Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Follow the Money: Ask Carter about who supports the Carter Center

Question: Middle Easter Sheikh support of Carter Center: When Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan made a $2 million gift to Harvard Divinity School, Harvard eventually returned the money when it learned that Zayed Centre, ¬a think-tank funded by the Sheikh and run by his son¬ hosted speakers who called Jews "the enemies of all nations," attributed the assassination of John Kennedy to Israel and the Mossad and the 9/11 attacks to the United States' own military, stated that the Holocaust was a "fable," whose executive director, Mohammed Murar, proclaimed, “the truth is that the Jews are the enemies of all nations,” and which published a report stating, “the Zionists are the people who killed the Jews in Europe.”

You, in contrast, not only accepted money Zayed but said, in accepting the funds,
"This award has special significance for me because it is named for my personal friend, Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan."
Can you explain your willingness to accept funds from such a man and such a center?

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