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  • Code Pink Giving Money to Terrorists in Iraq (Again?)

    12/07/2007 1:05:39 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies · 1,809+ views
    Friday, December 7, 2007 | Kristinn
    In a reprise of its notorious December 2004 delivery of $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid to the 'other side' in the then al Qaeda controlled Iraqi city of Fallujah as American forces were fighting to liberate the city from the terrorists, the anti-American group Code Pink is again raising money to send to an al Qaeda stronghold in Iraq.Several weeks ago, Code Pink announced that it was soliciting money to send to Nineveh province to aid "Iraqi orphans, widows and internally displaced people."It just so happens that Nineveh province is where al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents have recently regrouped...
  • GIMF Raising Money Online for al Qaeda

    11/27/2007 11:44:51 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 252+ views
    JAWA Report ^ | November 26, 2007 01:58 PM | | Dr. Rusty Shackleford
    The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) has upped the ante in the "financial jihad" and is now raising money through a popular forum on behalf of the mujahideen of al Qaeda. Andrew Cochran believes that this is an indication of the success of the Coalition in breaking al Qaeda's financial networks. CT Blog has this bit from the forum:“Oh Muslims !! this is a call for you from the fighters to the entire Muslims. Following the campaign against Islam to dry its sources, many of the people who support this religion suffer from lack of equipments and basic means for...
  • In "Call for Donations," Al Qaeda Admits Financial Stress

    11/27/2007 12:28:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 528+ views
    The Counterterrorism Blog ^ | November 26, 2007 11:13 AM | Andrew Cochran
    On November 20, I posted on the success of the U.S.-led Iraq Threat Finance Cell in disrupting Al Qaeda in Iraq's financial network. Reuven Paz, one of the leading experts in the CT community and the founder and Director of the Project for the Research of Islamist Movements (PRISM) at the GLORIA Center in Israel, has written a follow-up to that post for us, with an analysis of Al Qaeda's admission of financial distress. I am pleased to run Mr. Paz's analysis below in its entirety with my gratitude: On 20 November 2007, Andrew Cochran reported on this blog about...
  • Achieving Energy Victory

    11/15/2007 2:20:43 PM PST · by ddtorquee · 11 replies · 102+ views
    The New Atlantis ^ | Robert Zubrin
    Saudi Arabia is the primary global financier of the Islamist terror cult. Until the Saudis started racking up billions in inflated oil revenues in the 1970s, the Wahhabi movement was regarded by Muslims the world over as little more than primitive insanity. Without rivers of treasure to feed its roots, this horrific movement could neither grow nor thrive. It is the Saudis’ unlimited funds—over $200 billion in foreign exchange earnings in 2006—that have allowed them to buy up the faculties of the Islamic world’s leading intellectual centers; to build or take over thousands of mosques; to establish thousands of radical...
  • DEA's Targets Tied To Taliban

    10/24/2007 7:22:49 AM PDT · by RDTF · 4 replies · 125+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct 23, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    The vast majority of "high value targets" for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Afghanistan are tied to the Taliban, which is using the country's rampant opium poppy cultivation to fund terrorist insurgencies. "We must make it clear to the Afghan people that we, the international community and the Afghan government are serious about this drug trade and corresponding terrorism," said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "We are not just eradicating a few opium fields or arresting some local, midlevel drug dealers to show something is being done, but that is...
  • Funding an Enemy-The U.S. releases financial aid to Riyadh, Saudis continue to support terrorism

    10/24/2007 6:40:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 121+ views ^ | October 24, 2007 | Janet Levy
    Last Friday, President Bush certified Saudi Arabia as a cooperative anti-terrorism ally and released U.S. financial aid to Riyadh. This occurred despite charges leveled against the “Kingdom” by Stuart Levey, the U.S. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, who one day after the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, declared that Saudi Arabia had failed to prosecute terrorism financiers. Levey voiced frustration that not a single terrorist supporter identified by Washington had been prosecuted by the Saudis. “If I could snap my fingers and cut off the funding from one country, it would be Saudi Arabia,”...
  • Taliban Use Hostage Cash To Fund UK Blitz

    10/13/2007 6:20:24 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 134+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-14-2007 | Massoud Ansari in Kila Abdullah
    Taliban use hostage cash to fund UK blitz By Massoud Ansari in Kila Abdullah, Pakistan Last Updated: 12:20am BST 14/10/2007 Millions of dollars handed over to secure the release of South Korean hostages in Afghanistan have been used to buy weapons deployed against British and American forces in the country, the Taliban claims. Killed: Major Alexis Roberts Major Alexis Roberts, 32, Prince William's former platoon commander at Sandhurst, was one of the victims of the Taliban offensive funded by the hostage money. According to Taliban fighters interviewed by The Sunday Telegraph, the money has also been used to train recruits...
  • Refugee or Terrorist?

    10/10/2007 1:50:43 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 238+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 10, 2007 | Bethany Stotts
    Refugee or Terrorist? by: Bethany Stotts, October 10, 2007 Following the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress passed the Patriot Act and the REAL ID Act, an effort to prevent further terrorist invasion of U.S. soil. The Patriot Act extends the material support bar to include fundraising for terrorist groups, and is retroactive towards all aliens whatever their entry date. In addition, a 2001 Department of Justice memorandum states that the Patriot act requires the government to deport an alien for fundraising or recruitment on behalf of a terrorist organization “even if the alien did not intend to...
  • Al Qaeda financier and foreign facilitator captured in Baghdad [Rolling em up]

    10/04/2007 6:46:38 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 26 replies · 979+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 10/4/2007 | Bill Roggio
    The Long War Journal: Al Qaeda financier and foreign facilitator captured in Baghdad Written by Bill Roggio on October 4, 2007 7:47 AM to The Long War Journal Available online at: Just one day after the announcement of the capture of Muthanna, a senior al Qaeda facilitator of foreign fighters in the Sinjar region on the Syrian border, Multinational Forces Iraq announced the capture of a major financier in Baghdad. The yet to be named al Qaeda financier was captured by the Iraqi Army in the Baghdad neighborhood of Kindi. The al Qaeda operative used his leather business to...
  • Sirocco: A look at the rising storm coming at America from Saudi Arabia

    09/21/2007 1:24:02 PM PDT · by Paige · 15 replies · 407+ views
    Focal Point USA ^ | September 21, 2007 | Rich Carroll
    On September 11, 2001, most Americans were shocked to hear that 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. The mastermind of the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States, Osama bin Laden, was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Joint Intelligence Report by the U.S. Congress using "incontrovertible evidence" linked Saudi Arabia to the financing of al-Qaeda operatives in the United States. Saudi Arabia’s involvement in terrorist financing can be documented through materials captured by Israel in Palestinian headquarters in 2002-3 including 70 per cent direct funding to Hamas.
  • Countering Iran’s Designs

    09/22/2007 5:14:09 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 10 replies · 533+ views
    As Americans wonder how to cope with Iran, Iran keeps killing Americans. The primary battleground is Iraq, where agents of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fund and arm the Shiite extremists whose IEDs pierce the armor of U.S. soldiers and whose bombs massacre Iraqi civilians. Within the next few days, four senators will introduce legislation that faces these facts unflinchingly and calls on America to win. The resolution — an amendment to a defense appropriations bill — is sponsored by Jon Kyl, Joseph Lieberman, Norm Coleman, and Lindsey Graham. It expresses the sense of the Senate that the U.S. should “combat, contain,...
  • The Islamist Fifth Column In America

    09/21/2007 6:38:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 339+ views
    IBD ^ | September 21, 2007
    Homeland Security: We've warned for years that an Islamist underground exists in this country, secretly working to take over the U.S. Now the mainstream media is waking up to the threat. Yes, theirs is an ambitious plan. But the enemy lurking within is assiduous, patient and well-organized. We are only now starting to see its tentacles, thanks to a landmark federal terror-financing case under way in Dallas. News about the secret Islamist plot against the U.S. is starting to trickle out from the few media covering the trial against the Holy Land Foundation, the largest Muslim charity in America. It...
  • F.B.I. Traces Hamas's Plan to Finance Attacks to '93

    12/06/2001 9:06:30 AM PST · by Sabramerican · 24 replies · 926+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/6/2001
    December 6, 2001 THE MONEY TRAILF.B.I. Traces Hamas's Plan to Finance Attacks to '93By DAVID FIRESTONE ight years ago, after the F.B.I. tracked a group of senior leaders of the radical Islamic group Hamas to a hotel room in Philadelphia, electronic eavesdropping provided the first clear indication that the group planned to raise money in the United States for terrorism in Israel. The results of that surveillance, recently declassified, show that Hamas leaders and their supporters in the United States were even then planning to use violence to defeat the Oslo peace accords between Israel and the Palestinians. The ...
  • Unholy Fundraising: The Holy Land Foundation, Hamas, and their allies in the U.S.

    12/06/2001 5:12:53 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 12 replies · 405+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/6/2001 | Robert Daguillard
    Early Tuesday, federal agents acting on President Bush's orders and on the strength of evidence accumulated during years of FBI surveillance, raided several offices of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a group suspected of being the main North American fundraiser for Palestinian Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. The raids followed President Bush's decision to freeze the group's U.S. assets, as well as those of West Bank-based Al-Aqsa Islamic Bank and Beit-el Mal Holdings. It took the Holy Land Foundation only a few hours to mount a media offensive in response to the president's move. Within half-a-day, a series ...
  • Page Six: Holy Land Foundation Repped by Vernon Jordan's Firm

    12/06/2001 11:11:26 AM PST · by denydenydeny · 59 replies · 709+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/6/01 | Richard Johnson/Paula Froelich/Chris Wilson
    <p>THAT the Holy Land Foundation, under investigation since 1993, may have been able to keep raising money for terrorism before its assets were frozen this week because it was repped by the best-connected law firm in Washington, Vernon Jordan's Akin Gump.</p>
  • FBI: Texas-based charity raised money for Hamas

    12/06/2001 11:49:18 AM PST · by veronica · 21 replies · 80+ views
    AP/Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/06/01 | David Koenig
    RICHARDSON, Texas – The leader of a large Muslim charity attended a mid-1990s event where $207,000 was raised for Hamas and the keynote speaker urged the crowd to "finish off the Israelis; kill them all," according to an FBI memo. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, also detailed 1993 meetings between officials of the militant Palestinian group and the charity, the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, to discuss fund-raising for the families of suicide bombers. The Treasury Department used the FBI memo as grounds to freeze Holy Land's assets and raid its offices this week. Holy ...
  • In Texas, Donors to Muslim Charity Seethe at Raids by Government

    12/06/2001 2:08:59 PM PST · by sarcasm · 71 replies · 107+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 6, 2001 | ROSS E. MILLOY
    ICHARDSON, Tex., Dec. 5 — In the parking lot of a nondescript suburban office building here, about 300 supporters of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development gathered tonight for a religious vigil. Three times they knelt and rose as one, their lips mouthing nearly silent Arabic prayers. But when they rose for the final time, a local imam, Dr. Nabil Al- Sadoon, began to lead them in a series of noisy chants and protests. "Palestine is occupied! The Israelis are the occupiers!" they shouted at first, and later: "Holy Land is helping the persecuted! The widows! The orphans!" ...
  • U.S.: Saudis Still Filling Al Qaeda's Coffers

    09/16/2007 6:43:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 47 replies · 899+ views
    ABC/IMRA ^ | 9-16-07
    U.S.: Saudis Still Filling Al Qaeda's Coffers ABC News: The Blotter September 11, 2007 5:40 PM Brian Ross Reports: Despite six years of promises, U.S. officials say Saudi Arabia continues to look the other way at wealthy individuals identified as sending millions of dollars to al Qaeda. "If I could somehow snap my fingers and cut off the funding from one country, it would be Saudi Arabia," Stuart Levey, the under secretary of the Treasury in charge of tracking terror financing, told ABC News. Despite some efforts as a U.S. ally in the war on terror, Levey says Saudi...
  • 'Saudis failing to crack down on Qaeda donors'

    09/11/2007 9:04:52 PM PDT · by jdm · 15 replies · 332+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2007 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - Despite six years of promises, Saudi Arabia has failed to pursue wealthy individuals identified as sending millions of dollars to Al Qaeda, the US official in charge of tracking terror financing said in an ABC News interview on Tuesday. “If I could somehow snap my fingers and cut off the funding from one country, it would be Saudi Arabia,” said Stuart Levey, the under secretary of the Treasury. No one identified by the United States and the United Nations as a terror financier has been prosecuted by the Saudis, Levey said. “When the evidence is clear that these...
  • Ex-Diplomat Testifies for Muslim Charity

    09/04/2007 5:29:57 PM PDT · by james500 · 6 replies · 264+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 7:54 PM EDT, September 4, 2007 | DAVID KOENIG
    Israeli intelligence about Palestinian groups that a Muslim charity aided was often unreliable, a former senior U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday at the organization's trial on terrorism-support charges. Edward Abingdon, who served as U.S. consul-general in Jerusalem during the 1990s, said the Israelis had an "agenda" and provided "selective information to try to influence U.S. thinking." Abingdon's testimony took dead aim at prosecutors' claims that the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development was knowingly funding terrorists instead of providing humanitarian aid. Holy Land, once the nation's largest Muslim charity, and five of its leaders are charged with funneling millions in...
  • Following the money trail: Drug Money and Terror

    08/28/2007 9:26:08 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 568+ views ^ | August 28, 2007 | by Laura Mansfield
    I've heard the question asked repeatedly. How is Al Qaeda, which is supposedly relegated to living in caves in stone-age conditions able to create state of the art video documentaries that rival those produced by TV networks and news channels? In other words, where is the money coming from? In the past much of the seed money used to finance Bin Laden's operations came from his personal fortune. But with all of the money controls slammed into place six years ago after the 9/11 attacks, that money has been for all intents and purposes untouchable. Yet this year Al Qaeda's...
  • Big News: Iraqis in US Protest AGAINST Islamic Terrorism

    08/26/2007 7:57:04 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 13 replies · 795+ views
    TEHRAN, Aug 25 (MNA)-- Hundreds of Iraqis residing in the U.S. converged in the front of the Saudi embassy in Washington on Friday condemning Riyadh’s policy towards Iraq, Sotaliraq said on its website. With slogans “Down with Terrorism” and “Shia and Sunni Should Unite in Iraq,” demonstrators called for the immediate halt to Saudi support for terrorism in Iraq and the issuance of “takfiri” religious decrees (fatwas) by Saudi scholars. Nazar Heydar, the director of Iraq information center in Washington and a member of the international center for campaign against terrorism, said “by this demonstration we meant to draw the...
  • Muslim charity trial may shed new light on terror aid

    08/26/2007 10:47:07 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 8 replies · 408+ views
    AP/Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-26-07 | DAVID KOENIG
    DALLAS — Prosecutors have produced scores of documents, audio and videotapes, and intercepted phone calls in their attempt to prove that a Muslim charity based in a suburban Dallas office park was actually a fundraising arm of Middle Eastern terrorists. Much of the evidence has surfaced before in books, newspaper articles and previous trials. But those who track terror-financing say the document haul from the trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development has also produced new information. They say the documents shed light on a web of related organizations of militant Palestinian supporters in the United States,...
  • Saddam's daughter facing terrorism charges

    08/17/2007 8:11:38 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 15 replies · 1,838+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | August 17, 2007 | Chris Collins
    BAGHDAD — Less than a year after her father was sent to the gallows, Saddam Hussein's daughter is facing charges that also could lead to her execution. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said Friday that Raghad Hussein, 38, has been charged with financing the insurgents who have bedeviled this country since shortly after her father's regime was toppled in 2003. Hussein is believed to be living in Amman, Jordan, as a guest of King Abdullah II. The spokesman, Abdul Kereem Khalaf, said the Iraqi Judicial Authority issued an arrest warrant for Hussein a year ago, but that it...
  • New Developments In Holy Land Foundation Trial

    08/16/2007 5:57:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 433+ views
    CBS11TV ^ | Aug 16, 2007 | ap
    (AP) DALLAS An Islamic advocacy group asked a federal judge Thursday to remove it and other Muslim organizations and individuals from a list of unindicted co-conspirators in a terrorism-finance trial. Also, a group of Muslim lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys protested to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales about the list, which they said could lead to discrimination against American Muslims. Federal prosecutors produced a list of more than 300 individuals and groups of unindicted co-conspirators in the case against a Texas charity they said helped finance the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which the U.S. government has...
  • NSA wiretapping trial begins (Treasury Dept. gives "top secret" docs to Qaeda charity)

    08/15/2007 7:36:46 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 3 replies · 949+ views
    Christian Science Monitor / Yahoo News ^ | 8-14-07 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Ashland, Ore. - It's hard – often impossible – to prove that secret government wiretapping in the name of national security is violating one's privacy rights. The evidence itself usually is top secret. But one rather obscure case could pull back the veil on a surveillance program that's at the heart of the US fight against terror. In the federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday, lawyers for a Saudi charity accused of helping Al Qaeda will argue that their clients, including two American attorneys, were illegally spied on without the required court warrant. How do they know? Treasury Department...
  • Judge in trial of Muslim charity leaders bars some evidence (Holy Land Foundation)

    08/14/2007 10:19:26 PM PDT · by weegee · 3 replies · 452+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 14, 2007, 2:14PM | By DAVID KOENIG
    DALLAS — Lawyers for Muslim charity leaders accused of aiding Middle East terrorists scored a rare win in court today when a federal judge blocked some evidence seized by Israeli soldiers during raids of Palestinian organizations. Defense lawyers had objected that some of the documents weren't signed or dated, and they cast doubt on Israel's handling of the evidence. Five former leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development are charged with funneling millions of dollars to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which the U.S. government designated a terrorist organization in 1995. The trial is in its fourth...
  • Coalition Backing Holy Land Foundation Tainted By Radical Associations, Support For Terror

    08/14/2007 4:44:47 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Anti-Defamation League ^ | August 14, 2007 | August 14, 2007
    A coalition organized to support the embattled Holy Land Foundation (HLF) against federal charges of funding terrorism is "tainted" by the involvement of three organizations with a history of sympathizing with terrorist groups, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). "Hungry for Justice," a coalition established to speak out in support of the HLF through a Web site and a series of planned public events, claims the federal charges and ongoing trial in Dallas are part of a "politically driven" anti-Muslim witch-hunt and an attempt to single out Muslim charitable organizations in this country.  The coalition includes the Council on American...
  • Congressman calls for Hearings on Islamic-Mexican Drug Gang Connections

    08/14/2007 8:59:10 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies · 688+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 09, 2007 | Rick Moran
    Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) is calling on Congress to investigate the ties between Islamic terrorists and Mexican drug gangs revelaed in a report by the Drug Enforcement Agency in yesterday's Washington Times. A ranking House Republican yesterday demanded a hearing based on recent reports that Islamic terrorists embedded in the United States are teaming with Mexican drug cartels to fund terrorism networks overseas. Rep. Ed Royce, ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs terrorism and nonproliferation subcommittee, said the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) document — first reported yesterday by The Washington Times — highlights how vulnerable the nation is when...
  • Drug cartel-terrorist ties known in 2001

    08/14/2007 8:37:56 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 17 replies · 725+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2007 | Sara A. Carter
    A former director of the Drug Enforcement Administration warned federal officials shortly after the September 11 attacks that violent drug cartels from Mexico were teaming with Muslim gangs to fund terrorist organizations overseas. Asa Hutchinson, who also has been a Homeland Security undersecretary, said that in 2001, DEA agents uncovered the link between the drug cartels and terrorist groups but too few government officials listened. "I think it's important to recognize that the link between terrorism and drug trafficking exists," said Mr. Hutchinson in a phone interview from Arkansas. "While we are fighting terrorists, we should not neglect our fight...
  • Muslim charity, officers on trial(cair)

    08/13/2007 6:19:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 372+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/13/2007 | Jerry Sepe
    Federal prosecutors and FBI agents are building a case against a Muslim charity on trial in Dallas on charges of providing financial aid to the terrorist organization Hamas and of raising illicit cash for other extremist groups. Five officers of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development — once considered the largest Muslim charity in the nation, but which U.S. intelligence officials have called the North American fundraiser for the Islamist terrorist group Hamas — are on trial in Dallas, charged with aiding terrorism, conspiracy and money laundering. The prosecution has spent the two weeks of the trial so...
  • Terrorists teaming with drug cartels

    08/08/2007 6:28:06 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 63 replies · 2,604+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug 8, 2007 | By Sara A. Carter
    Islamic extremists embedded in the United States — posing as Hispanic nationals — are partnering with violent Mexican drug gangs to finance terror networks in the Middle East, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration report. "Since drug traffickers and terrorists operate in a clandestine environment, both groups utilize similar methodologies to function ... all lend themselves to facilitation and are among the essential elements that may contribute to the successful conclusion of a catastrophic event by terrorists," said the confidential report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times. The 2005 report outlines an ongoing scheme in which...
  • US Treasury Cracks Down On Two Muslim Charities Funding Terror

    07/25/2007 11:13:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 384+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | July 25, '07 | Ezra HaLevi
    ( Legal action is being taken against two Muslim charities in the United States due to their support of the Hamas and Hizbullah terrorist groups. On Tuesday, the US Treasury began legal action against the Iran-based Martyrs Foundation and what it says is a front-group for it – the Goodwill Charitable Organization (GCO), which has a US branch in Dearborn, Michigan. The organization is accused of providing funding to Hizbullah. Action was also initiated against al-Qard al-Hassan, a Lebanese firm believed to have been used by Hizbullah as a front for managing its finances. The administrative order also includes a...
  • US Acts Against Groups Aiding Hezbollah

    07/24/2007 12:05:28 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 498+ views
    US Acts Against Groups Aiding Hezbollah July 24, 2007 The Associated Press Jeannine Aversa WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration took action Tuesday against an Iran-based foundation, including its U.S. branch, for allegedly providing support to Hezbollah, a terrorist group the United States has blamed for bloodshed in Lebanon. The Treasury Department's action covers the Martyrs Foundation and Goodwill Charitable Organization of Dearborn, Mich., which the government identified as a fundraising office for the foundation. The government also moved against al-Qard al-Hassan, a Beirut firm that the U.S. government believes was used by Hezbollah "as a cover to manage its financial...
  • Feds: Dearborn Charity is Terror Front Group

    07/24/2007 2:13:37 PM PDT · by Westlander · 6 replies · 576+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 24, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration took action Tuesday against an Iran-based foundation, including its U.S. branch, for allegedly providing support to Hezbollah, a terrorist group the United States has blamed for bloodshed in Lebanon. The Treasury Department's action covers the Martyrs Foundation and Goodwill Charitable Organization of Dearborn, Mich., which the government identified as a fundraising office for the foundation.
  • CIA tracking rise in al-Qaeda funds coming from Iraq

    05/20/2007 4:11:45 PM PDT · by ASC2006 · 9 replies · 695+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 20 2007 | Greg Miller
    WASHINGTON - A major CIA effort launched last year to hunt down Osama bin Laden has produced no significant leads on his whereabouts, but has helped track an alarming increase in the movement of al-Qaeda operatives and money into Pakistan's tribal territories, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials familiar with the operation. In one of the most troubling trends, U.S. officials said that al-Qaeda's command base in Pakistan increasingly is being funded by cash coming out of Iraq, where the terrorist network's operatives are raising substantial sums from donations to the anti-U.S. insurgency as well as kidnappings of wealthy Iraqis...
  • U.S. holds Muslim group's money

    08/31/2006 9:01:26 PM PDT · by jdm · 5 replies · 266+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 31, 2006 | Niraj Warikoo
    DETROIT - A federal agency has frozen the assets of a Muslim group that some intelligence experts allege raised money in metro Detroit to bankroll terrorism through Hezbollah. The action, taken this week by the U.S. Treasury Department, makes it illegal to contribute to or conduct business with the Islamic Resistance Support Organization. It comes after the Israel-based Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center alleged IRSO had raised money in Michigan through donation boxes in restaurants and possibly other places. The center says IRSO used similar boxes in Lebanon to raise donations. But local Arab-American and Muslim leaders contacted Thursday said...
  • Treasury Designates Key Hizballah Fundraising Organization

    08/29/2006 11:21:45 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 1 replies · 207+ views
    US Treasury Press Room ^ | August 29, 2006 | US Treasury
    Treasury Designates Key Hizballah Fundraising OrganizationThe U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated the Islamic Resistance Support Organization (IRSO), a key Hizballah fundraising organization."While some terrorist-supporting charities try to obscure their support for violence, IRSO makes no attempt to hide its true colors.  IRSO's fundraising materials present donors with the option of sending funds to equip Hizballah fighters or to purchase rockets that Hizballah uses to target civilian populations," said Stuart Levey, Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI)  "IRSO works to inflict suffering rather than alleviate it."   IRSO was named today pursuant to Executive Order 13224,...
  • $65 million Iraq cash shipment halted

    09/23/2003 10:37:39 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 255+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003 | By Shaun Waterman
    <p>The $65 million seized by U.S. officials from a Baghdad-bound airplane yesterday may be used to pay the relatives of those killed in the September 11 attacks.</p> <p>Officials stymied the loading of the money after a federal court ordered that the cash remain in the United States until it can decided if it can be used to compensate the victim's families. The money was converted assets from the Saddam Hussein government.</p>

    06/19/2003 2:54:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 249+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/19/03 | Post Wire Services
    <p>June 19, 2003 -- BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. troops raided two farmhouses near Tikrit north of Baghdad yesterday and seized millions of American dollars, British pounds, euros and Iraqi dinars apparently designated, in part, to pay bounties to kill American soldiers, a senior U.S. general said.</p>
  • Cuba mystery money gets scrutiny - $3.9 billion

    07/23/2004 2:01:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 786+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 23, 2004 | NANCY SAN MARTIN
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen won't let go of the mystery: Just where did the Cuban government get up to $3.9 billion it funneled through a Swiss bank over seven years. Was Havana simply, as it claims, banking its income from tourism and remittances that Cubans abroad send to their relatives on the island? Or was dirty money involved? Ros-Lehtinen, the Cuban-born Florida Republican, wants to know, and she has been badgering officials of the United Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and the U.S. Federal Reserve for answers. ''That's an awful lot of money,'' Ros-Lehtinen told The Herald. According to the latest answers...
  • Jihad backer sentenced in $1.4 million Chicago food stamp fraud

    08/20/2006 3:37:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 26 replies · 1,387+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Aug. 18, 2006 | MIKE ROBINSON
    A former grocery store owner already facing three years in prison for aiding a terrorist group got 14 months tacked onto his sentence Friday for swindling the food stamp program out of $1.4 million. Hatem Fariz, 33, must serve a total of 51 months in federal prison under the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Milton I. Shadur. Fariz, who now lives in Spring Hill, Fla., also was ordered to repay the money he siphoned off by swapping cash for food stamps. At the same time, Fariz pleaded guilty in a federal court in Tampa to conspiring to provide...
  • American-based terror funding charity

    08/18/2006 2:28:00 PM PDT · by JackDY · 18 replies · 876+ views
    Citizen Soldier ^ | unknown | Unknown
    Grover Norquist: Conservative Exposed as Terrorist Sympathizer/Enabler Grover Norquist: Conservative Exposed as Terrorist Sympathizer/Enabler There's an incredible story brewing in Washington that is too hot for the networks to touch. Grover Norquist, whom most conservatives know as Executive Director of the College Republicans, boardmember of the NRA, and head of Americans for Tax Reform, has been exposed as helping Muslim groups and individuals who finance and support Islamic terrorism gain access to the Bush White House. Norquist has also been exposed as the founder of the Islamic Insitute, a group believed to be funded by foreign governments, Wahhab Islam elements...
  • Treasury freezes US assets of Syrians

    08/15/2006 8:06:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies · 549+ views | ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER ap
    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department froze the assets of two Syrian officials on Tuesday, alleging they had played key roles in support of terrorist organizations. "Until Syria takes concrete steps to become a responsible member of the international community, the United States will make known rogue actors supporting the country's destabilizing agenda," Pat O'Brien, Treasury's assistant secretary for terrorist financing, said in a statement announcing the action. The designation means that U.S. financial institutions must freeze any U.S. bank deposits held by the individuals, Maj. Gen. Hisham Ikhtiyar and Brig. Gen. Jama'a Jama'a. Presidential spokesman Tony Snow said the action...
  • Charities probed for links with UK airline bomb plot

    08/15/2006 2:03:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 334+ views
    The Star ^ | August 15, 2006 | Simon Cameron-Moore
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Investigations into a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners in mid-air, foiled by British, Pakistani and U.S. security agencies a week ago, have focused on the possible financing role played by Islamic charities. Suspicion has fallen on two Pakistani charities said to be linked to banned militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad and its affiliate Jamaat-ul-Furqa, according to Pakistani intelligence officials who say a string of arrests were made in the past week. In particular, authorities are investigating donations made from abroad "We are looking into the activities of al-Rasheed Trust and al Asar Trust because there are some questions...
  • Pakistani charity funded airline bomb plot: report (update)

    08/15/2006 3:11:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 714+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 8/15/2006
    A Pakistani charity that received 10 million dollars from Britain for earthquake relief last year helped finance the alleged bomb plot to blow up US-bound passenger jets, The Washington Post said. "The innocent Pakistani souls in Britain who contributed so generously for the victims of the earthquake didn't know that their money would actually be used for one of the biggest terrorist operations," a Pakistani intelligence official told the daily. The charity was not mentioned by name, but the official said the funds traced to it helped investigators uncover the alleged plot British authorities thwarted last week and which US...
  • Pakistani Charity Under Scrutiny in Financing of Plot (Money Raised in London Mosques)

    08/13/2006 7:58:37 PM PDT · by nj26 · 5 replies · 415+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 14, 2006 | DEXTER FILKINS and SOUAD MEKHENNET
    British and Pakistani investigators are trying to determine whether the group of Britons suspected of plotting to blow up as many as 10 commercial airliners may have received money raised for earthquake relief by a Pakistani charity that is a front for an Islamic militant group. The charity, Jamaat ud Dawa, which is active in the mosques of Britain’s largest cities, played a significant role in carrying out relief efforts after last October’s earthquake in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. It is one of the most militant of the groups battling the part of Kashmir controlled by India. In May, it was labeled...
  • ‘Quake Money’ Used to Finance UK Plane Bombing Plot.

    08/12/2006 3:14:30 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies · 784+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 8/12/2006 | Little Green Footballs
    Pakistan’s Daily Times ( a paper that’s been known to publish jihadi screeds) reports that an Islamic “charity” organization transferred “a huge amount” of money to the UK terror plotters—and called it “earthquake relief:” ‘Quake money’ used to finance UK plane bombing plot. KARACHI: A UK-based Islamic charity organisation remitted a huge amount of money to three individuals in three different bank accounts in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, in December last year with the sole purpose of helping its recipients and their organisations carry out the aircraft bombing plan in the UK, insider sources told Daily Times yesterday. An investigation carried...
  • ‘Quake money’ used to finance UK plane bombing plot (Pakistan relief fund)

    08/11/2006 8:34:49 PM PDT · by Korvac · 53 replies · 1,943+ views ^ | Aug 11, 2006 | Sarfaraz Ahmed and Maqbool Ahmed
    ‘Quake money’ used to finance UK plane bombing plot * Funds given to two British citizens of Kashmiri origin and an Islamabad-based Kashmiri builder * ‘Earthquake relief’ money remitted to individuals alarmed British agenciesBy Sarfaraz Ahmed and Maqbool Ahmed KARACHI: A UK-based Islamic charity organisation remitted a huge amount of money to three individuals in three different bank accounts in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, in December last year with the sole purpose of helping its recipients and their organisations carry out the aircraft bombing plan in the UK, insider sources told Daily Times yesterday. An investigation carried out by Daily Times...
  • Police Eye Money Trail In Airliner Plot

    08/11/2006 5:36:22 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 605+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-12-2006 | Jennifer Quinn - Paul Haven
    Police Eye Money Trail in Airliner Plot Saturday August 12, 2006 12:46 AM By JENNIFER QUINN and PAUL HAVEN Associated Press Writers LONDON (AP) - Investigators on three continents worked to fill in the full, frightening picture Friday of a plot to blow U.S. jetliners out of the Atlantic skies, tracking the money trail and seizing more alleged conspirators in the teeming towns of eastern Pakistan. One arrested there, a Briton named Rashid Rauf, is believed to have been the operational planner and to have connections with al-Qaida in Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said. British and Pakistani authorities have...