Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Yusuf al-Qaradawi Funding Hamas

Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a radical Muslim Brotherhood ideologue based in Qatar, reportedly allocated $21 million to Hamas to buy land in Jerusalem.

According to the Israel Security Agency Shin Bet, Qaradawi earmarked the money to buy apartments and plots of land and to “build charitable institutions to broaden its base in the city.” The name of the charity was not mentioned by Shin Bet.

Qaradawi, who has a long record of anti-Semitism, has previously transferred tens of millions of dollars to Hamas directly through the Saudi-based Union of Good, an umbrella organization of over 50 charities worldwide headed by Qaradawi.

Qaradawi, who has been banned from entering the U.S. since 1999 for his extremist views, has affiliations with several U.S.-based institutions. Qaradawi is chairman (in absentia) of the Michigan-based Islamic American University (IAU), a subsidiary of the Muslim American Society (MAS). Qaradawi is also listed by the IAU as a faculty member.

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