Och, the puir wee bairns! Taking their lunch money and sending it to the jihad…
More than half a million went from pre-school to Islamic association — Married pair convicted for bookkeeping crime.
ANGERED — Over half a million kronor were transferred during 2018 and 2019 from the tax-financed pre-school Lär & Lek in Gothenburg to an Islamist organization. Now a married pair has been convicted for book-keeping violations. The preschool had previously had its license revoked on grounds of connections to the School of Science, which was closed after allowing returning ISIS-terrorists to teach children.
Over half a million kronor were transferred from the pre-school Lär & Lek in Gothenburg to a sports association and then on to the Islamist organization, Sweden’s United Muslims. Now the married pair, Wasim El-Jomaa, and Eva Freih, have been convicted of bookkeeping offenses, reports GT.
During the period 2018-2019, 545,000 kronor were transferred from the pre-school to the Andalus IF sports association and then on to the association Sweden’s United Muslims.
The transfers from the pre-school began shortly after contributions to Sweden’s United Muslims were restricted by both the Authority for Youth and Civil Society Affairs, MUCF, and the city of Gothenburg.
In its decision MUCF referred to statements made by preacher Muadh Zamzam in a lecture at the association that girls who did not cover themselves from the age of 12 would end up in Hell, which the foundation Doku earlier reported.
This was due to the connections to the School of Science, where returning IS-terrorists worked as teachers and managed multi-million kronor amounts from the operations to bank accounts in Saudi Arabia and Malta.
El-Jomaa: “We have done nothing illegal here”
El-Jomaa stands behind the three accounts which have been involved in transfers and has said in interrogation that it is a sponsorship of the sports association’s activity. He has earlier told GT that he and his wife have done nothing illegal.
“For me, it is a matter of right or wrong. If this is legal or illegal. We have done nothing illegal here, so we have no further comment here,” said Wasid el-Jomaa.
Eva Freih didn’t want to comment on the indictment to GT, and she referred to her lawyer, Allan Stutzinsky. He called it “amazing” that the couple are charged with a felony.
“Eva has no problem asserting that she was representative of the pre-school company, and that for sure, the running accounts were delayed, and something was lagging behind. But the bookkeeping is completely correct,” said Stutzinsky.
The district court did not agree with the lawyer’s argument and believes that the couple, El-Jomaa and Greih, are guilty of negligence. They have been sentenced for a book-keeping crime in the normal grade to a conditional suspended sentence and a daily fine [proportional to one’s daily income]. The company behind Lär & Lek will also pay a so-called company fine, which amounts to 100,000 kronor.
In addition to the judgment, the Swedish Tax Agency earlier taxed El-Jomaa for the money which was taken out of the association in the form of unreported income.
El-Jomaa and Freih have declined to comment on the verdict to GT and have referred questions to their lawyers. Freih’s lawyer, Allan Stutzinsky, says that the verdict is well-written and well-motivated, while Jomaa’s lawyer, Peter Gilberg, says that both he and his client are satisfied with the verdict.
“If they are judged as the district court concluded, we can say that we are very satisfied with the judgment,” says Gilberg.
Westerholm: “Sweden’s United Muslims is part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s (network)”
Ledarsidorna’s Johan Westerholm tells Nyheter Idag that Islamist organizations are finding it more difficult to obtain financing through schools and study associations.
“The Muslim Brotherhood’s main financing has been money for study associations, libraries, etc. and educational money. The School of Science, the Römosse School, the Cordoba School, and the whole Ibn Rushd sphere, that is. Now we are seeing how it is being called into question, especially the study association council, etc.,” he says.
Instead, organizations are now seeking support from other sources, among others, through aid and public support to religious communities.
“They are very adaptive. It is the same people who show up all the time and sometimes the same organizations. They work so that ‘the wallet is closed in one place, so we take it and open it in another place.”
The association that is financed with money from the Lär & Lek pre-school is part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s sphere, according to Westerholm.
“Sweden’s United Muslims is part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s network,” he says.