Jimmy Carter recently shared the stage with some of Israel and America’s sworn enemies and he had absolutely no qualms about his association with a known front group for Hamas.
Speaking at a keynote speech for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Detroit, Carter spoke alongside Jamal Badawi, who is a long-time ISNA board member and who is listed by the U.S. government as a co-conspirator in a plot to funnel $12 million to Hamas terrorists.
In addition, Carter also spoke alongside Siraj Wahhaj, who is one of INSA’s longest serving board members and who is labeled an “unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.”
While Carter maintains that he only showed up to promote his book and speak on women’s rights (because Islam is so incredibly friendly to women’s rights), the appearance of an endorsement from a former U.S. President is hardly a good thing.
Here’s the problem: ISNA is an umbrella group that claims to be moderate in nature and simply advocates for the protection of Muslim Faith. But ISNA is much more than simple advocacy group.
According to the bestseller “Muslim Mafia,” FBI recordings revealed Hamas leaders discussed ISNA during a secret Philadelphia meeting to plot ways to launder payments through Muslim nonprofit groups.
Other court exhibits included phone records indicating Hamas’s now-convicted U.S.-based leader – Shukri Abu Baker – worked out of ISNA’s headquarters, as well as a three-page memo citing Abu Baker as the point man for “coordinating with ISNA in the accounting” of funds for the Palestinian “Intifada,” the bloody anti-Israel uprising led by Hamas.
What’s more, several key leaders in the religious organization have been revealed by Israel to be members of Hamas.
How much more evidence does Carter need to understand that ISNA is no friend to the United States? And wouldn’t it be prudent of a former U.S. President to refrain from associating with a fundamentalist Muslim group?
Never forget that one of the basic tenets of Islam is for all infidels to be converted to Islam.