Islamist activist, sharia apologist and co-founder of the Women’s March Linda Sarsour is holding a coronavirus fundraiser to benefit the people of Gaza through Baitulmaal USA, an organization with ties to the Islamist terror group Hamas.
Baitulmaal is listed as a partnering organization with Unlimited Friends Association for Social Development (UFA).
The Middle East Forum notes UFA’s ties to Hamas:
“UFA has never been shy about its affiliations. It advertises in the prominent Hamas daily newspaper, Felesteen, in which it mentions its support from Baitulmaal. And on UFA’s Facebook page, its officials have written: “We ask God to drive away the anguish of the heroic prisoners in the Nazi Zionist jails and to free Al-Aqsa Al-Sharif [the Noble Al-Aqsa] from the filth of the most dirty Jews.”
“In the West Bank, Baitulmaal’s partners are just as concerning. Baitulmaal fundraises for the Yazour Charitable Association. In 2008, the Israelis accused Yazour Charitable Association of being a Hamas organization, which Hamas media subsequently confirmed. One Palestinian newspaper reports that Baitulmaal and this Hamas front have been working together “for years.”
In 2017, documents in a federal civil suit noted that Baitulmaal is a member of the Union of Good, a charity sponsored by radical Islamist and Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi. Union of Good was tagged in 2008 by the U.S. Treasury as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Group.
The lawsuit also noted that UFA and Baitumaal share staff, that UFA “is closely aligned with senior Hamas leaders” and that UFA openly “channels funds from Baitulmaal to the ‘families of martyrs of the Palestinian people.'”
IRUSA is the American affiliate of UK-based Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), which has been banned in several countries due to its ties to international terrorist organizations.
There is currently an ongoing federal criminal investigation in the U.S. into IRUSA. The investigation was triggered by Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst and Shillman Fellow Ryan Mauro in 2014.
Sarsour previously worked with IRUSA on multiple fundraisers, including several “Promise for Palestine” tours in which she helped raise millions of dollars.
The list of Sarsour’s radicalism and terror sympathies is extensive. They include (but are certainly not limited to):
- Support for the anti-Semitic and terror-tied Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel
- Calls for solidarity with Muhammad Allan, a member of the terror group Islamic Jihad. Allan has a history of recruiting suicide bombers
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) August 18, 2015
- Attending a Jewish Voice for Peace summit where she sat alongside convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh and gave her a warm embrace. Sarsour said she was “honored and privileged to be here in this space and honored to be on this stage with Rasmea.”