Posted on December 21, 2012 by creepingObama and Holder, who want to disarm law abiding Americans, have approved U.S. Muslims funding and arming of the jihadi-led rebels. via EX-OBAMA OFFICIAL FUNDING AL-QAIDA-TIED REBELS. Raising U.S. money for jihadist-led opposition fighters « Klein Online.
The former director of Muslim outreach for President Obama’s 2008 campaign now is representing a charity raising money in the U.S. to fund the jihadist-tied Syrian opposition.
Mazen Asbahi, a Chicago lawyer, resigned from Obama’s first presidential campaign after the Wall Street Journal reported that he sat on the board of an Islamic investment group called the Allied Assets Advisors Fund. Also on the board was Jamal Said, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation, which raised millions of dollars for the Hamas terrorist organization.
The Allied Assets Advisors Fund was itself a subsidiary of the North American Islamic Trust which is directed by the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA.
The ISNA was established in 1981 by activists from the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Muslim Students Association. The ISNA was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terrorism financing case.
The ISNA was the subject of a terrorism investigation in December 2003 by the Senate Finance Committee, which looked into possible links between nongovernmental organizations and terrorist financing networks.
The official court documents in the Holy Land case named the ISNA among “entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood.”
Now Asbahi is back in the spotlight as the lawyer for the Syrian Support Group, which is raising money to fund the rebels attacking Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Earlier this year, Asbahi applied to the U.S. government for a license to fund the Free Syrian Army.
There have been scores of reports worldwide that al-Qaida and other jihad groups are among the ranks of the Free Syrian Army. It is well established that jihadists dominate the Syrian opposition and various Free Syrian Army branches.
Asbahi’s Syrian Support Group boasted on its website it received “a license from the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control that permits the organization to raise funds and provide certain services to the Free Syrian Army.”
The group says it is raising funds in the U.S. to provide “certain logistical, communications and other services to the [Free Syrian Army].” It defines the Army as “a coalition of affiliated armed rebel groups operating in Syria.”
Brian Sayers, director of government relations for the Syrian Support Group, admitted in an NPR interview the money raised by his organization will go to weapons purchases as well.
“Yes,” he said when asked about weapons. “Weapons are going to be a part of the process, because if they’re going to set up safe zones for the Syrian citizens … those safe zones have to be defended.”Obama’s boy – who is arming Muslim children with guns – also recently created the ‘National Muslim Democratic Council’.
Obama and Asbahi’s rebels at work: