Ailing Retail Giant Sponsors Hamas-Linked Islamist Group, Refuses to Rule Out Future Funding to Islamic Radicals


best-buyThink again before buying your next flat-screen television or computing device from Best Buy, according to a report on IslamistWatch.

The struggling retail giant recently used profits from American consumers to fund the annual banquet of a group closely linked to Hamas. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently listed Best Buy as a “Platinum Sponsor.” Best Buy has refused to rule out future support for CAIR through numerous messages to its public relations department. The big box retailer is already in chaos amid the recent resignation of its CEO for personal misconduct, dwindling sales and bond downgrades.

The United States government named CAIR an “unindicted co-conspirator” to fund the terrorist group Hamas in America’s most significant terror financing trial. The U.S. also identified CAIR as an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood, and its immediate predecessor as sharing the common goal of dismantling American institutions and turning the U.S. into a Sharia-compliant, Islamic state through incremental, stealth jihad.

Utterly outrageous, yes. But outrage is not enough. Action is required. The Goal is a commitment from Best Buy to never again use profits from American consumers to finance Islamic radicals.

Here is how you can make a difference:

  • If you don’t like the idea of your consumer electronics, software and appliance dollars going to fund groups aligned with Hamas and pledged to turning America into a Sharia-compliant, Islamic state, write and/or call Best Buy and let them know. Best Buy Public Relations Department: 612-292-NEWS (6397) or Susan Busch, Director of Public Relations: Lisa Hawks, Deputy Director of Public Relations:
  • Feel free to use/copy/paste the bullet points below. But try to put it in your own words and make it personal. Share any responses from Best Buy with us at
  • Tell your friends and family about Best Buy and about Islamist Watch. If they join our mailing list (link at top of, they’ll receive future action alerts and can help make a difference.

Here are the details on CAIR:

  • Current CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper was quoted as saying: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future. … But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”
  • Senator Charles Schumer (Democrat, New York) described CAIR in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as an organization “which we know has ties to terrorism.” FDCH Political Transcripts, Sept. 10, 2003.

{IslamistWatch/ Newscenter}


  1. I happen to like & shop in Best Buy. They have good sales, good costumer service, good return policy, knowledgable staff, clean stores, etc…

    As far as Arab support…. I don’t see Jews holding back from purchasing Meredes Benz! Yes, the Germans were a lot worse!

  2. well, yes u def. shouldnt shop at a place that gives $ that goes toward terrorizing our brothers and sisters, but u also should also refrain from purchasing middle eastern gasoline, there are few and far in between gas stations not arab supplied, if everyone goes there, mayb mayb well begin the switch toward american and canadian supply