Mohammed El-Mezain, a man Hamas has named its leader in the US, helped raise $500,ooo to build a new mosque in Baton Rouge, LA.
Federal authorities instead suspect that most of the money was channeled to Hamas overseas.
El-Mezain also coordinates fund raising for a charity called KindHearts, based in Ohio, which is under investigation by the US Treasury Department for its links to terrorism.
A Treasury Department announcement said,"only a small amount" of the money raised "was to be retained locally and the vast majority was to be sent to Hamas overseas."
As we all (should) know, Hamas is responsible for more than 100 homicide bombings and rocket attacks against Israel. Is anyone else a little worried that they will be forming the next Palestinian government shortly?
But back to the point. El-Mezain was indicted in 2004 for his involvement in a charity out of Dallas that has allegedly sent $12.4 MILLION dollars to Hamas.
Looks like he's up to his old tricks.
The president of the new Islamic Center at the time of the speech, Imam Jehad Mahmoud, told the Baton Rouge paper the federal government's accusation is "absolutely irresponsible. It's an utter lie."
Really? Then a quick look at the books should clear this nonsense up right away...
Mahmoud claimed the money stayed in Baton Rouge, with the exception of $4,000 paid to El-Mezain for his expenses.
Then Mahmoud said that they also received money for Hurricane Katrina relief.
But he called the Treasury Departments accusation a "deliberate attack on the Muslim minority in America."
"It bolsters the belief for some people that we are targeted simply because we are Muslims," he told the Baton Rouge newspaper.
Noooo... You're being targeted because you are giving money to Hamas!
Hamas knows El-Mezain by another name: Khaled Mashal, and people with aliases, they have nothing to hide...
Oh, Hamas posted a graphic showing the star of David consumed by a nuclear blast. And, since winning the election, they posted two 'parting messages' by homicide bombers, vowing that Hamas would "drink the blood of Jews until they leave the Muslim countries."
Deep Breath...Religion of peace... Religion of peace... Religion of peace...
Nope. Its not working.
The Hamas 'Covenant' declares that all of the Holy Land, including Israel is Islamic land that can never be surrendered to non-Muslims.
Its introduction quotes "martyr" Imam Hassan al-Banna, who said, "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."Article 13 says, "Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. ... There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad."
I'm afraid we've got some hard(er) days ahead...