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Tarek El- Messidi's Celebrate Mercy "Charity" Raising Money For Dead Jews Is Hardcore Dawah Organization

El Messidi & Linda Sarsour Accused Of Fraud In 2017 In Jewish Cemetary Headstone Crowd Funding Scam
October 29, 2018

The warm fuzzy headline reads:"Muslim groups raise thousands for Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims." What is not revealed is that one of the Muslim groups lauded for their efforts is in fact a hardcore dawa organization called 'Celebrate Mercy' whose aim is "educate both Muslims and non-Muslims on the life and character of the Prophet Muhammad" whose founder Tarek El-Messidi works together with avowed anti semite and Hamas operative Linda Sarsour. A video of international Islamists supporting Celebrate Mercy includes Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens and Hamza Yusuf head of the sharia promoting Zaytuna Institute where El Messidi volunteers.

(The second fundraising Muslim group 'MPower Change - A Muslim Grassroots Movement' is another hardcore Islamist organisation which promotes an anti American pro sharia agenda and is run by rabid anti semite Linda Sarsour). http://mpowerchange.org/

https://www.launchgood.com/project/muslims_unite_for_pittsburgh_synagogue#!/

http://www.celebratemercy.com/

This Islamist effort is nothing more than a cynical attempt to use the murder of Jews for proselytising and getting positive PR for the Muslim community. (A growing list of media outlets providing obsequious coverage is on the bottom of the LaunchGood page.)

US based Muslim Crowdfunding platform, LaunchGood.com, is running crowdfunding campaign for the victims and their families, spearhead by the Islamic Charity Celebrate Mercy and activist Linda Sarsour. It has raised over 22K in 5 hours. You can donate to the campaign on LaunchGood.com online here.

Only a year and a half ago we saw a string of Jewish cemeteries desecrated across America, and we were honored to support Tarek El-Messidi (Celebrate Mercy) and Linda Sarsour (MPower Change) launch a historic campaign to repair those cemeteries.
We're honored to support Tarek, Linda and others once again make a show of interfaith support for the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and across America. We will always have their back in moments like these. Good will prevail, God willing." https://muslimlink.ca/news/tree-of-life-synagogue-pittsburgh-shooting-hate-crime-refugees-hias-canada-ottawa

MIM: For more on the Sarsour & El Messidi Jewish cemetary headstone fundraising scam see:

"ISIS/Hamas Supporter Linda Sarsour & Tarek El-Messidi Exploit Cemetary Vandalism To Show Support For Dead Jews"
Jew Hating Muslims Attempting PR Makeover Cynically Using Dead Jews And Gullible Press
February 24, 2017

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/7501

According to The Hill:

"A crowdfunding campaign started by two Muslim groups has raised more than $55,000 for the victims of the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday...The fundraiser was started by Celebrate Mercy and MPower Change, two Muslim-American nonprofit organizations. The groups say they are partnering with the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh to distribute the funds.https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/413513-muslim-groups-raise-thousands-for-victims-of-pittsburgh

Tarek El Messidi founder and CEO of "Celebrate Mercy now raising money for dead Jews is an Islamist & former MSA head who is exploiting the massacre for dawah purposes. CM's real aim is " to educate both Muslims and non-Muslims on the life and character of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)."

"Tarek El-Messidi was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where he served two years as the local MSA President. In 2001, shortly after 9/11, he co-founded the first-ever Ramadan Fast-a-thon and coordinated the publication of a 45-page Fast-a-thon Organizing Manual. This manual, publicized by MSA National, enabled the annual charity to spread to 300 campuses worldwide raising over $1 million over the past 9 years to fight hunger.

Tarek went on to study Islam at various Deen Intensive programs and in Jordan for one year; he then returned to Tennessee to earn an MBA. While pursuing his MBA, he served as president of the Muslim Community of Knoxville..."

muslimheroes.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/122

El Messidi hailed mentally ill pop star Sinead O'Conner's aka Shuhada aka Magda Davitt's conversion to Islam with the tweets: "Welcome to our Muslim community @MagdaDavitt77. I'd like to privately share some learning resources and books.( please DM me). Sister, our Ummah is honored to have you. Let me know how we can help you on this beautiful journey."

Muslims are exploiting the synagogue massacre in PA for virtue signaling by raising money for dead Jews in a campaign reminiscent of anti Semite Hamas operative Linda Sarsours' and El Messidi's much vaunted fund raising to repair toppled headstones in Jewish cemeteries.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx

No surprise here .Tarek El Messidi of the Philadelphia based Celebrate Mercy fundraising campaign is a close ally of Linda Sarsour. They were accused of withholding funds raised from their 'Jewish grave stone campaign' in 2017.

"Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour said she is the target of the "right wing, alt-right" and "right wing zionists" after being accused of withholding $100,000 that a fund she helped launch had promised to a neglected Jewish cemetery in Colorado..

...Neal Price, a caretaker of the cemetery, told The Algemeiner that he and other officials had met in June to discuss costs and create the plan Celebrate Mercy had requested, but that he had not heard from Goodland or Tarek El-Messidi, Celebrate Mercy's founder, in weeks.

"...Sarsour is a fraud," (NY Assembly Man Dov )Hikind said in a statement following publication of the Algemeiner article. "She talks out of both sides of her mouth. One minute she's claiming to be a disciple of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the next she's standing with a terrorist on stage at an event, and singing praises of that terrorist to an audience. I won't be the least bit surprised to hear that her little Jewish cemetery publicity stunt wasn't quite what she made it out to be."

jta.org/2017/07/13/new

Given El-Messidi's Islamist, anti semitic track record and obscenely cynical exploitation of the Pittsburgh massacre it will doubtless be business as usual for Celebrate Mercy and its founder to use this funding to garner positive PR and an opportunity for dawa once again over the bodies of dead Jews aided and abetted by a fawning international media.

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MIM: The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) is a partner in Celebrate Mercy and MPower Change's fundraising enterprise. The ICP also partners with the Hamas front group The Council on American Islamic Relations ,Emgage an Islamist stealth jihad organisation and a Nation of Islam linked mosque.

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

STATEMENT REGARDING HATE CRIMES IN SQUIRREL HILL

INTERFAITH VIGIL: 5PM @ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

Assalaamu Alaikum,

The Pittsburgh Muslim Community extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims, their families, and all of our Jewish brothers and sisters. We condemn this hate crime unequivocally, and denounce all forms of hatred and bigotry. The Pittsburgh community is our family; what happens to one of us, is felt by us all. May peace and blessings be upon all of us during this tragic time.

We thank our law enforcement and medical emergency teams for their quick response and bravery. We also appreciate the support of our elected officials and faith leaders at this difficult time.

As the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) teach us, we will respond to evil with good. The Muslim community is raising funds for the victims and their families, including funeral expenses and medical bills. Please contribute at: https://www.launchgood.com//muslims_unite_for_pittsburgh_s

Please keep the victims and their families in your prayers. May God bring us together, protect us from evil, and gather our hearts together in harmony.

In Solidarity,

The Pittsburgh Muslim Community

Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Muslim Association of Greater Pittsburgh, Muhammad's Mosque 22, Council on American Islamic Relations-Pittsburgh, Emgage-PA,

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) is actively seeking a resident Religious Director to fulfill the spiritual and social needs of our dynamic and diverse community. All candidates should click below for more information / contact board of directors at:


http://www.icp-pgh.org/


MIM: Tarek El-Messidi's zeal for dawah is evident in his enthusiastic tweets regarding the conversion of pop star Sinead O'Connor aka Magda aka Shuhada Davitt to Islam.

Tarek El-Messidi Verified Account @ Elmessidi Philadelphia, PA


Muslim-American speaker, activist, social entrepreneur. @CelebrateMercyFounding Director, Fast-a-thon Cofounder facebookdotcom/elmessidi

Tarek El-Messidi @Elmessidi Oct 25
Replying to @MagdaDavitt77 Sister, our Ummah is honored to have you. Let me know how we can help you on this beautiful journey.
Tarek El-Messidi Tarek El-Messidi @ElmessidiReplying to @MagdaDavitt77

Welcome to our Muslim community @MagdaDavitt77. I'd like to privately share some learning resources and books with you (please DM me). Let us know what we can do to help in any way. May God bless you always and shower you with Divine Love and Mercy.

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