Rita Katz, the author of Terrorist Hunter, worked in terrorism research — trying to discover which charitable organizations were legitimate and which were funding jihad, trying to find out where the money goes, trying to discover which organizations have ties to which, and working to discover if there are known terrorists involved. Sometimes she dressed up as a Muslim, taped a hidden camera and recording device inside her robes, and went to mosques and Islamic conventions in the U.S. to see what she could find.
And what she found was shocking. Right there in downtown Chicago or San Fransisco, she found known terrorists speaking to thousands of people, telling them that they have a holy duty to undermine and ultimately overthrow the government of the United States and replace the Constitution with Shari'a Law.
And technically, that's true. If any of the Muslims in those groups had read their Qur'an and their Hadiths, they would know the speaker was telling the truth.
What was shocking was that they were getting away with what is essentially sedition, right under the noses of Americans.
Rita started this work in the 90's, before the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. But the book's story continues until well after 9/11, and surprisingly, not much has changed.
Rita discovered an enormous amount of money pouring in from Saudi billionaires to cleverly set-up "relief organizations" and "charitable organizations" and "think tanks" and she traced how the money gets transferred to one organization, who then gives it to another, and around and around it goes until it would be almost impossible to follow. But she tracked it down. The money ends up creating new mosques in America that advocate jihad against the West, and the money goes to paying families to send their sons on suicide missions into Israel.
One of the many ironies she discovered: Sometimes money is actually given to these charitable organizations by USAID!
Here's another one: Ordinary Americans, thinking they're helping the poor orphans of war-torn Palestine, are actually creating orphans with the money they privately donate to these groups. It is just unbelievable.
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