The Wiesenthal Center has called on governments in the Americas scheduled to host a 10-member delegation from an Islamic political organization to cancel the programs and deny entry to its members, citing their alleged terrorist ties.
Abdur Razzaq, deputy secretary-general of the the Jamaat-e-Islami, is scheduled to lead the Salafist group starting Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C., to meet with political leaders. The Wiesenthal Center said Jamaat-e-Islami is linked to the Taliban, al-Qaida and ISIS.
In Washington, the delegation will meet with Democratic Congress members and think tanks close to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
The statement also said that "Jamaat is linked to ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) which, in 2015, raised $40 million ostensibly for mosques." It said that ICNA's former president, Mohsen Ansari, and an active leader of Jamaat, recently lauded its work, "despite the efforts of anti-Islamic media directed by Jews."