Islamic Help funds Hamas charitable front
Islamic Help, a large British charity, has revealed that it is funding projects run by the Gaza-based Al-Falah Benevolent Society (a.k.a. Al-Falah Society or Al-Falah Charitable Society), which, according to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre, is one of “Hamas’s charitable societies”.
Al-Falah is run by Ramadan Tamboura (aka Ramadan Tanbura), whom Ha’aretz newspaper describes as a “a well-known Hamas figure”. One of Al-Falah’s Directors, Jamal Hamdi al-Haddad, also manages one of Hamas’ Hebrew-language education programmes, entitled “Know Your Enemy”.
A number of extremist charities have also funded Al Falah, including: Interpal, a British charity banned under US law as a terrorist organisation; the Muslim World League, a Saudi charity that promotes fundamentalist Islam and is accused of providing financial support to a considerable number of terrorist organisations; the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a Saudi-funded youth organisation that published anti-Shia and anti-Jewish literature; and Children in Deen, a British ‘aid convoy’ charity which was used by British suicide bomber Abdul Waheed Majeed to travel to war-torn Syria in 2013.
Islamic Help also funds the Islamic Society of Gaza, a Hamas-run organisation whose leading officials have included Ahmad Bahr, a senior Hamas leader who has said: “Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one.”
In addition, after the US invasion of Iraq, Islamic Help established an office within Baghdad’s Abu Hanifa Mosque, which was, at the time, a stronghold for the Sunni terrorist insurgency.
in Britain, Islamic Help has promoted prominent hate preachers. In August, Islamic Help hosted a fundraising event for Syria on which was presented by Uthman Lateef, an extremist British Islamist preacher who has claimed that the Dajjal [Anti-Christ] will be a Jew, who will lead 70,000 Jewish soldiers in an apocalyptic attempt to destroy the Muslim people. In 2009, Lateef spoke on the same platform as the late Al Qaeda leader Anwar Awlaki at the London Muslim Centre (in 2011, Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike).