Ohio State Student Group Hosts Hamas Fundraiser
In the heartland of America, a left-wing British politician raises funds that support extremism and terrorism in Gaza.
October 15, 2009 – by Patrick Poole
Last March, extreme left-wing UK politician George Galloway traveled to Gaza and handed over a pile of cash to the head of Hamas. The photo-op was broadcast live on al-Jazeera TV. At that event (video and transcript of Galloway’s speech available from the Middle East Media Research Institute), he promised Hamas that he would soon bring more money for the terrorist group “from his friends.”
Weeks later, Galloway conducted a fundraising swing through the U.S. after having been banned from Canada on “national security grounds.” A judge later upheld the ban on his entry.
One of Galloway’s fundraising stops was for the Muslim Student Union at the University of California-Irvine. The Jerusalem Post reported last week that the student group is now under investigation by the university for having knowingly raised funds for Hamas at the event — a federal felony. Amazingly, several university officials were present at the fundraiser. One Jewish group has requested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder also open an investigation after submitting a report and videos of the event to the Justice Department.