Obama’s Terrorist Fundraiser

Friday, April 25th, 2008 12:14 pm by Neal

Neal Boortz has been talking about Hatem El-Hady — a fundraiser for Barack Obama who previously was a fundraiser for an organization that was closed by the US Government in February 2006 for Islamic terrorist fundraising.

FrontPage Magazine has all the details on Obama’s Terrorist Fundraiser, Hatem El-Hady:

Two years ago, Hatem El-Hady was the chairman of the Toledo, Ohio-based Islamic charity, Kindhearts, which was closed by the US government in February 2006 for terrorist fundraising and all its assets frozen. Today, El-Hady has redirected his fundraising efforts for his newest cause – Barack Obama for President.

El-Hady has his own dedicated page on Barack Obama’s official website, chronicling his fundraising on behalf of the Democratic Party presidential candidate (his Obama profile established on February 19, 2008 – two years to the day after Kindhearts was raided by the feds). Not only that, but he has none other than Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama, listed as one of his friends (one of her 224 listed friends).

But his leadership of Kindhearts is not the only thing that has brought him scrutiny by federal law enforcement officials. Last summer, El-Hady was questioned by the FBI concerning his knowledge of possible conspirators in a UK-based terror plot.

Hatem El-Hady’s interest in “change” is understandable. Following the closure of Kindhearts, he said in response to the government’s closure of his organization:

“It’s dirty politics,” said Dr. Hatem Elhady, chairman of the board of KindHearts, which raised $5.1 million in 2004. “They do not like the way things are going in Palestine. They do not like the election results. But that is not our problem. Our problem is providing aid to people in desperate need of help.”

The Department of Justice had a very different version of events. According to the DOJ, Kindhearts assumed the role of lead terrorist fundraising in the US after the government had closed other such Islamic “charities”:

“KindHearts is the progeny of Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation, which attempted to mask their support for terrorism behind the façade of charitable giving,” said Stuart Levey, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

Not only was Kindhearts engaged in providing funds for HAMAS in Lebanon and the West Bank, it had hired as a fundraising specialist the man identified as the designated HAMAS bag man in the US, Mohammed El-Mezain.

And as investigative reporter Joe Kaufman revealed, “The Black Hearts of Kindhearts”, a number of other Kindhearts officials were tied to terrorist fundraising and support:

Read on for the numerous Kindhearts’ officials with ties to terrorism.

The FrontPage article noted that Hatem El-Hady has a “dedicated page on Barack Obama’s official website”.

Well, Boortz is reporting today that Hatem El-Hady’s dedicated page on the Obama site has disappeared.

This is the current link to the page that has been removed. Yep, it’s gone.

Here is Hatem El-Hady’s deleted page in google’s cache. The Internet never forgets.

Oh, and if google ever deletes it, we’ve got it saved.

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