(by JEROME R. CORSI, WND)
NEW YORK – While operating a non-profit in the U.S. that was granted tax-exempt status by the official dismissed in the IRS scandal, President Obama’s half-brother Malik Obama has been supporting the terrorist organization Hamas as a fundraiser for the Muslim Brotherhood, according to bank-account information.
Malik’s work with the Sudan-based Islamic Dawa Organization has prompted criminal charges in Egypt of aiding and abetting terrorism.
“If you think Malik Obama, President Obama’s brother, dons a Hamas scarf for sentimental reasons, think again,” writes former PLO-member and native Arabic-speaking researcher Walid Shoebat on his Internet blog.
Shoebat was referring to a report earlier this week of a photograph posted on the website of Malik Obama’s non-profit, the Barack H. Obama Foundation. It showed him wearing a Hamas scarf that bears the well-known Palestinian slogan “Jerusalem is ours – We are coming!”
Now, Shoebat reports, evidence has surfaced confirming Malik Obama, as the executive secretary of the Islamic Dawa Organization, has operated bank accounts in the Middle East with known ties to al-Qaida that are being widely utilized to raise money for terrorist activities conducted by Hamas in Gaza.
Shoebat ties Bank Account No. 1782, set up in the Al Shamal Bank – an al-Qaida bank founded in Sudan by Osama bin Laden in 1983 to fund terrorist activities – with the bank account serving IDO.
To substantiate the allegations, Shoebat points to advertising on the IDO website that promotes the accounts at the Al Shamal bank, published in Arabic here and here, referencing the Muslim Brotherhood “Aiding our Brothers in Gaza.”
“Though small, the Al Shamal Islamic Bank enabled bin Laden to move money quickly from one country to another through its correspondent relationships with some of the world’s major banks, several of which have been suspended since Sept. 11,” noted University of California, Berkeley, professor Peter Dale Scott, writing on GlobalResearch.org in 2013. “The Al Shamal bank was identified as one of bin Laden’s principal financial entities during the trial earlier this year of four Al Qaeda operatives convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.”
A U.S. State Department Report in 1996 on bin Laden’s finances identified the Al Shamal bank as follows: “Bin Laden and wealthy National Islamic Front members capitalized Al-Shamal Islamic Bank in Khartoum. Bin Laden invested $50 million in the bank.”
Malik Obama’s IDO, Shoebat noted, is part of the Coalition of Islamic Organizations, which includes the Islamic Society in Gaza, a Hamas front organization founded by Hamas terror leader Sheikh Yassin. The society is headed by Hamas prime minister and terror leader Ismail Haniyeh.
Along with Malik’s Islamic Dawa Organization, Shoebat said, other members of the Coalition of Islamic Organizations are involved in the funding, including the World Assembly of Muslim Youth and the Commission for Humanitarian Relief and Medical Support.