A report released on Wednesday revealed that the Obama administration knowingly provided an Islamic terrorist-financing organization with hundreds of thousands of dollars even though the group had been classified as a terrorist-financing organization by the U.S. Government, the Daily Wire reported.
“Obama officials approved the release of well over $100,000 even after they were informed that the Khartoum-based Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) was affiliated with Osama bin Laden and Maktab al-Khidamat (MK), which eventually became al-Qaeda.
SRA, also referred to as the Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA), received a $200,000 taxpayer-funded grant from the Obama administration, which released at least $115,000 to the terrorist-financing organization.”
National Review had more:
“According to the U.S. Treasury, in 1997 ISRA established formal cooperation with MK. By 2000, ISRA had raised $5 million for bin Laden’s group. The Treasury Department notes that ISRA officials even sought to help ‘relocate [bin Laden] to secure safe harbor for him.’ It further reports that ISRA raised funds in 2003 in Western Europe specifically earmarked for Hamas suicide bombings.
The 2004 designation included all of ISRA’s branches, including a U.S. office called the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA-USA). Eventually it became known that this American branch had illegally transferred over $1.2 million to Iraqi insurgents and other terror groups, including, reportedly, the Afghan terrorist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.”
While the Trump administration has focused on destroying Islamic terrorism, those groups thrived under the Obama administration.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) August 2, 2016
The Daily Wire concluded:
“The Obama administration also killed a massive investigation into Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Islamic terrorist group, allowing them to ‘become one of the biggest transnational organized crime groups in the world,’ veteran DEA supervisory agent Jack Kelly told Politico.
“Obama tried to downplay his failure to contain terrorism by claiming that under his administration, ‘the number of terrorist incidents [had] not substantially increased.’
“Left-leaning Politifact rated Obama’s statement as ‘mostly false.'”