Charity or Terrorist Front?


( – In new evidence that the secret web of Palestinian Arab Islamist terrorism in the United States could be far bigger than imagined, an obscure New York-based nonprofit called the Westchester Peace Action Committee Foundation (WESPAC) seems to be indirectly linked to the Hamas terror group, a report reveals.

Upon initial observation, the Westchester Peace Action Committee Foundation (WESPAC) might appear to be an unremarkable entity, embodying a modest community organization with a single part-time employee in its office located in White Plains, NY, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Despite its low profile in hosting public events, WESPAC managed to accumulate a substantial $2.4 million in 2022—over three times its revenue in 2020, as revealed by public tax documents.

The organization notably allocated nearly $1.5 million for “office expenses,” a financial category designated by the IRS to encompass costs like “supplies, telephone, postage.”

“This is all very strange, it seems like they’re trying to obfuscate what they’re really spending their money on,” noted Patrick Sternal, a former IRS tax law specialist and consultant for nonprofits.

“This doesn’t look like a particularly transparent organization, this filing raises all sorts of questions,” he added.

The intricacies of WESPAC’s financial dealings may potentially be elucidated through a new legal challenge.

In May, families of victims from the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 initiated a lawsuit against National Students for Justice in Palestine and American Muslims for Palestine.

Both groups are accused by the plaintiffs of acting as “collaborators and propagandists for Hamas.”

WESPAC is implicated in the lawsuit as the “official ‘fiscal sponsor’” for National Students for Justice in Palestine, a detail briefly mentioned.

“The financial interactions between WESPAC and its anti-Israel clientele is intentionally opaque to largely shield from public view the flow of funds between and among them,” the legal document asserts.

A fiscal sponsorship is a structure approved by the IRS where a parent organization receives donations on behalf of an affiliate, with no legal distinction between groups like WESPAC and National Students for Justice in Palestine.

If the latter is verified to be collaborating with Hamas, then so is the former, by extension.

The IRS introduced the “fiscal sponsorship” status to aid established charities in nurturing emerging initiatives, which would later become independent entities.

However, this mechanism has increasingly become a pivotal strategy for left-leaning activists and financiers such as George Soros and Pierre Omidyar to swiftly propel “grassroots” movements concerning divisive issues while concealing the identities of the donors.

Over the decades, WESPAC’s role as a fiscal sponsor has shielded it from the scrutiny faced by comparable organizations.

The organization’s annual tax disclosures label it as a small charity focused on “current affairs education.”

Despite this, fiscal sponsorships connected to the left-leaning Tides Foundation have been linked to several unlawful protests.

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