IRW was established in England in 1984 by Dr. Hani Al-Banna, who remains its President to this day. Al-Banna is a former trustee of Muslim Aid (MA), a global charity based in London. While Al-Banna was associated with MA, the group was a “partner organization” to the Al-Salah Islamic Association, a Gaza-based entity that the U.S. Treasury Department designated as a “Key Support Node” for the terrorist group Hamas. (MS Director Ahmed Al-Kurd was also designated by the U.S. government as a “terrorist.”) Moreover, while Al-Banna was involved with MA, the group was a partner to organizations directly related to the Muslim Brotherhood of Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).So I ask again, is it possible that money raised from the current emergency effort for Palestine--the British one
In 1999, IRW's main office (in England) received $50,000 from a Canadian group that the U.S. Treasury Department called "a bin Laden front." According to Moscow's Obshchaya Gazeta, IRW has collected and funneled millions of dollars to the Chechen terrorist rebels in Russia, who also have ties to al Qaeda.
Jehangir Malik, now working out of IRW's Landoor Street, United Kingdom office, was formerly the Program Coordinator for IRW's American branch, IRW-USA. While based in IRW-USA's Burbank, California office in May 1999, Malik was a featured speaker at an event sponsored by the Muslim Youth of North America.
In May 2006, 36-year-old IRW operative Iyaz Ali, a British citizen of Pakistani origin, was arrested by the British General Security Services (GSS) in cooperation with the police Gideonim Unit. At his GSS interrogation, Ali admitted that he had been working as a project coordinator at IRW’s Gaza branch since December 2005. His activities included assisting Hamas-related institutions and groups such as Al Wafa and Al Tzalah, both of which are officially illegal in Israel. He also admitted that he had worked in Jordan and cooperated with local Hamas operatives there.
According to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Incriminating files were found on Ali's computer, including documents that attested to the organization's [IRW's] ties with illegal Hamas funds abroad (in the UK and in Saudi Arabia) and in Nablus. Also found were photographs of swastikas superimposed on IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] symbols, [as well as photos] of senior Nazi German officials, of Osama Bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, as well as many photographs of Hamas military activities.”
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affair adds: “The IRW provides support and assistance to Hamas's infrastructure. The IRW's activities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip are carried out by social welfare organizations controlled and staffed by Hamas operatives. The intensive activities of these associations are designed to further Hamas's ideology among the Palestinian population. These associations' educational and religious institutions incite against the State of Israel and advocate terrorist actions against it and its citizens. The associations provide support to the families of terrorists who were wounded in actions against Israel, and to Hamas prisoners and detainees. These associations thus promote Hamas's goals including the destruction of the State of Israel.”
and the Canadian one--
will end up assisting Hamas, which, as per its Jewliminationist Charter, aims to erase the Jewish state from the otherwise all-Islamic map of the Middle East?
Update: Israel Bans Islamic Relief Worldwide From West Bank Due to Hamas Ties