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Islamic Relief is the largest Muslim charity operating in the United States. Unfortunately, several senior officials have recently been exposed for having made antisemitic comments online which glorified violence against Jews.

Khaled Lamada, chairman of the charity’s US branch expressed support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the group with close links to antisemitic and genocidal terrorist organisation Hamas.

He also expressed support for the “Mujahidin of Egypt” for “causing the Jews many defeats”.

He has shared a video which claimed that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is a Jewish agent seeking to corrupt Muslims by spreading promiscuity. According to the Definition of Antisemitism, “making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions” is antisemitic.

Among other officials of the US branch of the charity is  Yousef Abdallah, who praised as “martyrs” terrorists who helped to “kill more than 20 Jews” and “fire rockets at Tel Aviv”.

Islamic Relief received $370,000 of US funding in 2016 alone, and is supported by the United Nations, despite repeated concerns being raised of its links to Hamas.


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SOURCEAlgemeiner

Daniel Leons-Marder is the editor of Everyday Antisemitism.

He first became involved with Campaign Against Antisemitism when he became aware of Holocaust denial books being sold by Amazon. He graduated in Summer 2016 with First Class Honours and as Dux Litterarum in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Royal Holloway. He is currently at law school. He was previously a recording and touring musician.