Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 8:22:49 am
Congressman Jim McDermott (Moonbat-WA), who traveled to Baghdad to support Saddam Hussein just before the Iraq War, will have his own jihadi on staff—Mustafa Khalfi, editor-in-chief of the Moroccan newspaper At-Tajdid, who has received a prestigious Fulbright fellowship to take a course at Johns Hopkins University, and a scholarship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Fulbright’s Terror Supporter.
At-Tajdid’s website has a permanent link to the Union of Good, an umbrella organization of Hamas-funding charities. Five of these organizations have been listed by the U.S. Treasury Department as Specially Designated Global Terrorist entities (SDGTs):
* The Al-Aqsa Foundation, Belgium and Holland Branches
* Comité de Benfaisance et de Secours aux Palestiniens (CBSP)
* Sanabil al-Aqsa
* The Palestinian Relief Society, Switzerland
In addition, two more groups, The World Association of Muslim Youth (WAMY - lgf: search), and the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), have been accused in a lawsuit filed by families of the 9/11 victims of being “connected to Osama bin Laden and two of his top operatives.”
The Union of Good was established in October 2000 and is presided over by Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi and run by Essam Yussuf, a prominent figure in Interpal, a British Hamas front organization. Even the Palestinian Authority considers the Union of Good as a body supporting Hamas.
Clicking on the link to the Union of Good on the At-Tajdid website gives the reader a choice of English or Arabic. The English site takes the reader to the donations page of Interpal, a British-based charity that is designated by the U.S. as an SDGT. According to U.S. law, this is an indication that Khalfi himself should be designated a SGDT. A check of archived At-Tajdid websites shows this link to be a permanent feature since at least February 2003.
In August 2003, when the U.S. Treasury Department designated Interpal and several other Union of Good charities as SDGTs, it determined that “they provide support to Hamas and form part of its funding network in Europe.” In other words, Mustapha Khalfi is the editor of a newspaper that knowingly solicited funds for a SDGT.