Islamic Cash Tied to 9/11 Infects New Hampshire GOP Governor’s Race
Chris Sununu is a son of former New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu (and former Chief of Staff for George H. W. Bush),and brother of former U.S. Senator John E. Sununu. All of the Sununus are globalists, who like to portray themselves as conservatives. Hogwash. I lived in NH for 55 years and am well aware of their deception. – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor
by Edwin Mora
Chris Sununu, the front runner in the New Hampshire GOP gubernatorial primary, has taken money from three Islamic firms accused of enabling the 9/11 attacks, and has been linked to an Islamic charity that was investigated for funneling money to terrorists.
Neither the firms nor the charity were ever officially charged with a crime.
Yaqub Mirza, an executive for the charity, is also linked to the three groups that together donated $1,500 to Sununu’s campaign on August 4. Mirza, the charity, and the three Islamic organizations were accused by World Trade Center property owners in federal court and by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) of having ties to terrorist activity.
According to a 2014 IRS document, the Herndon, Virginia-based charity Safa Trust, previously known as the SAAR Foundation, has a 14.1 percent ownership share in Waterville Valley Holdings.
Candidate Sununu has touted his credential as the CEO of the Waterville Valley, a popular ski resort in New Hampshire.
The IRS document also shows that Mirza earned more than $225,000 in total compensation from the Safa Trust and/or “related organizations.”
IRS documents from 2010 to 2014 indicate the Safa Trust, an Islamic charity previously known as the SAAR Foundation, has owned a substantial stake — worth anywhere from $750,000 to more than $1 million — in the ski area. The Safa Trust is a collection of Islamic nonprofits and businesses founded by Muslim immigrants from the Middle East and Asia in the 1970s. Many of the group’s leaders are prominent and wealthy.
The New Hampshire Union Leader adds:
A principal investor in the Waterville Valley resort Republican candidate for governor Chris Sununu promotes as wholly under ‘local control’ is high up in an Islamic charity once investigated for funneling money to terrorists…
The SAFA Group’s ownership role only surfaced because as a charitable nonprofit, the trust had to file annual IRS documents that are public.