by Kylie Handler, editor
While President Donald Trump has used his time in office to to destroy Islamic terrorism, a new report provides further proof that former President Barack Obama allowed terrorist organizations to thrive under his watch.
The Horn News reported in February that a millions of dollars in payouts from the U.S. government to the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah was tied to Obama. But a new report shows that Obama had more dirty cash payout to Islamic terror groups.
On Wednesday, an investigation revealed that the Obama administration shelled out over $100,000 to the Khartoum-based Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) which was affiliated with Osama bin Laden and Maktab al-Khidamat (MK), and eventually became an al-Qaeda cell.
Is this shocking news? Not entirely.
Although this group was a designated terrorist-funding organization for a decade, Obama still provided them with hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The National Review reports, “The Obama administration approved a grant of $200,000 of taxpayer money to an al-Qaeda affiliate in Sudan,” and that group released at least $115,000 to the terrorist-funding organization.
According to the National Review, “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in July 2014 awarded $723,405 to World Vision Inc., an international evangelical charity, to “improve water, sanitation and hygiene and to increase food security in Sudan’s Blue Nile state.””
Out of those funds, more than $200,000 was released to a sub-grantee, the ISRA.
In 2014, the ISRA was on the list of designated terrorist-organization and had to assessed by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) before receiving any money.
In 2015, the OFAC confirmed that the ISRA was a designated terrorist-funding organization and rejected World Vision from “a license to engage in transactions with [ISRA].”
In 2014 the Obama administration apparently began their ineffective campaign against ISIS and at that time, when the terror group was only present in 6 countries. That figure, of course, quickly rose to 18 countries in the remaining two years of Obama’s time in office.
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Isn’t it funny how Obama claimed to have had an impact on decreasing the number of terrorist incidents? In reality, he was helping develop more Islamic terror groups.
Thankfully, we now have President Donald Trump to actually combat these terror groups and make America safe again.
–Kylie Handler is a news editor for The Horn News