One of the Islamic world’s leading Shariah Scholars, who recently called for replacing capitalism with Islamic economics, Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, has once again been implicated in terrorism financing.
Qaradawi is on the board of several prominent Shariah-Compliantand is a leader of several prominent Islamic and Shariah legal and scholarly organizations. He also oversaw an umbrella group of Muslim charities working for HAMAS…Coincidence? Doubtful…
Nov 13, 11:56
A Treasury Designation and a Curious Omission
The Treasury Department’s decision to designate the Union of Good for funding Hamas is welcome and overdue.
What is interesting, however, as noted by the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report (free registration required) is that the designation does not directly touch Yousef al-Qaradawi, the head of the organization and the leading theologian for the Muslim Brotherhood. Here is his website where he is listed with the Union of Good president.
The reasons for the OFAC designation is stated as:
The leadership of Hamas created the Union of Good in late-2000, shortly after the start of the second Intifada, in order to facilitate the transfer of funds to Hamas. The Union of Good acts as a broker for Hamas by facilitating financial transfers between a web of charitable organizations-including several organizations previously designated under E.O. 13224 for providing support to Hamas-and Hamas-controlled organizations in the West Bank and Gaza. The primary purpose of this activity is to strengthen Hamas’ political and military position in the West Bank and Gaza, including by: (i) diverting charitable donations to support Hamas members and the families of terrorist operatives; and (ii) dispensing social welfare and other charitable services on behalf of Hamas.
The designation describes some of the the