US Taxpayers Funding Grants to Islamic Charities, Including CAIR

Editor: As you might guess, I am completely swamped with e-mails to both of my blog addresses and sometimes as much as I want to, I can’t always get to them.  Last night I noticed a whole slew of notices from readers about stories that are worth posting, but I missed them.  So sorry about that.

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Thanks to reader Aileen for directing my attention to this bit of news from Judicial Watch.

Two days ago I told readers at RRW about the billions we (American taxpayers) had been sending to non-profit Christian social justice organizations operating in Central America.  The Trump Admin is now cutting those back.

However, it seems we are giving millions away to Islamic ‘charities’ too.

U.S. Funding of Islamist “Charity” Groups Triples Under Trump

https://www.meforum.org/

The amount of American taxpayer dollars that go to Islamist organizations has drastically increased under the Trump administration, which has doled out millions to radical nonprofits, including a recent allocation to a terrorist front group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism financing trial. Between 2017 and 2018 the U.S. government more than tripled its funding to organizations either influenced or controlled by Islamist activists from $4 million to $13.5 million, according to an analysis conducted by a think tank dedicated to protecting Western values from Middle Eastern threats.

The Philadelphia-based nonprofit, Middle East Forum (MEF), reviewed millions of dollars in government grant data and found that the Trump administration is dedicating a lot more to radical Muslim groups than the Obama administration….

Keep reading!

By the way, whatever happened to taxpayer organizations that were formed to protect us?

Why are taxpayers forced to pay for non-profit groups of any sort, let alone those that are involved in questionable activities or those promoting open borders?  Let those who support these groups put their own personal money where their mouth is!

What you can do!

If you are interested in investigating whether some questionable NGO is getting federal grant money, I told readers in ‘Knowledge is Power V’ at RRW just how to use USASpending.gov which is where I suspect the ME Forum got its data.

Increasing Numbers of Migrants from Africa/Asia Trying to Reach US

That is what Judicial Watch is reporting.  Thanks to reader Cathy for the tip.

This is an update of news I shared at RRW last month, here.

African migrants in Mexico demonstrate. Demand Mexico let them head to the US border. https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-09-21/african-migrants-stuck-in-southern-mexico-their-american-dream-on-hold

MEXICO REPORTS 250% SPIKE IN AFRICANS TRYING TO ENTER U.S. THROUGH BORDER

Mexico has seen an astounding 250% increase in Africans trying to enter the United States through the southern border, according to the latest figures released by the Mexican government’s immigration agency, known as Unidad de Política Migratoria. The stats include the first eight months of 2019 and reveal that, during the same period last year, 1,507 Africans were apprehended in the country compared to 5,286 this year. During the same period 4,783 migrants from India and Bangladesh were also detained in Mexico, according to the data made public this month.

The information is alarming considering Africa and Bangladesh are hotbeds of terrorism and the fact that all the migrants are heading north into the United States. “These migrants, although less in numbers compared to migrants from Central America, increased significantly in the country,” a Mexican newspaper article states, confirming that “their principle objective is not to stay in Mexican territory but rather cross the border towards the United States.” The story also reveals that a growing number of Cubans, Haitians and south Americans, mainly from Brazil and Colombia, have also been apprehended by Mexican authorities trying to make their way to the U.S. border.

The spike in Africans is worrisome considering the State Department has determined that Africa is a major hub of Islamic terrorism, including al-Shabaab in the eastern part of the country and Boko Haram and ISIS in the west. Bangladesh is also a national security concern because the south Asian Islamic country is well known as a recruiting ground for terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Earlier this year a congressional probe revealed that migrants from terrorist nations, especially Bangladesh, are trying to enter the United States through Mexico at record rates.

Texas alone saw a whopping 300% increase in Bangladeshi nationals attempting to sneak into the country, according to the federal investigation outlined in a lengthy report.

Continue reading here.

I’m glad to see JW getting more involved in immigration issues. They may eventually get more information out of our government on these issues through their expertise with the Freedom of Information Act.

Who is encouraging this movement of Africans to Mexico and on to the US Border?

In 2011 I speculated it was NGOs and suggested a Congressional investigation was desperately needed.  Of course, for some reason, no one is interested in answering that question.

Montgomery County, MD Rally Brought Out Crowds in Support of ICE

***Update***  Help Save Maryland has an extensive report, see here.

Yesterday, I told you about the rally planned for this morning in sanctuary county MoCo.

Here is an early report from Bethesda Magazine (hat tip: Cathy):

Crowds Gather in Rockville for Protest, Counterprotest Over Immigration Enforcement

Larry O’Connor, a conservative radio host on WMAL, was drowned by chants of “USA” as he addressed a crowd of supporters in front of the Montgomery County Council Building on Friday morning.

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Michelle Malkin (Photo credit: Cathy)

O’Connor was appealing to a crowd of protesters who arrived at the building to protest an executive order by County Executive Marc Elrich that directed local agencies not to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Across the street, another crowd was gathered to support the order and express their solidarity with the immigrant community.

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Big guns Sebastian Gorka and Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch listen to Malkin speak to the crowd  (Photo credit: Cathy)

The dueling protests were the latest conflict over the executive order, issued in July, that attracted nationwide attention after the Trump administration directly criticized the policy.

The conservative protest Friday also attracted national attention. Former Trump administration official Sebastian Gorka stood beside O’Connor in opposition to the executive order. USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli tweeted his support for the protest.

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One of many protest signs  (Photo credit: Cathy)

Across the street, County Council members and advocacy groups such as CASA of Maryland voice support for the policy.

The executive order did nothing to change the county’s existing policies, which have long instructed the Montgomery County Police Department and Department of Corrections not cooperate with federal immigration detainers.

When I get more news from the frontlines, I’ll post it here.

Wouldn’t you love to see more rallies like this one in sanctuary jurisdictions across America!   Maybe Malkin and Judicial Watch would lead the effort!

Judicial Watch Major Court Victory: Montgomery County, Maryland Must Clean up Voter Rolls!

Since we are on the subject of sanctuary county—Montgomery County, MD (see my previous post)—here is a bit of good news for a change!  (Hat tip: Cathy)

 

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Thank God for Judicial Watch!  Note that it took TWO full years before the county is being forced to comply.

From JW’s press release:

JUDICIAL WATCH VICTORY: FEDERAL COURT ORDERS MARYLAND TO PRODUCE VOTER REGISTRATION LIST DATA TO JUDICIAL WATCH

 

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a federal court has ordered the State of Maryland to produce voter list data for Montgomery County, the state’s biggest county. The court ruling comes in the Judicial Watch lawsuit filed July 18, 2017, against Montgomery County and the Maryland State Boards of Elections under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore Division (Judicial Watch vs. Linda H. Lamone, et al. (No. 1:17-cv-02006)). The decision follows NVRA-related Judicial Watch successes in California and Kentucky that could lead to removal of up to 1.85 million inactive voters from voter registration lists. The NVRA requires states to take reasonable steps to clean up its voting rolls and to make documents about its voter list maintenance practices available to anyone who asks.

Judicial Watch had sought the Maryland voter list data after discovering that there were more registered voters in Montgomery County than citizens over the age of 18 who could register.

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The dispute over the voter registration list arose from an April 11, 2017, notice letter sent to Maryland election officials, in which Judicial Watch explained Montgomery County had an impossibly high registration rate. The letter threatened a lawsuit if the problems with Montgomery County’s voter rolls were not fixed. The letter also requested access to Montgomery County voter registration lists in order to evaluate the efficacy of any “programs and activities conducted for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and currency of Maryland’s official eligible voter lists during the past 2 years.”

Democrat Maryland officials, in response, attacked and smeared Judicial Watch by suggesting it was an agent of Russia.

More here.

Just a reminder!  Maryland is run by the Dems even as it has a Republican (never Trumper!) governor.

Supreme Court Rules Against South Dakota Newspaper Looking for Food Stamp Fraud Data

The decision “effectively gives businesses relying on taxpayer dollars the ability to decide for themselves what data the public will see about how that money is spent.”

(Maribel Wadsworth, President USA Today Network)

In a case that has been working its way through the court system for at least eight years, a majority ruling by the Court decided in favor of businesses and the government and thus says the government does not have to release to the public any information that would shine a light on possible food stamp fraud by the thousands of small stores that participate in the massive federally-funded SNAP program.
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I can’t believe that I am on the same side as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the mainstream media in a case involving the Freedom of Information Act.
The Supremes led by Justice Gorsuch ruled that we, who pay for the food stamp program, have no right to know how much of our money is going to businesses that participate.
(See my posts here and at RRW about egregious food stamp fraud cases).
The Trump Administration argued for the right of businesses to keep their government funding secret.
I’m not a lawyer, but wonder if the ruling would apply to the refugee contractors and those big companies caring for ‘asylum seekers’ or any other business that lives off of taxpayer dollars!  Will they now have a high court decision that would prohibit us from learning about their pipeline to the federal treasury?
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