NAME: International Institute of Islamic Thought
Budget: More than $3 million, in 2010; nearly $15.4 million since 2006
Funding sources: Mostly, unspecified grants and other unspecified contributions
Goals: Promotion of “revival and reform of Islamic thought and its methodology,” in short, to disseminate Islamic supremacist goals.
Suspicious and/or Hostile Activities: Long suspected of terror funding through SAAR Foundation (Safa Trust), and its numerous for-profit business affiliates;
- Eritrean IIIT associate Abdurahman Alamoudi, now imprisoned for terror-support and immigration fraud, helped funnel $1 million to al Qaeda and from 1991 through 1998 “volunteered” to appoint Muslim U.S. military chaplains, including James Yee, arrested in 2003 for supporting jihadis at Guantanamo Bay.
- When arrested, Alamoudi had $340,000 in cash to pay assassins of Arabia's crown prince.
- Alamoudi's former Shirlington Auto Mart in Arlington, Va. participated in a car dealer ring of subsequently convicted terror-financier Sami al-Arian. To fund terror, the ring shipped disassembled, stolen cars to Dubai and Jeddah for reassembly and resale at astronomical prices.
- D. Hibba Abugideri, an un-indicted co-conspirator in the HLF case, from 2004 through 2005 traveled globally for the U.S. State Department (to Italy, Aberzaijan and Tanzania, at least) at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of at least $50,000.
- In 1991 and 1992 alone, IIIT gave at least $50,000 to Sami al-Arian's Florida Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) WISE front and in Nov. 2001 $10,000 to another terror front, the Tampa Bay Coalition for Peace and Justice.
- In 1998, the Hamas-owned halal Georgia Mar-Jac poultry firm granted nearly $1 million to IIIT, which from 1997 to 2000 IIIT used over 70% gross receipts to fund free books and pamphlets largely comprised of hate literature.
- Tarik Hamdi, a named defendant in the 9/11 families lawsuit, corresponded with his former Palestinian Islamic Jihad employer Sami al-Arian, served as U.S. “contact” to a bin Laden front, in 1998 provided a satellite phone battery for bin Laden's personal phone and later arranged an ABC bin Laden interview before he fled the U.S. to escape immigration fraud charges.
Key Leaders: Co-founder, the late “intellectual” jihadist Ismail al-Faruqi (1921-1986); co-founder ex-Malaysia finance minister Anwar Ibrahim; co-founder “exiled Iraqi leader Dr. Ahmad Totonjie”; co-founderYaqub Mirza; chairman Abdulhamid Abu Sulayman; Jamal Barzinji, MB spiritual chief Yusuf Qaradawi, Abdurahman Alamoudi; Iqbal Unus (now head of IIIT's Fairfax Institute teaching arm); AMCE president Abubaker al Shingieti; Taha Jabir Alwalani; vice president Hisham al-Talib; Louay Safi; Sayyid Syeed; former AMC executive director Aly Abuzaakouk; D. Hibba Abugideri; Ishaq Ahmad Farhan.
Connection to MB and MB organizations: Through founders, current leaders and activities, connected to virtually every other Muslim Brotherhood organization in North America, including ISNA, CAIR, MSA, MAS, ICNA and of course the global Muslim Brotherhood.
Projects: Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID); Fairfax Institute; Association of Muslim Social Scientists; American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS); SAAR Foundation (aka Safa Trust) as well as innumerable for-profit businesses at same Herndon, Va. location.
Complete Documentation For: IIIT
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