Women's March leader Linda Sarsour is set to keynote several fundraisers across the country for Islamic Relief USA, an Islamic advocacy organization that is banned in many countries and has increasing ties to international terrorist organizations.
Over the past few years, the controversial progressive activist has faced increasing scrutiny over her Islamist ideology and ties to radical extremists, in addition to her virulent anti-Semitism. Nonetheless, she remains a board member of The Women's March, which claims to advocate for the rights of all women.
The Sarsour keynote series for Islamic Relief will kick off May 12 in the Atlanta area, where she will be joined by radical New York-based preacher Imam Siraj Wahhaj, whom Sarsour considers her closest mentor. Last year, several of Wahhaj's children were arrested after they attempted to set up a terrorist training camp in New Mexico.
Several countries have listed Islamic Relief Worldwide — the parent organization of Islamic Relief USA — as an international terrorist organization.
IRW is listed as a designated terrorist group in the United Arab Emirates.
New UAE terror list places Boko Haram & Al-Qaeda alongside Islamic Relief and Council on American–Islamic Relations http://t.co/0dGKGkPpnV— tom finn (@tom finn)1416069913.0
Israel bans Islamic Relief Worldwide from West Bank due to Hamas ties http://t.co/FmCeLVU0Zo— The Jerusalem Post (@The Jerusalem Post)1403179764.0
More evidence about Islamic Relief as supporting Hamas, the terrorist cabal in Gaza. https://t.co/mqIacS5Qjk— David Vance (@David Vance)1526242835.0
Bangladesh has banned IRW as well, claiming that it supports radical Islamists.
Additionally, Russian and Swiss authorities, along with British and Swiss banks, have cracked down on the group for terrorist-financing efforts. Banking giants UBS and HSBC have closed Islamic Relief's bank accounts due to terrorist-financing concerns.
"Islamic Relief also maintains financial links with several terrorist-linked groups in the Middle East, including o… https://t.co/3nmbnqxOkF— Nick Short (@Nick Short)1529533794.0
Under the guise of a humanitarian mission, IRW is known to support and prop up radical Islamist groups and individuals in the nations where its network operates. There is currently an ongoing U.S. federal criminal investigation into Islamic Relief, according to a 36-page investigative report by the Middle East Forum that was published in 2018.
The think tank has described Islamic Relief as an outfit that "was founded — and continues to be managed — by prominent Islamist operatives" who are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and other international terrorist organizations.
Germany confirms Islamic Relief Worldwide linked to Muslim Brotherhood, triggering concerns among politicians over… https://t.co/LDHW7fZ96E— Natasha Fatah (@Natasha Fatah)1555579243.0
Moreover, the Clarion Project has described Islamic Relief as an entity "joined at the hips" with the Muslim Brotherhood. The current chairman of the group appears to openly support the Muslim Brotherhood, according to photographs publicized by The Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Linda Sarsour has previously spoken at fundraisers for the controversial terror-linked organization. In 2016 and 2017, she spoke at several Islamic Relief events as part of the group's "Promise for Palestine" tour. Islamic Relief is just one of the many U.S.-based Islamist outfits that the Women's March leader has cozied up to.