Former President Jimmy Carter — a frequent and outspoken critic of Israel — was the honored guest and keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) this past weekend. Carter told the appreciative audience that “the principles of Allah” are the key to realizing justice and achieving peace in the Middle East.
According to terror experts referenced at discoverthenetworks.org, ISNA — the group Carter addressed — was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and has grown into the largest Muslim organization on the continent.
Declassified FBI memos indicate that ISNA was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front as early as 1987. “The entire organization is structured, controlled and funded by followers and supporters of the Islamic Revolution as advocated by the founders” of the Brotherhood in Egypt, said one source.
ISNA leaders view Islam as being superior to all other faiths and destined to replace them. Taha J. Alwani, a leading official of the Fiqh Council of North America, which is run under ISNA, writes: “In considering the earth as an arena for Islam, Allah has promised its inheritance to His righteous people, and He has promised that Islam will prevail over other religions.”
The Justice Department recently implicated ISNA, which claims to be America’s largest Muslim organization, as the lead conduit in a scheme to illegally pass on $12 million to Hamas, the Palestinian terror group established to annihilate the State of Israel. Hamas is officially designated a terrorist group by the US government.
Carter’s encouragement and support of organizations such as the influential Islamic Society of North America, as well as Hamas, have led a prominent liberal law professor to question seriously whether the former president might have crossed a legal line in helping raise money for an Islamic group tied to terrorism.
Again, in a post on breitbart.com, is coverage of an interview in which civil rights and constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz is highly critical of Carter’s actions:
Dershowitz accused Jimmy Carter of being “an all-out supporter of Hamas,” warning that if his advocacy turns into material support for the terrorist Hamas, Carter will be committing a felony.
“Jimmy Carter wants the United States and the European community to legitimize Hamas,” said Dershowitz [on Newsmax TV]. “It’s against the law in the United States, even if you’re a former president, it’s against the law to provide material support to a listed terrorist organization.”
Dershowitz claims that Carter’s call for the recognition of Hamas as an equal with Israel “defies logic. But leave it to Jimmy Carter,” said Dershowitz to defy logic. “It’s as if one would want to recognize and legitimate the Mafia or al-Qaida or the Taliban,” he said.
Another breitbart.com post notes that:
Providing any support or assistance to a designated foreign terrorist organization is a violation of Section 18 of the U.S. Code § 2339B and is punishable by imprisonment of not more than fifteen years. If the death of any person results from providing such support, the penalty increases to imprisonment for any term up to and including life.
Dershowitz claims that fundraising for ISNA may constitute violation of Section 18, which would put Jimmy Carter “very close to, if not across the line” of criminal activity.
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