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Over 2 Million Raised by Molham Team after Earthquake Shows How Quickly NGO’s Linked to Terror Groups Raise Funds Disguised as Aid

The Molham Team, named after Molham Traifi, has raised over 2 million dollars on their Instagram page in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that has caused over 5,000 deaths in Turkey and Syria. The group was founded in 2012 by Atef Nanoua.

According to QSJ, funds for a 2020 housing project for displaced people were pocketed by the Molham team who received $3,000,000 in aid while their goal was $250,000. Their video also depicts how organizations such as Molham serve as PR fronts for terror groups.


The Molham group is notorious for calling for open genocide of the Alawites in 2012. Traifi and Abdel Baset Sarout, hailed by Molham team, joined various groups including the terrorist organization ISIS as well as offshoots of the groups allied to Al Qaeda. Their social media page is filled with photos and videos of Sarout, who sang in praise for Osama bin Laden.

Sarout was also the commander of Jaish Al-Ezza who was allied with Al Qaeda.

The group has openly also said that aid will be going only to Idlib, once an ISIS stronghold, and not to Aleppo, Latakia, and Hama who are also in need of dire aid.

Molham has also shared that they are collecting donations via Israeli banks from Occupied Palestine.

Other organizations that are also notorious for being connected to terror organizations include White Helmets, SAMS, Syria Relief, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Ummah Welfare Trust. They are known to operate in Northern Syria and serve terror groups such as Al Qaeda under the guise of rescue work, as well as hoard international humanitarian aid for themselves to later sell at higher prices.

The connections of such organizations are alarming, as many of them collect money from foreigners who may not be aware of how that money is being spent.

When giving to aid organizations, some of the questions that could be asked are:

  1. What happens when someone donates money to Syria and Turkey through your organization? Are any partners or 3rd parties involved?
  2. How much % of donations are used for the people after overhead costs?
  3. For Syria, how are you circumventing the sanctions in place?
  4. Where are the exact distribution points in Syria and Turkey?
  5. Can you send me your fiscal reports for 2021 and 2022?
  6. How do you track and monitor that the aid is actually getting into the hands of those who need it the most?

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  • Zainab Rights

    Zainab Rights is a Muslim American Journalist and Editor in Chief at TMJ News Network. She holds a double degree in Political Science and Homeland Security and a Masters in Journalism from Harvard University. She has over 12 years of experience in political commentary, writing and video production.

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