarded Muslim groups money for contracts and programs is not that big of a deal in the scheme of things. After all, the government gives money to a long, long list of organizations ranging across all creeds and religions.
But it is clear that the U.S. government has not taken enough care to screen the Islamic groups it has given money because according to the analysis, 42 percent of the Islamic groups have direct ties to terror.
According to Daily Wire:
Alarmingly, however, radical Islamic movements completely control 36% of the Muslim institutions that received government monies, taking 42% of the total funding. A further 36% of the grantees, which received 44% of the funds, operate under varying degrees of radical influence. A mere 14% of identified government funds given to Muslim organizations were directed toward institutions free of Islamist influence.
The Wire adds:
In total, if the government’s own data is accurate, at least $41 million was given to institutions either controlled or under the partial influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, Jamaat-e-Islami (a violent South Asian Islamist movement), Salafis, Deobandis (a hardline South Asian Sunni sect from which the Taliban was created) and the Iranian regime, among others.
Some of the largest government grants went to Islamic charities that have long been a major way to spread radical Islam around the world.
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), for instance, received over $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster relief work in 2016 and 2018. ICNA is the U.S. representative body of Jamaat-e-Islami, which was recently banned by the Indian government in the Kashmir region because of its involvement with “extremism and militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere.”
ICNA and its subsidiaries openly partner with official Jamaat-e-Islami organizations in Pakistan, such as Al Khidmat Foundation, a funder of the designated terrorist organization Hamas. The Investigative Project on Terrorism has noted that Al Khidmat’s President, Naeem ur-Rehman, is closely involved with the designated Kashmiri jihadist group Hizbul Mujahideen.
Daily Wire goes on to detail many other examples of federal tax dollars gong to fund Islamic groups linked to terror.
This is intolerable, of course. And let’s hope the Trump administration sees this report and puts an end to this outrage.
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