November 29, 2012, - 5:04 pm

Edible Arrangements: Muslim Owners of Fruit Basket Company Fund HAMAS, Jihadist Extremism – What Not to Buy For Christmas

By Debbie Schlussel

**** UPDATE, 08/14/14: Edible Arrangements Muslim CEO Refuses to Condemn HAMAS, ISIS – EXCLUSIVE E-mails ****

Now, that it’s the holiday season and a time of buying and giving Christmas and Chanukah gifts, a lot of people make the convenient choice of sending fruit baskets to their friends and professional associates. But if you take this route, DON’T send a basket from Edible Arrangements. If you do, you are funding HAMAS abroad and Muslim community organizing, such as the group IMAN, the Inner City Muslim Action Network, in the U.S.

Edible Arrangements Fund HAMAS & Islamic Extremism

Tariq Farid is the CEO of Edible Arrangements, which he started with his brother, Kamran Farid. Not only are they devout Pakistani Muslims, but they are major donors and fundraisers for American mosques, Islamic schools, and similar enterprises in Pakistan. Recent tax returns of their Farid Foundation, to which they and Edible Arrangements are major contributors, show that their foundation gives tens of thousands of dollars to extremist Islamic schools and mosques in America and to Islamic Relief, the HAMAS/Al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood “charity” which sends tens of millions of dollars to finance jihad around the world. An Islamic Relief fundraiser I attended undercover featured young Muslim Arab kids simulating beheadings of Americans, Brits, and Israelis as the evening’s “entertainment.” And as I told you, Islamic Relief’s chief official in Gaza was a HAMAS official with Bin Laden’s photo, swastikas, and a “G-d Bless Hitler” banner as his screensavers. As I also told you, Islamic Relief’s registered agent in the U.S. is Kazbek Soobzokov, the son of Nazi Waffen SS officer Tscherim Soobzokov and the lawyer for deported accused terrorist and Islamic cleric, Imam Wagdy Mohamed Ghoneim.

The Farids and their Farid Foundation are also major donors to IMAN, the Chicago-based group which organizes Muslims to impose their extremist values on America’s political process and in America’s inner cities. The other purpose of the group is to convert Blacks and other inner city residents to Islam and help those who’ve already converted remain Muslim.

IMAN is a project and donee of the pro-HAMAS/pro-Hezbollah Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) (which was involved in the Holy Land Foundation HAMAS fundraising), and it’s a project of Islamic Relief–the HAMAS/Al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood “charity” which finances jihad worldwide. IMAN is run and funded by White Sunni Muslims to harvest inner city Blacks to Islam, which is why IMAN also has many Black Muslims from the Nation of Islam among its ranks. IMAN has an operation called “Muslim Run,” which urges Muslims to only buy from Muslim-run businesses. IMAN was founded and is headed by Rami Nashashibi, a Palestinian Muslim extremist. And Iman hosts speakers like Dalia Mogahed, an extremist and agent of the Muslim Brotherhood with close ties to Barack Obama.

Back in August during Ramadan, Tariq Farid sent out this e-mail on behalf of IMAN:

Dear Supporter

Since I first visited IMAN, I have been inspired not only by what it has accomplished, but by the passionate staff and volunteer leaders who work there. So now, I want to inspire you with a special challenge in these last sacred days of Ramadan: For every dollar you donate to IMAN online, I will match you one-to-one until the end of this blessed month.

We started Edible Arrangements in 1999 because we were driven by the need to provide people with healthy and creative food options. Our stores across the world offer such alternatives to tens of thousands of customers every year. I believe that IMAN is also committed to forging an alternative model. Whether it’s the free community health clinic, or community organizing for food equity, housing and public safety, or creative arts programming, IMAN’s mode of civic engagement inspires healthy change in some of our most vulnerable communities.

Meet my matching challenge in these last ten days of Ramadan and help deepen and broaden that work!


Tariq Farid
CEO Edible Arrangements

Although many of the Edible Arrangements stores are franchises, the Farids collect millions in franchise fees and royalties from each store. And each time you buy anything from any Edible Arrangements store, the Farids get a cut and you are funding their HAMAS charities in Gaza and extremist Muslim community organizing in Chicago.

Don’t buy from Edible Arrangements.


Unfortunately, Edible Arrangements isn’t the only major funder of IMAN. You are. IMAN gets a good chunk of money from the U.S. State Department, and one wonders why. Is IMAN also organizing the Muslim community in other countries? If not, why is the State Department giving it money? Among its other funders are: Home Depot (don’t shop there, either), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, the City of Chicago Department of the Environment, the Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development, the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Who knew Doris Duke’s money was going to fund the Islamic takeover of America?

I’ll bet she never intended anything like that.

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99 Responses

All this is absulutly bull Shit !!!!

Joshua Jones on March 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm

990s for the non-profit in question if anyone care to attempt to verify her claims. I don’t see this donation she claims they are making. I do see regular support for a soup kitchen though. Oh and Catholic Charities in Baltimore.

The Republican Insurrection on May 4, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    First, Republican Insurrection, let me thank you for that awesome link.

    Second if you go to page 11 on the 2012 return you will see the organization described in this article at the bottom before the link to additional pages.

    The donation to IMAN in 2012 was for $20,000. There were the donations you described, then individual contributions which seemed noble to those who were indigent or had condo fires, etc. However, burying a contribution to the evil committed by this group, among noble contributions by no means excuses the atrocities committed here.

    It is reported that Al Capone could be a very generous person as well.

    No excuse for the bad that he committed however.

    Again thank you for the link. I didn’t look at the other returns as I found it in the first one I looked at I can only assume you may have over looked it in the others as well.

    REpublican Reply on August 2, 2014 at 7:51 pm

follow the money

joe acker on May 5, 2014 at 7:33 am

Looks like as God slams the fingers on one group (Muslims), He opens the window on others (my own). ARE YOU READY FOR BACON BOUQUETS, PEOPLES!?!?!

Conservative Mark on May 5, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I would never buy anything from those animals.

To hell with ea.

Tom Paine on May 12, 2014 at 11:43 am

Instead of edible arrangements, for that perfect fruit basket you should buy from fruit flowers they are an American founded company who started in the suburbs of Philadelphia. They are friendly, stunning, and the better choice for all your fruit basket needs!!! Just remember who created this industry. The ladies and gentlemen at fruit flowers will fill your orders with warm, friendly service.

Jess on July 16, 2014 at 11:08 am

Simply put, do not buy anything from EA. Let them all eat sand and return to their peace loving Muslim brothers around the word. There is only one religion which preaches to kill anyone who does not believe as they do. We have enough liberals here who cannot say the light in front of their noses. As for Israel, I only hope this time they finish the job once and for all any send everyone of those terrorists to meet their 72 virgins asap.

EM on July 16, 2014 at 3:27 pm


moosh on July 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

I love Barack Obama

Chicki D on July 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm

stop with the name calling and find out the truth.

suzy l on July 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm

all over the world people are marching in support of Gaza/Palestine, the inhumane genocide of Palestine and constant land grabbing by Israel is indefensible. There are international fundraising events going on for Palestine/Gaza, I am neither Muslim nor Jew, but in the name of humanity this bigotry and hatred must stop now.

lisa daly on August 1, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Maybe if you actually spent a little time learning about the history of the conflict you’d get it. A mind is a terrible thing to waste…

    Pragmatist on August 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Great – just f’ing great. My employer actually provides decent medical insurance – and now I am funding terrorists. F$&@!!!!!

Redhed100 on August 1, 2014 at 10:48 am

And what if you support the right of the Palestinian people to return to their homeland, stolen from them by the greedy Jews of Izahell? What if you condemn as a WAR CRIME the bombing of innocent civilians including women and children in the Gaza Strip? What if you happen to like the product that EA put out? I think we should all start to boycott Izrahell. I see this week that the Chilean government has booted out the Israhell ambassador and has boycotted free trade agreement negotiations with Israhell over this butchery of innocent Palestinians. God bless Chile!

Brian in Chile on August 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Brian, Instead of yelling back and trying to explain the conflict. I would just like to ask you to read about the history of the subject in the region, and then comment. here is a quick true fact, something to start with …

    The Palestinians want their
    own country. There’s just one thing about that: There are no Palestinians. It’s a made up word. Israel was called Palestine for two thousand years. Like ‘Wiccan,’ ‘Palestinian’ sounds ancient but is really a modern invention. Before the Israelis won the land in the 1967 war, Gaza was Owned by Egypt , the West Bank was owned by Jordan , and there were no ‘Palestinians.’

    As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the ‘Palestinians,’ weeping for their deep bond with their lost ‘land’ and ‘nation.’

    R: Amen. Plus, the Palestinians already have three lands of their own: Jordan, Gaza, and the Palestinian Authority. Now, they want a fourth: what is left of Israel. DS

    Ran on August 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

thanks for the Email


stephen greenberg on August 4, 2014 at 5:11 am

Who would want to eat anything called “arrangements” anyway.

Dave on August 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm

i would like to say something to Brian in Chile….
you should crawl under the rock where you came from and die, you are an ignorant piece of shit that is taking up a space and air of someone whom deserves to it have more than you do, therefore, do us all a huge favor, go ahead and die, just pull a trigger and blow your brains out, we will all be grateful…

to Tariq and his brother Kamran…if all of this is true and you do support dumbass and iman and all other filthy shit-for-brains human excriment, than you deserve nothing more than loose everything that you have, every penny, and die somewhere on the corner of 95 barnes ct along with the rest of your family, friends and all same-minded assholes. i wish you nothing more than pain and agony, no peace for your soul when you cross over for all the horrible shit that those that you support do to all people around the world…and the only person that knows if you truly support the cause of these filthy animals is you, and if you in fact do support them, i wish you will get punished by God, loose everything that you have to the penny, die, come back as Jew, and be put into hands of those animals that you support…

HAPKOM on August 11, 2014 at 12:59 am

Funding Hamas is bad enough, but cannot knowingly give my money to someone who will then use it to try and destroy my country, by among other things, attempting to implement Sharia law in the US.

It’s a shame too, because the local store has really nice people running it, and their product is great. But I can’t, in good conscience, give money to EA.

Uncle Sam on August 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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