The Alavi Foundation was set up by the Iranian government and claims its goal is to promote harmony. In reality, Alavi’s role is to funnel money to Bank Melli, an institution which has been designated for its role in funding terrorism and nuclear proliferation by providing direct monetary support for Irans nuclear program.
The Alavi foundation owns multiple properties in the United States and four Islamic Education Centers which are located in; Potomac (Maryland), Queens (New York), Carmichael (California), and Houston (Texas).
On November 12, 2009, the Justice Department filed an amended civil forfeiture complaint against the Alavi foundation. The lawsuit claimed forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets including the Islamic Center of Houston in Texas and the Alavi-owned Islamic Education Center of Houston.
The Alavi foundation has funded and hundreds of grants to mosques, Islamic schools and education systems, including colleges; Harvard, the Catholic University of America, the University of Wisconsin and Columbia.
Retired FBI counter-terrorism chief Oliver “Buck” Revell said the bureau has long believed Alavi is “a front organization for the Iranian regime that is engaged in covert intelligence activity on the part of a hostile foreign government.”
On March 28, 2014, Judge Katherine B. Forrest ruled several properties and bank accounts linked to the Alavi Foundation were subject to forfeiture, to include the Islamic Education Center of Houston, which was used for religious and educational purposes without merit.
But on July 20, 2016 the 2nd US Circuit Court ofAppeals in New York City reversed the lower court’s ruling that had ordered forfeiture of Iranian assets in the US. They determined the buildings do not qualify as being owned by Iran under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: “Given the lack of evidence demonstrating Iran’s day-to-day control of Alavi, we conclude, as a matter of law, that defendants cannot be deemed Iran’s alter egos.”
On February 20, 2019, the Islamic Education Center of Houston, Texas uploaded to its YouTube channel a video of a February 17 ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. In this video, a tenth grader said the United States continues to sanction Iran because it is scared of it, and that America’s two goals in the Middle East are to support Israel and Saudi Arabia. The crowd chanted: “Away with the humiliation… Allah Akbar! Khamenei is our Leader!”
In Houston, Texas, as in all of America, President Trump is actually our leader.
In the video students sang, “We are your followers, you are our Leader… We are your soldiers, and together we can all be your power… May Allah always keep your hand upon us…A warrior just like Battle of Khaybar… May you always be the light to our guidance.“
The Children sang: Allah Akbar! Khamenei is our Leader! A little later in the video a tenth grader said, ”America and its allies decided that they had enough of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. They continued to place harsh sanctions on the country and deemed it as a terrorism state. But my question to you, brothers and sisters, is would you put sanctions on a country that you are not fearful of? Would you not put sanctions on a country that you are not fearful of? Because in the end of the day, what this message of sanctions on the country of Iran is, is the idea that it continues to remain as an enemy towards America and all of its allies. Because America has two end games in the whole Middle East region: to support Israel and to support Saudi Arabia.”
The reference to Khaybar at the Islamic Education Center of Houston, as in the above photo, references the surprise raid by Islam’s prohet Mohammad in which muslims eradicated Jews from the Arabian peninsula.
To jihadi’s, Khaybar means the destruction of the Jews and the seizure of their property, and they are openly chanting about it in Houston, Texas.
The evidence and the behavior of those attending clearly reveals there are significant and bold jihadi (read “terrorist) mosques in Houston. What will the mayor, police, and citizens do.
UTT has a solution if the people of Houston are willing to address this threat.
UTT encourages Texas, and all Americans to remember to speak truth boldly in love, and push their police to enforce the law and dismantle these grave dangers in your communities.