Thanks to Creeping Sharia
Now that they got their man in the White House, Muslims demand that he delivers:
Zakat, as we’ve documented numerous times already, isÂ intended to fund jihad, and Islamic charities have beenÂ proven to fund jihad. In fact, theÂ duty of jihad is linked to zakat â€“ or what Obama and Muslim groups in America call charitable giving.
Zakat, however, is not charitable giving in the Western sense. If it were, there are thousands of charities that accept donations and no special exemptions or change in law ordered by the president would be required. Yet, as Raymond Ibrahim pointed out inÂ Why Muslim Charities Fund Jihad, “There is scholarly consensus (ijma`) thatÂ zakat cannot be given to non-Muslims.”
Anti-American groups in the U.S. likeÂ Viva Palestina openly raise money on U.S. college campuses for terrorist, Hamas-controlled Gaza.Â Code Pink has done the sameÂ in Massachusetts. Muslim groups in the U.S. advertise that they are collecting money via Paypal, and throughÂ online fundraisers. Non-U.S. websites, terrorists included, do the same.
Muslims have also received detailed instructions from theÂ IRS and Better Business Bureau on how to donate money without the FBI finding out. TheÂ ACLU, joined by a dozen “charities,” successfully challenged a requirement to check employees and expenditures ‘against several government watch lists for “terrorist activities.”’
How much more obvious can it be, and how much easier do Muslims want it to be? Do they want direct deposits to Hamas and other Islamic “charities” automatically deducted from their paychecks?
viaÂ Muslim Groups Urge Obama to Ease Giving Restrictions â€“ The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
More than 20 American Muslim charities sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week urging him to move forward on a pledge he announced in Cairo last year to make it easier for Muslims to give.
The charities said that many Muslim donors are still afraid to support charities because they worry about attracting scrutiny from law enforcement. Complex laws about how to provide aid overseas, as well as the surveillance and prosecutions of some Muslim nonprofit groups, have curbed lawful, well-intentioned nonprofit activities, the charities wrote.
Signatories to the letter included local and national organizations such as American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, and Muslim Advocates.
The charities noted that June will mark the one-year anniversary of Mr. Obama’s speech in Egypt, in which he said he was “committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat,” or their religious obligation to give.
“As the one-year anniversary of your historic commitment to protect religious freedom and charitable giving approaches, it is our sincere hope that you will take concrete stepsÂ to remove legal hurdles that have chilled well-intentioned American Muslim charitable activities for too long,” the organizations wrote in the letter.
So, while Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder work on removing those legal “hurdles,” it’s only fair that Americans understand what zakat, disguised as “charitable giving,” really means.
FromÂ Yousef al-Qaradawi, “Fiqh az-Zakat: A Comparative Study,” spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood (a group that calls for the destruction of America but whom Obama requested attend his Cairo speech, andÂ met with in the White House):
“The most important form ofÂ jihad today is serious, purposefully organized work to rebuild Islamic society and state andÂ to implement the Islamic way of life in the political, cultural and economic domains. This is certainlyÂ most deserving of zakat. ”
A former Muslim chaplain at George Washington University, whom Obama has greenlighted assassinating, refers to Islamic schools of jurisprudence to clarify that Islamic zakat funds jihad: