ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
had organizational ties to the now-defunct Quranic Literacy Institute (QLI), a
Chicago-area institution that claimed to be in the business of
translating and publishing Islamic texts, but was actually raising
and laundering money for Hamas. The ties between ISNA and QLI were
ISNA president Ahmad Zaki Hammad was a QLI founder and president.
Osman, who headed the ISNA affiliate NAIT,
was once QLI's director.
secretary Amer Haleem once served as ISNA's acting secretary
board member Jamal Badawi was once an advisor to the Quran Project,
which was associated with QLI.
Abusharif, a former editor of ISNA's Islamic
magazine, was an editor and board member of QLI from 1990-98.