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David Boim was only 17 years old when he was shot and killed while waiting at a bus stop north of Jerusalem. The American teenager’s parents, Stanley and Joyce, have spent a quarter of a century since trying to bring Hamas, the Islamic terror group behind the attack, and its funders in the United States to justice. Their lawsuits have targeted, among others, the Holy Land Foundation which was found in federal court to have provided “material aid to Hamas” in what became the largest terrorism financing prosecution case in the United States.
The Justice Department stated that, “from its inception, HLF existed to support Hamas. Before HLF was designated as a Specially Designated Terrorist by the Treasury Department and shut down in December 2001, it was the largest U.S. Muslim charity.”
It was also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The IRS had allowed money used to fund Islamic terrorists to be funneled through a tax-deductible organization. And that was not the first time or the last.
The Boims are still fighting in court over what they allege are new non-profits that are really ‘alter egos’ that were set up after the Hamas fundraisers lost criminal and civil lawsuits.
One of those is American Muslims for Palestine.
The Boim family lawsuit alleges that, “American Muslims for Palestine is merely a new name for the same terrorism funding enterprise”. Last year, a federal judge in Illinois allowed the case against AMP to move forward.
But the bereaved family are not the only ones accusing AMP.
Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President of Research for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee that many “high-level and mid-level figures” from the terror charities “gravitated to a new organization called American Muslims for Palestine (AMP).”
Schanzer, who had formerly worked as a terrorism finance analyst at the Treasury Department, then went on to list the connections to Hamas and its front groups. He told Congress about the case of AMP board member Salah Sarsour, an alleged relative of antisemitic figure Linda Sarsour, who told Al-Jazeera “that the conference aims to keep up with and support the Palestinian people’s continuous intifada.” A 2001 FBI memo to the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) describes how Sarsour’s brother, after being arrested by Israel in 1998, told Israeli officials about Sarsour’s “involvement with Hamas and fundraising activities of HLFRD [Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development].”
American Muslims for Palestine officially denies everything. At its events, it’s another matter.
An American Muslims for Palestine conference panel titled, “Do Occupied People Have the Right to Resist their Occupation?” asserted that “it is well recognized under international law that an occupied people has the right to resist its occupation by any means necessary.” “Any means” implies support for terrorism. The panel further complained that “the US has designated most Palestinian groups as terrorist organizations” and invited attendees to, “come navigate the fine line between legal activism and material support for terrorism.”
The IRS is certainly navigating that fine line by maintaining AMP’s tax deductible status.
Like the dismantled Hamas fundraising groups, American Muslims for Palestine receives tax-deductible funds. It does this through the Americans for Justice in Palestine
Educational Foundation (AJP). AJP got its tax-deductible status in 2010.
A year earlier, Lori Lowenthal Marcus, a journalist, applied for tax exempt status for her pro-Israel group, Z Street. The IRS informed her that it “has to give special scrutiny to organizations connected to Israel.” The lawsuit originating from the Z Street case helped roll back the curtain on the IRS bias against conservatives and pro-Israel Jewish groups.
Lori Lowenthal Marcus told Front Page Magazine that, “One of the excuses given to Z Street by an IRS official was that the IRS had to make sure we were not ‘engaged in terrorism’ because we mentioned ‘terror’ in our mission statement. The part of Z Street’s mission that mentioned terror? ‘We will not engage with, negotiate with or appease terrorists.’ Yet Z Street’s application for 501(c)(3) status was sidelined for seven years while Z Street litigated the IRS’s unconstitutional application of Viewpoint Discrimination against us.”
Despite the connections between AMP and the largest terrorism financing prosecution case in the country, the IRS appeared to have no such reservations about the anti-Israel group.
Was AMP ever asked by the IRS about its views on Islamic terrorism?
Due to the inaction of the IRS, the AMP’s networks and influence continue to expand.
AJP and AMP have created AJP Action, a 501(c)(4), which lobbies on Capitol Hill and endorses politicians: including Rep. Betty McCollum. Apart from its hostility to Israel, it’s also opposed to the Palestinian Authority, complaining that PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has been backed by Israel and the U.S., “as opposed to his Hamas rivals.”
An AJP Action policy paper critical of Fatah’s Palestinian Authority agonizes that security “has often meant repressing members of Hamas to protect Fatah’s power”.
AMP was founded by Hatem Bazian, who was once quoted calling for the mass murder of Jews. He still serves as the chairman of AMP’s national board and heads the AJP Educational Foundation. Bazian had previously fundraised for one of the Hamas charities and had tweeted an article claiming that, “The Europeans who fought Nazism with arms were labeled ‘terrorist’ by Hitler. Hamas is fighting against the occupation of Palestinian lands and is labeled ‘terrorist.”
AMP’s National Policy Director Osama Abuirshaid took part in a conference with top Hamas officials in 2021. He had tweeted, “Whether you love Hamas or hate her, her opponents respect her. She stands by her principles and negotiates from a position of strength.”
Taher Herzallah, AMP’s Associate Director of Outreach & Grassroots Organizing, posted on Facebook that, “Hamas’ rockets are an oppressed people’s audible cry for help.”
At an AMP event in New Jersey this year, Herzallah complained that, “they make us look like terrorists if we fight back, if we throw a rock, or resist. This is a God-given right.”
“Come navigate the fine line between legal activism and material support for terrorism” indeed.
The issue with the IRS isn’t simply that it maintains a ‘hands off’ policy toward nonprofits, but that it displays a transparent political bias in selecting which organizations it goes after.
The IRS targeted Z Street and other pro-Israel groups even though there was no basis for suspecting any kind of illegal activity, but it carefully looked away from the rise of American Muslims for Palestine despite the links to previous nonprofits that had faced criminal prosecution, an extended lawsuit by the family of a terror victim and congressional testimony by a former Treasury Department specialist in sanctioning terrorist fundraisers.
Americans deserve an IRS that objectively enforces the law rather than picking and choosing its targets for partisan political reasons. As long as the IRS continues to be aligned with the Left, it will also be aligned with the Islamic terrorists who have become integrated within the Left.
And that makes the IRS a threat to national security.
The simple fact is that Jewry will continue losing this incessant game of whack-a-mole until either a. American Jewry goes extinct or is too emasculated to fight or b. there’s comprehensive immigration reform that bans nearly all immigration for 50 years, or so, and the country has time to return to its senses.
David Ray says
That has a precedent.
After anarchists bombed places in Wallstreet in 1920, not only were 100s of East European anarchists rounded up and deported asap, the U.S. put a dead stop on immigration for 20 some years.
America was never meant to be a dumping ground for riff-raff. An aspiring immigrant once even had to have a sponsor to even apply.
Now activists brought in street-trash by the shipload to form shitholes like “Little Mogadishu” that gave us low-life Ilhan Omar
Dov Jacobs says
First Class Journalism here, and considering Bidens recruitment of 84,000 New IRS …..? So what are Jewish Senators and Congress members doing about it,? Are they even aware of it ?If not, then why not ?
With respect, sir, are you referring to real Jews who practice Judaism, or the likes of Schumer,
Schiff, Nadler and others who practice the religion of liberalism? Magically, at election time
these lowlifes become :”Jewish” while campaigning and fundraising. Trash.
I was reading the comments of another blog and the person was blaming Jews for everything wrong in the US govt( I am in U.K.)
He gave a long list of names and yes they were all Democrats but they had been nominated for all the posts; in other words, no one voted for them. Example, many of the heads of govt departments like Mayorcas( I never knew he was Jewish)) Blinken, Yellen, Garland etc. The one black and one gay to give diversity.
It seems a very high proportion are and to my mind that is no coincidence: it’s a convenient set up to blame Jews for all the problems, exactly as this group on the comment section are doing. Then there was Schiff, sitting next to Omar, nodding like an imbecile when she denied being antisemitic, beyond sickening.
My own mother and her family had to escape Germany when she was six and I see we are heading the same way.
BTW, I see an anti free speech group here in U.K., run by a muslim, stating they are against antisemitism but not “islamophobia”; they are doing exactly the same thing, making out Jews are the ones one must not criticise therefore by implication, they control everything.
J.J. Sefton says
“And that makes the IRS a threat to national security.”
Not just the IRS but most likely every single agency, bureau, department and office in all of DC. And it’s not just Islamic terrorism either. It’s our own erstwhile fellow citizens who have it in for us and want us eliminated “by any means necessary.”
Sword of the Spirit says
Remember. When you see an iceberg, you’re only seeing the small tip of it visible.
Angel Jacob says
How many musims are in IRS? How many are bribed by muslims? How many BLM types (who area proxy terrorist groups of muslims)? How many radical leftists (who are also ignorant puppets of islamists)?
The most honest, truthful and factual discussion should be all about banning islam. The psychopathic ideology hell bent on destroying all of civilization, freedoms and prosperity. To rip off anybody they can on their invasion mission, and to kill anybody who doesn’t surrender.
The history has proven repeatedly that the only way to get rid of them is use of force. No amount of reasoning, education, kindness or logic has ever worked with the savages.
It isn’t Muslims in the IRS doing this. It’s leftists who absolutly dominate the Civil Service and their political masters like Obama who are responsible for these outrages.
Angel Jacob says
Obama has ties with NOI, a US home grown islamist organization.
Keep in mind they are master liars and manipulators.
So I repeat the question: How many BLM types (who are a proxy terrorist groups of muslims)? How many radical leftists (who are also ignorant puppets of islamists)?
If you examine communism and islame you will see there are many parallels, compare Islamic regimes and communist ones, anyone who is not a member is crushed, tortured murdered.
Steven Brizel says
The IRS should be sued every time it engages in partisan woke politics
David Ray says
It gets worse. Remember that chickenshit organization ACORN? (ACORN was exposed as pure trash by Veritas.) ACORN was actually RECEIVING our tax dollars.
I’m sure that garbage organization simply restructured after having to disband, and are up and running and grifting for free tax dollars under a new name.
I want my tax doll hairs back from the Alphabets!
Thank you, Daniel. Good job. Here’s more about this taxpayer-supported American terrorist organization, https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/american-muslims-for-palestine-amp
Tex the Mockingbird says
The Internal Robbery Service(IRS) aids and abets the Terrorists and gives aid and comfort to the enemy
David Ray says
And as started by Jug-eared Barry, it became a chickenshit tool used to target conservative patriots.
The way Obama stuffed the organization with leftists hell bent on seeking out & destroying good people cannot be overstated. They’ve dedicated themselves to it.
When caught doing such jaw-dropping evil, the press yawned, and Lois Lerner retired with her pension in tact.
(And to think these self same democrats/journalists once hyperventilated over Nixon for telling the IRS to audit one of his enemies. The IRS audited him instead.
Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote has been audited/investigated over 20 times for the sin of keeping (at least try to) elections honest.
(The FBI and OSHA have also harrassed her & her family. Our government at work.)
Robert Gussio says
I never understood the liberal symbiotic relationship with muslim extremist given their long lists of atrocities and abuses that liberals claim to attest. Never forget that Lois Lerner (comfortably retired) trashed her pertinent documents while the FBI stonewalled investigating her for weaponizing 503c’s against conservative nonprofit groups. CAIR, Code-Pink still maintain a suspicious nonprofit status along with other foreign and local adversarial groups in the U.S.
Leftism and islame are two sides of the same coin.
M. Tiro says
TY, Mr. Greenfield, for your excellent work, especially on this topic. You’re a bright light.