Hurricane Sandy Hamas Relief

The clean-up effort is still underway in the northeast, where Hurricane Sandy unleashed its imprint of death and destruction. A number of highly-rated charitable organizations have sent out relief workers to the area to help with things like food, clothing, shelter and medical treatment. Yet another group, ICNA Relief, is in town claiming to assist in the effort and asking for donations. Their donations have reached terror-related groups in the past, so their motives concerning Sandy need to be questioned.

ICNA Relief is a function of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). The organization has two separate headquarters, one based in the United States and one based in Canada, respectively ICNA Relief USA and ICNA Relief Canada.

From June 2006 through June 2007, the al-Khidmat Foundation (AKF), a Pakistani charity run by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), listed both the US and Canadian ICNA Relief groups as its top two donors. JI is the South Asian division of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).

During that time period, in August 2006, AKF hand delivered six million rupees, the equivalent of 99 thousand U.S. dollars, to the Damascus, Syria residence of the global head of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal. Today, Mashaal is located in Qatar. Mashaal thanked the members of the delegation and assured them that Hamas would continue to “wage jihad” against Israelis.

The money ICNA Relief gave to AKF was not a random act. ICNA was founded in the early 1970’s as an American arm of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and still retains close relations with its parent organization. Indeed, the ICNA Relief name and logo is currently found at the bottom of the homepage of AKF’s official website (“Our Global Partners”).

Now, ICNA Relief is asking for donations on its website in the name of the victims of Hurricane Sandy, stating, “Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors. Donate Now.”

To do this, they’ve enlisted the help of Siraj Wahhaj. Wahhaj is infamously known for having been named an “unindicted co-conspirator” for a federal trial dealing with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Wahhaj had been linked to the bomb maker of the attack, Clement Rodney Hampton-El, and during the trial, he was a character witness for the spiritual leader of the bombing, “the Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman, whom Wahhaj has openly praised.

This harkens back to a time when the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked people, via its website, to donate money to the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a charity that was shut down by the United States government in December 2001 for raising millions of dollars for Hamas.

On the homepage of CAIR’s official site, the group provided a link to the donate page of HLF and disguised it by making it seem as though people who clicked on the link would be donating money to those affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks. The link stated, “Donate to NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund.”

And just as ICNA Relief has a tangible association with Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan, CAIR has a tangible association with Hamas in Gaza. The group was founded by Hamas operatives as a part of the umbrella organization established by then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. Today, Marzook is second in command of Hamas, behind Khaled Mashaal.

Several Americans have been brutally murdered by Hamas, including five U.S. citizens who perished during the Hebrew University cafeteria bombing of July 2002. Furthermore, the compound that Osama bin Laden was living in (and killed in) was owned by Hizbul-Mujahideen, the militant wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.

It is sinister that groups associated with terrorist activity would be asking for donations in the name of victims of tragedies, such as the 9/11 attacks or Hurricane Sandy, both of which have left tremendous scars that will forever be felt by Americans, especially those living in the New York Metropolitan area.

On the Hurricane Sandy donate page of ICNA Relief’s website, one finds the word “Preference” prior to a dropdown containing the words “Disaster Relief Sandy.” Question: What if that preference is not met? What if the funds don’t go to help the victims of Sandy?

Those who donate their money to ICNA Relief should think about the possibility that their donation could wind up elsewhere, including towards something they abhor.

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  • AdinaK

    Ahhh the hydra related terror nexus strikes again, as they infiltrate the disaster relief too. This is par for their 'charitable' course. Here are some of the players –

    And ICNA is part and parcel of the terror hydra described above. There is no daylight, sunlight or anything remotely disconnected between the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia front groups. They are twins separated at birth, for political purposes to destroy the west and the US in particular.

    And this blogger became VERY familiar with the hydra when she investigated the ISM and its terror offshoots! Take it to the bank.
    Adina Kutnicki, Israel –

  • kafir4life

    Similarly, the terrorist supporters at the terrorist supporting cair and their terrorist supporters did the same thing after 9/11. The terrorist supporters at cair were supporting terror by collecting money for a terrorist funding organization that was busted for supporting terrorists and the terror they support, the HLF. More recently, the terrorist supporters at the terrorist supporting obama administration were raising money for the terrorist supporting President Stinky (aka BO) thru an email from the terrorist supporting supporter of Stinky and terrorists, David Axelrod.
    The link for the terrorist supporting cair:
    The link for the terrorist supporting Stinks:

  • Thomas Wells

    The feel good lefties just wanta feel good about themselves. Don't bother them with reality.

  • Ghostwriter

    Why would ANYONE give these organizations a single penny? I'd rather give something like the Red Cross,an organization that DOESN'T promote terrorism!

    • JacksonPearson

      Or, to the Salvation Army.

  • Cordell Wan

    Jordyn. although Jeffery`s report is incredible… I just purchased a top of the range Lotus Esprit when I got my check for $7309 this last month and more than ten grand last-month. this is really the easiest-job I've ever done. I began this five months/ago and almost immediately was bringin home over $69, per-hour. I went to this website, …….. BIT40.ℂOℳ

  • Asher

    This is what we thought. There are many organizations out there who funnel the money over seas to our enemies. Do not give to these groups until you check them out. Where did the money go that Bill Clinton and George Bush collected for Haiti? It never got to the people who were destitute and needed it..another hard lesson to be learned…it was not tracked and slipped away. Samaritan's Purse can be trusted.

  • Steve Latimer

    ICNA Relief USA only accepts donations from inside the USA and only spends that money inside the USA. Check the website before your spew your BS. I am a Southern Baptist who has worked for this outstanding organization for 4 years so you are full of it pal!

  • James Jackson

    Honestly, can they question the motives later? What's more important now is that there are as much hands on deck as possible to help those affected rebuild their homes and lives.