On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would be awarding $10 million in federal grants to community organizations to fight against recruitment of Americans to terrorist groups. The awards were given in 26 different grants and among those was none other than Masjid Muhammad, Inc., which received $531,195.
"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will award 26 grants — totaling $10 million for two years of programming — to organizations that will work to improve the security of our communities and prevent terrorism. Grantees were selected in part because of their potential to support law enforcement and other frontline defenders, to demonstrate programmatic effectiveness, and to use taxpayer resources efficiently to create independently sustainable programs," a statement from DHS, under the approval of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, read. "Grants were approved for local law enforcement agencies, state and local government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations."
"We are witnessing a global surge in terrorist activity, and in many ways our own backyard has become the battleground," said Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly in a Friday news release. "That is why DHS is focused on stepping up efforts to counter terrorist recruitment and radicalization, including through close collaboration with state and local partners."