The connection between the various pro-Palestine organizations and terrorist groupings could not be clearer, thanks to recent events. Many Europeans actively co-operated with a terrorist front group, and several Americans have demonstrable links to the financiers of terror.
One really has to wonder about the crowd that Paul Larudee and Greta Berlin are running with.
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation (The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief), is an Turkish islamist NGO acting in more than hundred countries all over the world. Officially established in 1995, IHH purports to provide humanitarian relief into areas of war and conflict. An 2006 International Studies report has connected the organization with Al-Qaeda and global jihad networks. The IHH holds consultative membership status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
The IHH (Islan Haklary Ve Hurriyetleri Vakfi), as you know, is the outfit that sponsored and filled the Mavi Marmara - that being the ship on which the peace-activists became violent and murderous. The vast majority of passengers on that boat were Turkish islamists and radicals. Some with Al Qaeda and Hamas connections.
If the international community does not thoroughly examines the cargo and the passenger list, they should really shut up about what happened. Discretion would suit them well.
The linkage between Muslim charities and terrorism goes back many decades, and involves the Saudis, Lebanese, and Egyptians. But the Afghan war really spurred an explosion of activity, expanding terror-connections far beyond the usual Muslim Brotherhood and Wahhabi psychopath organizations.
"By clothing their militant activity with charitable ideals, Arab-Afghan leaders ( ) discovered that they were able to slip below the radar of many global intelligence agencies."
[SOURCE: http://www.diis.dk/graphics/Publications/WP2006/DIIS%20WP%202006-7.web.pdf ]
This pattern has since become standard.
“Approximately one third of… Islamic NGOs support terrorist groups or employ individuals who are suspected of having terrorist connections.”
But not only are Muslim charitable organizations responsible for funneling money and material, they are also involved in recruiting.
"Meanwhile, in Europe and North America, Muslim NGOs would come to serve an additional
role in indoctrinating new generations of international jihadists."
Predictably, the Arabs from the Peninsula are hip-deep in this:
" Much of the funding responsible for underwriting international Muslim charities has originated from the Arabian Peninsula – and in particular, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A wellinformed Saudi figure boasted to the Washington Post, “No one can control the flow of money from Saudi Arabia… It is not one person – it is a thousand. We are here. Money comes to us from inside Saudi Arabia. We have private talks with businessmen. Sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly. But it comes.”"
The Turks, like many non-Arab Muslims, provide a ready base of potential fighters and adherents to the more fanatical branches of Wahhabism.
"... as in Turkey, with the socalled Foundation for Human Rights, Liberties, and Humanitarian Relief (IHH). Turkish authorities began their own domestic criminal investigation of IHH as early as December 1997, when sources revealed that leaders of IHH were purchasing automatic weapons from other regional Islamic militant groups. IHH’s bureau in Istanbul was thoroughly searched, and its local officers were arrested. Security forces uncovered an array of disturbing items, including firearms, explosives, bomb-making instructions, and a “jihad flag.”
And, at the head of the Turkish brigade, a familiar name: Bulent Yildirim. Recently best known for rabid anti-Israel statements and co-sponsoring a ‘peaceful mission’ to Gaza.
"According to a French intelligence report, the terrorist infiltration of IHH extended to its most senior ranks. The report, written by famed counterterrorism magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguiere, revealed that IHH President Bulent Yildrim had directly conspired in the mid-1990s to “recruit veteran soldiers in anticipation of the coming holy war. In particular, some men were sent into war zones in Muslim countries in order to acquire combat experience.”
Furthermore, in the hopes of “obtaining political support from these countries, financial aid was transferred [on behalf of IHH], as well as caches of firearms, knives, and pre-fabricated explosives.” An examination of IHH’s phone records in Istanbul showed repeated telephone calls in 1996 to an Al-Qaida guesthouse in Milan and various Algerian terrorist operatives active elsewhere in Europe...""
IHH is not merely a ‘charitable organization’, and obviously the Turkish government’s current involvement with this group and this man must be questioned.
Since the downfall of secularism in Turkey, the true-face of Islam in that country has become more apparent. This is not the kindly benevolent Islam of the Sufis, nor the tolerant Islam of Javanese mystics, but the murderous Islam of the Gazis and slavers once so common in the Mediterranean, the brutal rapist-Islam of the conquering armies – albeit, as yet, still impatiently quiescent. Civilization is entering a decline in Asia Minor from which it might not recover.
Not only is Iran a threat to peace in the region, now also Turkey openly conspires against the West.
"During the later Seattle trial of would-be Al-Qaida Millenium bomber Ahmed Ressam, federal prosecutors called French magistrate Bruguiere to the stand as an expert witness. Bruguiere testified that IHH had played “an important role” in the Al-Qaida Millenium bomb plot targeting LAX. Under repeated questioning, Bruguiere insisted that “there’s a rather close relation”"
Yet we still pretend that the Turks are our friends and allies. Perhaps because facing the truth might overturn many of our fond preconceptions, and force us to confront a terrifying reality.
The falsehood of the Turks has been evident for many years.
"Years later, Bulent Yildrim and the IHH also played a key role in galvanizing anti-Western sentiment among Turkish Muslims in the lead-up to the 2003 war in Iraq. By late 2002, the IHH was instrumental in convening large and raucous protest rallies opposed to the then imminent effort to depose Saddam Hussein, capped off by the burning of U.S. and Israeli flags. Even after the initial U.S. invasion of Iraq, IHH has continued to bitterly oppose the presence of Western troops in Mesopotamia. Leading another anti-U.S. rally in Istanbul in December 2004, Bulent Yildrim told the Anatolia News Agency, “Intelligence cooperation between the United States, Britain and Turkey must be stopped. Otherwise we will organize actions at every consulate, and if necessary will assembly 50,000 or 100,000 people at the US consulate.”"
"Yet, despite all this, the IHH is now active – and outspoken – in providing “charitable donations” to rebel-dominated areas of restive Sunni central Iraq. "
Support for Sunni terrorists and murderers.
"IHH has also helped fill the void created by the departure of other, more brazen charitable front groups, such as the now-banned Benevolence International Foundation (BIF). Only one month before BIF was designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist entity, Halil Demir – a former BIF public relations officer who had traveled in the Caucasus on official business for the charity – established a new non-profit group known as The Zakat Foundation of America (TZFA). According to its official newsletter, by mid-2003, Demir’s Zakat Foundation had sponsored at least two truck convoys traveling from Turkey to Mosul, Kirkuk, and Baghdad carrying at least $120,000 in materiel “done in coordination with IHH, a humanitarian organization based in Turkey… "
Financing International Jihad.
"Ultimately, Turkey was forced to ban the IHH from participating in earthquake aid
efforts because it was counted among several “fundamentalist organizations” operating “secret bank accounts” that were refusing to allow local authorities to oversee the distribution of their aid resources."
And now involvement with ferrying 'materiel' and 'peace-activists' to Gaza.
Including knives, crowbars, axes, clubs, and iron rods.
With NO oversight by the internationals.
The European countries now decrying Israel’s justified interdiction of the convoy all have Turkish immigrants and unruly Arabs. None of them wish to face up to the possibility that Turkey, once again, is becoming their enemy. Many of them sent volunteers and parliamentarians to assist IHH. Now they turn a blind eye to the involvement of a terror-supporting Turkish charity, and parrot the rantings of Erdogan, an un-apologetic admirer of Ahmedinejad and Chavez, an instigator of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism, a friend and ally of Syria, and a militant Islamist.
[Source for the material quoted above:
THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC CHARITIES IN INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST RECRUITMENT AND FINANCING
Evan F. Kohlmann
DIIS Working Paper no 2006/7: