Democrat Running For Virginia Governor Has Ties to Radical Islamic Group


We're not quite sure why there seems to be such a love affair between Democrats and organizations that fund Islamic terrorism, but there is and Virginia's current gubernatorial candidate is no exception. The Daily Caller reports:

Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Ralph Northam, is now the Democratic nominee in the race for governor. Working to rally support in a once-red state that is now quite purple, Northam has been reaching out to many different constituencies—including Virginia’s growing Muslim community. Shortly before winning his primary in June, Northam spoke at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center (ADAMS), emphasizing his opposition to President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” and his commitment to an “inclusive” Virginia.

Lt. Governor Northam has been to ADAMS before, notably in February in the immediate aftermath of Trump’s travel ban. He was part of a group of politicians including Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, who were eager to show their opposition to Trump and their support for the Muslim community.

The Caller notes that the ADAMS Center is very much connected to the SAAR Network, "an organization of Islamist terror financiers that has inexplicably escaped punishment."

[...] Northam has received donations from at least two companies, Mar-Jac Investments ($3,000) and Reston Investments ($3,250), that are actually part of the SAAR Network. For Northam to hold high-profile events at ADAMS gives unwarranted credibility to extremists, to the detriment of the mainstream Muslim community.

Organized around the now-defunct SAAR Foundation, the SAAR Network is a web of over 100 purported charities, nonprofits, and financial firms that were accused of laundering money for terrorism. According to the Federal affidavit filed by customs investigator David Kane, the SAAR Network was set up with millions of dollars in Saudi cash, and was then used to funnel money to terror organizations such as that of convicted terror financier Sami al-Arian, the North American representative of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The report also revealed that at least $26 million "was routed to suspicious accounts in the Bahamas and the Isle of Man that may have been used to fund Hamas."