October 25, 2021

Wow. Here Are the Congressmen Who Took Money From Radical Muslims This Election

The midterms are over, and the Democrats have been put in their place, with the Senate lost and their lowest percentage of House members since Al Jolson was America’s most bankable movie star. All is right with the world.

However, even though the left lost big on Tuesday, there’s still a significant story to be told about how the Democrats ran their midterm election – and specifically, where they got the money to run it. In addition to the usual suspects like sinister moneybags George Soros, there’s also a disconcerting new kid on the block giving free candy to the Democratic Party: Islamist groups, some of them with radical ties.

 An analysis of campaign contributions conducted by Islamist Watch indicates that, since 9/11, leaders with six prominent American Islamist organizations have donated 12 times as much money to Democrats as to Republicans.

This six Muslim organizations that were the initial focus of the project’s Islamist Money in Politics initiative were the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim Alliance in North America, the Muslim American Society, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Figures associated with local chapters of CAIR were also included, according to PJ Media.

IMIP first searched public records for the names of individuals associated with these groups, then cross-checked those names against the Federal Election Commission’s database. They then used biographical information about the leaders to rule out, where possible, donations made by others who shared the same name. They came up with $700,000 in donations since the late 1990s.

The top five recipients of that money are all Democrats: Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress; President Barack Obama; former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, whose father said that her re-election fight was difficult because “Jews have bought everyone”; André Carson, the second Muslim elected to Congress;  and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

According to the Clarion Project, the Islamist Money in Politics survey took a look at the amount of money spent by Muslim groups to influence the congressional elections since 2008. It identified 11 candidates – nine of whom were Democrats, unsurprisingly – who received donations from Islamist groups this cycle.

Also unsurprising was who the leading donor was – the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), widely seen as the leading Islamist advocacy group in America. CAIR, who was an unindicted co-conspirator in a major 2007 terrorist fundraising case, has been linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

CAIR was recently seen throwing a fit over an innocuous remark made by a U.S. general, made all the more funny by the fact that they booked Al Sharpton to headline their annual fundraising dinner. You know, the same Al Sharpton who’s said things like, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house,” and “We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” (To be fair, the ancient Greeks have a pretty lousy lobby in Washington.)

CAIR board member Esam Omeish has also been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas through various associations, and once stated that “the jihad way is the way to liberate [Palestine].” Omeish has donated over $17,000 personally since 2005.

Keith Ellison

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.

By far the top recipient of Islamist dollars is Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., which isn’t surprising as Ellison is the only serving Muslim in Congress. He received over $130,000 from four groups, including CAIR.

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind

Second was Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., and third was Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. Connolly has been known for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood-led government in Egypt and has criticized the President for being insufficiently supportive of the Brotherhood. I append no comment.

Gerry Connolly

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., also took money from Islamist groups. In addition, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., also took a small donation; Roberts had problems maintaining his seat in deep-red Kansas amid the perception that he was a RINO.