Obama Did Not Blacklist a Single Islamic Terror Charity

Obvious but significant. A major push by the MB lobby in the US was against the blacklisting of their terror charities. It's not surprising that Obama Inc. has not touched a single Islamic charity, as Eli Lake reveals.

And yet an examination of the Treasury’s own website that lists charities designated for terrorist fundraising shows a precipitous drop since Obama came into office. Between the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the February 2009 designation of the Tamil foundation, the U.S. designated eight major U.S.-based charities for terrorist fundraising. These included al-Qaeda fronts such as the U.S. branch of the al-Haramain Foundation and the Benevolence International Foundation. In this period, the U.S. government also blacklisted groups that raised money for the Palestinian terror group Hamas, including the Holy Land Foundation, and for the Lebanese militia and political party Hezbollah, like the Good Will Charitable Organization...

One person who continues to investigate is Schanzer. Last month, he testified before Congress that his research has found that three individuals who were involved in the Holy Land Foundation (but not indicted in a subsequent prosecution) are today working closely with a new group known as American Muslims for Palestine, which funds college groups that agitate for boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel.

There are various explanations and excuses given in the article, but it's obviously highly unlikely that terrorist fundraising has stopped. What is far more likely is that the investigations have.

Hamas and Al Qaeda have other revenue sources, but there's no reason for them not to tap pre-existing sources anyway. And the shutdown of charity investigations under Obama provides an easy opportunity for doing so. So none of the excuses hold up too well.

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