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  • U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis’ Hands

    12/06/2012 12:59:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2012 | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    .........................The United States, which had only small numbers of C.I.A. officers in Libya during the tumult of the rebellion, provided little oversight of the arms shipments. Within weeks of endorsing Qatar’s plan to send weapons there in spring 2011, the White House began receiving reports that they were going to Islamic militant groups. They were “more antidemocratic, more hard-line, closer to an extreme version of Islam” than the main rebel alliance in Libya, said a former Defense Department official. The Qatari assistance to fighters viewed as hostile by the United States demonstrates the Obama administration’s continuing struggles in dealing with...
  • Saudi Cash for al Qaeda

    10/11/2007 5:21:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 308+ views
    Weekly Standard | Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 11, 2007 | Thomas Joscelyn
    The Treasury Department announced today that it had designated three Saudi nationals as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (“SDGTs”). All three are accused of providing funds to al Qaeda’s affiliate in the Philippines, the Abu Sayyaf Group (“ASG”). The first, Abdul Rahim Al-Talhi, is described as an “al Qaida-affiliated financier, a loyal colleague of Usama bin Laden, and a member of a Saudi Arabia-based donor network funding terrorists and supporting extremist activity.” The second, Muhammad ‘Abdallah Salih Sughayr, is the “principal conduit” for “unidentified Saudi extremist donors wishing to provide financial and ideological support to the ASG network in the Philippines.”...
  • Wahhabism: from Vienna to Bosnia

    04/06/2007 7:25:03 AM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 302+ views
    ISN ^ | April 6, 2007 | Anes Alic
    Local media reports trace the financial and ideological center of Bosnia's radical Wahhabi movement to Vienna, while the moderate Islamic community prepares for an intensifying battle of influence. By Anes Alic in Sarajevo for ISN Security Watch (06/04/07) Only the funeral of former Bosnian Muslim leader and wartime Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic went down with a bigger crowd and more security than that last weekend of Jusuf Barcic, the informal leader of Bosnia’s radical Muslims of the Wahhabi movement. More than 3,000 Wahhabis arrived in the northern city of Tuzla to attend the funeral, and according to local media, almost...
  • US Court Throws Out Case Against Saleh Kamel ~ Judge Richard Conway Casey dismissing......

    12/19/2006 10:37:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 3,154+ views
    arabnews.com ^ | 18 December 2006 | Barbara Ferguson, Arab News
    Monday, 18, December, 2006 (28, Dhul Qa`dah, 1427)   Mail Article   |     Print Article   |     Comment on Article   US Court Throws Out Case Against Saleh KamelBarbara Ferguson, Arab News   Saleh Kamel   WASHINGTON, 18 December 2006 — A significant decision by a New York judge last Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Saleh Kamel and Albaraka Investment Bank.The accusations alleged they had been involved in support of the Al-Qaeda group suspected of backing the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Khaled Al-Nahdi, assistant to CEO of Dallah Albaraka Group, said in a statement on Friday that Judge Richard Conway Casey, of the Federal...
  • Bosnia: the Birthplace of Al-Quaeda

    09/14/2006 8:37:59 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 512+ views
    As the West and the United Nations looked on with disapproval, the fanatic foreign 'mujahideen', or holy warriors, wreaked havoc across southern Europe, taking particular aim at UN peacekeepers and even openly fighting with Bosnian Muslims at times. Middle Eastern religious and charitable organizations, largely based in and funded from the Arabian Gulf, were responsible for bankrolling this effort, and providing travel documentation for would-be mujahideen recruits." Kohlmann adds that "many of the cell members – responsible for some of the most notorious terrorist attacks of the past decade – spent their formative years waging jihad in the unlikely Muslim...
  • TERRORISM: WEEKLY CLAIMS WARTIME BOSNIAN PRESIDENT LINKED TO AL-QAEDA

    09/08/2006 11:36:26 AM PDT · by joan · 8 replies · 437+ views
    Adnki ^ | September 8, 2006
    Sarajevo, 8 Sept. (AKI) - Bosnia's wartime president, the late Alija Izetbegovic received money from a Saudi businessman, Yassin al-Kadi - who has been designated by the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union as a financier of al-Qaeda - Sarajevo weekly Slobodna Bosna (Free Bosnia) has reported, quoting local and foreign sources. Izetbegovic, a Muslim, who died in 2003, received 195,000 dollars in 1996 from al-Kadi, Slobodna Bosna alleges. Al-Kadi's bank accounts were frozen in 2001 by the United States authorities for money laundering and financing al-Qaeda. The weekly said that Bosnian authorities obtained the information on...
  • Hamas leader, al-Qaida money man meet

    04/15/2006 10:42:44 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 8 replies · 250+ views
    UPI ^ | April 14th, 2006
    A leader of the Palestinian Hamas organization has met with an al-Qaida fundraiser in Yemen, the Jerusalem Post reported Friday. The meeting, two weeks ago at a fundraising event by the Hamas office in Yemen, was between Khaled Marshaal and Sheikh Abd al-Majid al-Zindani [link added -RB], said by the United States to be a fundraiser for al-Qaida and a spiritual leader of Osama bin Laden. The Jerusalem Post report said that at the event Zindani praised Hamas suicide bombers and urged people to donate money to the organization, whose political wing won recent Palestinian elections in the West Bank...
  • Jihad on the American Mind-The Saudis spend fortunes teaching American university students to hate

    03/11/2005 7:02:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies · 653+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 11, 2005 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    The religious and philosophical justifications for promoting Jihad –which means holy war - around the world, is found in the Quran, says Dr. Hussein Shehata, a professor at al-Azhar University in Cairo. According to Dr. Shehata, the following terms in the Quran combine to justify the spreading of Jihad: in Arabic- Al-Jihad bi-al-Lisan – which means - Jihad of the Tongue, and al-Jihad bi-al-Qalam – Jihad of the Pen. Both combine for preaching and writing to promote Jihad. This command is complemented by Al-Jihad bi-al-Mal - the Financial Jihad; namely, raising money for needy Muslims and supporting the Jihad warriors...
  • Bono, World Bank chief? A Los Angeles Times editorial proposes a new gig for the U2 frontman

    02/26/2005 9:50:46 PM PST · by kingattax · 15 replies · 433+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 26, 2005
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Could the only person ever nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy, a Golden Globe and the Nobel Peace Prize now take over at the World Bank? On Friday, the Los Angeles Times devoted its lead editorial to the proposition that Bono, the Irish frontman of rock band U2, "should be named the next president of the World Bank." Outgoing World Bank president James Wolfensohn's term ends in May and the United States, which has traditionally reserved the post for an American with experience on Wall Street or in government has said it wants to see a...
  • Bono May Make Short List for World Bank

    03/06/2005 9:28:08 AM PST · by nypokerface · 57 replies · 1,264+ views
    AP ^ | 03/06/05
    WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary John Snow on Sunday would not rule out the idea of Irish singer Bono, an activist on debt relief and AIDS, making the short list of potential candidates to lead the World Bank even though an American is expected to get the job. "He's somebody I admire. He does a lot of good in this world of economic development," Snow said. "Most people know him as a rock star. He's in a way a rock star of the development world, too. He understands the give-and-take of development. He's a very pragmatic, effective and idealistic person," Snow...
  • Financing Osama-Starving terrorists of money debilitates their survival. So when are we gonna do it?

    02/25/2005 5:36:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies · 396+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 2-25-05 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    “The terrorists aren’t waiting for us to get our enforcement act together. While we struggle over how to restructure our agencies, they’re squirreling away money to fund their attacks. Shutting down terrorism financing must be an urgent and high priority,” warned Senator Chuck Grassley in March 2004 (1). Not everybody, however, shared his logic. Both the 9/11 Commission and the Treasury Department have, according to Treasury Under Secretary Stuart A. Levey, “recognized that the U.S. Government’s campaign against terrorist financing must be viewed as but one of many fronts in the global war on terror, rather than an as an...
  • REPORT ON ILLEGAL FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AND TERRORISM

    08/09/2004 5:15:02 PM PDT · by Darko · 1 replies · 646+ views
    Terrorism-Global Network of Islamic Fundamentalist’s – Part II -Modus operandi- | August 10, 2004 | Darko Trifunovic
    REPORT ON ILLEGAL FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AND TERRORISM FINANCING ON THE TERRITORY OF THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA I HERZEGOVINA PART I/I/ABIHBQ – 08/2003 by JEAN-CHARLES BRISARD, LEAD INVESTIGATOR, 911 LAWSUIT :
  • U.N. asked to punish two Saudi activists

    12/21/2004 6:16:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 698+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose sanctions on British-based Saudi dissident Saad al-Faqih for allegedly providing financial and material support to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. The United States and Saudi Arabia also asked the council to impose sanctions on Saudi businessman Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee, who was instrumental in founding the Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity that the United States has previously deemed a global terrorist group. Council diplomats said the two names were circulated among the 15 Security Council members on Tuesday. If...
  • Albania freezes assets of fugitive Saudi businessman on U.S. terror list

    12/15/2004 11:45:09 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 545+ views
    The Star Online ^ | December 15 2004
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The Albanian government said Wednesday it has frozen the assets of a Saudi citizen who is under investigation for alleged money laundering to terror networks. Authorities have seized 22 apartment units owned by Yasin Al-Qadi, a fugitive Saudi businessman suspected of laundering money for Osama bin Laden's terror network through extensive business dealings in Albania, said Alban Beqa, a spokesman for the Ministry of Finance. Al-Qadi, 47, has been under investigation since January 2002 for money laundering. He had already left the country by that time. Al-Qadi headed the Saudi-based Muwafaq Foundation, which U.S. investigators suspect...
  • Bosnian Serbs Apologize For Srebrenica Massacre

    11/10/2004 7:26:40 PM PST · by Snapple · 34 replies · 756+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | 11/10/2004 | Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty
    10 November 2004 -- Bosnian Serb authorities today apologized for the first time to relatives of around 8,000 Muslims killed by Serbian forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II. A statement posted on the government's official web page said "the government of Republika Srpska sympathizes with the pain of relatives of the Srebrenica victims and expresses sincere regrets and apologies over the tragedy which has happened to them." The Bosnian Serb government accepted last month a local report by a special investigative commission acknowledging that almost 8,000 Muslims were killed in the massacre, in...
  • Spanish 'terrorist ordered Van Gogh killing'

    11/08/2004 5:43:18 AM PST · by Ginifer · 10 replies · 519+ views
    Expatica (Spain) ^ | 8 November 2004 | SA
    AMSTERDAM — The assassination of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh may have been ordered by a fugitive Spanish terrorist, it has been reported. Spanish authorities are assisting Dutch justice officials investigate possible links between the arrested suspect, Mohammed B., and Islamic extremists in Spain, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday. Van Gogh was killed in Amsterdam last week and a letter written in Dutch with some Arabic was left at his body warning Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali that she was next. B. was allegedly carrying a suicide farewell letter at the time of his arrest. Police are holding...
  • el Tawheed mosque in Amsterdam source of spreading hate

    11/07/2004 6:27:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 17 replies · 822+ views
    Algemeen Dagblad ^ | November 05 2004
    The el Tawheed mosque has been contorversial for years already. Younger people are being strenghtened in their hate against Dutch people, and are being stimulated to use violence in the war against unbelievers. In his sermons imam El Shershaby says that Jews control the media and weapons-industry, and together with the Christans they want to destroy islam. From the mosque flyers were handed out were Jews, Christians and unbelievers are called 'fuel for the fires of hell'. The mosque also sells books in which is printed that homosexuals should be thrown off high buildings, 'with their heads down'. The Dutch...
  • Germany Nabs Suspected al-Qaida Financier

    10/15/2004 10:37:59 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 45 replies · 1,900+ views
    AP Wire / Mercury News ^ | Oct. 15, 2004
    BERLIN - German authorities said Friday they have arrested an al-Qaida suspect wanted by Spain on charges that he helped finance the terror network for years. Mamoun Darkazanli, 46, a Syrian-German dual national, was taken into custody in Hamburg on Friday on a Spanish warrant and is being held for possible extradition, city judicial spokeswoman Sabine Westphalen told The Associated Press.
  • TERROR FUNDS FROZEN (Britian)

    10/14/2004 5:25:43 PM PDT · by politicalvanguard.com · 15 replies · 820+ views
    Britain's financial institutions have been ordered to freeze any funds held on behalf of the terror group which beheaded Ken Bigley. Chancellor Gordon Brown said "any funds which they hold for or on behalf of the group Jama'at al-Tawhid Wa'al-Jihad" should be frozen. The group is led by Abu Musab al Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant who has reportedly personally beheaded several hostages, including American Nick Berg.
  • Federal agents raid local Islamic relief group

    10/14/2004 6:03:13 AM PDT · by Augie · 69 replies · 2,790+ views
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 10/14/04 | Jennifer Meyers
    Federal agents seized cars, scores of boxes and more than a dozen computers in what appeared to be a well-planned raid on the Islamic American Relief Agency near Providence and Broadway that began Wednesday afternoon and ended roughly six hours later. No arrests were made. FBI Special Agent Jeff Lanza said the raid was part of a long-running, ongoing investigation of the Islamic American Relief Agency. The U.S. Department of Treasury said in a release Wednesday that the name Islamic American Relief Agency is one of the names used by some of the 40 organizations worldwide with links to the...
  • AL QAIDA-REPORT ON ILLEGAL FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AND TERRORISM FINANCING ON THE TERRITORY of BiH

    08/30/2004 8:27:12 AM PDT · by Darko · 13 replies · 2,381+ views
    TERRORISM-Global Network of Islamic Fundamentalist’s – Part II | AUGUST, 30 2004 | DARKO TRIFUNOVIC
    AL QAIDA-REPORT ON ILLEGAL FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AND TERRORISM FINANCING ON THE TERRITORY of BiH
  • Bin Laden's Hustlers-The un-Islamic venues by which Islamic terrorists finance their trade.

    09/21/2004 7:39:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 636+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-21-04 | Josh Lefkowitz and Erick Stakelbeck
    An eye-opening report issued by the United Nations earlier this month revealed that every Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist attack to date—with the exception of 9/11—has cost under $50,000 to carry out. Much of these funds, according to the report, “have been collected locally, whether through crime or diverted from charitable donations.” The numerous closures of Muslim “charities” in the U.S. since 9/11, including the recently-indicted Holy Land Foundation (which allegedly raised money for Hamas), in large part verify the UN’s assessment. But what about Al-Qaeda’s links to international crime, in particular, the drug trade? A recent staff report released by the 9/11...
  • Muslim Brotherhood, Nazis and Al Qaeda [Speech by John Loftus]

    08/26/2004 1:04:56 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 25 replies · 2,211+ views
    Navy SEALS.com ^ | August 25, 2004 | Jewish Community News, & John Loftus
    Speech by John Loftus, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Holocaust Remembrance Day Yom Ha Shoah - 2004 It always seems a little strange to have an Irish-Catholic talking about Yom Ha Shoah. I had an unusual education in the Holocaust. When I was working for the Attorney General, I was assigned to do the classified research about the Holocaust, so I went underground to a little town called Suitland, Maryland, right outside Washington, D.C. and that's where the US Government buries its secrets - - literally. There are twenty vaults underground and each vault is one acre in size. Anyone...
  • The Holy War Foundation

    08/02/2004 8:22:29 AM PDT · by Sabertooth · 8 replies · 586+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | July 30, 2004 | Stephen Schwartz
    On Tuesday the federal authorities struck another serious blow against the toleration of Islamist terrorist activities on American soil, by arresting five former leaders of the so-called Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which, as I have previously argued, would be better called the Holy War Foundation.   HLF is, after all, a front for the Palestinian suicide terror gang Hamas, which is mainly funded by Saudi Arabia. < -snip- > HLF long functioned as the nerve center of the “Wahhabi lobby” in the U.S., headquartered in Texas, with branch offices in Paterson, N.J., Bridgeview, Ill., and San Diego.  Established...
  • CIA report reveals U.S. knew Saudi-backed charities tied to terrorism in 1996

    07/31/2004 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Sabertooth · 51 replies · 1,458+ views
    The candidate Bush meets with Muslim leaders in Austin, Texas. Abdurahman Alamoudi (right of Bush) heads the sister organization of terror connected IIRO. A CIA report from 1996, obtained by investigators for the lawyer suing a number of Islamic charities on behalf of victims of the 9/11 attacks, reveals that the U.S. government knew that over one-third of the Islamic charities operating throughout the world were aiding known terrorist groups. Many of the charities detailed in the report are Saudi-sponsored and official Saudi government charities are implicated in supporting terrorism. These charities include the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO)...
  • Naser (Nasir) Oric - Srebrenica War Criminal - detailed list of his attacks on Christians

    09/03/2002 7:42:21 PM PDT · by vooch · 33 replies · 7,013+ views
    cdsp.net.edu ^ | April 10, 2001 | Reporter
    used without permission, for "fair use" only FILE Naser Oric, war criminal Murderer From Srebrenica Muslim soldiers describe him as a man who demanded unquestioning obedience and iron discipline from his men. Mirsad Sulejmanovic "Skejo" remembers that "after the attack on Kravica, Naser's soldiers caught five or six Serbs in the village of Kajici and they slit their throats" by "REPORTER'S" INVESTIGATIVE TEAM Reporter, Banja Luka, Srpska, B-H, April 10, 2001 During testimony in the case against General Radislav Krstic, accused on the basis of command responsibility for war crimes against the Bosniak population of Srebrenica in July 1995, the...
  • Bosnia, 1 degree of separation from Al-Qaeda

    07/21/2003 6:29:15 PM PDT · by Destro · 7 replies · 2,018+ views
    balkanpeace.org ^ | July 2003 | The Centre for Peace in the Balkans
    The Centre for Peace in the Balkans Toronto, Canada www.balkanpeace.org Analysis, July 2003 Bosnia, 1 degree of separation from Al-QaedaActa est fabula Al-Qaeda ("The Foundation") is a conglomerate of groups spread throughout the world operating as a network. It has a global reach, with a presence both on its own and through some of the terrorist organizations that operated under its umbrella, including: Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which was led by Ayman al-Zawahiri, and at times, the Islamic Group (also known as "el Gamaa Islamia" or simply "Gamaa't"), and a number of Jihad (a Jihad- "Muslim Holy War") groups in other...
  • US Treasury Freezes Assets of Bosnian Charities Suspected of Financing al-Qaeda

    05/08/2004 6:12:26 AM PDT · by Seselj · 14 replies · 198+ views
    Balkan Times ^ | 06/05/04
    US banks were ordered to freeze the assets of three Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) charities, suspected of financing the al- Qaeda terrorist network Thursday (6 May). The US Treasury Department also asked the UN to add the charities to its list of suspected terrorist financiers. The three charities are Al Furqan, Al Haramain & Al Masjed Al-Aqsa Charity Foundation and the BiH branch of Taibah International, the treasury department said in a statement. "Unfortunately, we have seen the vulnerabilities of charities in countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina, where there is not only a need for charitable giving but also a...
  • French, Croatian and Serbian Intelligence Services Brought Mujahedins to Bosnia

    04/28/2004 2:03:39 PM PDT · by captain albala · 15 replies · 257+ views
    Mehmedovic: French, Croatian and Serbian Intelligence Services Brought Mujahedins to BiH It has been eight years since the war in BiH ended, but this armed conflict was not yet categorized. For the IC, this war was an unfortunate conflict in the region and as such it was defined in the DA, which was ratified by all three sides in the conflict. However, Bosniaks claim that it is about an aggression committed by SiCG, while the Serbian and Croatian sides describe this conflict as a civil war. However, as time is passing by and the truth is revealed, it is more...
  • Riyadh To Close Charities Oversees

    03/29/2004 5:23:44 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 216+ views
    Islam Online ^ | Fawaz Mohammad
    RIYADH, March 29 (IslamOnline.net) – Saudi Arabia is set to close all charities and relief organizations outside the kingdom and place their funds and properties under the control of a newly established governmental body, well-places Saudi sources revealed Sunday, March 28. Among the targeted organizations are the World Assembly of the Muslim Youth (WAMY), the Islamic Relief International, the Islamic Waqfs and the Saudi Joint Committee for the Relief of Kosovo and Chechnya (SJRC), the sources, speaking on condition not to be named, told IslamOnline.net. The activities of the yet-to-be dismantled charities would be exclusively run by the state-run Saudi...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/24/2004 6:41:38 PM PST · by DTA · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 2004-02-23 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Insight on the News - National Issue: 03/02/04 Special Report Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects By Kenneth R. Timmerman The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both parties by generously contributing to their election campaigns, from California libertarian Rep....
  • Islamist Recruitment in Bosnia - A "White" Al-Qaeda

    01/21/2004 10:52:33 PM PST · by Destro · 31 replies · 5,275+ views
    israelnn.com ^ | 10:15 Jan 21, '04 / 27 Tevet 5764 | IsraelNN.com
    Islamist Recruitment in Bosnia - A "White" Al-Qaeda 10:15 Jan 21, '04 / 27 Tevet 5764 (IsraelNN.com) Serbian news outlets have been reporting with increasing intensification in recent days on attempts by Islamist terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda, to recruit soldiers among Bosnia's Muslims. The independent Serbian news agency FoNet reported on Tuesday that Muslims from Bosnia-Herzegovina are being recruited to join the what has been called "white Al-Qaeda". Slobodan Radulj, former member of Bosnia-Herzegovina's anti-terrorist task force and an adviser to the Serb member of the presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, told the Nezavisne Novine Serbian daily, "Reports by international intelligence services...
  • Cracks in the House of Saud

    01/21/2004 4:59:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies · 293+ views
    Frontpagemag/Washington Times ^ | 1-21-04 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    As al-Qaeda training camps are found in the Saudi desert, the royal family's days of comfortable self-delusion are over The Saudi royal family's once limitless capacity for self-delusion is now running on empty. The most abrupt wake-up call came in recent weeks with the discovery of al Qaeda training camps in the desert near several major Saudi cities. Camouflaged as seminaries, the pseudo-clerics doubled in brass as instructors for training in both weapons and insurgency attacks. Some 600 suspected terrorists and large quantities of guns and explosives have been captured, including hundreds of RPGs, 2,000 sticks of dynamite, and a...
  • Terrorism Financing: Roots and Trends of Saudi Terrorism Financing - United Nations (pdf)

    01/20/2004 11:46:04 AM PST · by Mel Gibson · 3 replies · 237+ views
    National Review ^ | December 19, 2002 | Jean-Charles Brisard
    A secret report to the United Nations by French investigator Jean-Charles Brisard names seven prominent Saudi financiers of terror; the number matches the seven Saudis mentioned in a 11/26/02 Washington Post article, though it's not known if all the names are the same. The Saudis mentioned by Brisard are: Khalid bin Mahfouz; Yassin al-Qadi; Saleh Abdullah Kamel; Abdullah Suleiman al-Rajhi; Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee; Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi; and Wa'el Hamza Julaidan (who has had his assets frozen by the US [State Department, 9/6/02]). Brisard says al-Qaeda has received between $300 million and $500 million over the last 10 years from...
  • SELLING THE BOSNIAN MYTH TO AMERICA: BUYER BEWARE

    01/12/2004 9:50:50 AM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies · 630+ views
    U S Army Foreign Military Studies Office ^ | October 1995 | LTC John E. Sray, U.S. Army
    SELLING THE BOSNIAN MYTH TO AMERICA: BUYER BEWARE by LTC John E. Sray, U.S. Army October 1995 "One man who minds his own business is more valuable to the world than 10,000 cocksure moralists." H. L. Mencken "The creation of a Serbian Republic within Bosnia is a victory for racist fanatics." (Anthony Lewis) "A 'political solution' in the Balkans is Orwellian diplo-speak for yielding land to Serbia that it seized by indiscriminate violence." (Albert Wohlstetter) "We should arm the victims of aggression." (William Safire)1 This type of advocacy rhetoric regarding the Bosnian Muslim government in Sarajevo finally grew sufficiently deafening...
  • Saudis Fire Charity Head Over Terrorism

    01/08/2004 11:46:20 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 230+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | January 8, 2004 | Associated Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The chief of a Saudi charity that has been accused of terror links has been fired, Saudi officials said. The officials said that Akeel al-Akeel of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation was sacked and replaced by his deputy, Dabbas al-Dabbasy. The officials, speaking Wednesday on condition of anonymity, said Minister of Islamic Affairs Saleh al-Sheik issued the decision to dismiss al-Akeel, but they did not say when he was sacked or why. In 2002, the U.S. government said it had evidence that some money from the organization's offices in Bosnia and Somalia had been diverted to support...
  • U.S., Saudis Oppose Al Qaeda-Linked Bosnia Group

    12/23/2003 9:18:13 PM PST · by Destro · 2 replies · 147+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Mon December 22, 2003 06:28 PM ET | Reuters
    U.S., Saudis Oppose Al Qaeda-Linked Bosnia Group Mon December 22, 2003 06:28 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Saudi Arabia have asked the United Nations to add a Bosnia-based representative of a nongovernmental organization to its list of groups tied to al Qaeda, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday. The Treasury said the U.N. was asked to name Safet Durguti, who represents an organization called Vazir in Travnik, Bosnia, to a list that makes him subject to travel and other sanctions. In a statement, Treasury said both countries also asked the U.N. to list Vazir as...
  • U.S. Navy seizes boat in Persian Gulf with drugs possibly linked to al-Qaida

    12/19/2003 8:07:18 AM PST · by sonsofliberty2000 · 59 replies · 377+ views
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    U.S. Navy seizes boat in Persian Gulf with drugs possibly linked to al-Qaida
  • Arab figures funded al-Qaeda: Terror suspect

    12/05/2003 8:25:47 AM PST · by Coop · 4 replies · 144+ views
    iol.co.za (AFP) ^ | 12/5/03 | Sapa ?
    Sanaa - The initial interrogation of a top figure in the Yemen branch of the al-Qaeda terror network, Mohamed Hamdi al-Ahdal, alias Abu Issam al-Maki, has revealed information about financial dealings between him and important figures in neighbouring countries. "Ahdal provided important information to Yemeni investigators, which implicates important personalities in Arab states regarding financial dealings with Ahdal, who is considered by the Yemeni authorities as the central figure in al-Qaeda in Yemen," a source close to the investigation told AFP. The source added that authorities in Yemen believe Saudi-born Ahdal, 32, "is behind the terrorist attack on the USS...
  • SAUDIS REVIEW OPTIONS FOR NUKES

    11/20/2003 6:16:04 PM PST · by yonif · 26 replies · 123+ views
    IMRA ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2003 | MENL
    LONDON [MENL] -- Saudi Arabia has drafted a strategic plan that envisions the end of a U.S. military umbrella over the kingdom and the procurement of nuclear weapons. Western intelligence sources said that the Saudi leadership has begun seriously considering the option of acquiring or developing nuclear weapons. The sources said the Saudis have discussed the issue with Pakistan and China as well as at least one other Muslim country. "The Saudi effort has been led by [Defense Minister] Prince Sultan," a senior intelligence source said. "Sultan believes that nuclear weapons are required to save the Saudi regime from Iran."...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Dispelling the CIA-Bin Laden Myth

    09/23/2003 10:59:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 54 replies · 1,031+ views
    FOX ^ | September 24, 2003 | Richard Miniter
    <p>Two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, no memorial service, cable-news talkfest or university seminar seemed to have been complete without someone emerging from the woodwork to wonder darkly why the CIA ever financed Usama bin Laden "in the first place."</p>
  • How we trained al-Qa’eda

    09/12/2003 3:22:30 AM PDT · by konijn · 28 replies · 594+ views
    The Spectator UK ^ | 6 september 2003 | Brendan O’Neill
    How we trained al-Qa’eda Brendan O’Neill says the Bosnian war taught Islamic terrorists to operate abroad For all the millions of words written about al-Qa’eda since the 9/11 attacks two years ago, one phenomenon is consistently overlooked — the role of the Bosnian war in transforming the mujahedin of the 1980s into the roving Islamic terrorists of today. Many writers and reporters have traced al-Qa’eda and other terror groups’ origins back to the Afghan war of 1979–1992, that last gasp of the Cold War when US-backed mujahedin forces fought against the invading Soviet army. It is well documented that America...
  • Insurers Sue Terror Groups for 9/11

    09/11/2003 2:38:28 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 9 replies · 228+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 11, 2003 | Larry Neumeister
    NEW YORK - Besieged by claims resulting from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, dozens of insurance companies filed lawsuits Wednesday seeking $300 billion in damages from terrorist groups and companies and countries accused of supporting terrorism. In the two lawsuits, filed in New York and Washington, D.C., the companies sought to recover money paid out, or set aside to be paid, as a result of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. The lawsuits maintain the companies are entitled to collect damages and recover claims under multiple federal laws. The defendants include the organizations al-Qaida, Egyptian Islamic Jihad and...
  • Rich Saudi family accused of funding terrorism from the Netherlands

    08/22/2003 7:13:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 312+ views
    AMSTERDAM - A Saudi family of bankers which have been accused of financing islamic terrorism, seems to do a large portion of their funding from the Netherlands. The family owns an investment company in Amsterdam, which has funded 'islamic investments' for well over a billion dollars. The firm is known as Al Rajhi Investment Corporation bv, located in the Drentestraat in Amsterdam-Buitenveldert. The firm is owned by the Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, one of the biggest financial institutions of Saudi Arabia. In annual reports of the Dutch branch there are huge investments, described as 'loans' to 'international organizations'...
  • U.S. Links Islamic Charities, Terrorist Funding: Affidavit Alleges Role of Northern Va. Groups

    08/19/2003 8:09:41 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 8 replies · 535+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2003 | Douglas Farah
    Islamic charities based in Northern Virginia and sponsored by the government of Saudi Arabia invested millions of dollars in a company suspected of funding al Qaeda and the Islamic Resistance Movement, the government alleged for the first time yesterday. An affidavit made public in federal court in Virginia contends that the Muslim charities gave $3.7 million to BMI Inc., a private Islamic investment company in New Jersey that may have passed the money to terrorist groups. The money was part of a $10 million endowment from unnamed donors in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, according to the affidavit filed by David Kane...
  • Investigators trace 9-11 funding to accounts in Pakistan

    08/05/2003 7:42:12 PM PDT · by atc · 7 replies · 179+ views
    SF Chronicle/AP ^ | July 31, 2003 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    <p>Investigators have traced the funding for the Sept. 11 attacks to al-Qaida accounts in Pakistan, a top FBI counterterrorism official told a Senate panel Thursday. Officials did little to clarify the Saudi role in the funding.</p> <p>John S. Pistole, deputy assistant director of the FBI's counterterrorism division, said that investigators have "traced the origin of the funding of 9/11 back to financial accounts in Pakistan, where high-ranking and well-known al-Qaida operatives played a major role in moving the money forward, eventually into the hands of the hijackers located in the U.S."</p>
  • Treasury refuses to release Saudi sponsor files(talking about a list of charities)

    08/05/2003 5:44:23 PM PDT · by comnet · 6 replies · 427+ views
    New York Times ^ | Tue, Aug. 05, 2003 | Timothy L. O'Brien
    <p>The Treasury Department said Monday that it would decline to provide the Senate with a list of Saudi individuals and organizations the federal government has investigated for possibly funding al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.</p> <p>The action was the second in two weeks to set the White House and Congress at odds over the Saudis and federal intelligence-gathering related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.</p>
  • Treasury rejects senators' request for terrorist financing list

    08/05/2003 1:18:33 PM PDT · by Brian S · 5 replies · 327+ views
    <p>The Treasury Department rejected a request from senators Tuesday and refused to release a classified list of Saudi individuals or organizations suspected of financing terrorist groups.</p> <p>A Treasury spokesman, Rob Nichols, said a department official misspoke when he told senators last week the list was unclassified, which would mean it was not restricted information.</p>
  • Trails Lead to Saudis: A Virginia terror probe continues (AL QAEDA IN BOSNIA)

    05/21/2003 9:30:22 AM PDT · by Destro · 10 replies · 572+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | May 21, 2003, 8:45 a.m. | Matthew Epstein
    May 21, 2003, 8:45 a.m. Trails Lead to SaudisA Virginia terror probe continues. By Matthew Epstein In March 2002, Federal terrorism investigators descended upon a group of Saudi-backed executives operating out of northern Virginia. The government hauled away truckloads of files and computer hard drives from the "SAAR Network," a web of dozens of related companies with interlocking officers, directors, and corporate headquarters. The Treasury Department suspected the group was laundering money for al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Now over a year after the raids, many are asking whether the Justice Department will hand down indictments or clear the...