Global Relief Foundation
Bridgeview, IL

Al Qaeda, Taliban, Hamas

According to the Department of Treasury press release, the Global Relief Foundation (GRF) has connections to and has provided assistance to Osama Bin Laden, the al Qaeda network and other terrorist groups. Rabih Haddad, a co-founder of GRF, was previously a member of the Makhtab Al-Khidamat, the precursor organization to al Qaeda. GRF has received funding from individuals associated with al Qaeda. GRF officials have had extensive contacts with a close associate of Usama bin Laden, who has been convicted in a U.S. court for his role in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. GRF has also had dealings with the Taliban. GRF has also received funding from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a Texas-based Islamic charity whose top officials were convicted in 2008 on all counts of providing support to a designated terrorist organization (Hamas).

See: Treasury Department Designation of Global Relief Foundation