Report: Malik Obama, the President's Brother, Funds Hamas
On Tuesday we noted that Malik Obama is President Barack Obama's half-brother, but the two are very close. Malik Obama was best man at the future president's wedding, and has visited the White House during the Obama years. We also reported that Malik Obama posted a photograph of himself on the Barack H. Obama Foundation website in which he is wearing a scarf emblazoned with calls for Muslims to destroy Israel.
Wearing a scarf is by no means the full extent of evidence that Malik Obama is anti Israel and supports its destruction. According to anti-terrorism activist Walid Shoebat, Malik Obama raises money through an Islamic charity organization, and uses that money to support Hamas.
Hamas is a designated terrorist organization by the United States Department of State, and has been since 1997. Hamas' original foundational charter explicitly called for Israel's destruction. Hamas continues to insist that it will make no agreements that recognize Israel's right to exist. Hamas officials were quoted in Arabic-language media last fall saying that "no usurper has any right to a speck of dust" of the territory that Hamas believes belongs to Palestine, which includes all of present-day Israel.
Along with being president of the IRS tax-exempt Barack H. Obama Foundation, which the IRS' Lois Lerner fast-tracked to tax-exempt status and illegally back-dated so the foundation and Mr. Obama could avoid legal trouble, Malik Obama is executive secretary of the Islamic Da'wa Organization. That organization collects funds and sends them directly to designated terrorists organization Hamas. The funding goes toward attacks and "martyrdom operations" -- suicide bombings against Israeli civilians.
Obama's alleged connection to Hamas' attacks is through the Islamic Da'wa Organization (IDO) of Sudan dictator Omar al-Bashir. Bashir himself is an international criminal who has waged a bloody war against Sudan's Christians and animists in Darfur, and who once harbored Osama bin Laden, but President Obama's administration has sought to mend ties with him anyway.
The IDO to which Malik Obama belongs and leads is supposed to exist for proselytizing for Islam, but it also raises funds for "Gaza relief." These unmonitored funds pass through a bank, Al Shamal Bank, which was founded by Osama bin Laden and is still known to be linked to al Qaeda. Shoebat reports:
The funds are then distributed through Hamas to whichever way they like to spend them. For example, one fund to aid Hamas comes from an Account #1782 under IDO and is advertised by the Muslim Brotherhood as “Aiding Our Brothers in Gaza,” which is set up in the Shamal Bank, an Al-Qaeda bank that was founded by Osama bin Laden. Shamal Bank, as explained in a 1996 State Department report on bin Laden’s finances:
“Bin Laden co-founded the Al Shamal bank with a group of wealthy Sudanese and capitalized it with $50 million of his inherited fortune…”
The Al Shamal bank was also identified as one of bin Laden’s principal financial entities during the trial earlier this year of four Al Qaeda operatives convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.
Malik’s IDO is part of a Coalition of Islamic Organizations (CIO) which also includes the Islamic Society in Gaza, a Hamas front organization founded by Hamas terror leader Sheikh Yassin and headed by Hamas Prime Minister / terror leader Ismail Haniyeh who was its president for almost ten years.
The relationships and financial links get quite complicated, by design. Walid Shoebat notes that Malik Obama's boss within the Islamic Da'wa Organization, Suar al-Dahab, has explicitly and repeatedly called for Israel's annihilation. Shoebat has much more on this at his website.