Obama Administration Gives $270k Grant to Charity with Terrorist Ties

Often, conservatives and liberals have strong disagreements on what their tax dollars should fund.  Many conservatives do not believe that tax revenue should support Planned Parenthood–the nation's largest abortion provider–or go to massive welfare programs.  Liberals often believe that we spend too much on our military and criminal justice system.  But an issue that both sides should be able to agree upon is that we should NOT send our tax dollars to a group that helps fund the terrorist groups, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

But that is exactly what the Obama Administration's Health and Human Services (HHS) has done with a $270,000 grant to the U.K.-based Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW).  Perhaps this shouldn't be entirely shocking, considering the HHS is the department that brought us Kathleen Sebelius and the Obamacare website disaster, but one can't help but be dumbstruck that the United States is funding a group that Israel and the United Arab Emirates won't even allow to operate within their borders, and with whom global banking giant, HSBC refuses to do business.

In 2014, Israel and United Arab Emirates banned IRW, which is headquartered in Birmingham, England, from operating within its borders alleging that the group supports and funds Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s military arm in Palestine.

Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon alleged in July 2014 that IRW’s chapters in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were being run by members of Hamas.

“The IRW is one of the sources of Hamas’s funding and a means for raising funds from various countries in the world,” Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon said in a July 2014 statement. “We do not intend to allow it to function and abet terrorist activity against Israel.”

Undoubtably this will leave many to wonder whether it is mere stupidity on the part of the administration, or if there is a more sinister motive afoot.

Source: The Daily Caller



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