Islamist charity, Islamic Relief, Promotes Extremist Preacher
On April 17, the taxpayer-funded charity, Islamic Relief USA, is hosting an event in Woburn, MA, with the notorious extremist preacher, Yasir Qadhi.
In 2001, Qadhi told an audience of Muslims:
“Hitler never intended to mass-destroy the Jews. There are a number of books out on this written by Christians, you should read them. The Hoax of the Holocaust, I advise you to read this book and write this down, the Hoax of the Holocaust, a very good book. All of this is false propaganda and I know it sounds so far-fetched, but read it. The evidences [sic] are very strong. And they’re talking about newspaper articles, clippings, everything and look up yourself what Hitler really wanted to do. We’re not defending Hitler, by the way, but the Jews, the way that they portray him, also is not correct.”
In 2008, Qadhi claimed to have renounced his anti-Semitism. At the same time, however, Qadhi expressed support for the notorious British Holocaust denier, David Irving.
Today, Qadhi continues to work for the terror-linked Al Maghrib Institute. His colleagues include Said Rageah, a Canadian Islamist preacher who has preached that God should “destroy” the enemies of Islam and that the Christians and Jews are “damned”; Abdullah Hakim Quick, a preacher who has called upon God to “clean and purify Al-Aqsa from the ﬁlth of the Yahood [Jews]”; and Abu Eesa Niamatullah, who has said of Jews, “They find it so easy and natural to do what they do….Look at them today, look at the way they massacre. They blow up babies like as if it’s a computer game. They have no humanity, no morality, no ethics.”
In addition, Qadhi reserves some of his hatred for Shia Muslims. Qahdi has denounced Shia Islam as “the most lying sect of Islam. … Shias are allowed to lie and it is their religion to lie.”
Islamic Relief is one of the largest Islamic charities in the West, consisting of a global headquarters, named Islamic Relief Worldwide, which coordinates national Islamic Relief branches in Britain, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Kenya, the Russian Federation, Australia and Spain.
All across the globe, these Islamic Relief branches seem to be run by individuals closely connected with local Muslim Brotherhood networks.
In America, Islamic Relief USA’s recent chairman was Mohamed Amr Attawia, who was openly listed in a 1991 phone directory as the director of the New England Muslim Brotherhood. Attawia was also once the vice-president of the Muslim American Society, which federal prosecutors have labelled the “overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” From 2008-2010, Attawia was also listed as a director of Islamic Relief Worldwide, the British headquarters.
Islamic Relief USA’s current chairman is Khaled Lamada, who is also the co-chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Circle of North America and Muslim American Society (ICNA-MAS) national convention. Lamda reportedly advocates for both the Muslim Brotherhood and the terror group Hamas on social media.
Other Islamic Relief USA officials include: Ahmed Shehata, who appears to have been among 21 Muslim Brotherhood leaders arrested in Egypt in 2009; and Hamdy Radwan, who describes the terror group Hamas – a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate – as “freedom fighters.”
In 2012, Islamic Relief USA hosted a “fundraising dinner for Palestine” with Sheikh Kifah Mustapha, who has been named by federal prosecutors as among the “individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and/or its organizations.”
Islamic Relief USA, as with other Islamic Relief branches, have a close financial relationship with the global parent organization, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW). IRW is designated as a terrorist entity in Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
In 2004, 2007, 2009, IRW accounts revealed donations of tens of thousands of pounds from the Charitable Society for Social Welfare [CSSW], a charity founded by the Al Qaeda terrorist and “Bin Laden loyalist” Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani.
And in 2008, 2009 and 2010, IRW’s accounts showed transfer of funds from the Yemeni Al-Eslah organization — a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood also linked to the designated “Global Terrorist,” Sheikh al-Zindani.
The U.S. government has given Islamic Relief USA $370,000 since 2015.