Why do these groups continue to function?
“Report: ‘Moderate’ Islamic charities back terror: U.S. government allegedly allowing major groups to channel funds,” from WorldNetDaily.com, with thanks to AM:
Muslim charity groups posing as “moderates” continue to support terrorist activities, according to a report by the government watchdog Judicial Watch.
The report — titled ” Muslim Front Organizations: Moderate Non-Profits or Elaborate Deceptions?” — says that while the U.S. government “finally has taken action against some of the groups identified by Judicial Watch, others are still functioning.”
Judicial Watch contends the federal government is aware of the Islamic groups “and the danger they pose to our national security. The question is: Why are they still in operation?”
“This report carefully documents connections between so-called Muslim charities in the U.S. and the terrorists who murder innocents,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The federal government should no longer coddle terrorist front groups in the name of political correctness. Any organization that funds terror should be shut down immediately.”
After the 9/11 attacks, Judicial Watch filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service against non-profit organizations “reportedly being used as money laundering front organizations for radical Islamic terrorists.”
The complaint said non-profit entities have been used to launder financial transactions and facilitate the transfer of funds supporting violent terrorist attacks by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
Judicial Watch said that in 2004, the Senate Financial Committee requested an investigation of several of the organizations on the list of groups it provided. Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa said, “Many of these groups not only enjoy tax-exempt status, but their reputation as charities and foundations often allows them to escape scrutiny, making it easier to hide and move their funds to other groups who threaten our national security.”
Nevertheless, many of the groups continue to function.