Islamic 'charity' places pro-Iran professors in US universities

Alavi Foundation cost-shares with US universities in exchange for allowing pro-Iran professors to function as university staff.

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An Islamic "charity" was recently convicted of acting as a front group for the Iranian regime, as well as financing and installing pro-Iranian professors and curricula in 44 North American universities, Conservative Review reported.

Out of the 44 universities, 41 are in the United States.

In late June, a New York jury ruled that the Alavi Foundation is linked directly to the Iranian regime and the US federal government seized the organization's Manhattan headquarters.

It was "the largest terrorism-related criminal forfeiture in US history," prosecutors said.

How did Alavi integrate itself into American society?

The group claims its goal is to "offer courses on Persian language, Iranian studies, and the Islamic culture with a focus on Shiite studies."

The Alavi Foundation also donated $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

Over the past few years, Alavi raised their university financing efforts by approximately 50%. Between 2013-2016, the number of North American universities working with Alavi jumped from 30 to 44.

Several of the foundation's programs involve pro-Iran professors and a curriculum of questionable morality.

In return for hiring the pro-Iran professors, Alavi signed a cost-sharing agreement with many of the universities, Conservative Review explained.

The report also noted that prior to the signing of the Iran nuclear deal, 73 professors on the National Iranian American Council published a letter supporting the controversial agreement - and dozens of the 73 worked in institutions receiving money from the Alavi Foundation.

The following institutions received grants from the Alavi Foundation in 2016:

Bard College; Boston University; Brandeis University; Columbia University; Drew University; Eastern Mennonite University; George Mason University; Hartford Seminary; Harvard University; Harvard University Law School; Lake Forest University; Sacred Heart University; University of Chicago; Binghamton University; Cal State, Fullerton; Cal State, Los Angeles; Cal State, Northridge; Carleton University (Canada); City College of New York; Concordia University; Georgia State University; CUNY Hunter College; Kutztown University; McGill University (Canada); Ohio State University; Portland State University; Rutgers University; San Diego State University; Temple University; University of Alberta (Canada); University of Arizona; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Florida; University of Maryland; University of Michigan; University of Southern California; University of Texas, Austin; University of Utah; University of Virginia; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Pennsylvania; Utah State University.