We know that terror is funded through the use of "islamic charities." The most glaring example was the Holy Land terror funding trial, the largest in US history. CAIR, ISNA, MAS, and the MSA were all named fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood and co-conspirators.
I find this statement from the US Treasury department absurd and dangerous. Where in our Constitution does it speak to this?
Obama is aggressively pushing zakat. No one has ever stopped Muslims from giving to Islamic charities. It was "charities" that funded blowing up babies that were the problem.
Obviously the separation of church and state is radically enforced by the likes of the ACLU et al. But what about the separation of mosque and state?
"Muslim outreach" is costing US taxpayer billions. This is all part of the Obama US Muslim Engagement charter, a large-scale effort by the US government to open areas of cooperation (dhimmitude) with the Islamic world in the political, cultural and economic spheres. Read this document US MUSLIM ENGAGEMENT - Changing the Course". I
Who will make sure that zakat doesn't go for jihad, as it has in the past -- the Holy Land Foundation's millions for Hamas?
Obama's State Department and Hillary Clinton welcomed Tariq Ramadan to the US. Ramadan was banned under Bush - one reason being Ramadan's contributions to a "charity" that was funneling money to Hamas.Treasury Department Statement Marking the Beginning of Ramadan (hat tip Irene)
WASHINGTON – As Muslims in the United States and around the world begin their observance of Ramadan, the U.S. Department of the Treasury recognizes the importance of this period of intense devotion, reflection and charitable giving. Charitable giving and philanthropy are core American values, reflected in many faiths and traditions, and are of particular significance within the Muslim faith during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Treasury Department fully supports the ability of American Muslims – and Muslims worldwide – to fulfill their religious obligations through charitable giving and seeks to advance charitable giving at home and abroad, while protecting the charitable sector from the threat posed by those who seek to abuse this sacred obligation. In recent years, Treasury has strengthened its partnership with the charitable sector and donor community to promote transparency and to safeguard against such abuse.
The Treasury Department will continue to work closely with the charitable sector and Muslim American communities to promote our common goals of safe and effective charitable activity and to protect the sector from exploitation by terrorist organizations. We look forward to the continued development of this partnership.
For information about steps that donors and charities can take to guard against terrorist abuse, visit link.