nz$10M a year diverted to murderers
This is an appalling failure. Instead of looking after innocent orphans we released the Titans of chaos and destruction.
How did we believe the honest sounding words of the friendly smiling man just one time too many? If World Vision can make this magnitude of mistake we ourselves had better be extremely careful.
Let's learn the lesson now ...
According to information provided by the Shin Bet, El-Halabi admitted he had been a member of Hamas since his youth. He said he'd been dispatched to infiltrate World Vision in 2005. He said Hamas believed he had a good chance of getting in because his father works for the United Nations and he himself had worked for the UN Development Program.
He said his father, Halil El-Halabi, who headed United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) educational institutions in Gaza for years, is also a member of Hamas and uses his position to serve the terrorist organization.
How do we stop this from ever happening again? No doubt WV believed they had performed due diligence, but we have to go over the fundamentals again:~
Ask the right questions;. look for the right tells. First and foremost: associations. Then the use of certain words and phrases; true accountability and openness; a genuine and demonstrable risk-taking Christian faith that is the bedrock requirement in such parts of the world. We also need to trust experienced local Christians when they give their nervous dissenting opinions to our choice of worker.
Remember that Taqiyya is a solidly established doctrine of the permissibility and even obligation for a Muslim to lie to non-Muslims to advance the religion. Westerners, because of our background, don't expect religious people to engage in this. As Raymond Ibrahim states: In several Quranic passages as well as the example of Muhammad, Muslims are encouraged to deceive non-Muslims when it will help protect Islam. It is known as the principle of “taqiyya” or “religious deception.”
El-Halabi fooled them all. How many others like him might there be?
From the Israel National News.
Christian charity duped into funding Hamas, furnishing terror group with millions of dollars.
One of the world’s largest humanitarian charities has been duped for years into funding the Hamas terror organization, the Shin Bet security agency revealed on Thursday.
The World Vision group, a multi-billion dollar Christian charity with more than 45,000 employees, unknowingly funded the Hamas terror group in Gaza for roughly a decade after a member of Hamas, Muhammad Halabi, infiltrated World Vision in 2005.
According to the Shin Bet’s report Thursday, Halabi funnelled millions of dollars intended for humanitarian use towards the terrorist group.
By 2010, Halabi had reached a senior position within World Vision, leading its Gaza branch, enabling him to divert more than $7 million annually from civilian needs to Hamas coffers.
In a joint operation of the Shin Bet, the IDF, and Israeli police, Halabi was apprehended for his work with the terror organization.
During interrogation, Halabi admitted he had worked within World Vision on behalf of Hamas’ military wing, and that he channelled funds and other resources towards the terror group.
The Shin Bet reported that the 38-year old civil engineer was captured in June while entering Israel at the Erez crossing along the Gaza border.
During his tenure as local director, some 60% of the budget given to World Vision’s Gaza branch was given over to Hamas’ military wing, enabling the group to build a base, expand its terror tunnel network, pay salaries to terrorists, and even purchase weapons.
Someone has suggested that, as an act of contrition, World Vision take as much money as they can and direct it to the families of those Israelis murdered by the HAMAS over the last 6 years.
Not a bad idea is it?
I feel a Lamentation coming on, here's one that gels with me.
Let's pray we don't get fooled again...