Islamist activist, sharia-apologist and co-founder of the Women’s March Linda Sarsour is set to be a keynote speaker at several Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) fundraisers across the country, reported The Blaze.
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 Islamic Relief. The investigation was triggered by Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst and Shillman Fellow Ryan Mauro in 2014. Three different government agencies have already presented strong evidence of Islamic Relief’s terror ties.
Mauro also found that several officials of Islamic Relief USA have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which the Trump administration may soon be designating as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. For example, the organization’s vice chairman, Hamdy Radwanone, defended the terrorist organization Hamas (which previously declared itself the Palestinian branch of the Brotherhood) as “freedom fighters.”
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain have all designated the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Hamas was designated by the U.S. as a terrorist organization in 1997.
Sarsour previously worked with IRUSA on multiple fundraisers, including several “Promise for Palestine” tours in which she helped raise millions.
After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Wahhaj gave a sermon asking the question, “Who are the real terrorists?” He named three entities: The U.S. government, big business and the media.
Sarsour has a long history of radicalism and terror sympathies:
- Sarsour supports the anti-Semitic and terror-tied Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel.
- She called for people to show solidarity with Muhammad Allan, a member of the terror group Islamic Jihad. Allan has a history of recruiting suicide bombers.
- In 2017, Sarsour attended a Jewish Voice for Peace summit where she sat alongside the 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.”
- Sarsour playfully joked with the anti-Semitic Hezbollah supporter, Abbas Hamideh on Twitter about the legitimacy of the Jewish people’s connection to Israel. Hezbollah was designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. in 1997.
- Sarsour and her Women’s March co-founders have been heavily criticized for their warm relationship with the Nation of Islam and its antisemitic leader, Louis Farrakhan.