The legislature of Turkey’s Islamist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, keeps on extending its US activities utilizing Muslim Brotherhood-connected associations to charm American Muslims and spread his radical political Islamist motivation.
The workplace of the strict undertakings attaché at the Turkish Consulate General in Chicago composed a gathering on the premises of the Zakat Foundation of America on January 26, 2020, when Religious Affairs Attaché Mahmut Ay met with the Turkish people group in Bridgeview for a strict social occasion. Ay’s own experience and his contacts in Chicago uncover the developing ties between the Turkish government and Brotherhood-connected associations in the US, and endeavors by Turkish conciliatory missions to utilize these substances for political Islamist objectives.
Ay is as yet a directing advisory group individual from the International Muslim Scholars Association (Uluslararası Müslüman Alimler Dayanışma Derneği, UMAD), which is situated in Istanbul and financed by Qatar. UMAD is known as the long arm of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, otherworldly pioneer of the Muslim Brotherhood and organizer of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). Star Erdoğan minister al-Qaradawi, who supported suicide bombings and equipped insubordination in Syria and Iraq, has been restricted from entering the United States since 1999. Al-Qaradawi routinely shows up on Al Jazeera and has upheld a vicious jihad over the area.
UMAD’s significant level warning board is made out of authorities from Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet); delegates from Erdoğan-connected NGOs, for example, the Ensar Foundation, made up for lost time in a kid sexual maltreatment outrage in 2016; the Onder Foundation, the most established graduated class relationship of strict imam-hatip schools; and Hayrettin Karaman, the central fatwa (strict proclamation) supplier for Erdoğan, whom he viably announced caliph. Karaman, who straightforwardly pushed the view that all Muslims are committed under Islam to help Erdoğan, is in reality a Turkish form of al-Qaradawi.
UMAD, IUMS, the Strategic Research Center for Defenders of Justice (ASSAM) and the Union of NGOs of the Islamic World (UNIW) sorted out the third International Islamic Union Congress in Istanbul in December 2019. At the primary congress, held in November 2017, members embraced the point of Islamic solidarity through building up a confederation of Islamic nations. Its revelation was endorsed by associations from 29 nations.
The 2019 congress was going by resigned Gen. Adnan Tanriverdi, who is administrator of ASSAM and boss military counsel to President Erdoğan at that point. Tanrıverdi possesses disputable military temporary worker SADAT, which many accept is a true paramilitary power faithful to Erdoğan. Addressing the Turkish government’s enemy of Semitic, against Christian mouthpiece Akit TV on December 23, 2019 after a session of the congress, Tanrıverdi said Islamic nations should deliver their own guard materiel and weapons among themselves, asserting that one can’t oppose others with the weapons of others and including that his association has been attempting to make ready for the hotly anticipated mahdi (forecasted savior of Islam), for whom the whole Muslim world is pausing.
Turkish names have progressively showed up on the sheets of Brotherhood-connected NGOs as of late, and the impact of radical Turkish Islamists has developed in the US. The Zakat Foundation of America, of which Turkish national Halil Demir is official chief, keeps up close connections to the Brotherhood and Hamas-subsidiary associations and patrons their occasions.
For example, Zakat was the primary backer of the thirteenth MAS-ICNA gathering sorted out by the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in 2014, the first run through a Turkish-American association took an interest in a MAS-ICNA meeting. From that point forward, Erdoğan’s agents and relatives have gone to the meeting so as to convey the Turkish president’s message.
Zakat has been blamed for sending assets through another establishment to Turkey’s profoundly disputable cause gathering, the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), which was distinguished as an arms bootlegger to radical fear based oppressor bunches in Syria and Libya. In 2012 a German government court restricted the IHH since the Turkish cause was contributing assets to Hamas. Today, the IHH works with the Turkish insight organization and is a device in the hands of the Erdoğan government. Besides, Zakat’s records at three US banks were shut down due to the “pressure from controllers to forestall illegal tax avoidance, psychological militant financing and authorizes avoidance, psychological militant financing and authorizes infringement,” the Wall Street Journal announced in 2016.