It is the duty of every Muslim to give a percentage of his or her income to zakat (charity). It is also the duty of every Muslim to wage jihad (or at the very least, to support it). Therein lies the rub. Where does the money from these Islamic charities go? Of course they are funding jihad.
....the individuals named in the latest case are far from ordinary. Both men have served as advisers to government-backed foundations in Qatar and have held high-profile positions with international human rights groups
As always, these financial terrorists were widely respected "moderates" until .... it was discovered that they were not. This is hardly suprising. All of the great moderates, American imam Anwar Awlaki, al Qaeda operative and Grover Norquist ally Abdurahman Alamoudi, ICNA-NY leader (and recently indicted war criminal) Ashrafuzzaman Khan, et al, have turned out to be not as moderate as was assumed.
Using the cover of some humanitarian ruse, these "moderate" Muslims are "major financial backers of al-Qaeda and its regional chapters across the Middle East."
Islamic charity officials gave millions to al-Qaeda (thanks to Robert Spencer)
Many Islamic charities in the United States and around the world have been shut down for funding terrorism, including what was once the largest Islamic charity in the United States, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), as well as the Global Relief Foundation (GRF), the Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), and many others. This is because the charitable giving required of Muslims, zakat, can be given to fund jihad, a meritorious activity according to Islamic law.
When Qatar’s royal family was looking for advice on charitable giving, it turned to a well-regarded professor named Abd al-Rahman al-Nu’aymi. The 59-year-old educator had a stellar résumé that included extensive fundraising experience and years of work with international human rights groups.
But one apparent accomplishment was omitted from the list: According to U.S. officials, Nu’aymi also was working secretly as a financier for al-Qaeda, funneling millions of dollars to the terrorist group’s affiliates in Syria and Iraq even as he led campaigns in Europe for greater freedoms for Muslims.