There are some troubling concerns I have about GMU’s recent acceptance of a $1.5 million grant for the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). In a nutshell, IIIT is a Muslim Brotherhood front group with connections to several charities closed for funding terrorism. Both Congressman Jim Moran and Temple University either returned or refused money from IIIT…for good reason.
The IIIT’s troubles are outlined here: www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/3705
The above link outlines the case against IIIT and provides a copy of evidence used during a Federal trial. On page 15 of 32 of the government evidence in the successful conviction of members of the Holy Land Foundation, the International Institute of Islamic Thought is listed as a group used in the “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within (page 21 of 32)”.
Jamal Barzinji of IIIT, and cited in GMU press releases, provided office space for and shared the same address (555 Grove St, Herndon) as the following organizations closed for terrorism financing in Operation Greenquest in 2002: International Islamic Relief Organization and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY).
I will be updating this post with a copy of a US Court decision (Boim v. Holy Land Foundation) agreeing that soft jihad is the other side of hard jihad, but both same sides of the same coin.
Coordinated action with ACT and others is forthcoming, will update at least each Friday, but send us an email if you’re interested in more frequent information.