EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Hurricane Katrina charity tied to Islamic terrorist

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Islamic charity: All roads lead to Pakistani terrorist

(If that is not bad enough, a county road in Virginia is named after the international terrorist despite renaming requests to county supervisors)

Investigative report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

19 February 2007: Continued investigation by the Northeast Intelligence Network of the Jamaat ul Fuqra terrorist organization has revealed additional information about the group’s activities inside the United States - including the possible diversion of money to train terrorists and finance terrorist operations through a number of non-profit organizations, front companies and Islamic charities..

Just three months after Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S., the Muslim charity Hands to Hands Social Services Agency, Inc. was formed, ostensibly to assist the victims of the storm in the U.S. On September 21, 2005, exactly two months before the articles of incorporation were filed in New York State, the charity issued a press release through PRWEB, announcing that it sent its representatives to the Houston, Texas area to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. A noble cause at its face, closer scrutiny of this organization and those involved raises serious questions about not only its legitimacy, but the financing of terrorist training through the diversion of funds to Muslim terror kingpin Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. Hands to Hands Social Service Agency, Inc. is a domestic, not-for-profit corporation that has been traced back to international terrorist Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani of Lahore, Pakistan via the U.S. Jamaat ul-Fuqra headquarters in Hancock, New York.

Jamaat ul Fuqra compound in Hancock, NYTerrorist Activities in the U.S.

Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a Muslim organization formed by Gilani, has been linked to multiple murders, bombings, and various other felonies throughout the United States and Canada since it was founded in 1980. At least a dozen Jamaat ul-Fuqra members have been convicted of terrorist activities, including conspiracy to commit murder, firebombing, and gun smuggling, and others have been convicted of drug trafficking. Jamaat ul-Fuqra members are also suspected in numerous unsolved assassinations and bombings that have occurred inside the U.S. and Canada since 1980. Most notably, two Jamaat ul-Fuqra members who spent time at the Hancock, NY compound were convicted for their involvement with the first World Trade Center bombing and for conspiring to bomb New York City tunnels and landmarks. Beltway sniper John Muhammad is also suspected of having a connection to Jamaat ul-Fuqra, as is Richard Reid, the now-infamous “shoe-bomber.”

Meanwhile, “Sheikh Gilani,” who attended a meeting with Osama bin laden in Khatorum in December 1993, gained international attention in January 2002, when Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded while attempting to interview the Pakistani cleric. Gilani, who was briefly jailed in Pakistan for possible involvement in the murder of Mr. Pearl, denied any involvement in the murder; instead, he claims that Daniel Pearl was a US intelligence agent who wanted to assassinate him. For exposing paramilitary training of Gilani’s disciples inside the U.S., this investigator and the Northeast Intelligence Network garnered the wrath of Gilani himself last year.

Following the Money

The primary funding for Jamaat ul-Fuqra originates from two non-profit organizations: Muslims of the Americas, Inc. established by Gilani in 1990; and the Qu’ranic Open University, also founded by Gilani. Because of their not-for-profit status, they face less scrutiny from the IRS, are not required to file certain information returns due to their religious designation, and are able to secure funding through government-sponsored grants. Although Gilani asserts that the Qu’ranic Open University is an Islamic religious and educational institution dedicated to the study of the Qu’ran, law enforcement officials seized documents in 1991 that were written by Gilani, published by the “university,” which instructed his followers that their “foremost duty” is to “wage Jihad” against their broadly defined enemies.

Investigative findings pertaining to Hands to Hands Social Services Agency, Inc. by the Northeast Intelligence Network indicate that the organization has a piggyback of deposit accounts and the admission by one of the “officers” that “some money” collected through this organization has been sent to Gilani in Pakistan. In a contact made under pretext by this investigator last week, a Jamaat ul Fuqra member admitted that some of the money collected in the U.S., under the corporate identity of Hands to Hands Social Services Agency, Inc., was sent overseas to Pakistan, and that Gilani “sometimes directs where the money should go.” Hands to Hands representative verbally identified as “Aliya” ADAMS, contacted by telephone at “Islamberg” in Hancock, NY said the charity is “worldwide,” and that donations collected [by that charity] were not necessarily restricted to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. According to this source, deposits are made to a bank in the Binghamton, New York area. Facing additional questions about the charity, including the total dollar amount of monetary donations collected for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, this investigator was referred to Mrs. Tahirah KHALIQ in rural Red House, Virginia. KHALIQ reportedly also controls an account for this charity at a separate bank in Virginia. Calls to the number provided in Red House, Virginia, however, have gone unanswered.

According to the Department of State in New York, the address for Hands to Hands Social Services Agency, Inc. is 1280 1/2 Vestal Avenue, Binghamton, New York. That address is simply a small apartment in a multi-family dwelling in a mixed residential and business area in the city of Binghamton - with no sign of any business being conducted from that location. The charity was then traced back to the compound in Hancock, New York and Red House, Virginia.

The press release issued by Hands to Hands dated September 21, 2005, encourages individuals and businesses to send their contributions to “Hand [sic] to Hands Social Service Agency, PO Box 1082 Binghamton, New York 13903.” Based on information developed during this investigation, that postal box is also accessed by Jamaat ul Fuqra compound members and representatives of the Muslims of the Americas, Inc.

Not surprisingly, IRS filings for Hands to Hands Social Services Agency, Inc. are protected from public scrutiny by their religious status.

A special report dated February 11, 2007 published in The Mercury News, outlines the case involving Khadijah GHAFUR, the founder of Gateway - a controversial group of charter schools in California. GHAFUR operated the charter schools until the State of California revoked the charter. At that time, a monetary deficit of $1.3 million was discovered, and ties to Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Gilani were identified.

A question asked in that report is, “where did the money go?”

Given the history behind Pakistani terrorist Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Gilani and his network of followers in the U.S., the exploitation of U.S. school children and American taxpayers by a known terrorist is well within the realm of probability. So too, would be the exploitation of the victims of one of America’s worst natural disasters in recent memory. The storm is estimated to have been responsible for over $81 billion in damages. The question is, how much in collateral damage have we suffered at the hands of a Pakistani terrorist?

Related: County Commissioners in Virginia decline to rename “Sheikh Gilani Lane”

On February 6, 2007, the Charlotte County’s Board of Supervisors in Virginia opted NOT to rename a private road in the Muslims of America community. A petition by Martin J. Mawyer, president of Christian Action Network, was denied by the supervisors. Mr. Mawyer provides a detailed account of the situation in Red house, Virginia at his web site (LINK).