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  • Are Twitter and Facebook Facilitating Terrorist Fundraising?

    07/28/2012 6:34:12 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 28 July 2012 | Unattributed
    A report in Pakistani media indicates that one of the Islamic world’s most notorious charities has been making appeals for zakat funds using Twitter. Jamaatud Dawa is considered the political arm of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Jihadist terrorist organization that carried out the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. In fact, in 2008, after the Mumbai attack, the United Nations declared Jamaatud Dawa a terrorist entity. The message on Twitter, which was also posted on its Facebook page, appealed for Zakat in any form.
  • Oops! US gives $360 million to Taliban, other enemies

    08/17/2011 11:21:18 AM PDT · by americanophile · 46 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/17/2011 | Catholic Online
    A careful audit of combat support and reconstruction contracts reveals that at least $360 million in US tax dollars has gone to fund the Taliban and terrorist operations in Afghanistan. Corrupt contractors and subcontractors are responsible for the diversion of funds which have surely resulted in harm to soldiers and civilians throughout the region. LOS ANGELES (Catholic Online) - The losses demonstrate one of the challenges the US faces in Afghanistan, specifically, rampant corruption. Private Afghan corporations are providing many support services to the US and NATO forces and are collecting payments from the military for their services. However, the...
  • Iraqi SWAT arrests 2006 sniper suspect

    10/12/2009 6:54:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 816+ views
    MNIF-IRAQ.com ^ | October 11, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: www.mnc-i.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE No. 20091011-05 October 11, 2009 Iraqi SWAT arrests 2006 sniper suspect Multi-National Corps-Iraq PAO RAMADI, Iraq - Elements of the Ramadi and Habbaniyah Iraq Special Weapons and Tactics teams, with U.S. Special Operations advisors, arrested an individual who is a suspect involved in multiple sniper shootings throughout Anbar Province Oct. 9 near Ramadi. The Magistrate Court of Ar Ramadi issued a warrant for Abd al-Qadir Afan Qafe’s arrest after his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of an Iraqi Army Soldier in 2006 and the shooting of a...
  • EGYPT ARRESTS TERRORIST CELL OF 25 MEMBERS

    07/09/2009 1:33:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 963+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | July 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: 09 July 2009 EGYPT ARRESTS TERRORIST CELL OF 25 MEMBERS CAIRO, July 9 (Xinhua) The Egyptian authorities have arrested a terrorist cell of 25 members, 24 Egyptians and one Palestinian, for plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in Suez Canal, Egyptian Interior Ministry said in statement issued on Thursday. According to the statement, the members of the cell who believe in Jihad (Holy War) were located in Cairo, Alexandria and Daqahlia governorates and communicated through internet with other terrorist groups outside Egypt. The cell's members, mostly engineers, were developing high-tech and electronic devices...
  • Rice fails to persuade to stop funding Hamas

    02/24/2006 11:47:22 AM PST · by radar101 · 7 replies · 354+ views
    DEBKA File ^ | February 23, 2006 | DEBKA
    This was the main object of the US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice’s Middle East trip. With the promise of financial support from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf states and private Muslim donors, the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority government of Ismail Haniyeh is guaranteed at least half a billion dollars a year, or $40 million a month. DEBKAfile’s Middle East sources: Saudi Arabian King Abdullah decided to pledge the financial support needed to prop up the Hamas-led PA government and maintain its ability to function. (During the first week of February, immediately after Hamas’s victory in the Palestinian elections, DEBKA-Net-Weekly...
  • Please take this club and beat me or how OPEC cut supply by 2 million barrels and we shrugged

    02/20/2006 11:55:45 AM PST · by reluctantwarrior · 123 replies · 2,177+ views
    me | 2/20/2006 | RW
    We paid for the flight training we paid for the semtex used in the IEDs in Iraq we paid for the camps we paid for the travel expenses and overhead of Aq cells in 60 countries we paid for the last five years of armed conflict between Islamofacists and the west we paid for the election of Hamas we paid for the Madrid bombers we paid for the knife used to saw Nick Bergs head off What will it take for us to wake up and decide to stop using Saudi oil Let these sand covered a@@ pirates drink the...
  • Hamas Asks Nations Not to Cut Aid

    01/30/2006 6:57:10 AM PST · by stm · 68 replies · 1,744+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, January 30, 2006 | AP
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Hamas leader asked the international community on Monday not to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority, insisting the money would go toward helping the Palestinian people and Hamas was willing to have its spending monitored.
  • Three men plead guilty in alleged counterfeit cigarette paper ring

    10/06/2005 4:22:46 PM PDT · by Cagey · 24 replies · 1,610+ views
    WOOD-TV ^ | 10-6-2005
    DETROIT Three Dearborn men have pleaded guilty to federal charges in what authorities say was an international counterfeit cigarette paper ring. Forty-year-old Tarek Makki and his 38-year-old cousin Adham Mackie pleaded guilty in U-S District Court yesterday to conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit goods, money laundering and making false statements in federal court in Dallas. Tarek Makki's brother, 26-year-old Ali Makki pleaded guilty to conspiracy, money laundering and making false declarations in court in Texas. Investigators say the men manufactured counterfeit Zig-Zag cigarette papers in Indonesia, smuggled them into the United States and distributed them across the country.
  • What Drives Saudi Arabia to Persist in Terrorist Financing?

    06/06/2005 8:36:07 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies · 468+ views
    Jerusalem Viewpoints ^ | 23 Iyar 5765 / 1 June 2005 | Lt. Col. Jonathan D. Halevi
    Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 531 23 Iyar 5765 / 1 June 2005 What Drives Saudi Arabia to Persist in Terrorist Financing? Al-Jihad bi-al-Mal - Financial Jihad Against the Infidels Lt. Col. Jonathan D. Halevi The U.S. offensive against terrorism has succeeded in reducing the extent of global terrorism. However, under the surface, the financial channels that are the arteries of radical Islamic movements from Hamas to the Chechens continue to operate. U.S. pressure has managed to force Islamic financiers to alter their pattern of operations, but the substance of their support persists - in a financial jihad that backs the wider...
  • What Drives Saudi Arabia to Persist in Terrorist Financing

    05/29/2005 5:24:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 1,486+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5-29-05
    JERUSALEM VIEWPOINTS No. 531 23 Iyar 5765 / 1 June 2005 What Drives Saudi Arabia to Persist in Terrorist Financing? Al-Jihad bi-al-Mal - Financial Jihad Against the Infidels Lt. Col. Jonathan D. Halevi The U.S. offensive against terrorism has succeeded in reducing the extent of global terrorism. However, under the surface, the financial channels that are the arteries of radical Islamic movements from Hamas to the Chechens continue to operate. U.S. pressure has managed to force Islamic financiers to alter their pattern of operations, but the substance of their support persists - in a financial jihad that backs the wider...
  • Missouri Treasurer Calls for Halt To Retirement Fund Investments in Terrorist Activities

    05/26/2005 3:20:00 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies · 534+ views
    State Treasurer of Missouri ^ | 25 May 05 | Treasurer--Missouri
    State Treasurer Sarah Steelman today called for a halt to the investment of Missouri’s state public retirement funds in companies and banks that support terrorist activities or aid rogue states that support terrorist acts. “Missouri’s retirement fund is now holding direct investments in overseas companies and banks that are alleged to have funding ties with terrorist activities and/or that are active in rogue states such as Iran,” Steelman said. “I am demanding these investments be stopped now, and stand ready to fight for whatever policy changes are necessary to make certain such investments are never made again.” Steelman became a...
  • Buying knockoffs may support terrorists

    05/25/2005 12:48:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 582+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/25/05 | Lara Jakes Jordan - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Buying knockoff designer handbags and Hello Kitty T-shirts on city street corners may ultimately be helping terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, law enforcement officials and experts testified Wednesday. Profits from faux Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prada purses, scores of pirated DVD movies, and counterfeited clothing and other goods have been traced to supporters of terror organizations, the experts said. "We have encountered suspects who have shown great affinity for Hezbollah and its leadership," Lt. John Stedman of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department testified at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. In one example, Stedman said, a...
  • Switzerland freezes accounts of persons linked with Osama

    05/25/2005 1:15:19 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 4 replies · 263+ views
    ): Switzerland has frozen 82 bank accounts of individuals linked with Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Taliban since the 9/11 incidents in the United States, thus making a significant contribution in the global war on terrorism. The total amount frozen was to the tune of $25.5 million, which was nearly one third of the assets of various terrorist groups seized worldwide since the gruesome terrorist strikes in the US. Strongly refuting allegations that Switzerland was providing a safe haven to the illegal funds of terrorist groups, he said Berne was cooperating fully with the international community in the...
  • Is your pension money supporting terrorists?

    05/24/2005 1:29:45 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 149+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2005 | By Ron Strom
    An analysis of public pension systems in the U.S. finds the largest and most prominent funds tend to be heavily invested in global publicly traded companies that have business activities in terrorist-sponsoring states. According to a report by the organization DivestTerror.org, the top 100 pension systems in the U.S. invest between 15 and 23 percent of their portfolio in companies that do business in nations considered to be sponsors of terror. The group hopes to pressure such pension funds to change course, pull their funds from terror states and thereby help dry up the source of funds available to anti-American...
  • ICE arrests 138 in crackdown on money transfers

    05/24/2005 12:58:15 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 271+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested 140 people in a nationwide raid of unlicensed money transmittal businesses and underground "hawalas," seizing more than $25.5 million in illicit proceeds bound for the Middle East and Southwest Asia, ICE officials said yesterday. Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Michael J. Garcia, who heads ICE, said the agents -- acting under the authority of the USA Patriot Act -- ?shut down? several businesses that had transferred millions of dollars to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. The probe netted 138 criminal indictments.
  • 100 Israelis to testify in Florida trial of alleged Jihad fundraisers

    05/18/2005 2:20:34 AM PDT · by FreeReporting · 1 replies · 229+ views
    Ha-aretz ^ | Wed. May 18, 2005 | By Roni Singer and Nathan Guttman, Haaretz Correspondents
    100 Israelis to testify in Florida trial of alleged Jihad fundraisers By Roni Singer and Nathan Guttman, Haaretz Correspondents Some 100 survivors of terror attacks, relatives of those killed, police investigators, Magen David Adom paramedics, and ZAKA volunteers will testify in what American authorities regard as the most important terrorist trial in the United States since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The group will be flown to Tampa, Florida early next month to serve as prosecution witnesses in the trial of four Arab-Americans accused of belonging to Islamic Jihad and raising funds to finance terror attacks, including some that took...
  • Jury Selection Begins For Tampa Prof Accused Of Aiding Terrorists (The Enemy Within)

    05/16/2005 12:14:40 PM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 3 replies · 220+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel/AP ^ | May 16, 2005 | Mitch Stacy
    With the defense still seeking a change of venue, jury selection began Monday in the trial of former state university professor who is charged with aiding a Palestinian terrorist group. Al-Arian, a former University of South Florida computer scientist, and three co-defendants are charged with raising money for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is on a State Department list of terrorist organizations. Attorneys for Al-Arian and the federal public defender's office, which represents co-defendant Hatim Naji Fariz, claim the jury pool has been tainted by politics and media coverage and asked U.S. District Judge James Moody to move the trial...
  • Palestinian Gang Plots Assassination of Ft. Worth Cop, Federal Agent (local CBS11 Dallas,Ft.Worth)

    05/15/2005 2:28:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,420+ views
    CBS11tv.COM ^ | MAY 15, 2005 | Todd Bensman and Robert Riggs
    CBS-11 News The Investigators FORT WORTH -- At home and off duty, Fort Worth Police Detective Scott Campbell never lets two semi-automatic Glock .45s stray far from his shooting hand. He sleeps with one, and while awake, he eats and watches television with both weapons close by. Det. Campbell's wife keeps a loaded gun close at hand too, even though she is a stay-at-home mom who cares for the couple's two young children, ages 4 and 1. Det. Campbell and his wife go to these extraordinary lengths because they and their children have been marked for assassination. A ruthless criminal...
  • Former Professor, Three Others to Face Jury on Terrorism Finance Charges {Sami Al-Arian}

    05/15/2005 12:09:05 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 1 replies · 423+ views
    AP ^ | 5-15-05 | Vickie Chachere
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Ten years ago, American student Alisa Flatow boarded a bus headed to a Gaza Strip beach resort for a much needed break from her studies. At the Israeli settlement of Kfar Darom, a young man sat in a van loaded with explosives. As the bus approached, he steered his rolling bomb at it with ferocious speed and slammed into the bus' side. {snip} Now her parents are looking for justice half a world away in Tampa, where a former computer science professor and three others are going on trial on charges they helped fund the terrorist...
  • Mass. duo eyed in terror tie: Feds claim pair covered ties to Qaeda funding

    05/13/2005 6:11:59 AM PDT · by worldclass · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/13/2005 | J.M. Lawrence
    Muntasser, a Libyan national who owns Logan Furniture, and Muhamed Mubayyid, a Lebanese national from Shrewsbury, were arrested on federal charges of conspiracy and filing false tax returns for an Islamic charity to hide support for jihad. Federal prosecutors claim that in the early '90s, Muntasser, 40, ran the Boston branch of an organization that investigators contend was a fore-runner to al-Qaeda.
  • Does Arab Bank have terror ties? (In New York!)

    05/11/2005 8:59:04 AM PDT · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 1 replies · 245+ views
    MSNBC News ^ | 05/10/2005 | Lisa Myers & the NBC Investigative Unit
    Does Arab Bank have terror ties? May 10: A criminal investigation is under way into a prominent Middle Eastern bank's possible involvement with dozens of suspected terrorists. NBC's Lisa Myers reports. Terror ties at a Middle Eastern bank? FBI investigates Arab Bank for allegedly supporting suicide bombers and doing business with suspected terrorists; bank denies charges By Lisa Myers & the NBC Investigative Unit Updated: 9:27 a.m. ET May 11, 2005AMMAN, Jordan - August 2001: A suicide bomber hits the Sbarro pizza parlor in Jerusalem, killing 15 people, including an American — Shoshana Greenbaum, a pregnant schoolteacher. The Palestinian bomber's...
  • CAIR: How Close to Terrorism?

    05/11/2005 4:46:51 AM PDT · by Nicholas Conradin · 8 replies · 399+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 11, 2005 | Andrew Whitehead and Lee Kaplan
    CAIR: How Close to Terrorism? By Andrew Whitehead and Lee Kaplan FrontPageMagazine.com | May 11, 2005 The conviction of a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) state operative is but the latest apparent link between that Islamist organization and Islamist terrorism. On April 13, 2005, Ghassan Elashi, founder of the group's Texas chapter (CAIR-Texas) – as well as longtime associate of CAIR's top leadership and beneficiary of CAIR fundraising and support – was convicted of laundering money for Islamic terrorist organizations from November 1995 through April 2001. Dating back to the early 1990s, Elashi had close ties to CAIR's leaders Bassam...
  • Spain: Accused al-Qaida Member Says He's Moderate

    05/10/2005 12:08:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 377+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 10, 2005 at 11:49:45 PDT | DANIEL WOOLLS ASSOCIATED PRESS
    MADRID, Spain (AP) - The suspected financial mastermind of an al-Qaida cell accused of helping plot the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks depicted himself Tuesday as a legitimate businessman and a moderate Muslim. Syrian-born real estate promoter Mohamed Ghaleb Kalaje Zouaydi is accused of using his business dealings as a front for financing the Spanish cell and funneling money to Muslim extremists in other countries, including Germany, another staging ground for the suicide airliner attacks in the United States. Zouaydi testified that one such transfer he made to Germany in 1999 to Mamoun Darkanzali - an alleged al-Qaida member said to...
  • Terror Suspect Gets Invitation To Have Dinner With President

    05/08/2005 1:13:30 PM PDT · by velocityguy · 7 replies · 527+ views
    Terror Suspect Gets Invitation To Have Dinner With President HARTFORD, Conn. -- A year after federal agents raided his home in a terrorism investigation, Muslim businessman Syed Maswood is lucky to get on an airplane without being detained and searched. But that didn't stop him from getting an invitation to dine with President Bush. Maswood, a nuclear engineer who has not been charged with any crime and has been trying for months to get his name off no-fly lists, received an invitation to serve as an honorary chairman at a Republican fundraiser with Bush in Washington next month. A Republican...
  • Americans' Tax Dollars Fund the Wahhabi Lobby

    03/16/2005 7:29:06 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 945+ views
    Americans' Tax Dollars Fund the Wahhabi Lobby March 15, 2005 Americans' Tax Dollars Fund the Wahhabi Lobby In a startling article today, "Federal Money Goes to Controversial Muslim Group," Sherrie Gossett reveals for Accuracy in Media that the Bush administration has sent $50,000 to the Islamic Society of North America, a leading organization in the Wahhabi lobby's American division. Mohamed El-sanousi, director of community outreach and communications for ISNA, told Gossett his organization received grants in 2003 and 2004 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services. The money did not...
  • Italy steps up row with US over slain secret agent

    03/08/2005 10:13:31 AM PST · by Crackingham · 149 replies · 3,177+ views
    Times Online ^ | 3/8/05 | Phillipe Naughton
    Gianfranco Fini, the Italian Foreign Minister, increased a diplomatic row with the United States today by demanding that Washington identify and punish those responsible for the shooting of Rome’s top intelligence agent in Iraq. Signor Fini dismissed the American version that a lack of communication was responsible for the death of Nicola Calipari, who died in a hail of gunfire from US troops as he escorted a freed Italian hostage to Baghdad airport on Friday. Signor Calipari had made "all the necessary contacts" with US authorities in Baghdad, the minister said. In his account to parliament of the shooting, which...
  • Yemeni Sheik Convicted of Plotting to Fund Terror Groups

    03/10/2005 6:40:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 377+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2005 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    A Yemeni cleric who once said Osama bin Laden called him his sheik was convicted of terrorism-financing charges today in a federal court in New York City. The victory for the Justice Department came in one of the government's most visible terrorism-financing prosecutions, which had for a time appeared uncertain after the F.B.I.'s star informer drew attention by setting himself on fire outside the White House in November. The sheik, Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad, a prominent Yemeni who once held a government post in his homeland, was convicted after a five-week trial that federal prosecutors portrayed today as providing "an...
  • Sinn Féin's US fundraising under threat

    02/27/2005 11:57:13 PM PST · by Humblebum · 21 replies · 594+ views
    Financial Times ^ | February 28 2005 | Jimmy Burns
    Sinn Féin's US fundraising under threat By Jimmy Burns Published: February 28 2005 02:00 | Last updated: February 28 2005 02:00 Mounting allegations of IRA involvement in the £26.5m Belfast bank robbery and growing police suspicions of a much wider involvement of the Irish republican movement in money-laundering operations are threatening Sinn Féin's legitimate fundraising operations in the US, say diplomatic sources in Washington. According to Irish officials, the fact that the onslaught on the alleged criminal activity of Irish republicans is being led by the Irish government is fuelling dissent among supporters of Sinn Féin, the IRA's political wing,...
  • U.S. orders Arab Bank in New York to end wire transfers

    02/25/2005 9:05:06 PM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 738+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 2/26/05
    A U.S. bank regulator has ordered Palestinian-managed Arab Bank Group to convert its New York branch to a federal banking agency, ending the bank's wire transfer business. The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said it determined that the bank's branch had internal control weaknesses, especially in its international funds transfer activities. Arab Bank, by far the largest bank operating in the Palestinian territories, has had several lawsuits brought against it on behalf of relatives of U.S. citizens killed or injured in violence in the Middle East, accusing the bank of helping move money to families of...
  • U.S. Regulators Find Deficiencies at Arab Bank's New York Branch

    02/25/2005 3:16:48 PM PST · by Jean S · 4 replies · 408+ views
    AP ^ | 2/25/05 | Marcy Gordon
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. regulators said Friday that Arab Bank PLC, one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, has inadequate controls against money laundering at its New York branch and has been ordered to stop transferring funds or opening new accounts there. In an unusual move, the Office of the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, a Treasury Department agency, said the branch was being converted into an entity that will not conduct traditional banking activities but will continue to engage in corporate and trade financing. Jordan-based Arab Bank, with operations in 30 countries, faces several lawsuits in...
  • African Muslims Complain About Clampdown on Charities

    02/19/2005 5:23:07 AM PST · by FlyLow · 10 replies · 314+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2-19-05 | Stephen Mbogo
    Nairobi, Kenya (CNSNews.com) - Some Muslim groups in Africa complain that efforts to clamp down on Islamic charities with suspected links to terrorism are part of a U.S.-orchestrated campaign against their religion. Sheikh Hassan Hendricks of the Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa said here that the U.S. needed to establish a "clear-cut" definition of terror-funding, so as to avoid the closure of genuine charitable institutions. Western governments and United Nations have spearheaded investigations into Islamic charities in the aftermath of 9/11, and some were found to have been used to channel funds for terrorist groups. In 2002, U.S. and...
  • NY: Informant who set self on fire testifies

    02/17/2005 3:27:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 536+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/17/05 | Michael Weissenstein - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - An FBI informant who was set to be the star prosecution witness in a terror trial until he set himself ablaze outside the White House took the stand for the defense Thursday, saying he had sought $5 million for leading prosecutors to a Yemeni sheik he says gave Osama bin Laden money, arms and fighters. "I deserve that," Mohamed Alanssi said through an Arabic-English interpreter. "After I chase the terrorist and I bring him here to America I deserve even $10 million." Alanssi quickly laid out some of the government's most serious allegations against Sheik Mohammed...
  • NY Sheik FUNDS foreign Terrorists (Yemeni teacher describes)

    02/17/2005 12:47:22 PM PST · by LauraleeBraswell · 19 replies · 390+ views
    NEWSDAY.com ^ | February 16, 2005 | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press
    OFFICIAL TITLE: Yemeni teacher describes terror-funding defendants as pacifists For two weeks, a white-bearded Yemeni sheik and his assistant watched impassively in a Brooklyn courtroom while prosecutors portrayed them as vital cogs in a global terrorism-funding machine. On Wednesday, Sheik Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad and Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed smiled and laughed as their first defense witness called them peace-loving men who denounced violence and dedicated their lives to Yemen's poor.
  • US MOVES TO FREEZE ASSETS OF SUSPECTED KUWAITI TERROR FINANCIER

    02/16/2005 4:54:43 PM PST · by Cornpone · 10 replies · 244+ views
    The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 16 Feb 2005 | The Tocqueville Connection
    WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (AFP) - The United States has moved to freeze assets of a Kuwaiti man suspected of raising money for an anti-American insurgency in Iraq and financing a 2002 bombing of a French tanker off the coast of Yemen. An executive order issued by the Treasury Department designated Muhsin al-Fadhli supporter of terrorism and instructed US financial institutions to freeze all assets he might have in the country. The administration of President George W. Bush will also ask the United Nations to add Fadhli to a list of known terrorists tied to Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network and...
  • Hamas link to London mosque

    02/13/2005 4:17:15 PM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 10 replies · 399+ views
    The London Sunday Times ^ | Feb. 13, 2005 | Nick Fielding and Abul Taher
    Hamas link to London mosqueNick Fielding and Abul Taher, February 13, 2005 A MUSLIM leader appointed to help to run the recently reopened Finsbury Park mosque in north London is a former military commander of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organisation. Mohammed Kassem Sawalha is one of five trustees appointed to give the mosque a fresh start. The mosque was closed last year after becoming a centre of Islamic militancy under Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric facing charges in Britain and America. Sawalha’s link with Hamas emerged after he was named as a co-conspirator in an American court case involving...
  • AP Exclusive: Former NBA Star's Mosque Donated Money to Alleged Terror Fronts, Records Show

    02/09/2005 11:16:43 AM PST · by TheOtherOne · 36 replies · 1,054+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-02-09-05 1353EST
    AP Exclusive: Former NBA Star's Mosque Donated Money to Alleged Terror Fronts, Records ShowBy Matt Kelley Associated Press Writer Published: Feb 9, 2005 WASHINGTON (AP) - A mosque established and funded by basketball star Hakeem Olajuwon gave more than $80,000 to charities the government later determined to be fronts for the terror groups al-Qaida and Hamas, according to financial records obtained by The Associated Press. Olajuwon told the AP he had not known of any links to terrorism when the donations were made, prior to the government's crackdown on the groups, and would not have given the money if he...
  • Frozen Terror Accounts to Fund Victims

    02/08/2005 8:02:28 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 138+ views
    Arab News ^ | February 8, 2005 | Raid Qusti & Nasser Al-Salti
    Delegates attending the Counterterrorism International Conference in Riyadh have agreed to set up a fund whose money will come from frozen bank accounts of terrorists and will go to the victims of terror. This was revealed at a news conference yesterday on the sidelines of the conference. The fund would be financed from money confiscated from terrorists, their groups or supporters. At the news conference, which was chaired by Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, the head of the Belgian delegation confirmed there was indeed such a fund, and that this was agreed upon by all the delegates. “Confiscated money from...
  • Surveillance Tapes Offer Damaging Evidence Against Sheik in Terror-Funding Trial

    02/05/2005 12:59:42 PM PST · by Jean S · 4 replies · 524+ views
    AP ^ | 2/5/05 | Michael Weissenstein
    NEW YORK (AP) - Things had been looking up for Sheik Mohammed Ali Hasan al-Moayad as he approached his trial on charges of supporting terrorist groups Hamas and al-Qaida. The government's star witness set himself on fire in a bizarre protest outside the White House. A judge limited some of the evidence that prosecutors said linked the Yemeni sheik to Osama bin Laden. And prosecutors had begun their case relying on hours of secretly recorded Arabic conversations that were hard to understand even in translation. But those tapes proved surprisingly damaging this past week as jurors in federal court heard...
  • Germans Raid Suspected Extremist Network

    02/03/2005 10:07:40 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 257+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | February 03 2005 | IRENE PREISINGER/AP
    MUNICH, Germany - German police carried out a series of early-morning raids in several regions Wednesday against individuals suspected of providing financial support to Islamic extremist activities outside the country. Thirty-three apartments and four businesses were searched during the raids, which were centered in the southern state of Bavaria but also included six other states, police said. The action was directed primarily against 24 people suspected of supporting Islamic extremist activities. They were largely of Arab origin — including Lebanese, Iraqi, Egyptian, Jordanian and Tunisian nationals, police said. One Greek also was being questioned. There was no evidence the suspects,...
  • Trial begins for alleged terrorist financiers

    01/28/2005 9:09:40 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 4 replies · 354+ views
    CNN.Com - Law Center ^ | Friday, January 28, 2005 Posted: 11:29 PM EST (0429 GMT) | From Jonathan Wald CNN
    Two Yemeni men accused of raising money for al Qaeda, Hamas NEW YORK (CNN) -- A federal prosecutor said Friday that a Yemeni sheik and his assistant were intent on providing millions of dollars to al Qaeda and Hamas while a defense attorney accused the government of entrapment in his opening statement. Sheik Mohammed Ali Hasan al-Moayad, 56, and Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed, 31, are charged with conspiracy to provide support to al Qaeda and Hamas, which have been designated terrorist organizations by the U.S. State Department. Al-Moayad also faces charges of giving money, weapons and communication equipment to terrorists....
  • Terrorism trial of sheik to begin

    01/27/2005 8:28:35 PM PST · by Alouette · 3 replies · 340+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 27, 2005
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge earlier this week refused to let federal prosecutors present some of the most potentially damaging evidence against a Yemeni sheik charged with funneling millions of dollars to terrorists. Prosecutors will not be able to present documents allegedly linking Sheik Mohammed Ali Hasan al-Moayad to suspected al Qaeda militants in Afghanistan and Croatia, Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. ruled. Opening arguments are due to begin this week in the case of Al-Moayad and his Yemeni assistant Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed, who are charged in federal court in Brooklyn with supporting al Qaeda and the Palestinian extremist...
  • Saudis for 4,500 madrasas in South Asia

    01/24/2005 10:20:21 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 8 replies · 334+ views
    Newsinsight.net ^ | Monday, January 24, 2005 | Newsinsight.net
    13 September 2004: The Saudi royal family has cleared plans to construct 4,500 madrasas in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka at a cost of $ 35 million to promote “modern and liberal education with Islamic values”, and the Saudi embassy in New Delhi is pushing this somewhat tentatively with the Union HRD ministry and Minorities Commission. While the House of Saud sees this as an exercise to correct the distorted worldwide image of Islam, crown prince Abdullah having pulled up the Jeddah-based International Islamic Council and Riyadh-located World Muslim Council recently for not having done enough in that direction,...
  • List of Muslim Relief Organizations in Alphabetical Order (Know thy enemy)

    01/16/2005 10:46:56 AM PST · by jb6 · 18 replies · 8,037+ views
    List of Muslim Relief Organizations in Alphabetical Order This is a list of Muslim Relief Organizations, primarily in North America, arranged in alphabetical order. Updates/additions can be sent to resources@msa-natl.org or by using this Submission Form. Copyright (c): MSA of the USA and Canada, 1996-98. Index:   United States,Canada,Beyond North America,Muslim Relief Umbrella Organizations United States Albanian Islamic Cultural Center - Kosova Relief 307 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10301 Phone: 718-816-9865 Fax: 718-816-5829 Email: ZVHENDEK@aol.com Focus: Kosova (Kosovo). Please make checks payable to: Albanian Islamic Cultural Center. Please indicate in memo: "for Kosova". All donations are tax deductible. Or...
  • Jetliner missile plot trial begins

    01/04/2005 9:50:42 AM PST · by Calpernia · 35 replies · 1,928+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Jan. 4, 2005 | UPI
    A Briton went on trial in Newark, N.J., Tuesday accused of trying to sell missiles to Islamic terrorists so they could shoot down a U.S. airliner. In the case, Indian-born Hemant Lakhani, 69, faces 25 years in jail if convicted for allegedly offering to sell Russian shoulder-launched anti-aircraft weapons to a federal informant posing as an Islamic terrorist. (excerpted) But the people Lakhani believed were selling the weapons system to him in Russia were also working for the feds -- the Russian Federal Security Bureau, successor to the KGB. And the missile had been rendered inert before it even left...
  • Osama: The Heroin Pusher

    01/03/2005 8:45:22 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 38 replies · 824+ views
    Afghanistan no longer serves as al-Qaeda's home base. Yet, it remains the source of another great evil -- the biggest heroin supply in the world. Since its liberation, Afghanistan's heroin production has gone from 640 tons to 5,000, an increase of almost 800%. Afghanistan now supplies 87% of the world's heroin market, and at least 90% of the heroin abused in Europe. Unlike al-Qaeda, whose worst attacks killed more than 3,000 Americans, heroin kills millions of people all over the free world every year, and destroys the lives of many others. Yet, the world seems either unable or unwilling to...
  • N. Korea sold weapons to Philippine Muslim guerrilla group: paper

    01/03/2005 1:50:31 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 441+ views
    (Kyodo) ^ | Monday January 3, 5:30 PM | (Kyodo)
    (Kyodo) _ North Korea sold more than 10,000 automatic rifles and other arms to the Philippines' largest Muslim guerrilla group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, in 1999 and 2000, a leading Japanese daily reported Monday. In addition, investigations by Southeast Asian nations' security authorities show that the MILF told North Korea in June 1999 that it wanted to buy a North Korean mini-submarine, the Yomiuri Shimbun said in a dispatch from Jakarta. Quoting sources among the security authorities of unidentified Southeastern Asian nations, the daily said the arms deals -- mostly taking place in Malaysia -- came to light as...
  • CAIR Named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit

    01/02/2005 4:55:37 AM PST · by yoe · 49 replies · 2,874+ views
    Pipes weblog ^ | Jan. 2, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    This is from a December 30 e-mail and very important - know the enemy! CAIR Named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit A class action lawsuit in the name of John P. O'Neill, Sr., stemming from the 9/11 atrocity, has named the Council on American-Islamic Relations as a defendant. (For those confused about the multiple 9/11 court cases, there is help on the way at http://www.september11terrorlitigation.com/.) Here are the paragraphs dealing with CAIR's role in the events of September 11, 2001, from the second amended class action complaint, filed today: 86. Council on American Islamic Relations and CAIR Canada...
  • Banking For Terror

    12/28/2004 3:56:35 AM PST · by Hawk44 · 2 replies · 313+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/28/2004 | NICOLE GELINAS
    December 28, 2004 -- AS the feds chase suspected terrorist financiers around the world, they're being outrun by . . . trial lawyers. The tort attorneys, rather than regulators and lawmakers, could transform international banking by defining the new business risks of operating in the terror-rich Middle East. Lawyers chasing terror money scored their first victory on U.S. soil in December — when a federal judge ruled that American donors to shadowy Islamist charities must accept the consequences when their money underwrites an act of terror abroad. Judge Arlander Keys ruled that three Muslim charities — including the Texas-based Holy...
  • Saudis Ban Charity Group in Funds Crackdown

    12/27/2004 12:34:03 AM PST · by Critical Bill · 3 replies · 261+ views
    scotsman ^ | Sun 26 Dec 2004 | "PA"
    Saudi authorities have banned a major charity group in a continuing crackdown on funds suspected of financing terror groups, officials said today. The Administration of Mosques and Charity Projects was shut down and ordered to halt all its activities, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The decision was made to control the charities and prevent the ill-motivated from penetrating them,” they said. They said the ban was imposed upon “official request” but declined to say who had requested the shutdown. The charity claims to have built some 1,500 schools since it started in 1990. Its other main tasks...
  • Terror suspect has UK assets frozen

    12/24/2004 9:52:16 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 290+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | December 24 2004
    Chancellor Gordon Brown has ordered the Bank of England to freeze any UK assets of an alleged al Qaida supporter believed to be living in London in exile from Saudi Arabia. Mr Brown made the move against Sa'ad Al-Faqih and his Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia after he was named by the United Nations as an associate of al Qaida. The Treasury said in a statement: "The Chancellor today instructed the Bank of England, acting as HM Treasury's agent, to direct all UK financial institutions to freeze any funds held for or on behalf of the entity, the Movement...