A media company founded by three former Obama aides is facing backlash for allegedly supporting a charity that has ties to the terrorist organization Hamas, which is responsible for the thousands of rockets being fired at Israel recently.
Their company, Crooked Media, which was first launched in 2017 by Obama speechwriters Jon Lovitt and Jon Favreau along with Obama spokesperson Tommy Vietor, posted a list of charities on social media that they claim was doing “great” work helping the people in Gaza during the worsening conflict in the Middle East.
The media company wrote, “Here’s who’s doing great on the ground work to aid the people of Gaza. Support them if you can!”
The tweet horribly backfired when The Washington Free Beacon pointed out that one of the charities Crooked Media plugged was Islamic Relief, which has supposedly been “banned” in many countries for “allegedly funneling money to Hamas.”
Prior to this, the State Department cut all ties with Islamic Relief Worldwide when allegations of anti-Semitism began to spread.
Nearly a year ago, a leader of the IRW was forced to step down over making a social media post referring to Jews as the “grandchildren of monkeys and pigs.”
Islamic Relief, a division of IRW, has already been classified by Israel as a supporter of terrorism. Its also been reported that IRW has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The company’s tweet promoting Islamic relief was quickly deleted and Crooked Media posted a revised list without the terrorist-linked charity.