Former President Bill Clinton has received several million dollars from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based organization that uses Sharia law as its guiding principles, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigative report.
The investigation found that according to tax records from 2011 to 2014, Clinton, the husband of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, received $5.6 million in fees for serving as an honorary chairman for GEMS, which the report describes as “one of the most dominant educational programs in the Middle East, with 51 separate schools operating in the region. Globally, the for-profit company claims that 250,000 students are learning under its program in 170 countries.”
The report says GEMS operates schools in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom. It also has two “international” schools in Chicago.
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One of the Dubai schools has as its purpose statement, “Our aim is teach all Muslim students the pillars of Islam, Islamic faith and morals, enabling them to efficiently apply them to their lives. To increase the knowledge of Islam we share with the children, the stories of prophets, manners of living a Muslim’s life, the five pillars of Islam.”
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GEMS also has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to the report, and “was an official sponsor of the 2013 and 2014 Clinton Global Initiative.”
In an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation, counterterrorism analyst Stephen Coughlin wondered why a former president, and husband of a presidential candidate, would accept money from such an organization. “Why would Bill Clinton be participating in programs that teach Sharia in foreign countries where that is the specific objective of the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and al-Qaida?” he said.
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