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Intelligence Report: Major U.S. Based BDS SupportersIslamic Charities that support BDS in America

  1. American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
  2. Muslim Students’ Association (MSA)
  3. Muslim American Society (MAS)
  4. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)

American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) operates with an aura of deception and a clear intent to hide active connections between terrorist organizations such as Hamas and AMP officers, directors, and board members. AMP is a founding member of the new U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, joining the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

As a matter of historical fact, the Muslim Brotherhood coordinated, established, and maintains direct control over a majority of the prominent Muslim organizations operating in America. The “process of settlement” in America, as outlined by the Muslim Brotherhood doctrine, has been operationalized by an endless chain of Brotherhood front groups, such as AMP. They are organized along the lines of nonprofit companies.

AМР works very closely with other American Islamist groups to support campus activism through Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA).” AMP often provides funding for MSA and facilitates the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israeli products and companies by providing funding, training, infrastructure, and logistical support. AMP was founded by UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian as a means of directing and supporting the anti-Israel campus organization he co-founded, the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Last year, AMP joined a coalition of national Islamist groups in forming the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations.

Analyst Summary

The research shows that BDS supporters are not well known in the United States. In the U.S., the primary BDS nonprofit companies and platforms are unmolested by law enforcement or restrictive regulations. Under the Obama administration, neither the public nor the government gave any attention to the Islamic charities’ loose corporate structures or propensity to bend the rules. The U.S. nonprofits that create a base for AMP are poised on the brink of collapse and have been for some years. Some of these organizations and chapters are just email lists or discussion forums. Looking ahead, we don’t see these groups gaining support, cash flow or momentum while operating in the United States. It would be uncomplicated to target action against these nonprofits corporations and groups, which should include additional federal and state investigations. There is a bill in Congress that’s been introduced by Ted Cruz to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. This could have a profound negative effect on BDS groups operating in the United States.

U.S. officials have stated in testimony before Congress that there is a broad overlap of former employees of organizations providing financial support to the terrorist organization Hamas that now play important roles in the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) nonprofit corporation. The links between individuals working for AMP and Hamas extends back before the formation of AMP in 2006. The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is a Palestinian advocacy group with strong ties to both the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and to the Hamas support infrastructure in the U.S. AMP has also placed a heavy emphasis on supporting and helping to coordinate the activity of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the primary organizer of anti-Israel events on campus, which has dozens of chapters.

Although these U.S.-based nonprofit organizations perform some legitimate charitable functions, these groups are important Hamas social institutions operating on American soil. We believe with a high degree of confidence that the organizers, officers, and chapter members of AMP are acting for or on behalf of Hamas. Support for Hamas and the activities that AMP facilitates interferes with the Middle East peace process and poses a significant threat to U.S. national security along with the lives of civilians that reside in the U.S.

As such, American Muslims for Palestine should be considered by OFAC for SDT designation as a Hamas entity and should be subject to the prohibitions of the IEEPA statute.

AMP-National-Board

AMP National Board Members. Click image for a much larger page.

AMP has its organizational roots in the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), an anti-Semitic group that served as the main propaganda arm for Hamas in the United States until it was dissolved in 2004. Federal prosecutors state that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian Committee created IAP in the United States for the purpose of funding Hamas. Since its creation in 2005, AMP continues to work in close collaboration with some former IAP leaders who currently hold positions as AMP board members. IAP accepted and channeled funds to known terrorists and terrorist organizations. (see Exhibit 1)

The primary operator for IAP was Mousa Mohammad Abu Marzook a.k.a. Dr. Musa Abu-Marzuq; Sa’id Abu-Marzuq; Abu-‘Umar; Mousa Mohamed Abou Marzook; Musa Abu Marzouk; Musa Abu Marzuk

Mousa Abu Marzook currently holds the title of Deputy Political Bureau Chief of Hamas, operating out of Cairo, Egypt. Marzook was listed as a Specially Designated Terrorist by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1995. He is currently on the renamed Treasury Department Specially Designated National list under such alternative spellings of his name as Dr. Musa Abu-Marzuq, Sa’id Abu-Marzuq, Mousa Mohamed Abou Marzook, Musa Abu Marzouk, and Musa Abu Marzuk, and under the alias “Abu-‘Umar.

Based on this information, Congress and the U.S. Treasury should be required to carefully monitor the agents, officers, and directors of all Islamic organizations with past or present connections to Hamas or any other specially designated Islamic terrorist group such as the PLO/PA and the PLFP. Any group that is now funding or enabling BDS campaigns in America, and particularly on U.S. college campuses, should be held accountable and subject to increased financial disclosures and transparency.

The U.S. should deny tax-exempt status to groups that employ or associate with those individuals previously connected to terrorist funding events and organizations.

Congress needs to legislate much stricter laws regarding disclosure of nonprofit corporations. The operators of these Islamic charities, along with the employees and board members who have previously been associated with terrorist financing, should demand greater scrutiny before granting that organization tax exempt status.

AMP operates through a complex web of relationships that connect to Hamas and its various foreign sub-groups. While АМР is а corporate not-for-profit, it is not a 501(с)(3) tax-exempt organization. It uses the 501(с)(3) tax-exempt organization Americans for Justice in Palestine Educational Foundation (AJP) as а fiscal sponsor and gives its money to AJP, which then disburses it to SJP and other BDS groups -а very beneficial relationship that limits transparency.

In 2006, AMP was incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of California (C2840342). American Muslims for Palestine is also a registered foreign nonprofit corporation in the State of Illinois (66688003) using the original California company information. AMP conducts business in Illinois based on this corporate entity:

Foreign Nonprofit Corporation filed in Illinois
-Active- Illinois entity
File Number 66688003 (Illinois filing)
California not-for-profit
AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC
10101 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL, 60465, US
Agent: Abdel Hamayel
Qualification date (foreign) 09/17/2009
708-598-4267

Website: http://www.ampalestine.org/
Donations accepted through www.paysimple.com/
However, the above referenced domestic nonprofit California corporation was suspended and is inactive.

CA established on August 2, 2006
File number C2840342
AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC
10101 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL, 60465, US
Agent: Hatem A Bazian
2425 Channing Way Suite 335, Berkley, CA 94704
FTP SUSPENDED

In February 2015, several members of the Chicago AMP office branched out and opened an AJP office in Washington, D.C.

AJP EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
717 D St NW Washington, DC 20004-2812
202-735-0026 Qualification date March 2010
Both AMP and AJP Educational Foundation Inc. use the same tax number and address.
TIN: 27-1365284

AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC
27-1365284

AJP EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION INC
10063 S 76th Ave Bridgeview, IL 60455
10101 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL, 60465, US
Founded 2009
IRS Ruling date: March 2010

The head person at AMP, Hatem Bazian, is also AJP Educational Foundation’s principal officer. AJP Educational Foundation Inc. was found to have used multiple variations of the AMP name in corporate documents. These included:

  • American Muslims for Palestine Inc.
  • AMP
  • AJP Educational Foundation Inc.
  • American Muslims for Palestine-IL

There is a total of 19 tax liens that have been filed against AJP Educational Foundation Inc. in both California and Illinois. Some are as recent as 2016. The founder and executive most often listed in AMPs corporate documents is Hatem Bazian. He uses multiple spellings of his name across more than a decade of corporate documents filed with states and the federal government. These include:

  • Al-Bazian, Hatem А
  • Albazian, Hatem А
  • Al, Hatem A.
  • Bazian, HA

AJP EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION INC [in California] Domestic Nonprofit
10101 S ROBERTS RD PALOS HILLS, IL 60465-1556 UNITED STATES
BUSINESS ADDRESS: 2801 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-1118, United States
MSA: Oakland, CA – 5775
Filing Date 11/16/2009
Filing Number: C3237554
TELEPHONE: 510-914-6722
OFFICERS:
HATEM A. AL, PRES
HATEM A. ALBAZIAN, OWNER
MSA: 1600 – Chicago, IL
RULING DATE: March 2010

Money Channels

As with all other Islamic charities supporting BDS, AMP uses a covert organizational structure to disguise its operations, financial activity, and links to Hamas. AMP purposely uses the technique of a “loosely organized structure.” This structure is commonly found in other nonprofit Islamic charities that provide support for BDS activity. Multiple spellings of the same name, coupled with various addresses and suspended or forfeited corporations, create dead ends for anyone investigating these organizations.

The AJP Educational Foundation, Inc. describes its goal as publishing “educational materials to raise awareness on Palestine and the Middle East.” The companies listed revenues of $824,710 for 2014, an improvement from 2013’s $567,188. It is the fiscal sponsor of (AMP), whose website says, “We are a strictly American organization working for Americans in America. We are donor-funded. All of our fundraising is conducted within the United States; all of our funds and work are kept within the US.

AMP is not designated as a 501(c) tax-exempt organization. To receive tax-exemption donations, AMP uses AJP, which has the 501(c) tax-exempt status. AMP refers to this company as its “financial sponsor.” The benefit to AMP of not being certified as a 501(c) comes from the lesser classification not requiring IRS forms (990) or full disclosure to anyone regarding the group’s business. Donations from the AMP website are accepted through AJP Education Foundation Inc., with an Illinois address. AMP and AJP share this same address: 10101 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL 60465

The benefits of using this type of minimum corporate structure are that AMP is allowed to operate without the general nonprofit government supervision or being required to file the standard 501(c) nonprofit financial disclosures. As was witnessed with other Islamic charities (even after the first domestic corporation in another state was dissolved or forfeited), the registered foreign non-profit organizations in other states remain in operation; even using the first FEIN. While that original California registration has been suspended and is no longer permitted to operate in California, the Illinois foreign nonprofit is still in operation. The Illinois company is still accepting donations for AMP online using the Illinois address: 10101 S Roberts Rd, Suite 101, Palos Hills, IL 60465. There is no listing for AJP Educational Foundation Inc. in the Illinois Corp. search. It is not registered as a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation within the state of Illinois.

Funding and financial activity for AMP are channeled through the AJP Educational Foundation Inc. The ultimate destination of funds that flow from AJP to AMP is unknown. Strangely, AJP is listed in several non-profit guides as being an “Environmental Protection Fundraising Organization.” The operator and head of AMP, Mr. Hatem Bazian, is also AJP Educational Foundation’s principal officer.

AJP financial data from 2015 shows an income of $903,065 from unclassified revenues. In its role as “financial sponsor,” AJP has not and does not provide this service for any other nonprofit projects. Some of the MAS and AMPIslamic charities that are BDS supporters are operated by the same Muslim Brotherhood proxies. Same people, same Islamic groups, different corporate name.

10063 S. 76th Ave Bridgeview IL 60455 AMP Address

9210 S Oketo Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455 MAS Address

AMP ‘s Ties to Hamas and other Terrorist Organizations

Hamas operates political, military, and social branches to serve its overall goal to destroy Israel. Its charter advocates violent jihad as the only solution to the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, and it considers it the duty of all Muslims to participate in this objective either through direct action or financial support. The 2017 AMP national board includes former members/employees of both the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP) and Holy Land Foundation (HLF). Both of these Islamic charities previously operated in the United States and were found liable for aiding and abetting the terrorist organization Hamas.

The American Muslims for Palestine national board is composed of eleven people. At least seven of these individuals have been previously employed or associated with Islamic charities that were closed or prosecuted for funding designated terrorist organizations such as Hamas. One member of the AMP national board, Salah Sarsour, was convicted and served time in an Israeli prison for providing financial and other support to Hamas.

Background:

In January 1995 the President issued Executive Order 12947, designating Hamas as a Specially Designated Terrorist (SDT). This designation prohibited financial transactions with or for the benefit of Hamas and authorized the Treasury Department to block assets within the jurisdiction of the United States in which Hamas had an interest. Hamas was further designated as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) by the State Department in 1997 under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.

The Treasury Department designated HLF as a terrorist organization on December 4, 2001, under President Bush’s Executive Order 13224. The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control designated HLF as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. Hamas was founded in late 1987 soon after the first Intifada broke out. Hamas was created as the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian chapter. After the formation of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood directed its worldwide chapters also to establish an organization that could support Hamas from overseas. The Palestine Committee was created by the Palestine Body of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Levant in 1988.

According to U.S. prosecutors, committee organizations were established in the United States that could provide Hamas with financial support. The organs of the Palestine Committed in the United States were: the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) [Its original name was the Occupied Land Fund or OLF], the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), and the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR). HLF acted as “the fundraising arm for Hamas,” and IAP served as a “media entity.”

Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) – Formed as a California nonprofit corporation in 1989 and moved to Texas in 1992. In December 2001 the U.S. government designated HLF a terrorist organization, seized its assets, and shut down the operation. In 2004 a federal grand jury in Dallas, Texas charged HLF and five former employees with providing material support to Hamas and related offenses. In early November 2008, the U.S. government obtained guilty verdicts on all counts against HLF and found the organization and members guilty of having provided Hamas more than $12 million in direct financial support. The convictions included: conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The 2008 HLF trial was the largest prosecution involving Hamas and terrorism financing in U.S. history.

United Association for Studies and Research (UASR) – An anti-Semitic propaganda organization which operated from Virginia 1989 – 2005. Created by the Muslim Brotherhood to advance Hamas’ agenda in the United States. UASR served as the base for the political command of Hamas in the United States. The UASR was established by Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzuq. Another Hamas official, Ahmed Yousef, was identified as UASR’s Director. He now serves as the senior political advisor to the former Hamas prime minister of Gaza, Ismail Haniya. Evidence presented at the HLF trial showed that, together with HLF and the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), UASR was part of an organizational structure operating in the U.S. supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. UASR was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 like-minded “organizations of our friends” that share the common goal of destroying America and converting it into a Muslim nation bound by sharia law. The Muslim Brotherhood recognized the UASR as a group that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.” Former CIA operative Brian Fairchild asserts that “organizations like UASR” can advance the global terrorist agenda by “recruiting new members, raising funds to support international terrorism, and … actually, support[ing] a terrorist attack in the U.S.”

Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) – In 1981, the IAP was incorporated in Illinois as a nonprofit. The IAP was founded by Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, the current Deputy Chief of Hamas Political Bureau, and according to the Associated Press, the number two leader of Hamas. The IAP was recognized as the U.S.-based propaganda center for Hamas. This group organized rallies and published magazines with articles supporting HAMAS. The corporation was dissolved in 2004 after being found liable for the murder of an American teenager who was slain during a Hamas shooting in Israel. Additionally, a federal district court held that IAP was civilly liable for supporting Hamas. (In 1997, Mohammad Abu Marzook was deported from the U.S. to Jordan. In August 2004, a U.S. federal grand jury indicted him and two others, charging them with a 15-year conspiracy to raise funds for terrorist attacks against Israel.)

Today, AMP is operated in a virtually identical manner as its predecessor HLF. Just as AMP does today, HLF raised money by conducting nationwide fundraising events, conferences, and seminars where sponsored Muslim speakers solicited donations. HLF maintained a computerized list of featured speakers that included numerous individuals identified through testimony as Hamas members. The HLF had its assets frozen by the U.S. Treasury in 2001 after the discovery that it was funneling money to Hamas.

Former officials of the IAP and the HLF now work for or on behalf of AMP. These current AMP staff members and/or affiliates are all former members of organizations that have been shut down or held civilly liable by the U.S. government for funneling money to Hamas. Both HLF and IAP were founded with money from Hamas terrorist Abu Marzook.

1. Abdel Baset Hamayel previously served as IAP’s executive director and secretary general. He is AMP’s registered agent in Chicago, signed a petition as the “Director of AMP, Chicago,” is called AMP’s “Executive Director” in a Facebook post, and is listed as the person who possesses the AJP Education Foundation’s books and records. Abdel was also a representative of the Illinois and Wisconsin KindHearts offices (KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development). This Islamic charity was founded almost immediately after the Holy Land Foundation was shut down. The U.S. Treasury froze KindHearts’ assets for providing support for terrorism. In 2012, the KindHearts charity ceased operations in a deal struck with the U.S. Treasury Department.

2. IAP’s former Michigan representative Sufyan Nabhan is an AMP National Board member. During a May 2010 event commemorating the Palestinian “Al-Nakba”—i.e., “Day of Catastrophe” about the creation of Israel on May 14, 1948—Nabhan condemned Israel’s “occupation of Palestine,” saying: “Occupation is apartheid, occupation is segregation. Massacres are going on daily.”

3. Hussein Al-Khatib is a current AMP National Board member and the former regional director of HLF.

4. IAP’s newspaper editor, Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, is AMP’s National Policy Director and a National Board member. He is also a past President of the Society of Arab Students (SAS) University of California, Irvine. Osama is also the founder and editor of Al Meezan newspaper, a publication that includes articles praising Hamas. Before AMP, Abu-Irshaid served as the editor of IAP’s Arabic periodical, AlZaytounah, which not only promoted the goals of Hamas but also published advertisements by terrorist-affiliated charities in AlZaytounah, an Arabic newspaper that was published by IAP. Osama is also а board member of the American Muslim Society (AMS). He was a speaker at the Eighth Annual International Al-Awda Convention. Additionally, he is a “research fellow” at the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), an Islamic think-tank that promotes Hamas ideology. In а December 2014 Facebook post in Arabic, Osama praised the violent jihadist tactics of Hamas. (In August 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued an initial determination that Abuirshaid was “ineligible for naturalization” because he failed to disclose his IAP past properly.)

5. Current AMP board member Yousuf Shahin is the one-time president of the IAP’s New Jersey branch.

6. Rafeeq Jaber is a current representative for AMP, along with acting as the organization’s tax preparer. He led the IAP’s Chicago chapter in 1991 and served as IAP president of IAP from 1996-1998 and again from 1999 until the organization shut down in 2005. Jaber has supported Hizballah.

7. Salah Sarsour is a current AMP national board member. In the early 1990s, he was employed at UASR. Additionally, Salah Sarsour is a named un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial. During the mid-1990s, Sarsour was arrested by Israeli authorities and sentenced to eight months in prison for his involvement with Hamas for providing financial and other assistance to a Hamas fugitive and military activist. It was proven in court that he was involved with both Hamas and HLF. He funneled money to the leader of the Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ armed wing), through the family’s Milwaukee furniture store. While in prison, Sarsour became ‘excellent friends’ with Adel Awdallah, a former leader of Hamas al-Qassam Brigades. He sent financial support to Awdallah ‘several times’ through his brother Jamil Sarsour. He pleaded guilty to aiding Hamas and served a multiple year sentence in Israel before being deported to the U.S. in 2002.”

Of the eleven people on the AMP National Board, at least seven are from previous nonprofit organizations that have been directly connected to terrorist funding by the U.S. government. One of the board members has spent time in an Israeli prison for financing terrorists. A critical issue addressed by evidence in the HFL trial were the connections between the Islamic defendants and Hamas.

AMP’s Troubling Donors

In 2017, AMP’s donor list includes groups and entities whose members, affiliates оr associates maintained ties to various terrorist groups including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ militaгy arm), and al-Qaeda.

The services of AMP Supporter Middle East Financial Services (MEFS) (a “bronze sponsor” of AMP’s 2014 convention and 2015 AMP convention advertiser), have been used by some individuals to send money to Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). AMP supporter Prime Furniture Wholesale in Milwaukee is the store owned by the family AMP board member Salah Sarsour; the store’s bank account was reportedly used to send money to Hamas Qassam Brigade’s commander Adel Awadallah. AMP “platinum sponsor” the Zakat Foundation’s executive director Khalil Demir signed the IRS 990 forms for the Benevolence International Foundation, which the U.S. Treasury designated in 2002 for funding al-Qaeda.

In testimony before the U.S. Congress, experts have noted that the presence of operatives from former terror financing organizations in the leadership of АМР, an American charity, is significant, highly suspicious and demands further investigation bу the federal government. The infiltration of Hamas terror financiers into а major American BDS-funding group should bе а wake-up call to naive college students and BDS apologists who think the BDS campaign is all about human rights and “ending the occupation.”

AMP’s connection with SJP and MSA

A speaker at the 2001 American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)’s conference on Palestinian activism in America said, “….the fight for a Palestinian state will center on American college campuses.” AMP’s main partner on campus is Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the primary organizer of anti-Israel events on campus with several dozen independent chapters. AMP provides speakers, training, printed materials, a so-called ‘Apartheid Wall,’ and [financial] grants to SJP activists. AMP even has a campus coordinator on staff whose job is to work directly with SJP and other pro-BDS campus groups across the country. According to an email, it sent to subscribers, AMP spent $100,000 on campus activities in 2014 alone. AMP partners with a broad range of BDS organizations, and openly calls for Congress to embrace BDS. AMP provides significant support to SJP chapters by speaking at SJP campus events, reposting SJP statements on its website, organizing conferences and seminars for SJP chapters, and facilitating the SJP National Convention.

AMP claims to have chapters around the country. However, these organizations are hard to locate.

AMP-Wisconsin
[email protected]
SOS has no listing for any FNPC with the name AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC. or just American Muslims –no listing

AMP-Bay Area and AMP-SoCal
C2840342
Registration Date: 08/02/2006
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Type: DOMESTIC NONPROFIT
Status: FTB SUSPENDED
Agent for Service of Process: HATEM A BAZIAN
2425 CHANNING WAY SUITE 335, BERKLEY CA 94704
Entity Mailing Address: 10101 S ROBERTS ROAD, PALOS HILLS IL 60456
https://www.facebook.com/AmpBayArea/

AJP EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
10101 S Roberts Rd, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Registration: Feb 22, 2012
State ID: A067327
Business type: Foreign Non-Stock Corporation

AMP-NJ
[email protected]
SOS has no listing for any FNPC with the name AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC. or just American Muslims –no listing

AMP-Minnesota
SOS has no listing for any FNPC with the name AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC. or just American Muslims –no listing
Email [email protected]

AMP-Minnesota
SOS has no listing for any FNPC with the name AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC. or just American Muslims –no listing
Email [email protected]

AMP-Chicago
[email protected]
Illinois Foreign Nonprofit Corporation
66688003 AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC.
Qualification Date (Foreign) 09/17/2009
File Number 66688003
Entity Name AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC.
Status ACTIVE
Entity Type CORPORATION Type of Corp NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Qualification Date (Foreign) 09/17/2009 State CALIFORNIA
Agent Name ABDEL HAMAYEL Agent Change Date 03/26/2013
Agent Street Address 10101 S ROBERTS RD, PALOS HILLS 60456
Annual Report Filing Date 11/23/2016 For Year 2016

AMP-NY
[email protected]
SOS has no listing for any FNPC with the name AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE INC. or just American Muslims –no listing

AMP activities have included:

  • In Spring 2009, the AMP jointly organized a “Gaza Solidarity Day” together with the MAS and the far-left A.N.S.W.E.R coalition.
  • In November 2012, the AMP issued a statement that condemned Israeli action in Gaza, a retaliation for barrages of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, accusing Israeli leaders of “using Palestinian blood for election purposes.”
  • In March 2013, the AMP announced a new nationwide outdoor advertising campaign calling for an end to Israeli “apartheid” and to “unconditional American aid for Israel.”
  • AMP partners with Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a leader of anti-Israel BDS. JVP claims to be the Jewish wing of the Palestinian solidarity movement and seeks to “drive a wedge” within the American Jewish community over support for Israel.

Islamic Charities that support BDS in AmericaINTELLIGENCE REPORT: MUSLIM STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (MSA)

  • U.S. colleges allow these anti-Semitic activities to occur
  • MSA organization has a “top down” RICO-like structure
  • No source of funding disclosure requirements
  • Obscured financing and money trail
  • Direct connections and support from known Hamas entities
  • Donations accepted through third-party groups
  • Sponsors anti-Israel rallies in the U.S. featuring virulently anti-Jewish rhetoric
  • Expresses support for terrorist groups, including Hezbollah and Hamas

The MSA is a national organization that coordinates anti-Israel events. Appearance is everything for the MSA in America. While hiding behind a philanthropic veneer, the MSA supports a plethora of anti-Israel activity, including BDS. SJP chapters partner with the local MSA chapters. Growth on U.S. college campuses represents a looming threat both to the U.S. and Israel.

“MSA became the mother ship of all the Muslim Brotherhood front groups.” -FBI Special Agent

MSA Alumni

MSA Alumni. Click image for a much larger page.

U.S. experts on global terrorism identify the MSA as a recruiting tool for jihad. MSA alumni include doctors, lawyers, ISIS murders, Al-Qaeda founders, and other global terrorists. [See attached MSA Alumni chart]

Muslim Student Associations (MSA) http://msanational.org/

  • Leading Muslim organization promoting and coordinating anti-Israel activity in the U.S
  • Attracts sizable audiences to its anti-Israel demonstrations
  • Affiliated with the largest mosques in the U.S.
  • Receives funding and support directly from AMP

The MSA National website show 96 chapters. Guidestar nonprofit services online show 61 previously incorporated MSA chapters. However, many are dissolved. 

The MSA is the most visible and influential Islamic student organization in the U.S. and Canada. The group uses conferences, events, publications, websites and other activities on college campuses to disseminate and promote militant Islamic ideologies. BDS support is also highly visible during Israel Apartheid Week. On college campuses in America, this week of protests created by the MSA and SJP generates a hostile and divisive atmosphere among students. Creating unnecessary divisions between students and an anti-Israel environment have been the main impacts of BDS on college campuses.

The seriousness of the growing problems caused by MSA membership cannot be understated. A 2007 New York Police Department report identified the organization as an “incubator” for Islamic radicalism. Former FBI Special Agent John Guandolo told CBN News that the [MSA] problem could be traced back to the group’s roots in the Muslim Brotherhood — a jihadist movement that seeks to establish Islamic Sharia law worldwide. “The MSA serves as a recruitment tool to bring Muslims into the Brotherhood,” Guandolo said. “Which was its original purpose: to evaluate Muslims and to take them into the Brotherhood and to recruit non-Muslims into Islam as a dawa entity, giving them the call to Islam.” Guandolo worked on several major terrorism cases for the FBI. He calls the MSA the “focal point” for the Muslim Brotherhood in America. “Time after time after time again, we see these terrorists and not just fringe members: these are MSA leaders, MSA presidents, MSA national presidents who’ve been implicated, charged and convicted in terrorist plots.”

The MSA received NGO money from an umbrella group that consists of fifty-two Muslim countries. This group includes Iran and Saudi Arabia. Many MSA chapters have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and are active BDS proponents in North America, South Africa, and Europe. Several U.S. MSA campuses have become hotbeds for anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activism. College campus BDS campaigns, in particular, call for divestment and academic boycotts, creating a hostile and divisive atmosphere towards Jewish students. Part of the MSA’s on-campus strategy is to confront pro-Israel speakers aggressively. Local chapters are not required to disclose funding amounts or sources as a “college organization” unless the college has a specific requirement. The North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) has played a role in all of MSA’s financial dealings.

MSA National http://www.msa-natl.org/

This MSA National website accepts donations for the organization. The online credit card payments are processed through PayPal. The PayPal donations receipt displays this address:

4400 S Saginaw Street.
Suite 1250
Flint, MI 48507

Donations can also be mailed to this same address:

To make a donation by check, please make your check payable to:

MSA National
4400 S Saginaw St. Suite 1250.
Flint, MI 48507

MSA Chapters are a confusing mix of old, inactive nonprofit corporations spread across America and other active entities. Online donations are also an incoherent combination of “tax-deductible” PayPal accounts without sufficient nonprofit tax information. Our research found approximately 20 pages of MSA corporate entities.

Here are a few examples from Michigan.

Mt Pleasant Chapter – Michigan
Мuslim Students’ Association of the United States & Canada
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in some months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
907 MCVEY St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
[query this address in Google Maps and you get: It is a single family home] Islamic Center of Mt Pleasant (Property is labeled Islamic Center)
907 Mcvey St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
icmtp.org [this is a website in Chinese full of banner ads. It is not Islamic anything] (989) 773-2545
Google street view shows a residential house with a basketball hoop in the driveway.
EIN 38-2581548
The ruling year 1981
Presently January 2017
IRS Subsection: This organization did not appear in the most recent IRS BMF. IRS records no longer list this organization as tax-exempt, but they do not indicate its tax-exempt status.

Wayne State University MSA
Мuslim Students’ Association of the United States & Canada
MICHIGAN SТАТЕ UNIVERSIТY
920 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
EIN: 38-2581547 Number: 61015168700
Website: wsu-msa.com
This is an active website and chapter on the school’s campus
Donations are not directed to a specific “national MSA nonprofit.” This is simply sending money to a PayPal account. [email protected]
No mention of tax-deduction or exempt status. However, listed on the Illinois FNP paperwork is the original FEIN 38-2581547
Donations through PayPal, no tax ID or mention of tax-deductible.
Мuslim Students’ Association of the United States & Canada
Box 140 Rm 211, Detroit, MI 48269
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wsumsa/
Detroit. МI
EIN: 38-25815461
Ruling year: 1981
MSA National, Detroit chapter
Wayne State University Chapter, Detroit, MI
[email protected]

Troy, Michigan
Muslim Students’ Association of the United States & Canada
Listed as a “CULTURAL ASSOC”
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
MUSLIM STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES & CANADA
65 Duncan Drive Troy, MI 48098 [address is a residential home] EIN: 38-2340016
1981 IRS Ruling year
Presently January 2017
IRS Subsection: This organization did not appear in the most recent IRS BMF. IRS records no longer list this organization as tax-exempt, but they do not indicate that its tax-exempt status has been revoked.
This group has a Muslim Students’ Association page through the University of Michigan website. However, it does not list any address, corporation, office or contact person. If you are a student at the college it is possible to log-in and send them a message.
Michigan -dissolved

MUSLIM STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
70361M Corporation
Type of Entity: Domestic Nonprofit Corporation
Resident Agent: YAMAAN SAADEH
Registered Office Address: 530 SOUTH STATE ST, ANN ARBOR, MI 48105
Mailing Address: MI
Incorporation/Qualification Date: 7-1-2008
Jurisdiction of Origin: MICHIGAN
Status: AUTOMATIC DISSOLUTION Date: 10-1-2011
Incorporated July 1, 2008
Dissolved by the state November 1, 2011

Observations

MSA misspelled nameOn the donation page of the national MSA website, the name of the decades old organization is misspelled:

Muslims Students Association”

The text further states that the organization, “Muslims Students Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

Contributions to the Muslims Students’ Association, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity, are zakat-eligible and tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.”

This statement is not accurate. Again, an Islamic charity is misspelling its corporate name, misleading anyone seeking to find out additional information on the organization. This is a deliberate misleading action found with many BDS supporters. It is standard practice for the company name to be misspelled or the officers’/directors’ listed names will be misspelled on a corporate filing.

The Top Ten Colleges Most Friendly to Terrorists (Alphabetical order)

  • Brandeis University
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of New Mexico

These Islamic umbrella organizations engage other on-campus Muslim left-wing and anti-war groups, enhancing anti-Israel efforts. MSA chapters around the U.S. provide a platform to espouse and empower Islamist ideologies by providing pulpits on college campuses to visiting speakers and guests tied to extremist organizations, networks, and even governments. Muslim Students’ Associations, many with reported ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, have become active BDS proponents in North America, South Africa, and Europe. In the United States, several campuses have become hotbeds for anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activism.

MSA Alumni

MSA Alumni. Click image for a much larger page.

MSA Alumni (see attachment)

Syed Maaz Shah, the secretary of the MSA and a student at the University of Texas (Dallas), was arrested by the FBI international counter-terrorism squad in Houston for possession of a firearm by a non-U.S. Citizen. He had been recorded discussing jihad and martyrdom, along with participating in live round firearms training. Shah’s two camping companions were indicted in 2006 for conspiring to “offer financial support to Taliban fighters and their families, and to train with firearms to hone their skills for battlefield jihad.”

Khadar Khalib was a member of Algonquin College’s MSA in Ottawa until 2014 when his Facebook page underwent a dramatic change. He began announcing himself as AbdulBaqi Hanif, a name that means “servant of the everlasting” and “true believer” in Arabic. In his new Facebook photo, Khalib’s head was wrapped in a black kaffiyeh. The page featured several pictures of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), heavily armed jihadists, and the group’s black and white flag. The page has since been taken down. Since then Khalib has traveled to Syria, where he is believed to be fighting for ISIS. He is wanted on terrorism-related charges by the Canadian government.

Abdurahman Al-Amoudi was the MSA national president from 1982 to 1983. He was convicted on terrorism-related charges in 2004 by a U.S. federal court and received the maximum sentence of 23 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. He also admitted to being a secret Muslim Brotherhood operative. He wrote from his prison cell, “I am, I hope, still a member of the Muslim Brotherhood organization in the USA.”

Ahmad Totonji was an MSA founder and a key player in the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated SAAR network in Northern Virginia. The SAAR network was incorporated in 1983, and was composed of over 100 companies, charities, and organizations with interlocking boards of directors that are reported to have had ties to al Qaeda, Palestine Islamic Jihad, and Hamas.

Ali Asad Chandia, former president of Montgomery College MSA, was convicted in June 2006 on three counts of providing or conspiring to provide material support to the U.S.-designated terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Muhammad Al-Qurashi, former president of the MSA at Arizona State University. In 2003 he was charged by a federal grand jury with two counts of illegal possession of a firearm. He was deported to Saudi Arabia. He rented a car with three other Muslim associates and drove to Freeport, Texas, where he cased President George W. Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch for a possible terrorist attack. One of the three associates was convicted for lying about his ties to 9/11 hijacker Hani Hanjour.

Ramy Zamzam was a past president of the MSA’s Washington, D.C. Council before his conviction in 2010 for attempting to lead a group dubbed the “D.C. 5” to join the Taliban in Pakistan.

Anwar al-Awlaki was president of the MSA at Colorado State University during the mid-1990s. He was an al-Qaeda cleric and linked to numerous terror plots, including 9/11 and the Fort Hood shootings.

MSA Activity

  • In March 2001, the University of Southern California (USC) hosted Syed Rahmatullah Hashimi, senior adviser to Mullah Omar of the Taliban, to speak with students.
  • The MSA chapter at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey provided students on campus with access to the rhetoric of Islamic extremists, selling videotapes on its website of a speech given by the Taliban ambassador at Drew on May 3, 2000.
  • In a 2004 Action Alert, the MSA’s National Political Action Task Force (PATF) urged members to “send letters of support, encouragement and kind words to our Muslim political prisoners.” That list included Sami al-Arian, a computer science professor at the University of South Florida indicted in Feb. 2003 on charges of establishing and operating the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) network in the U.S. Eventually he pleaded guilty to “conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a Specially Designated Terrorist.” He was deported.
  • In 2005, MSA-National held a fundraiser dinner in support of Ahmed Omar Abu Ali and Abdulhaleem Ashqar. Ali had been convicted of plotting with al-Qaeda operatives to assassinate President George W Bush and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. [sentenced to 30 yrs.] Ashqar was indicted for his alleged participation in a racketeering conspiracy involving members of the terrorist group Hamas in the U.S. [he was acquitted of this charge but found guilty of obstruction]
  • June 2004 the MSA chapter at Dartmouth posted virulently anti-Semitic Hadith and provided equally hateful commentary.
  • MSA-USC’s website hosts a document entitled “Shattering Ten Misconceptions About Islam” which promotes rule by Islamic Sharia Law.
  • MSA South Seattle Community College hosts a piece entitled “A Cry from Palestine” that emphasizes actively fighting until the Israeli land is controlled by Muslims.
  • MSA site at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provides a link to “The Forty Hadith,” including “The Concept of Jihad.”
  • The MSA website has hosted lists of “Islamic organizations,” many of which have been identified as supporters of terrorism or having terrorist ties. Including KindHearts, Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA), Holy Land Foundation, Global Relief Agency, and the Benevolence International Foundation.
  • MSA homepage at Drew University links to a list of extremist Islamic websites including:
    • Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a Muslim organization dedicated to the establishment of a worldwide Muslim caliphate and which is closely aligned with al Qaeda-allied terrorist organization the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
    • Jamaat-i-Islami, the sister movement to the Muslim Brotherhood which seeks Sharia Law.
    • Holy Land Foundation, found guilty in federal court of aiding and abetting the terrorist group Hamas
    • Islamic Association for Palestine, a Hamas primary political support organization in the U.S.
    • Human Concern International, a charity directly tied to al-Qaeda. Founded in 1982, provides aid to the Bin Laden Establishment.

BDS Supporters in the U.S.INTELLIGENCE REPORT: MUSLIM AMERICAN SOCIETY (MAS)

MAS and the Muslim Brotherhood both wish to see the United States governed by Islamic sharia law. Through its founders, current leaders, and activities, MAS has direct connections to virtually every other Muslim Brotherhood organization in North America, including ICNA, ISNA, CAIR, MSA, and of course the global Muslim Brotherhood. In mid-November 2014, the government of the United Arab Emirates designated MAS, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and 81 groups from other countries as terrorist organizations. Others on the list included ISIS; al Qaeda and its various branches; the Muslim Brotherhood and its branches; Britain’s Cordoba Foundation; the Muslim Association of Britain; and numerous European Muslim groups based in Italy, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

In the United States, the Muslim American Society’s organizational structure is a patchwork of old and new organizations. These large and small groups, known as chapters, dot the U.S. map. Many sections operate as domestic nonprofit companies in local states, and MAS members have registered some as foreign nonprofit corporations (FNP). These FNP entities utilize a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) issued to the first 1993 Illinois Muslim American Society nonprofit company.

In Ohio, California, Texas, Oklahoma and New Jersey, individual MAS members formed chapters as domestic nonprofit corporations. This list includes the San Antonio Chapter and the Houston Chapter in Texas; the San Diego Chapter, Greater LA Chapter, and the Sacramento Region Chapter in California; the Columbus Ohio Chapter; the Oklahoma Chapter (MAS.OK) and others. These chapters, at least to some degree, function independently from the original Illinois nonprofit parent company and any functioning “headquarters.”

Several of the MAS business entities are doing business under registered assumed names. Here is one example:
Muslim American Society Houston Chapter, Tax ID: 13638854573 FEIN: 363885457
Filing Number: 800501685 Entity Type: Foreign Nonprofit Corporation
Members of the MAS Houston Chapter registered several assumed names with the Texas Secretary of State and conduct business under the identity of Katy Center Fund and MAS Katy. Many of these groups using assumed names also accept donations.

Here is one example of the registered foreign nonprofit soliciting donations through an assumed name. MAS Katy: https://donate.maskaty.org/ Donations received through Authorize.net

A few prominent MAS states list multiple active and inactive, domestic and foreign nonprofit MAS corporate entities.

In Texas:

Muslim American Society
Foreign Nonprofit Corporation, Richardson, TX
Application for Certificate of Authority through the Muslim American Society, S. LaSalle St., Chicago IL [Formed in 1993] TIN:32002578543, FEIN:36-3885457, File Number:0013323107
Effective Registration Date 06/28/2000
Local Texas address: 908 Audelia Rd. #200 PMB 205, Richardson, TX 75081
Forfeited – Revoked Certificate March 11, 2009, and is no longer active
Muslim American Society Houston
Domestic Nonprofit Corporation, Webster, TX
TIN:32019636524, File Number: 0800643990
Effective Registration Date 04/20/2006
Mailing Address: 12903 Old Richmond Road, Houston, TX 77099
Active Corporation
Assumed Name Filings with the State of Texas
Alnoor Islamic School (8/21/2008, Doc# 226871170002)
Alnoor Quran Institute (2/27/2008, Doc# 220524230003)
Katy Islamic Academy (4/30/2010, Doc# 305789500003)
Houston Quran Academy (4/30/2010, Doc# 305789500002)

Muslim American Society Houston Chapter
Foreign Nonprofit Corporation
Application for Certificate of Authority through the Muslim American Society, S. LaSalle St., Chicago IL [1993] TIN:13638854573, FEIN:36-3885457, File Number:800501685
Original Date of Filing: June 6, 2005
Address: 6210 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX 77083-1502
Active Corporation
Assumed Name Filing with the State of Texas
MAS Freedom Foundation (7/23/2007 Doc.# 179360630002)
Katy Center Fund

Muslim American Society Austin Chapter
Foreign Nonprofit Corporation
Application through the Muslim American Society, S. LaSalle St., Chicago IL [1993] TIN:32031845236, FEIN:36-3885457, Filing Number:800813080
Original Date of Filing: May 8, 2007
Address: 503 Olympic Dr., Pflugerville, TX 78660-4716
Certificate – Charter Forfeited February 21, 2014, and is no longer active

Muslim American Society San Antonio Chapter
Foreign Nonprofit Corporation
TIN:12612777313, FEIN:36-3885457, Filing Number:800882425
Original Date of Filing: October 19, 2007
Address: 7531 Stone Crop Ln, San Antonio, TX 78249 USA
Certificate – Charter Forfeited September 25, 2009, and is no longer active

Name Changes

Existing MAS chapters that operate as domestic nonprofit corporations have also changed their company name,s dropping the reference to MAS. In Richmond, after years of operation, the Muslim American Society of Virginia (EIN 31-1693920) recently changed its name to “Concerned Muslims for Change.”

The same Muslims that leave one failed or indicted charity organization migrate over and work for another MAS chapter or Islamic charity. Muslim nonprofit organizations such as MAS also employ nominee Muslim associates with limited public profiles and histories. The appearance in corporate documents of an unknown name within the organization helps disguise the background, current activity, and real intent of the Islamic charity. Often, Muslim women with plain backgrounds are chosen to appear on the business filing and paperwork. These groups’ websites widely promote these women as having prominent jobs and positions within the organization. Their positions often look to be a front for others in the MAS that are trying to maintain a less public profile because of direct connections to the Muslim Brotherhood or the designated terrorist organization Hamas. By engaging in this practice, the local MAS organizations and corporations are attempting to present a legitimate corporate veneer.

The State of Illinois registered the first MAS nonprofit organization in 1993. Across the U.S. there are at least nine other state registrations of Foreign Nonprofit Corporations filed by local MAS chapters listing this 1993 nonprofit organization.

However, on November 11, 2016, the original MAS Illinois Corporation was subject to an involuntary dissolution by the state. Thus, all of these other corporate chapters that were created based on the original Illinois company (File Number 57351896) and currently accepting donations through the MAS FEIN (36-3885457) would appear to be invalid. A registered foreign corporation in Texas accepting credit card donations online and operating these financial accounts using the FEIN from a dissolved Illinois company is likely in violation of several state and federal regulations that supervise the operation of 501c nonprofit entities.

However, because of this MAS “shell game” there is no state or federal agency responsible for a critical follow-up. No person with any regulatory authority connects the dots, and no supervising government agency recognizes these violations or takes steps to close down this illegal operation. MAS uses the technique of a “loosely organized structure” commonly found in other nonprofit Islamic charities that provide support for BDS activity. We refer to this intentional action as “careless misdirection.”

Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and those persons guiding the Muslim American Society in the U.S. recognize that broken registrations, forfeited nonprofits and dissolved links can aid in the creation of secretive networks that are much harder to surveil, supervise, and audit. Tracking the day-to-day national operations, outgoing cash-flow, and incoming donations for any radical Islamic organization structured as the MAS becomes much more challenging when the legal registration information and persons behind the chapters are hidden and constantly changing.

The decentralized and disorganized operation is a significant benefit to anti-Israel Islamic charities operating in the United States. This discussion is particularly relevant for the MAS. The ease with which this loose MAS structure can facilitate the movement of funds from a U.S.-based Muslim charity to a designated foreign terrorist organization is considered an operational advantage. Here is a quick look at a few MAS chapters operating in the United States.

Illinois Muslim American Society Chapters

  • The original corporation was filed in Illinois on June 11, 1993, with an office address listed as 2 North LaSalle, Suite 1802, Chicago, IL 60602 (later appeared as Oketo Ave, Bridgeview, IL) and FEIN 36-3885457. This corporation went through an involuntary dissolution on November 11, 2016, and is no longer valid.
  • Another MAS nonprofit in Illinois, the Muslim American Society-Illinois (61727795) Incorporated on July 5, 2001, and showing an address of 9210 S Oketo Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455, went through an involuntary dissolution on December 2, 2002.
  • The Muslim American Society of Urbana Champaign, Inc. (67825543), 2011 Brownfield Rd, Urbana, IL 61802 is the only active MAS nonprofit in Illinois as of January 2017. It is a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation. (EIN 46-3408358) There is also a Muslim American Society UC Community Center at this Brownfield Rd. address. This associated group accepts donations through PayPal under the name MAS – Urbana-Champaign Chapter.

New Jersey Muslim American Society Chapter

  • Muslim American Society, NJ Chapter Inc., PO Box 1266, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 and 265A Route 46 West, Suite 203, Totowa, NJ EIN 46-5096571 This was filed as a Domestic Nonprofit New Jersey Corporation. It is an active nonprofit corporation. Mazen Mokhtar is the Youth Division Director of the MAS NJ Chapter, and a member of the Board of Trustees of MAS was arrested on April 24, 2007 after a federal grand jury indicted him on tax fraud charges.

California Muslim American Society Chapters

  • Muslim American Society of Sacramento Region (C2725810) A.K.A: Alhoda Group, 9412 Big Horn Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758 and 3820 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95821 was filed as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation in August 2006. FEIN: 364571903 It is an active corporation.
  • Muslim American Society of San Diego County (C3203345) 10606 Camino Ruiz Ste. 8 PMB 32, San Diego, CA 92126 filed as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation FEIN: 264465056 it was formed on March 11, 2009 and is active.
  • Muslim American Society of SF – Oakland – Berkeley (C3508298) A.K.A: MAS SF – OAKLAND – BERKELEY, 16459 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578. Registered as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation, FEIN: 461295534, the corporation was filed on September 18, 2012. It is suspended and is no longer active. The last statement was filed with the State of California on May 28, 2015.
  • Muslim American Society of Orange County (C2838899), 2121 W Crescent Ave # F, Anaheim, CA, 92801. Filed as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation on July 11, 2006, and suspended by the SOS/FTB and is no longer active. The last statement was filed with the State of California on August 19, 2006.

This hodgepodge of local nonprofit entities in various states does not reflect a centralized national organization. Many chapters that were originally registered as foreign nonprofit corporations then lost that state charter, only to be recreated using a similar name by the same persons or close associates. This loose MAS policy also extends to the organization’s finances. The MAS also has close ties to Islamic American University, an unaccredited university in the Detroit suburb of Southfield that teaches Islamic law and other subjects. The chairman of the Islamic American University, a Michigan-based subsidiary of MAS, is Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi, a leading Qatar-based Muslim Brotherhood ideologue known for his support of terrorist groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah.

History

The Muslim American Society (MAS) is an organization formed as a proxy of Muslim Brotherhood, and still, maintains strong ties with the radical terrorist organization. In August 2007, during the terror support federal trial of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) in Texas, a direct connection to the Muslim Brotherhood was confirmed. FBI agents testified that a phonebook found at the home of Ismail Elbarrasse, the unindicted co-conspirator and former assistant to Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzook, listed the names and numbers of the Muslim Brotherhood leadership in the United States. On the first page of the phonebook under the title ‘Members of the Board of Directors’ were fifteen names. Among those names are Ahmad Elkadi, Jamal Badawi, and Omar Soubani, the founding incorporators of the Muslim American Society (MAS).

A 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document listed both the MAS and the ISNA as member organizations. Several MAS chapters have included website links to the works of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan Al-Banna and the group’s leading intellectual, Syed Qutb. These and other writings endorsed by MAS advocate the concepts of jihad and martyrdom, total obedience to “the Islamic Movement,” and support for a global multi-front war against non-Muslims. MAS annual conventions underwrite speakers who justify armed resistance against Israel and promote anti-Semitic falsehoods. MAS also publishes The American Muslim magazine.

  • MAS co-founder Jamal Badawi is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
  • MAS trustee Esam Omeish in 2001 hired the late U.S.-born cleric and al Qaeda fugitive Anwar al-Awlaki as Imam of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Va.
  • MAS ties closely to ICNA, the U.S. face of designated terrorist group Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).
  • MAS President Ahmed Elbendary and Freedom executive director Mahdi Bray attended a Sept. 2010 New York MB summit with accused 1971 genocide chief Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a 1971 al-Badr unit head under JI secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid.
  • In 1998, Boston MAS V.P. Abdul-Badi Abousamra hired Muhammad Masood (brother of Pakistani LeT founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed) when he was illegally in the U.S.
  • In 2006, Imam Abdul Hannan of Islamic Societies of Greater Lowell and Greater Manchester, and brother-in-law of Saeed and Masood, was arrested for alleged religious worker visa fraud.
  • Hamas leader Mohammed al-Hanooti, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade attack, was MAS-MB Imam from 1995 to 1999 at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Va.
  • Former MAS p.r. Director Randall Todd “Ismail” Royer is serving 20 years for conspiring with Pakistan’s Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT) in Virginia to attack in Chechnya and India’s Kashmir.
  • On Aug. 20, 2004, officials arrested MAS-MB Dar al-Hijrah mosque co-founder Ismail Selim Elbarasse — ex-partner of deported, Syria-based Hamas deputy chief Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook — for casing the Chesapeake Bridge and allegedly raising funds for Hamas.
  • In Jun. 2007, Worcester Islamic Center Imam Hamid Mahmood (a brother of Masood) fled the U.S. with his wife and five children. He obtained a visitor’s visa in 2001 to attend a Harvard Islamic financing conference but previously ran a LeT terrorist safe house in Lahore.
  • In 2007, former Howard Univ. professor and Dar al-Hijrah executive committee member Abelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar was convicted of obstructing justice for refusing to testify about Hamas. In 2004, Ashqar was indicted — with deported Hamas political deputy Abu Marzook — for 15 years of alleged Hamas fundraising and racketeering. He was later convicted for obstructing justice and sentenced to over 11 years.
  • KEY LEADERS: Co-founder Jamal Badawi (appointed to lead North American MB board by former global MB chief Mahdi Akef); MAS Freedom head, Muslim convert, ex-SDS radical, ex-MPAC political chief and three-time larceny and drug felon Madhi Bray; Libyan MAS president Esam Omeish; MAS co-founder Mohamad Adam El Sheikh, a Sudanese sharia judge, FCNA executive director and Dar al Hijrah Imam from 2003 to 2005; President Ahmed Elbendary; Zahid Bukhari, ICNA President, former ICNA Secretary General and co-founder of the Islamic Shura Council.
  • In December 2009, MAS co-sponsored a conference in Chicago that called for the eradication of the state of Israel and accused the U.S. government of waging war against Muslims.MAS leaders raised funds in 2009 to support Viva Palestina, a convoy that was linked to donated cash and vehicles for Hamas.
  • MAS’ annual conventions underwrite speakers who justify armed resistance against Israel and promote anti-Semitic falsehoods. In December 2009, MAS co-sponsored a conference in Chicago that called for the eradication of the state of Israel and accused the U.S. government of waging war against Muslims.
  • MAS leaders raised funds in 2009 to support Viva Palestina; government agencies directly linked donated cash and vehicles for Hamas to this floating convoy

Economist Ibrahim al-Shikaki that has worked at the NGO Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute-MAS (http://www.mas.ps/), on whose board of trustees sit several senior current and former PA officials:

  • Former MAS director-general Dr. Samir Abdullah was also a minister of planning and minister of labor in the PA and is known to be close to Riyad al-Maliki.
  • The current MAS director is a former minister of planning, Dr. Nabil Kassis.

Current members of the board include:

  • Dr. Jawad Naji, minister of economy
  • Dr. Jihad al-Wazir, governor, and chairman of the board of the Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA)
  • Dr. Mohammad Mustafa, CEO of the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF) and economic adviser to Abbas. PIF is an “independent investment company, which aims to strengthen the local economy through critical strategic investments while maximizing long-run returns for its ultimate shareholder – the people of Palestine. PIF also connects to the PA itself.
  • Dr. Sabri Saydam, telecommunications, and information technology adviser to Abbas, was quoted promoting boycotts against Israel using new technologies.
  • Ibrahim Dakkak, a co-founder with Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI), is a former deputy head of MAS.

BDS Supporters in the United StatesINTELLIGENCE REPORT: STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE (SJP)

SJP is the group most responsible for initiating and promoting BDS campaigns against Israel on university campuses. SJP members at U.S. colleges are foot soldiers in the Muslim Brotherhood’s proxy war against Israel. U.S. citizens should encourage lawmakers to switch off the U.S. conveyer belt of financial support that is funding terrorist groups such as Hamas and the other anti-Israel BDS organizations. Hamas engages in a combined program of violence and terror.

  • In 1995, Executive Order 12947 designated Hamas as a terrorist organization.
  • In 1996, the Antiterrorism Act again designated Hamas as a terrorist organization.
  • Later, Executive Order 13224 added Hamas to the list of terrorist organizations.

Between October 1, 2000, and September 10, 2001, Hamas claimed responsibility for at least 20 bombings, two shootings, one kidnapping and one mortar attack. This Hamas violence killed at least 77 persons, including two American citizens and injured at least 547 civilians, including four Americans. The use of suicide bombers has become a HAMAS trademark. SJP is the U.S. proxy for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, advancing the practice of sharia while ignoring U.S. constitutional law.

Examples of BDS support for terrorism were evident at the University of California at Berkeley when the local SJP chapter launched a web-based fundraising campaign for convicted terrorist Ali Jiddah, who is serving a 17-year prison sentence for planting and detonating explosives that injured four Israelis. This case demonstrates SJP’s endorsement of Palestinian violence against Israelis.

Hatem Bazian and Snehal Shingavi, two Muslim lecturers at U.C. Berkeley who openly support Hamas, created Students for Justice in Palestine just after the 9/11 attacks on America. SJP uses the technique of a “loosely organized structure” commonly found in other nonprofit Islamic charities that provide support for BDS activity. However, SJP takes this protocol to a new level of “careless misdirection.”

  • The national SJP website, http://www.nationalsjp.org/ is hosted by the free website provider Weebly. Free sites on this provider can be set up and operated by anyone without providing a legal name; there is no personal or corporate verification required for this domain hosting.
  • National SJP’s operation uses a free Gmail account ([email protected]) which requires no legal identification.
  • Information on the national SJP website does not identify anyone involved with SJP; no leaders, members or even an administration contact person.
  • Neither “Students for Justice in Palestine” nor “National SJP” is a registered nonprofit corporation, foundation, partnership or trust.
  • There is no company, address, PO box, or identified person listed anywhere on the website.
  • “Tax Deductible Donations” are accepted through an unconnected third party

The domain ‘nationalsjp.org’ is registered through a domain privacy service (Registrant Name: PERFECT PRIVACY, LLC in Jacksonville, FL.) The real owner/operator of the SJP domain is unknown to the public. All of this secret information was not mistakenly forgotten or accidentally left off of a page. The “failure to include” critical regulatory information is purposeful misdirection. This process is an enduring demonstration of how Islamic charities avoid disclosing corporate details and individuals’ personal data, and to sidestep regulated financial reporting. Muslim nonprofit supporters of BDS engage in this deliberate behavior to shield the group’s organizers from supervision and investigation by U.S. law enforcement. Operating an Islamic charity from the financial “gray area” by obstructing U.S. investigators’ supervisory roles permits these groups to move funds out of the U.S. and into the accounts of designated terror organizations based in the Middle East.

Prominently displayed on the nationalsjp.org website is the ubiquitous Islamic charity “DONATION” page, which clearly states that donations are “tax-deductible.” It is important to note that unidentified persons from an unregistered company and business with no office, phone or contact person is soliciting charitable donations through this free website. There is no registered nonprofit corporation in the United States named SJP, National SJP or Students for Justice in Palestine. Additionally, at no time before, during, or after the PayPal online donation process is a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), Tax Identification Number (TIN), or nonprofit tax information referenced or visible from the nationalsjp.org website.

Furthermore, SJP collects donations using PayPal through an account entitled: WESPAC Foundation, which is another company of dubious origin. There is not a single reference on the nationalSJP.org site regarding who operates the WESPAC Foundation or its affiliation with SJP. The Wespac site (https://wespac.org) shows no connection to SJP or NationalSJP, and provides no statement about accepting donations on behalf of SJP nor acting as a legal “financial sponsor” organization. There is no mention of SJP or Nationalsjp.org found anywhere on the Wespac Foundation website.

WESPAC’s 2014 IRS form 990 shows it to be a not-for-profit corporation operating under New York State Law and recognized as a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The company’s IRS 990 forms (2003-2014) have no mention of Students for Justice in Palestine, SJP, or NationalSJP. WESPAC maintains bank accounts at HSBC and Axiom Capital Management, Inc. Tactical Rabbit has a high degree of confidence that SJP is funding terrorism, and specifically Hamas. Tactical Rabbit believes these Islamic charity organizations are in violation of the following federal laws:

  • 26 U.S. Code § 7201 – Attempt to evade or defeat tax.
  • 18 U.S. Code § 2339D – Receiving military-type training from a foreign terrorist organization.
  • 18 U.S. Code § 2339C – Prohibitions against the financing of terrorism.
  • 18 U.S. Code § 2332b – Acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries.
  • 18 U.S. Code § 1956/1957 – specifically 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1).
  • Title 31, USC Section 5331
  • Money Laundering Control Act of 1986

SJP operates with intentional “careless misdirection.” SJP and its associated mentor organizations such as AMP are part of a growing network of terrorist front organizations that, over time, have devised unique and novel approaches to financing terrorism using U.S. nonprofit organizations. Tactical Rabbit has a very high degree of confidence that these groups are receiving instruction and training from terrorist organizations explicitly linked to Hamas and Hezbollah.

These groups have crossed the boundary protecting freedom of speech. This convoluted RICO-style association of pro-Palestinian nonprofit corporations is intentionally defrauding the United States of America by evading federal laws set forth by the United States Department of the Treasury. Students for Justice in Palestine receives the financial benefits from taxpayers because it is a student organization. However, masked by out-of-date nonprofit regulations, SJP is serving as a U.S.-based proxy for designated terror organizations. Tactical Rabbit can state with a high degree of certainty that behind SJP’s polished exterior there is an anti-Israel, anti-U.S. and anti-law enforcement agenda.

The persons who founded SJP and who currently operate this decidedly anti-Semitic organization on American soil have an absolute link with Hamas and Hezbollah. SJP is being managed as a terrorist front for Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Tactical Rabbit intelligence due diligence process indicates that these groups are part of “nonprofits” that technically function as a Money Serving Business (MSB). Because of this change in the category under Title 18 USC Section 1960; the IRS has the jurisdiction to investigate violations under Title 18 USC 1960, which requires financial entities acting as Money Service Businesses to register with the federal government. Specifically, § 1956(a)(1)(A)(i): intent to promote the carrying on of specified unlawful activity; § 1956(a)(1)(A)(ii): intent to engage in tax evasion or tax fraud; § 1956(a)(1)(B)(i): knowledge that the transaction was designed to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, ownership or control of proceeds of the specified unlawful activity; or § 1956(a)(1)(B) (ii): knowledge that the transaction was designed to avoid a transaction reporting requirement under state or federal law [e.g., in violation of 31 U.S.C. §§ 5313 (Currency Transaction Reports) or 5316 (Currency and Monetary Instruments Reports), or 26 U.S.C. § 6050I (Internal Revenue Service Form 8300)].

For comparison between the currency SJP and Wespac relationship, charges brought forth in the HLF trial included:

  • Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO)
  • Providing Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO)
  • Conspiracy to Provide Funds, Goods, and Services to a Specially Designated Terrorist (SDT)
  • Providing Funds, Goods, and Services to a Specially Designated Terrorist (SDT)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
  • Money Laundering
  • Filing a False Return of an Organization Exempt from Income Tax
  • Conspiracy to Impede and Impair the Internal Revenue Service and to File False Return of an Organization Exempt from Income
  • Along with tax forfeiture of assets

The radical Islamists have learned many lessons from the mistakes of the Holy Land Foundation. In 2017, the trail of money moving through SJP’s secretive network is more of an informal Hawala transaction than a regulated bank transfer. Operating an unlicensed Hawala in the United States is illegal. Naive advocates for SJP donate money via PayPal. Numerous individuals within the third-party nonprofit organization then receive those funds for distribution to additional parties. Funds exit the system by being delivered from those individuals to counterparts located in Gaza via a Hawala system. The Wespac Foundation in White Plains, New York is aggregating and distributing these SJP funds. The participants of the scheme are very careful not to engage in bulk cash transactions or consecutive wire transfer across U.S. borders. Both of these activities require additional disclosure under U.S. Treasury regulations and would trigger a red flag.

Tactical Rabbit believes, based on a HUMINT intelligence operation, that these affiliated U.S.-based organizations are also fronts for Hamas.

  • Canaan Fair Trade
  • End the Occupation
  • Sunbula
  • The Land of Canaan Foundation
  • Wespac Foundation
  • Anera

With training from Hamas, Hezbollah, and other designated foreign agents, these U.S.-based Islamist groups have adopted new and innovative methods of avoiding terrorist financing detection. Students for Justice in Palestine, Wespac, The Electronic Intifada, and others are Muslim organizations operating in the United States as fronts raising money for radical Islamic terrorists. These nonprofit Islamic companies have evolved into full-blown terrorist funding enterprises, and the U.S. government needs to adapt its approach to better combat this dangerous situation. College officials also need to have much more proactive involvement in what occurs at their institutions. These groups are enemies of the United States.

Background

The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) today exists as a consortium of campus “clubs” throughout the American and Canadian college systems. They work to oppose the existence of Israel and to promote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the Jewish state. While some SJP chapters have just a handful of members, others have hundreds of local student participants. Most of these members bolster the group’s Islamic message using Twitter, Facebook, and other social media tools. Much of this work is accomplished by individual students through social media. According to the national SJP website, as of November 28, 2016 there were 163 active SJP chapters. These unincorporated SJP chapters are organized into regional coalition groups such as SJP West, SJP Chicago, SJP DMV, and SJP Florida. SJP West is composed of 23 different SJP chapters on the West Coast.

SJP receives guidance and leadership on anti-Israel BDS campaigns from outside organizations such as AMP. The SJP goes under other assorted names on some campuses such as the Palestine Solidarity Committee or Students for Palestinian Equal Rights. In Canada, some SJP chapters have adopted the name Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA), or Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR), while others use similar sounding names but advocate for the Palestinian “revolution” or resistance against both Israeli and the U.S. government. Some SJP chapters in the United States have adopted the name Palestine Solidarity Committee or Students for Palestinian Equal Rights.

SJP runs targeted and well-orchestrated student campaigns against Israel. These activities include BDS resolutions for the college to divest from companies doing business with the Jewish state, Israel-Apartheid initiatives, drives comparing Israel to Nazi Germany, harassment of Jewish students, mock check-points, “die-ins” as well as rallies and protests. Jewish students are consistently harassed on campus by SJP members. Pro-Israel campus events are also physically assaulted and violently disrupted by pro-Palestine SJP miscreants. Makeshift checkpoints have been deployed on campuses where SJP members yell, “Are you Jewish?” at passing students. Across America, SJP protests on college campuses have disrupted Holocaust memorials and Jewish student concerts, as well as intimidated Jewish students by putting phony eviction notices in their dorm residences. SJP chapters throughout the U.S. routinely initiate BDS campaigns against corporations and individuals doing business with Israel. SJP members frequently organize events that accuse Israel of war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. Attached to this report is a list of U.S. colleges with either an active or inactive SJP or other anti-Zionist group. The BDS movement became a consortium of these anti-Israel groups promoted on college campuses. [see attachment]

The leading organization that drives the anti-Zionist SJP student training is American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). This group was founded by a native Palestinian Dr. Hatem Bazian (Hatem Bazian was a key fundraiser in HLF). He is the Muslim Brotherhood’s man behind multiple radical Islamist groups that operate on U.S. soil.

Hatem Bazian – Associations

  • Muslim Students’ Association
  • Students for Justice in Palestine
  • Muslim Legal Fund of America
  • The Electronic Intifada
  • Discourse Magazine
  • Islamophobia Studies Journal
  • General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS)
  • Co-founder Zaytuna College

Hatem Bazian is a Palestinian who was born in the West Bank city of Nablus. He attended high school in Amman, Jordan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in both International Relations and Communication at San Francisco State University (SFSU). He was elected president of SFSU’s Associated Students and its Student Union Governing Board. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Islamic Studies from University of California, Berkeley in 2002, along with an M.A. in International Relations. Bazian was a graduate student at UC Berkeley, where he headed the campus Muslim Students’ Association (MSA), whose national umbrella organization (Muslim Students’ Association of the U.S. and Canada) was an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2006 Bazian was a fundraising speaker for KindHearts, a Hamas front group that the U.S. government shut down in February 2006 due to the organization’s ties to Islamic terrorism. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Muslim Legal Fund of America, which filed a motion to vacate the prison sentences of the five convicted Holy Land Foundation-affiliated defendants in late 2013. Hatem Bazian is considered to be extremely hostile towards the Jewish campus organization Hillel. He is the founder of SJP and is believed to be a possible foreign intelligence agent for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Hatem Bazian advocated for the creation of an Islamic State of Palestine and the slaughter of Jews. Excerpts from the quote read: “In the Hadith, the Day of Judgment will never happen until you fight the Jews. They are on the west side of the river, which is the Jordan River, and you’re on the east side until the trees and stones will say, ‘oh Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him!’ And that’s in the Hadith about this, this is a future battle before the Day of Judgment.”

SJP-Related Persons

ALI ABUNIMAH – Associations

  • Arab American Action Network
  • Students for Justice in Palestine
  • Muslim Legal Fund of America
  • The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah is classified as a Palestinian American journalist and the Vice-President on the Board of Directors of the Arab American Action Network. He is a fellow at the Palestine Center. Abunimah spent his early years in the United Kingdom. Abunimah received degrees from Princeton University and the University of Chicago. Abunimah is one of the founders of The Electronic Intifada website, a nonprofit, independent online publication which covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective. It was established in 2001. He has acknowledged the potential for anti-Jewish violence in Israel should a one-state solution be realized. Abunimah has connections with Hamas and Hezbollah leadership. According to our sources, he has met with Hamas leadership in Gaza.

HATEM BAZIAN – Associations

  • Muslim Students’ Association
  • Students for Justice in Palestine
  • Muslim Legal Fund of America
  • The Electronic Intifada
  • Discourse Magazine
  • Islamophobia Studies Journal
  • General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS)
  • Co-founder Zaytuna College

SNEHAL SHINGAVI – Associations

  • Muslim Students’ Association
  • Students for Justice in Palestine

Snehal Shingavi received his Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 after earning BAs in English and Economics from Trinity University in 1997. He appears to be in coordination with Ali Abunimah and Hatem Bazian. He also appears to be linked to and have visited with Hamas leadership.

RANIA KHALEK – Associations

  • Dispatches from the Underclass
  • Students for Justice in Palestine
  • The Electronic Intifada

Rania Khalek raises money via online donations to her blog Dispatches from the Underclass. She belligerently states on her website, “Think of your contribution as a monetary “fuck you!” to the people at the top.” She considers herself an independent journalist and revolutionary. She is a graduate of George Mason University. We believe with a high degree of confidence that she is playing a critical role in the terrorist financing on U.S. soil.

MAX GELLER – Associations

  • The Electronic Intifada
  • Students for Justice in Palestine

Tactical Rabbit firmly believes that Max Geller is an absolute threat to the United States. He is a contributor to EI and a leader in SJP. It is very concerning that Max Geller is a 30-year-old man and is leading a “student run organization. Intelligence units were able to determine that he has received military training in Gaza and has met with Hamas leadership. Pictures were obtained of him holding an assault rifle in what appears to be the West Bank and a flag that says Islamic Jihad.

ABE GREENHOUSE

We have a high degree of confidence that the “open and public” comments, attitudes, statements and activities of Abraham J. Greenhouse hide a secret and non-public agenda, ideology and set of activities that are more radical and extreme in nature. The publicized incidents Greenhouse was involved in at the Western Wall in Jerusalem and at an immigration rally in New Jersey in 2007 indicate a propensity for extreme actions – including violence.

The investigative due diligence process yielded disturbing results that Abraham J. Greenhouse has connections and associations with Islamic extremists and has highly likely received military training. We believe strongly that he has studied the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) training manuals which relate to infiltration tactics very similar to those used by the Communist Party. Specifically, we believe he is trained in identifying level one targets and reporting logistics and troop movements. Greenhouse appears to be associated with known terrorists Fadi Kiblawi and Sami al-Arian. Fadi had publicly stated, “I want to strap a bomb to [his] chest and kill those [Zionist] racists,” and Sami al-Arian was indicted in 2003 on racketeering and terrorism charges in Florida. Greenhouse also taught a seminar on anarchism where he explained that the rioting carried out every week in the West Bank is training for anarchists so they can eventually bring the same tactics to the U.S.-Mexican border. A clear indication of Greenhouse’s possible training is evidenced in his ability to use his college ID to infiltrate a secured area in Israel that was recently attacked by a suicide bomber. Greenhouse would not have been able to accomplish this without having the proper training. Greenhouse’s Twitter and Facebook pages are littered with violence, anti-government, and disturbing images.

Overall, his principal group or non-governmental organization (NGO) – The Palestine Freedom Project — not only promotes Palestinian rights but also pushes a very liberal agenda of being anti-law enforcement, anti-U.S. military, anti-Israel and anti-U.S. government. It is highly likely that Greenhouse has had or maintains contacts and links with foreign extremist organizations – most likely Hamas or the Palestinian Islamic Jihad – both have been designated terrorist groups by the U.S. government. Extremist/terrorist groups like these have effectively utilized two principal methods to achieve their propaganda and fund-raising objectives in the U.S. and overseas: The extremist/terrorist group will “take over” an NGO and put its members and supporters in key positions to control all activities of the NGO; or, an extremist/terrorist group will selectively place or recruit members and sympathizers from within the NGO’s existing management and staff with the objective of covertly influencing the activities and direction of the NGO, and using the NGO as legitimate “cover” for extremist-related activities. We have seen both of these methods used time and time again by foreign extremist/terrorist groups against NGOs in the U.S. Based on our knowledge of these scenarios, we believe that Greenhouse is a fully supportive sympathizer of Hamas and/or Palestinian Islamic Jihad based on the limited reporting we have to date.

Greenhouse is a very good writer, researcher and social media expert – he is not to be underestimated in these three areas. He also appears to genuinely hold his beliefs and ideology as his own and part of his “core” being – although more analysis would need to be done to see if he is heavily influenced by external factors or USG strategic threats. Based on our deep experience with these types of individuals and organizations, we are confident that a deeper and more thorough investigation (including the use of human source networks) would reveal additional, non-public information on Greenhouse and the Palestine Freedom Project that may reveal links to extremist/terrorist groups and illicit activity. Acquisition of information such as this would be key to putting together a packet of information for discreet passage to local, state or federal authorities for follow-up investigation and potentially criminal actions against Greenhouse and his group.

In 2004, ISM operative Abe Greenhouse said that the International Solidarity Movement was using Gaza and the West Bank not merely as venues for its anti-Israel activism, but also as training grounds for anti-American campaigns that the American Anarchist Movement was planning to stage along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Abe Greenhouse is an affiliate of the Rutgers Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Desecrated Jerusalem’s Western Wall. In 2007 Abe Greenhouse was charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon. In 2003, Abe Greenhouse was arrested for smashing a pie in the face of Israeli minister Natan Sharansky. In 2003, Sami al-Arian was indicted on racketeering and terrorism charges and is currently awaiting trial in Florida. Greenhouse taught a seminar on anarchism where he explained the rioting carried out every week in the West Bank is training for anarchists so they can eventually bring the same tactics to the U.S.-Mexican border. Greenhouse infiltrated a secured area using his college ID about 20 minutes after a suicide bomber explosion occurred in Israel.

Abraham Greenhouse is the founder of the Palestine Freedom Project (palestinefreedom.org), which specializes in studying and providing support for the work of grassroots Palestine solidarity activists worldwide. A former member of the Palestine Solidarity Movement, he remains active at a local level as a member of Adalah-NY (adalahny.org). It is also believed that he has studied the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) training manuals which relate to infiltration tactics very similar to those used by the Communist Party. Greenhouse appears to be associated with known terrorists Fadi Kiblawi and Sami al-Arian. Fadi had publicly stated, “I want to strap a bomb to [his] chest and kill those [Zionist] racists,” and Sami al-Arian was indicted in 2003 on racketeering and terrorism charges in Florida.

ALEX KANE

Alex Kane is Assistant Editor for Mondoweiss and a reporter with the Indypendent, a free, New York City-based news source. Kane resides in Brooklyn and was raised in Yonkers, New York. Kane follows the beliefs of Phillip Weiss and Adam Horowitz, co-editors of Mondoweiss. They are self-professed progressives and anti-Zionists. Although Mondoweiss is a news website covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, there has been much criticism of their viewpoints, including allegations of anti-Semitism. According to an online source, Mondoweiss’ staff has been called, “Purveyors of anti-Semitic materials.” Various publications have been criticized for including articles written by Kane due to his intensely anti-Israel perspective and his obsession with the U.S. Israel lobby. Another possible reason for Kane to be excluded, according to intelligence operation findings, is that Kane considers Hamas to be a social movement rather than a terrorist organization. Kane states that these allegations are unsubstantiated.

BASHAR MASRI

Bashar al-Masri, born in 1961 in Nablus, is a billionaire and CEO of Massar International. He is the founder and director of Bayti Real Estate Investment Company and has spearheaded numerous major real estate projects including Rawabi, the first-ever planned city in Palestine and the largest private sector investment in the country’s history. When the project is completed the city will be home to around 50,000 people. Bashar al-Masri has planned and built low and middle income housing projects as well as commercial and residential properties in Morocco, Jordon, and Egypt. After launching HUMINT intelligence operations, Tactical Rabbit believes with a high degree of confidence that although al-Masri is considered to be a philanthropic businessman, in actuality he is a radicalized Muslim who uses his business profits to finance terrorism. He is also believed to be a major financier of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) through his daughter Tamara at Tufts University in Boston,

Massachusetts. In 1983 he earned a degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech, then went to London for management training and on to Saudi Arabia for work. He became a U.S. citizen in 1986 and he returned to Palestine in 1995. When the first intifada broke out in the mid-1980s he was involved from abroad and had contacts with both the local intifada’s leadership and that of the PLO in Tunisia. Bashar is believed to be a major financier of SJP through his daughter Tamara, who is a leader at the Tufts SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) in Boston.

Tactical Rabbit believes, with a high degree of certainty, that Bassem Masri, American Palestinian social media activist is violent, anti-Israeli, and oftentimes verbally abusive, rude and disrespectful. He wears a scarf around his head while protesting to demonstrate his solidarity with the Palestinian resistance. Sources reveal that he is connected with inserting SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) into the riots of Ferguson and pushing his pro-Palestinian activism to the limits by encouraging confrontations with law enforcement. He also reportedly was heard shouting to police officers, “I’m praying for your death and your death and your death,” among other threatening and profane statements. Sources confirm that Masri was arrested multiple times for assault and battery on a police officer, actually spitting on a law enforcement officer.

BENJAMIN DOHERTY

Benjamin Doherty works for Ali Abunimah at the Electronic Intifada. After launching HUMINT intelligence operations, Tactical Rabbit believes with a high degree of confidence that the Electronic Intifada is engaged in terrorist financing from within the United States of America. It has also been found that they are in violation of several U.S. codes, including but not limited to: Money Laundering Control Act of 1986, Prohibitions against the financing of terrorism, and Acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries. Doherty is a web developer and contributor to many Electronic Intifada projects. According to intelligence reports, he consistently blogs on the Palestinian viewpoint of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His perspectives mirror those of Alex Kane, his roommate, Assistant Editor of Mondoweiss: progressive and anti-Zionist. The intelligence due diligence process conducted by Tactical Rabbit yielded results indicating that Ali Abunimah supports domestic terrorism efforts against the United States.

OMAR ZAHZAH and RAHIM KURWA

Are both graduate assistants at UCLA and are key leadership and recruitment members for Students for Justice in Palestine. They are both in critically strategic positions for the organization. Kurwa is excellent at math, science and electrical engineering. Kurwa’s personality has been described as “…disconnected and unusual.” Omar Zahzah was “nauseated” by the suicides of the Guantanamo detainees (2006) and disputed the claim that these men were “committed jihadists.” He claimed in an editorial comment that “…the Bush Administration “trampled upon” their human rights and dignity. He refuted the idea that these men were terrorists. In the Sept. 10, 2014 Daily Bruin, Zahzah refers to campus organizations other than the SJP as discriminatory, offensive, and bigoted. He takes offense to student government leaders being sent on educational trips to Israel calling it “…propaganda disguised as education.” If the trips were to Palestine, he surely wouldn’t be calling it propaganda. He states that these trips “… advocate for the Israeli government.” Zahzah excels in poetry. His topics include cruelty to animals, violence, death and torture.

Key Supporting Information

Bazian and Abunimah were involved in the KindHearts foundation. On February 19, 2006, the U.S. Treasury froze the assets of KindHearts after finding the charity to be fundraising for Hamas. KindHearts operating out of Toledo, Ohio. Kindhearts’ stated goal was to provide “humanitarian aid without regard to religious or political affiliation. In a post on his Electronic Intifada in January 2009, headlined “Why Israel Won’t Survive,” Abunimah wrote that Israel was created by “the ethnic cleansing of Palestine’s non-Jewish majority Arab population.” “Supporting Zionism is not atonement for the Holocaust, but its continuation in spirit.” “You can never have an absolute guarantee about what the future will be like….You cannot guarantee that if there was a one-state solution it wouldn’t, it would be…the best scenario is if it’s more in the direction of South Africa and Northern Ireland than Zimbabwe. But we couldn’t rule out, you know, some disastrous situation, like Zimbabwe.” Abunimah believed that Gilad Shalit – an Israeli soldier captured in 2006 via cross-border Hamas raid into the Israeli town of Kerem Shalom and released in a prisoner exchange in 2011 – should not have been considered a captive but rather a prisoner of war (POW). “Isn’t it the time for a popular Palestinian revolution in the form of a third intifada?”

Abunimah visited the headquarters of the Popular Committee for Refugees in the Maghazi camp in the Gaza Strip in May 2013. He “expressed his overwhelming joy at being in the camp,” saying that the experience “reinforced his spirit of resistance.”

-Report Date: February 2017-