July 31, 2012

FTO Jamaat-ud-Dawa Raising Finds via Twitter and Facebook

International Herald Tribune:

Taking advantage of the global outreach of social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, the controversial charity Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) sent out an appeal on its official Twitter account asking people to donate Zakat and Fitrah for the Holy month of Ramazan.

India has blamed JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed for masterminding the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. Taking cue from New Delhi, the United States also announced bounty for information leading to the prosecution and conviction of Hafiz Saeed.

Through its Twitter account, the JuD appealed to its 2,186 followers for donations for itself and for its welfare arm, the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation Pakistan (FIFP).
The FIFP appeal was also made from the Twitter account of JuD, which has been under sanctions from the United Nations Security Council.

Our friend's Pakistan who are required by treaty as a UN member to enforce the sanctions against JuD have decided not to.
The JuD says that since it is not banned in Pakistan, it can collect funds.

“Everyone knows that when the UNSC slapped sanctions on Jamaatud Dawa, we moved the Lahore High Court against it – which ruled in our favour,” said Khalid Waleed, chief coordinator of JuD’s political cell, which is headed by Abdur Rehman Makki.

Clearly since both Facebook and Twitter are American companies the Obama administration could order Facebook and Twitter to suspend JuD. As well they should, because we all know that at least a portion of these funds will go to finance Jihad against our forces in Afghanistan, not to mention terrorism directed at our much more trustworthy ally India.

Myself I find it hard to blame the backstabbing Pakistanis much when our own government does not enforce the sanctions that are on the books now.

Of course the leftist douchebags running these companies could do the right thing and stop hosting terrorists as well, but why would they when there is no price to pay?

JuD's website www.jamatdawa.org is hosted by another member nation Singapore.

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Hat Tip: Creeping Sharia.

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