The Alliance for Global Justice, a charity located in Arizona, has ties to Palestinian terrorism and has received over $245,000 from the COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). AFGJ is a non-profit group that strives to bring about social change and economic justice and has raised funds for Collectif Palestine Vaincra, which collaborates with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP is designated as a U.S. terrorist organization.
In May 2020, AFGJ received a loan from the COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which was later forgiven in November 2021. The loan provided funding for 29 jobs at AFGJ, but there is no record of whether any of the funds were allocated for specific purposes. The House Oversight and Accountability Committee recently conducted a hearing to examine claims of widespread fraud and misuse of the PPP.
Republican Representative Troy Nehls of Texas expressed his surprise and disappointment regarding the matter. “I never imagined that our government and charities would provide assistance to recognized terrorist organizations,” Nehls stated. “There needs to be accountability and transparency in where our tax dollars are going.”
In January, the Jewish law firm Zachor Legal Institute (ZLI) submitted a complaint to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), requesting an investigation of the Arizona charity, following the revelation of its possible connections to groups associated with Palestinian terrorism. ZLI argued that AFGJ’s support for these organizations constitutes sufficient reason for revoking its status as a non-profit.
The potential misuse of funds from the PPP is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. It is essential that charities are held accountable for their actions and that taxpayer money is used responsibly. It is also important that organizations like AFGJ are thoroughly investigated so that any potential links to terrorist organizations can be revealed. This will help ensure that taxpayer money is not being used to fund terrorist activities and will help protect innocent people from harm.
The preceding article is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Daily Caller