Skip to content

Greg Meeks, ‘Squad’ took thousands from nonprofit under investigation for funding Hamas

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and members of her progressive House “Squad” received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from a nonprofit currently under investigation for potentially financing Hamas terrorism.

Last month Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced American Muslims for Palestine was being probed for “allegations that the organization may have used funds raised for impermissible purposes under state law, including benefitting or providing support to terrorist organizations.”

The group is also known as AJP Educational Foundation Inc.

The complaint linked to a May 2022 lawsuit which accused American Muslims for Palestine of “providing indirect support for Hamas”

In 2021, AMP’s executive director, Osama Abu Irshaid, donated $3,000 to Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens), according to records. Meeks is the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee who has been dogged by corruption accusations for years.

A year later, Irshaid gave $500 to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — who was censured after publicly defending Hamas and calling for the destruction of Israel.

He gave a smattering of smaller donations to other Squad members, including AOC ($105); Missouri Rep. Cori Bush ($56); Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar ($56), and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley ($31.)

Salah Sarsour, an AMP national board member, added another $1,000 to Tlaib in 2019, while Dr. Hatem Al-Bazian, who is listed as AMP’s chairman, has given Omar $1,250 over the years.

“The work AMP and all Palestinian advocacy organizations have been doing has never been more important,” Tlaib says in a quote featured on the AMP website.

In AMP’s scorecard of New York state lawmakers, only AOC and Rep. Jamaal Bowman received an A rating.

Even before the Virginia probe, American Muslims for Palestine had long been hotbed of antisemitic activity, according to the Anti-Defamation League. On Oct. 7 — the day Hamas terrorists massacred roughly 1,400 Israeli civilians — the group put out a statement declaring that “Israeli violence is the root cause of violence and unrest in the region.”

“Zionism is a racist ideology that promotes the supremacy of white Jews over everyone else living in Palestine. At its core, Zionism is white supremacy,” Irshaid thundered in a posting to X from May 2022.

AMP also works closely with Students for Justice in Palestine — whose founder is AMP board member Hatem Al-Bazian — a radical student organization which has been banned by Brandeis University and the entire state university system of Florida for supporting Hamas.

“Zionism is a racist ideology that promotes the supremacy of white Jews over everyone else living in Palestine. At its core, Zionism is white supremacy,” Irshaid thundered in a posting to X from May 2022.

“It comes as no surprise that members of the Hamas Caucus and other radical left-wing Democrats have received significant donations from AJP Educational Foundation Inc., also known as American Muslims for Palestine, a nonprofit that is now being investigated for financing terrorism,” said upstate NY Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-Finger Lakes). “I am beyond honored to have received an F rating from this terrorist organization due to my commitment to Israel.”

In a statement, AMP insisted they were innocent the allegations and would be vindicated.

“AMP does not support terrorism. AMP is a wholly U.S. nonprofit, which raises funds within the United States and puts them to use itself within the United States, for its completely legal stated purpose of educating the American public on the rich history and culture of Palestine,” a spokeswoman told The Post.


Today's News.
For Conservatives.
Every Single Day.

News Opt-in
(Optional) By checking this box you are opting in to receive news notifications from News Rollup. Text HELP for help, STOP to end. Message & data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. Privacy Policy & Terms:
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.