No need to ask: Be sure Hilali invested it wisely in the global jihad.
Is there any cause more noble and worthy than fighting in the way of Allah?
By Richard Kerbaj from the Australian:
* Money handed out in Beirut
* Iraqi insurgency supporters received money
* Hilali yet to detail where funds went
MUSLIM cleric Taj al-Din al-Hilali personally handed out in Beirut tens of thousands of dollars collected at Australian mosques in the aftermath of last year’s Israel-Hezbollah war but has failed to properly detail where the money went.
The funds raised by Islamic organisations, including the Lebanese Muslim Association, following the 34-day war were earmarked for the victims of the conflict.
But documents obtained by The Australian reveal that $US10,000 was handed to a supporter of the Iraqi insurgency, Sheik Bilal Shaaban, to go towards his Islamic radio station.
The $70,000 raised by the Australian Muslim community was electronically transferred into the private bank account in Lebanon of an LMA employee – Yihya Safi – before they were withdrawn and handed out by Sheik Hilali and Sheik Safi.