Screen 1: According to the opening paragraph of the Islamic Society of Tulsa’s constitution, found on its official website, IST “shall establish and maintain continuous affiliation with the Islamic Society of North America.” The following paragraph states, “The aims and purposes of IST shall be to serve the best interest of Islam in the greater Tulsa area [by working] in cooperation with ISNA.”
Screen 2: According to the Tulsa County Property Assessor, IST is owned by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). Both ISNA and NAIT were named by the U.S. Justice Department, as recently as November 2008, a party to the financing of millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas.
Screen 3: Homepage of the official website of the Islamic Society of Tulsa (IST) announcing event at IST featuring Siraj Wahhaj, a U.S. government named “unindicted co-conspirator” for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and sponsored by ICNA Relief USA, a group that, like ISNA and NAIT, has been associated with funding Hamas. On the right side is a photo of girls dressed in Palestinian keffiyehs.
Screen 4: Member of IST Jamal Miftah's lawsuit against IST, alleging that IST had been involved in “money laundering” and stating that the money could “ultimately be funneled to undesirable organizations for illegal activities.” According to his court petition, he and IST “were not in agreement… with regard for the need to avoid funneling cash donations to organizations with close links to Jihadist terrorists.” Miftah was thrown out of IST for writing an op-ed against al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
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