Controversial US Muslim Group Raises Funds for Hillary Clinton
A group of US Muslims that supports armed Palestinian resistance against Israel organized a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, candidate for the US Senate from New York, raising 50,000 dollars for her campaign, according to the Daily News.
Clinton's spokesman Howard Wolfson confirmed the fundraiser but insisted she had not known the 500-dollar a ticket gathering in Boston had been sponsored by the American Muslim Alliance (AMA).
During the October 13 fundraiser Clinton, who has publicly backed Israel since violence exploded in the Middle East four weeks ago, accepted a plaque from the alliance "in honor and sincere appreciation for your stand on human rights."
The report, which also says that the first lady hosted several Muslim anti-Israel individuals at the White House, could embarrass Clinton, who is running for the Senate against Republican Rick Lazio in this state where the Jewish vote is seen as crucial.
One guest, the daily said, Abdurahman Alamoudi of the AMA apparently boasted of having been to the White House and "defended what is called Hamas," the Islamic Resistance Movement designated a terrorist organization by the US State Department.
He also contributed 1,000 dollars to Clinton's campaign, money which Wolfson said would be returned.
The AMA has described, on its website, the "Real Face of Israel" as a series of photographs of a 12-year-old boy cowering in terror being shot to death by Israeli security forces -- NEW YORK (AFP)
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