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If you listened to Obama justify the right of Muslims to practice
their religion without interference from the State and started to
wonder if the rumors you've heard about his Muslim faith were
true, this video should answer the question in your mind.

When Resident Barack Hussein Obama went to Cairo, Egypt on June 4, 2009 to "build relations with the Muslim world," he assured the Islamic leaders in the Mideast that American Muslims would once again be allowed to support the Muslim "charities" even though, tacitly, evidence may exist that they are sponsors of, or at least donors to, Islamic groups which have been tied to terrorism either in Israel or around the world. Of course, he didn't say that. Not in words. But the Muslims in Egypt...and in Syria and Iran and Saudi Arabia and the Arab Emirates, in Qatar and in Pakistan and Afghanistan got the message. The American government was putting its blindfold back on. I guess when you volunteer to stand before a firing squad, you should be blindfolded. Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy finds Obama's Zakat pledge troubling.

If you don't understand Zakat, then Obama's words sound benign and somewhat conciliatory to those listening in the industrialized Gentile world where the Great Satan lives. What Obama said was "...in the United States rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligations. That's why I'm committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill Zakat." Harmless enough, right?

What is Zakat? Zakat is a sacred law. It is an Islamic tax for "charity." Under Islamic law, all Muslims are required to pay Zakat. The "tax" is divided into 8 categories of distribution. One-eighth of the tax goes to each. The 7th category funds Islamic military obligations. Jihad against the infidels falls under that category. While Obama takes the position that Zakat is a charitable contribution, think of it as a universal income tax on Muslims everywhere in the world funneled to the Mideast to help the Muslims accomplish their goal of subverting the world in the name of Islam.

Remember Obama's words—"...rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation." Not true. The fact that Zakat supports terrorism makes it harder for Muslim charities (through which Zakat is distributed to that network) to funnel moneys received from American Muslims to the banks in the Mideast where those funds are then doled out to terrorist groups worldwide under the guise of feeding the hungry and relocating the homeless.

On June 8, 2009, four days after Obama's pledge to the Muslim world, Andrew McCarthy raised concerns about that portion of Obama's speech. US policy, enacted first through a Clinton Executive Order and then by the force of law through The Comprehensive Anti-Terrorism Act of 1996 which made it a crime to provide support to any entity designated as a terrorist group by the US government. One of the Muslim "charities" prosecuted under that law was the Holy Lands Foundation for Relief and Development [HLFRD]. (This group was founded in 1988 under the name "Occupied Land Fund" by Shukri Abu Bakr, Mohammad El-Mezain and Ghassan Elashi.)

Once HLFRD "arrived in the United States, it was "tidied up" as a nonprofit, tax exempt charitable trust in Richardson, Texas.) The "charity" was headed by a Hamas terrorist named Haitham Maghawri who applied for asylum in the United States in 1990 but was denied a visa because of his ties to Hamas. Maghawri then married an American woman and was granted permanent residency. The FBI began to investigate HLFRD in 1996 because of what it believed were ties to Hamas funding groups. On Dec. 4, 2001, the FBI seized all HLFRD records and assets because of its Hamas ties. In announcing the seizures, the Attorney General John Ashcroft said that HLFRD "...raised $13 million from people in the United States last year. Money raised by HLFRD is used by Hamas to recruit suicide bombers and to support their families."

In July, 2004, federal agents arrested five former HLFRD leaders: Bakr, Elashi, El-Mezain, Mufid Abdulqader and Abdulraham Odeh in a 42-count indictment. Their trials commenced on July 23, 2007. On Oct. 22, US District Court Judge A. Joe Fish declared a mistrial. The case went back to court a year later. After languishing in the criminal justice system for almost four years, the five Muslims from HLFRD were found guilty of violating The Comprehensive Anti-Terrorism Act of 1996 on Nov. 24, 2008. Ironically, one week before Obama's conciliatory speech to the Muslim world in June, 2009, about easing the restrictions on Zakat in the United States and allowing Muslims to donate to the Middle East "charities" with blind eyes, Judge Fish sentenced two of the former HLFRD officials to 65-year prison sentences for routing $12 million to Hamas through a series of "charities" controlled by the terrorist group.

The federal government has chosen to nullify the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 by simply ignoring it. The law makes it a crime for anyone—citizen or bureaucrat—to aid an illegal alien in the United States. And it makes the enablers financially liable for all costs of the crimes committed by those illegals. Obama appears to be ready to instruct the Justice Department not to enforce that portion of The Comprehensive Anti-Terrorism Act of 1996 that deals with charitable organizations that funnel money to terrorist groups.

 

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