by Christopher W. Holton
Here is a report that vividly illustrates the profound differences between charities in the West and “charities” in the Islamic world.
Not only do Islamic charities routinely fund Jihad, they also operate Shariah courts.
In the case linked below, we have Jamat ud Dawa, a Pakistani charity that has already been designated as a terrorist organization, running Shariah courts.
But lest you think Pakistan is unique, you should also know that the same activities are going on right here in the USA.
Take the case of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA is a non-profit organization that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in U.S. history, the U.S. v the Holy Land Foundation. ISNA’s Canadian wing was also shut down by the Canadian government for funding terrorism.
ISNA also operates Shariah tribunals and arbitration panels here in the U.S.
A Pakistani judge directed Punjab province on Wednesday to decide a complaint against an Islamic charity that has been accused of running unauthorised sharia courts in the eastern city of Lahore.
The charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) is listed as a “foreign terrorist organisation” by the United States. Western officials regard it as a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group behind an attack on Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008.