The Babul Ilm Islamic Center is a Shiite mosque located in Maywood, California.
In 2005, Babul Ilm received a $150,000 loan from the Alavi Foundation which was later converted to a donation. The Alavi Foundation is a known front for the Iranian regime that was used to finance its nuclear program and promote its radical ideology.
In 2009, TheÂ Washington Post,Â reportedÂ U.S. officialsâ€™ claims that the Alavi Foundation â€œpromotes Tehranâ€™s views on world affairs.â€ Hamid Azimi, communications director for the Iranian-American Community of Northern California,Â saysÂ the foundation is part of the regimeâ€™s â€œpropaganda machine.â€
Â Â Meira Svirsky, â€œIranian Govâ€™t Front Group Funded Over 60 Islamic Sites in U.S.,â€ Clarion Project, July 1, 2013, https://clarionprojstg.wpengine.com/iranian-govt-front-group-funded-over-60-islamic-sites-us/
Â Â Glenn Kessler, â€œProsecutors tie Iran, U.S. assets,â€ The Washington Post, November 13, 2009, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/12/AR2009111209731.html
Â Â Michael B. Farrell, â€œWhatâ€™s known about Iran-linked Alavi Foundation?â€ The Christian Science Monitor, November 14, 2009, https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2009/1114/p02s10-usgn.html/%28page%29/2