Edible Arrangements CEO Supports Hamas-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A viral email circling the Web alleges that the founders of Edible Arrangements use “tens of thousands of dollars” to finance the terrorist organization Hamas and other radical Muslim groups around the world.
There is no evidence that Edible Arrangements or its owners have supported Hamas or other terrorist organizations, according to a statement from the Anti-Defamation League.
The Anti-Defamation League, which has worked to prevent defamation of Jewish people for more than 100 years, said, “In fact, there is absolutely no truth to these unfounded assertions. While the Farid Foundation has provided funding to various organizations in the U.S. and abroad, there is no evidence to suggest that any of those funds have been used to support terrorism.”
The Tariq Farid Foundation and the Farid Foundation were established by Edible Arrangements CEO Tariq Farid with the stated purposes of fighting hunger, improving health care, providing job training and improving the lives of women and children around the world, according the non-profit group’s website.
Tariq Farid denied the eRumor’s allegations directly in a blog post in which he said, “One of the unfortunate side effects of our digital age is that unfounded and hateful allegations can easily be spread to the public, even years after they have been dismissed as untrue. I have experienced this first hand due to the recent reappearance of old rumors by extremist bloggers regarding charitable contributions made through our non-profit organizations to worthwhile causes…”
Fariq acknowledged that his foundation made a contribution to ICNA Relief USA, a New York-based subset of the Islamic Circle of North America, in 2011 to build housing for battered women.
The Fariq Foundation also supported the Inner City Muslim Action Network in Chicago in 2012. Fariq said the funds supported a festival that encouraged healthy youth eating habits.
“Even though both of these organizations and projects are supported by many well-known businesses and organizations, and both have been honored by the White House, for some reason our contributions have been singled out, and their purpose twisted by those would use them to spread their hate,” Fariq said.
Farid also provided a link to the causes that the foundations support.
Edible Arrangements just lost my business forever.
If you’re looking for something to send your family or friends next Christmas or Hanukkah, make sure it’s not from this place.
Tariq Farid is the CEO of Edible Arrangements, which he started with his brother, Kamran Farid. Not only are they devout Pakistani Muslims, but they are major donors and fundraisers for American mosques, Islamic schools, and similar enterprises in Pakistan. Recent tax returns of their Farid Foundation, to which they and Edible Arrangements are major contributors, show that their foundation gives tens of thousands of dollars to extremist Islamic schools and mosques in America and toIslamic Relief, the HAMAS/Al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood “charity”which sends tens of millions of dollars to finance jihad around the world. An Islamic Relief fundraiser I attended undercover featured young Muslim Arab kids simulating beheadings of Americans, Brits, and Israelis as the evening’s “entertainment.” And as I told you, Islamic Relief’s chief official in Gaza was a HAMAS official with Bin Laden’s photo, swastikas, and a “G-d Bless Hitler” banner as his screensavers. As I also told you, Islamic Relief’s registered agent in the U.S. is Kazbek Soobzokov, the son of Nazi Waffen SS officer Tscherim Soobzokovand the lawyer for deported accused terrorist and Islamic cleric, Imam Wagdy Mohamed Ghoneim.
Edible Arrangements is also a major donor to IMAN in Chicago, whichconverts inner city residents to Islam and organizes Muslims to impose sharia on America’s political system. IMAN also aligns with Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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