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Al-Qeada’s Network of Islamic "Charities"

Posted on 08/30/2004 8:44:02 AM PDT by Darko

Al-Qeada’s Network of Islamic "Charities"

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaida; balkans; moneytrail; mwl; terror; terrorism
Al-Qeada’s Network of Islamic "Charities"

The primary importance of Al-Qeada’s network of so-called "charitable organizations and humanitarian NGO’s" is clearly apparent from the fact that most members composing them are agents of AID (Bosnian Muslim/Islamic fundamentalist intelligence service).

Moreover, in this same identical manner, the Muslim component of the Bosnia and Herzegovina state has been continually, actively engaged in participating in Al-Qeada’s global terrorist network. It must be underlined that a great many non-Muslims also partake part in the network’s operations owing to their being both blackmailed and/or corrupted due to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s bleak economic condition post its civil war [1990s].

These aforementioned factors still existing within Bosnia and Herzegovina today continue agitating its already renowned ethnic contentions originally leading the country into civil war in the early 1990s. These same agents not only attempt presently to construct an ethnically pure Islamic state composed of only Islamic elements today, they also agitate the current fragile peace created by Dayton whioch once again could lead the three Bosnian Republics into another civil war in the near future through the many terrorist crimes continually being committed "on the path of Allah."

There have been longstanding concerns in the European and U.S. intelligence services that several charities that operated in Bosnia during and after that country's civil war were being used as a cover for Al-Qaeda activities.

In the spring of 2002, under the US supervision, Bosnian authorities raided several Islamic operating in Bosnia and were forced to closed three of them: the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (which was banned in Kenya after the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi), the Global Relief Foundation and Bosanska Idealna Futura (BIF) - a branch of the Chicago-based Benevolence International Foundation.

As a reminder, Enaam M. Arnaout, 40, head of the Benevolence International Foundation, has been in US custody. The indictment said a criminal enterprise that existed for at least a decade used charitable contributions from innocent Muslims, non-Muslims and corporations to support bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network, Chechen rebels fighting the Russian army and armed violence in Bosnia. The Syrian-born Arnaout, who became a U.S. citizen nearly a decade ago, received his Bosnian passport in the mid-1990s.

The Bosnian raid uncovered a handwritten list of twenty wealthy donors sympathetic to Al-Qaeda. The list, referred to as "The Golden Chain," reveals both the names of the donors, and the names of the recipients. Seven of the payments were made to Osama bin Laden and "Hezb e Islami" (a militant group run by an Afghan warlord), while at least one donation to him was made by the "bin Laden brothers."

Intelligence investigators also want to know why some of the charity's money was transferred to a Bosnian company called "Ljiljan Commerce Group".

US Attorney General John Ashcroft said documents found in the Bosanska Idealna Futura (BIF) office in Bosnia have provided "chilling" evidence tying Enaam Arnaout directly to bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. He said the papers summarize the 1988 meeting at which the terror network was founded, and include a text of the network's oath of allegiance.

BIF had links to people involved in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, a plot to bomb US airlines, and a plan to assassinate Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Philippines in 1995.

Also found in BIF's Bosnia offices were military manuals providing instruction on small arms and explosives, photographs of bin Laden and Arnaout and photos of Arnaout handling several weapons, including a shoulder-fired rocket launcher.

Also, joint US-Bosnian government probe connected the Saudi charity Talibah International Aid Association to terrorist funding and an Al-Qaeda front group. Taliban has been under investigation since shortly after 9/11 due to a foiled terror attack in Bosnia that has been connected to Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

This "charity group" was embedded with World Assembly of Muslim Youth [WAMY] - a suspected terrorist organization, led by Osama bin Laden relatives, brothers Abdullah and Omar bin Laden. The Bosnian Government later said that a charity with Abdullah bin Laden on its board had channeled money to Chechen guerrillas. The investigation into WAMY restarted two days after 9/11, and after the bin Laden brothers have left the US.

Philippines authorities believed that the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), whose Philippines branch was run by bin Laden's brother-in-law, was funneling funds to the Abu Sayyaf organization. The brother of bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was employed by IIRO in Albania, where he assisted Al-Qaeda's efforts in the Balkans. Reportedly, detailed minutes of a meeting between bin Laden associates on the stationery of these Saudi welfare agencies, captured in Bosnia, clarifies how organizations like IIRO were to be used by Al-Qaeda.

Israel found an IIRO payment schedule detailing how $280,000 USD was to be distributed to 14 different Hamas charities, thereby documenting, for the first time, the pattern of Saudi backing of terrorism. The head of the Canadian branch of IIRO admitted in court that "The Muslim World League, which is the mother of IIRO, is a fully government funded organization. In other words, I work for the government of Saudi Arabia."

1 posted on 08/30/2004 8:44:02 AM PDT by Darko
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To: Darko
For those that don't know, the Islamic Center and Mosque up in Springfield,Missouri got busted last spring. The "charitable donations" were going to less than "charitable" individuals.

For those that also do not know, Springfield is the home of the "Blue Vatican" and AG John Ashcroft's hometown. Obviously, if the terrs are utilizing the Ozarks as a fund raising base, just think what they are doing in the "Gaza Strip," AKA Patterson,NJ, Berkeley,Kali,etc.etc.

Point is? Houston, we got a problem HERE!!!

2 posted on 08/30/2004 8:52:33 AM PDT by donozark (I fought at the Battle of Kimchi Ridge. The gas...the was HORRIBLE!)
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To: donozark

Every college campus has one of these terrorist recruiting centers:

3 posted on 09/07/2004 6:04:59 AM PDT by eniapmot (and no, I did not read the article)
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