Islamic Relief, the largest Islamic charity in America, is run and staffed by individuals who promote anti-Semitism, a new report shows.
Senior officials of Islamic Relief (IR), the largest Islamic charity in America, promote anti-Semitism, reports Islamist Watch, a Middle East Forum (MEF) project.
The chairman of IR-USA is Khaled Lamada, a prominent Egyptian-American who has a long history of involvement with Muslim Brotherhood-linked organizations.
He is not shy in publicly expressing his support for Islamist causes. His social media accounts are filled with Muslim Brotherhood insignia.
According to the Islamist Watch report, Lamada promotes hateful attitudes toward Jews and admires violence against Israel. Lamada has circulated text praising the “jihad” of the “Mujahidin of Egypt” for “causing the Jews many defeats.” He has shared posts on Facebook that praise Hamas for inflicting a “huge defeat” against the “Zionist entity.”
Lamada is not the only promoter of anti-Semitism running America’s largest Islamic charity, the report shows.
Last month, Islamist Watch uncovered anti-Semitic social media posts by another senior official of IR-USA, Yousef Abdallah, who published a story romanticizing “martyrs” who provided guns to “kill more than 20 Jews” and “fire rockets at Tel Aviv.”
Abdallah’s other posts included references to Jews as “stinking,” and claims that “the Jews put the outside wall of Al Aqsa [the mosque in Jerusalem] on fire.”
Abdallah also liked a Facebook comment that calls on God to wreak “revenge on the damned rapists Zionists. O God they are no challenge for you. Shake the Earth beneath their feet and destroy them as you destroyed the peoples of Ād, Thamud and Lot.”
Another IR-USA staff member, Omar Shahin, who is currently not employed by IR, preached in 2002: “You will keep on fighting with the Jews until the fight reaches the east of Jordan river then the stones and trees will say: oh Muslim, oh (servant) slaves of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.”
“That IR-USA’s chairman and his staff appear to hate Jews is not particularly surprising,” MEF stated. “That this extremist, terrorism-linked, Jew-hating charity has enjoyed millions of taxpayers’ dollars and dinners at the White House, however, is utterly perplexing.”
Although Islamic Relief is a designated terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it enjoys the support of governments and other charities all around the world, including $370,000 from the US government in 2016, along with millions of dollars from the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and other European countries.
Islamist Watch has previously exposed that these public funds serve to subsidize Islamic Relief’s funding of Hamas-linked organizations in the Gaza Strip. All across the globe, Islamic Relief branches are led by Islamists with close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist causes, Islamist Watch points out, and Islamic Relief’s US branch (IR-USA) is no exception.
By: World Israel News Staff