The emphasis is on ‘starting’. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Here at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, we developed an extensive list of tax-exempt and other terror-funding ‘charities’. The one that has appeared in multiple articles, the Alliance for Global Justice, including in a recent roundup of pro-Hamas attack charities, is now finally being cut off by the Ford Foundation and other leftist megadonors.
The Alliance for Global Justice, founded to support Marxists in Latin America, in addition to sponsoring a variety of extremist leftist groups, including BLM chapters, served as a fiscal sponsor for Samidoun, a terror front group banned in Israel and recently banned in Germany, which makes no secret of its backing for Hamas.
New Venture Fund and Windward Fund, two charities managed by the Democratic-linked dark money consultancy Arabella Advisors, announced this week they will not be donating anymore to Alliance for Global Justice, a nonprofit organization that has faced congressional scrutiny and legal pressure for its ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror group. Now, the Ford Foundation, which reported a staggering $20 billion in assets on its most recent tax forms, is doing the same.
The revelation comes as various organizations, including an LLC called Arnold Ventures funded by ex-Enron executive and retired hedge fund manager John Arnold and his wife, former Cobalt International Energy lawyer Laura Arnold, seek to distance themselves from Alliance for Global Justice following the deadly Hamas terrorist attacks in early October against the Jewish state of Israel. PayPal, Stripe, Salsa Labs, and Deluxe have all stopped processing payments in 2023 for Alliance for Global Justice — which has crippled the group’s fundraising operation.
A source close to the Schmidt Family Foundation, which was founded by ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy Schmidt, told the Washington Examiner the group has no plans to keep supporting Alliance for Global Justice and opposes antisemitism. It gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2020 to Alliance for Global Justice, tax forms show.
Samidoun’s response to the Hamas atrocities was a round of applause.
Samidoun responded to the Hamas attacks by promoting banners featuring “solidarity with Al Aqsa Flood”, the name of the Hamas operation, a rally calling for “solidarity with the heroic resistance”, and another one urging “let’s celebrate”.
Samidoun’s support for Hamas atrocities, including the kidnapping of Israeli women and children, was made clear in its Instagram post boasting that, “the resistance” is “seizing occupation settlers” and hailed the “resistance operation, titled the Al-Aqsa Flood by Mohammed Deif, commander in chief of the Izz el-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas”.
Samidoun does not bother to disguise what it is. It describes terrorists as “resistance fighters” and “martyrs”, and urges support for the “resistance”. The cheerleading for terrorists is accompanied by a call, “Make your US tax-deductible donation today, and donate safely and securely from around the world.”
Attorney General Jason Miyares today announced that the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section has opened an investigation into AJP Educational Foundation, Inc., also known as American Muslims for Palestine, for potential violations of Virginia’s charitable solicitation laws.
The Attorney General’s Office has reason to believe that the organization may be soliciting contributions in the Commonwealth without first having registered with the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In addition, the Attorney General will investigate allegations that the organization may have used funds raised for impermissible purposes under state law, including benefitting or providing support to terrorist organizations.
As Discover the Network’s profile of AMP shows,
In April 2016, Jonathan Schanzer confirmed and expanded upon IPT’s revelations when he reported that seven current AMP officials and/or affiliates were former members of groups that had been shut down or held civilly liable by the U.S. government for funneling money to Hamas.
FDD’s research further shows that AMP’s donor list includes groups and entities whose members, affiliates, or associates maintained ties to various terrorist groups including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Qassam Brigades (Hamas’s military arm), and al-Qaeda.
This is a small beginning, but it’s more than we’ve had since the Holy Land Foundation era. Leftist megadonors are starting to pull back and state investigations can get results where the feds won’t.