Interpal’s Friends

Interpal is a British charity that serves Hamas.

This was reported in 2006 in John Ware’s Panorama broadcast.

The US banned Interpal in 2003, saying “Interpal, headquartered in the UK, has been a principal charity utilized to hide the flow of money to Hamas”.

Interpal is headed by British convert Ibrahim Hewitt. Here is a profile of the man. You can also read more about his Islam in this pamphlet (pdf). A sample:

Islam, like most other major faiths of the world, categorically forbids homosexual practices (sexual relations between two men or between two women), regarding them as a great sin. In a society under Islamic law, such would be severely punished.

Muslim jurists have held differing opinions concerning the punishment for this abominable practice, some stating the punishment for fornication, while some stating the death penalty for both the active and passive participants.

While such punishments may seem cruel, they have been suggested to maintain the purity of the society and to keep it clean of perverted elements, allowing for the spiritual development of its members in an ideal environment. The spread of this depraved practice in a society disrupts its natural life pattern and makes those who practice it slaves to their lusts, depriving them of decent taste, decent morals, and a decent manner of living.

Hewitt is also Daud Abdullah’s deputy at Middle East Monitor, the pro-Hamas propaganda outfit.

Business as usual continues at Interpal.

Here are some pictures (click to enlarge) that were on its website last year. They show it partnering with the Islamic Charitable Society of Hebron.

As Panorama reported, the Hebron society is a Hamas operation. You can read more about it here. It was also named (pdf) as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Holy Land Foundation case, where the FBI tore apart the funding network Hamas had built in America.

What kind of company does Interpal keep in the UK these days?

On 30 April it will hold a fundraising event in Leicester.

Alongside Hewitt, Lauren Booth is one of the speakers. She needs no introduction on this blog. Though perhaps readers may not have seen this grotesque defence of former Malaysian leader Mahathir when Booth was visiting the Hamasniks and fans of far right racists of Viva Palestina Malaysia in January:

Q: You’re here for the launch of Viva Palestina Malaysia where you met our former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. What do you think of him?

A: I very much liked Tun Dr Mahathir and his wife, Tun Siti Hasmah. It’s refreshing to see a former world leader who is dedicated not to making millions from oil, banks or occupations but to setting up foundations for righteous behaviour.

Q: He’s been labeled an anti-Semitic in the Western press due to his views on Israel. Do you agree?

A: If you speak to Dr. Mahathir, it is clear he has neither the personality nor the inclination to be an anti-Semite. He is a thoughtful, pious and philosophical man. I want to tell the people of Malaysia not to be scared of being labeled anti-Semitic when criticising the unjust, disgraceful behaviour of the Israel regime.

The label ‘anti-Semite’ is applied deliberately to quash debate on the Israeli government and its army and we must not be afraid to speak out (on it).

Tee hee.

But today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them. They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong so they may enjoy equal rights with others. With these they have now gained control of the most powerful countries. And they, this tiny community, have become a world power.

Violent thug and lunatic Ken O’Keefe will be another speaker. Have a look at him if you haven’t seen him before. In this clip from Iran’s RePress TV, he says that the sinking of the Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty, and 9/11 were all American plots.

Here is another clip from RePress TV, where O’Keefe disparages Israel as a Nazi state and issues threats to Jews worldwide.

I want to ask all the Jewish people of this world, I want to ask you, does Israel represent you? Is Israel synonymous with Judaism? Because if Israel is synonymous with Judaism, then you as a people are a threat to every, every ounce of decency in humanity that exists. I would like to think, and I sure hope, that Judaism is not synonymous with the Israeli state. But it is now a responsibility, as it was for the decent Germans of pre-World War II Nazi Germany, just like the so-called decent Germans who did not speak out and do what they needed to do, prevent the rise of Hitler, it is now on you, the Jewish people of the world, to speak up, now, and condemn all of these acts of racism, of mass murder that the Israeli state that purports to represent you, to speak out now. You have a special burden.

Jody McIntrye, another Israel hater and a Viva Palestina activist, will also speak at the event. This is what he wrote in The Independent last year:

It is all too easy to forget that whilst Hamas came to power, through a democratic election, in 2006, the Israeli occupation of Palestine began not in 2008, when they invaded Gaza, nor in 2006, when they invaded Lebanon, but in 1948. 2011 will mark the sixty-third year of that occupation.

Got that? Israel simply existing = occupation.

Who else is keen on Interpal?

The Muslim Council of Britain welcomed Hewitt and Interpal to its annual “Leadership Dinner” last month and is proud to note this on its homepage.

Even better, Labour MP Stephen Timms is pleased to back Interpal.

Oh happy days for Hamas UK.

Majdi Aqil, Interpal’s Manchester representative, hands out cash in Gaza in March 2009 during the first convoy of Viva Palestina, George Galloway’s Hamas support operation. Aqil is a former member of Hamas and Interpal was an operational partner of Viva Palestina on the convoy.