A charity with strong connections to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood is suing to have its assets unfrozen. According to one media report:
An Ohio-based charity that the U.S. government says is linked to Hamas is demanding that officials unfreeze its assets. Attorneys for Kindhearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development sued Thursday in federal court in Toledo. The charity says the government hasn’t given it a chance to defend itself. The Treasury Department in 2006 ordered U.S. banks to freeze the charity’s assets. The government says it was funneling money to organizations affiliated with the militant Islamic group Hamas. Kindhearts denies any terrorist connections.
On February 19 2006, the U.S Treasury Department announced that it was freezing the accounts of KindHearts stating:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury today blocked pending investigation accounts of KindHearts, an NGO operating out of Toledo, Ohio, to ensure the preservation of its assets pending further investigation. ‘KindHearts is the progeny of Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation, which attempted to mask their support for terrorism behind the façade of charitable giving.’
The Treasury Department cited KiIndHearts financial assistance to Hamas in Lebanon and in the West Bank as reasons for its action. Investigative research has documented strong links between KindHearts and:
- The Holy Land Foundation
- The Islamic Association for Palestine
- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
All of the above are part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas infrastructure in the U.S.