Ever Wondered About Islamic Money In Politics

 

I receive posts from the Middle East Forum occasionally. The following caught my eye because we often wonder which congress members receive donations from certain pro Muslim Brotherhood groups but don’t know where to look. The Middle East Forum provided some answers.

Who is this organization?

The Middle East Forum’s stated mission:
The Middle East Forum promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects Western values from Middle Eastern threats.
The Forum sees the region — with its profusion of dictatorships, radical ideologies, existential conflicts, border disagreements, corruption, political violence, and weapons of mass destruction — as a major source of problems for the United States. Accordingly, we urge bold measures to protect Americans and their allies.
In the Middle East, we focus on ways to defeat radical Islam; work for Palestinian acceptance of Israel; develop strategies to contain Iran; and deal with the great advances of anarchy.
At home, the Forum emphasizes the danger of lawful Islamism; protects the freedoms of anti-Islamist authors, activists, and publishers; and works to improve Middle East studies.

Toward that end MEF provides articles like the following and searchable archived information from A-Z topics.
Beware Antisemitism’s Third Rail” by Gary C. Gambill The Jerusalem Post October 24, 2016
Iranian Influence Peddling in American Universities” by Stephen Schwartz American Thinker October 22, 2016

-or- outside sources like

Denmark’s feminist mosque founder challenges norms” by Sören Billing AFP October 25, 2016
Muslims in Ireland encouraged to ‘get engaged, get involved” by Patsy McGarry Irish Times October 25, 2016

ISLAMIST WATCH is one of the projects of the Middle East Forum that combats the ideas and institutions of lawful Islamism in the United States and throughout the West by arguing that “radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution.”

One of Islamist Watch focus areas is their “Islamists Money In Politics” database that provides the information on congress members and others that have received donations from individuals associated with American Islamist affiliated groups CAIR, INSA, MSA, MPAC, SAAR, SAFA. If you have wondered about someone in politics, these people may have researched and provided information.

Here are few prominent names and totals legally noted as providing campaign funds. Most of their funds have been invested in the Democratic Parties of several states rather than an individual:

Obama 2004-2012 – $31,645
Obama Victory Fund 2008 – $39,700
Obama Victory Fund 2012 – $34,630
Hillary Clinton – 2000-2016 $52,126
Tim Kaine – 2011-2016 – $8,800
John McCain – 2015-2016 – $2,500
Paul Ryan – 2016 – $1,000
Bernie Sanders – 2015-2016 – $9,485

Top-Ten Recipients of Islamist Money in 2015-2016
Candidates………………………………….2015-2016…………..Lifetime
Hillary Clinton (D-NY)*………………$46,626……………$ 52,126
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MA)……………$17,370……………$193,758
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)……………$13,225……………$ 63,009
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)……………$ 9,285……………$ 9,485
Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)*…………….$ 6,957……………$ 6,957
Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA)…$3,500……………$ 10,500
Dwight Evans (D-PA)*…………………..$3,500……………$ 3,500
Rep. Donna Fern Edwards (D-MD)…$2,900……………$ 4,900
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA)…………$2,850……………$ 19,400
Rep. L. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)….$2,835……………$ 2,835

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I found it telling exactly which ones received concentrated funds.  Especially since the many others listed were minor dollars. Most importantly these were only legally noted.  We have no way of knowing how many millions have really been donated behind closed doors and through illegal means. Just seeing this though should be definitely concerning, even though the donors are citizens, this emphasizes exactly whom they are most focused on.

–Uriel–

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7 Responses to Ever Wondered About Islamic Money In Politics

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  2. upaces88 says:

    Excerpt: 54 Politicians Received $ from Hamas:
    54 Members of Congress Accepted Money From Hamas Terrorists: Federal Judge Confirms CAIR Are Hamas Terrorists!
    ​​The Palestine Authority has long been considered an entity supporting terrorism.5, 6, 7, 8Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have given nearly $600 Million in taxpayer money to the Palestine Authority.9
    Barack Obama and his Administration have close ties with Islamic radicals, CAIR, terrorists and terrorist organizations and they have implemented an agenda that supports terrorism.10, 11
    The publicly available evidence is abundant, clear as glass and cannot be ignored by any rational person. 54 Congressmen, Obama and Hillary are aiding terrorists and should be immediately arrested.
    Okay, America, it’s time for us to force our government to drop its charade. We have terrorists, communists, socialists and criminals running our country and driving it into the dirt.12 Now we have clear and sufficient evidence to demand a historic investigation of these criminal elements.​​​​

    http://politicalvelcraft.org/2012/06/18/criminal-54-members-of-congress-commit-treason-taking-money-from-hamas/

  3. Felinity says:

    No wonder about it. Not all Middle East countries have oil, but a good handful of nations there DO. From a very young age I never forgot the words of a high-ranking British character in Leon Uris’s *Exodus*: “The Kingdom of Heaven runs on righteousness, but the kingdoms of earth run on oil.”

    Oil…such a lovely liquid Damocles sword. And Lord knows that lots of lucre from shared-agenda sources is a perpetually-high-mileage, socio-political lubricant in a corrupt world.

    God save us from the myriad green objects on camels’ feet “over there”…

    • Uriel says:

      Good sayings. They jog my memory as well. Question has Always been what happens if it all disappears in the twinkling of an eye?

  4. skip says:

    Well the way I see it the American Politicians resent everyone but the American voter and tax payer.