No one understands the financial sources of Terrorism better than the author
of this revelation.
After reading this expose` you will start to gain an inkling of how Arab petro-
dollars have corrupted the very highest levels of the US government. You will
understand why Obama could be certain that Hillary would faithfully execute
his repression of Israel's rights and the advancement of the false claims by Arab
muslims for the ancient historical Biblical lands which are the patrimony of the
Jewish Nation. Read it and understand. -- Allan
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Clinton's Iranian Connection
Commentary by **Rachel Ehrenfeld 01/05/09
On Dec. 19, 2008, at 2 p.m., the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which
supports Iranian causes, contributed between $25,000 and $50,000 to the
William J. Clinton Foundation. This can be best described as the ultimate
chutzpah, for on the very same day, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern
District of New York indicted the president of the Alavi Foundation, Farshid
Jahedi, "on a charge of obstruction of justice for allegedly destroying
documents required to be produced under a grand jury subpoena concerning
the Alavi Foundation's relationship with Bank Melli Iran and the ownership of a
Manhattan office building."
Alavi's contribution to Clinton came just two days after the Treasury
Department also designated Alavi's partner, the New York-based ASSA Corp.,
as a terrorist entity, and the New York Southern District's attorney seized
and forfeited its assets. According to the Treasury Department, "Assa ..
continued to provide services to Bank Melli by maintaining Melli's interest
in 650 Fifth Avenue Co. and transferring income from 650 Fifth Avenue Co. to
Bank Melli." ASSA owned 650 Fifth Avenue Co. together with the Alavi
Foundation. Incredibly, the government seized only 40% of the 36-story
building controlled by ASSA, leaving the Alavi Foundation in charge of the
The Alavi Foundation was established in 1973 by the Shah of Iran as the
Pahlavi Foundation, "to pursue Iran's charitable interests in the United
States." It was renamed the Mostazafan Foundation in 1981 by the Ayatollah
Khomeini and renamed again in 1992 as the Alavi Foundation.
As early as 1979, the foundation and its partner Bank Melli were recognized
as procurement fronts for Iran's nuclear weapons program. Twenty years
later, the U.S. government recognized Bank Melli as a vehicle controlled by
the Iranian Government. The bank was finally designated a terrorist entity
on Oct. 25,2007. What took so long? The Alavi Foundation's Web site states
that its mission is promoting and supporting Shiite educational, religious
and cultural programs: in essence, delivering the mullahs' message to
America. The foundation also owns and funds several mosques and educational
centers in New York, Maryland, Texas and California.
In 2007, Alavi's IRS filing reported $87,899,567 in assets and $3,315, 237
that went to charity. Of this, $365,056 went to schools and universities,
$328,667 was spent on book publications and distribution, and $262,325 was
given to schools in the form of interest-free loans.
The Alavi Foundation continues to operate despite five different lawsuits
against it in the U.S., filed by survivors of Iranian and Hezbollah terror
attacks. The fact that the Iranian government appoints the board of this
Iranian foundation apparently does not satisfy the courts. Thus, the
plaintiffs failed to prove that Alavi takes direct orders from Tehran. Yet
Alavi's function as an arm of the radical leadership of Iran is evident. In
1993, the foundation's director after Khomeini took over in 1979, Manoucher
Shafie, together with his successor Mohammad Hossein Mahallati, director
from 1983 to 1992, were suspected by U.S. authorities of "exporting
germ-warfare toxins to Iran." Neither was convicted.
The Mahallatis are well known in revolutionary Iran. Ayatollah Fazlollah
Mahallati, father of foundation director Mohammad Hossein, was Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad's mentor and the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards. He oversaw
the 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing in Beirut, killing 241 American Marines.
Mohammad Hossein Mahallati's brother, Mohammad Ja'far Mahallati, served as
Iran's Ambassador to the U.N. from 1987 to 1989, during which time the
foundation, run by his brother, gave at least $1.4 million to Sheikh Omar
Abdul-Rahman's Brooklyn mosque. The blind sheikh is serving a life sentence
at the Federal Correctional Complex, in Butner, N.C., for his role in the
1993 World Trade Center bombing. Meanwhile, former Ambassador Mahallati has
become a popular lecturer at America's elite universities and is now a
visiting professor of religion at Oberlin College. His research focuses on
the "ethics of friendship in Muslim cultures."
Moreover, to better spread the mullahs' dogma, in 1999, Mohammad Ja'far
Mahallati co-founded his own charity, the Boston-based Ilex Foundation, of
which he is a trustee. Ilex is described as "a cultural bridge-building
institution." Ilex's Trustees' list reads like the who's who among Middle
East academics in the U.S., with names like Richard W. Bulliet of Columbia
University and Olga M. Davidson of Wellesley College.
Although the Alavi contribution to Clinton is legal, it is malodorous.
However, as long as the U.S. government continues to treat different Iranian
entities as though they are separate from the state it recognizes as a
sponsor of terrorism, the mullahs will be free to advance their agenda in
Author's update (01.12.09, 4 p.m., EST): It turns out that the Dec. 19,
2008, contribution by the Alavi Foundation to the Clinton Foundation was not
the first. According to the Alavi Foundation's 2006 tax returns, the
organization gave the William J. Clinton Foundation $30,000 in the fiscal
year ending March 2006.
** Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is director of the American Center for Democracy and
author of Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It.
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