Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Multi award winning anti-militancy journalist

Rashida Tlaib collects fund for Hamas, Taliban

Rashida Tlaib, pro-jihadist congresswoman in the US, who has a long history of anti-Semitic rhetoric, retweeted a post from critical race theorist Khaled Beydoun that urged donations to Baitulmaal, a Texas-based nonprofit. Experts say Baitulmaal helps fundraise for Hamas and distributes aid to the “families of martyrs of the Palestinian people.” And the group’s leader, Mazen Mokhtar, has been accused of working with the Taliban and other terrorist groups.

Commenting on such outrageous acts of Tlaib, eminent journalist Robert Spencer wrote: “No one will care. It’s what she does, and the establishment media is all on her side. But imagine if, say, Marjorie Taylor Greene promoted a fundraiser for a group devoted to opposing jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women. The media outcry would be insistent, and the Republican leadership in Congress would immediately call for her resignation”.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the retweet isn’t the first time Tlaib expressed support for terrorists. Days after she became a congresswoman, the controversial Democrat hosted Abbas Hamideh, a pro-Hezbollah activist who has repeatedly compared Israelis to Nazis. She shared a post last year that included an anti-Semitic phrase frequently used by Palestinian terrorist groups that seek to destroy Israel. She subsequently unshared the post.

It may be mentioned here that, Baitulmaal works closely with Palestinian mega-terror outfit Hamas in Gaza. The group, which received US$ 10,000 in emergency COVID funding in 2020, frequently partners with Unlimited Friends Association for Social Development, a Palestinian group inclined towards jihadist activities, while it describes itself as a “social developmental, educational NGO”.

According to the Middle East Forum, the Unlimited Friends Association works with Baitulmaal to hand out cash to the families of Palestinian terrorists. These donations complement the Palestinian Authority’s formal “Pay to Slay” program, which has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Palestinian terrorists. The Palestinian government in 2021 paid US$42,000 to the family of a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed two Israelis to death and wounded two more, including a two-year-old child.

The Unlimited Friends Association, which lists Baitulmaal on its website’s partners and donors page, is openly hostile towards the State of Israel. The group’s Facebook page contains references to “the fifth of the most dirty Jews” and “Nazi Zionist jails”. The association also partners with Islamic Relief, a group with which the State Department cut ties this year because of “anti-Semitism exhibited repeatedly” by its leaders.

In 2004, federal agents in Connecticut in the US investigated Mokhtar for running website that “solicited funds for the Taliban and Chechen mujahideen”. It is also learned from credible source that the Unlimited Friends Association also provides financial help to few other jihadist groups, including the Uighur jihadists in China’s Xinjiang province.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Baitulmaal also partners with West-Bank-based Hamas organizations. The organization hosted a 2008 fundraiser for the Yazour Medical Clinic in Nablus, an offshoot of mega-terror outfit Hamas. According to a Palestinian newspaper, Baitulmaal and the Hamas offshoot have been working together “for years”. Last year, anti-Semite Linda Sarsour hosted a fundraise for Baitulmaal and raised tens of thousands of dollars.

It may be mentioned here that, the thuggish pro-jihad members of the US congress although have been becoming increasingly vocal and influential in Joe Biden’s administration, they did not utter a word when 14 American soldiers were killed in Kabul Airport during suicide bomb attack of ISIS-K. Instead, they have been vigorously pressing the administration in accepting hundreds and thousands of Afghans without due vetting process, as there are reports about a large number of Al Qaeda, Islamic State and Taliban fighters entering the US under the disguise of refugees.

About the Author
Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is a multi award winning anti-militancy pro-Israel journalist and editor of Weekly Blitz. Choudhury served rigorous imprisonment for 7 years for the "crimes" of confronting radical Islam and militancy; for denouncing anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial; for promoting interfaith harmony; and for advocating relations between Israel and Bangladesh. In 2005, Shoaib Choudhury received 'Freedom to Write' award from PEN USA, in 2006 prestigious 'Moral Courage Award' from American Jewish Committee, in 2007 'Monaco Media Award' from Prince Albert II, amongst many other awards and recognitions.
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