Hillary Clinton took money from people who are sympathetic to Islamic radicals, including a convicted terrorist
Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 2016 – The Middle East Forum’s ‘Islamist Money in Politics’ (IMIP) released the top-ten recipients of 2015-16 campaign contributions from individuals who subscribe to the same Islamic supremacism as Khomeini, Bin Laden and ISIS.
Hillary Clinton tops the list, taking $41,165 from prominent Islamists. This includes $19,249 from senior officials of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates in November, 2014.
Clinton has accepted $3,900 from former CAIR vice-chairman Ahmad Al-Akhras, who defended numerous Islamists in Ohio and was indicted – and eventually convicted – on terrorism charges.
Donald Trump has not received any Islamist money.
Other top recent recipients include Democrats Rep. Keith Ellison of Massachusetts ($17,370) and Rep. Andre Carson ($13,225) of Indiana. The top-ten list includes nine Democrats, one independent (Sen. Bernie Sanders accepted $9,285), and no Republicans.
None of the above recipients has responded to IMIP’s efforts to inform and warn them about the Islamist ties of these donors.
Islamist Money in Politics holds politicians accountable for accepting funds from sources linked to the enemy. It shines a light on Islamist influence in U.S. politics by making public the campaign contributions of 1,356 leading figures in America’s most important Islamist groups. To date, IMIP has documented 2,974 Islamist contributions worth $1.43 million.
Launched in 2014, the non-partisan project continually updates contribution data.