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  • Iranian multi-billionaire Zanjani arrested

    "Sanction profiteering" Iranian multi-billionaire Babak Zanjani has been arrested, Fars News Agency quoted Iran Judiciary spokesman Mohsen Ejei as saying on Dec.30. Before, the Central Bank of Iran announced on Dec. 28 that Zanjani has not paid any sold oil's money to the Central Bank of Iran. Zanjani who is the owner or shareholder of at least 70 companies and banks including Bank Arzesh in Tajikistan and First Islamic Bank had been involved in Iran's oil sell and transferring the sold oil's money to the country to bypass the imposed western sanctions on the country. Zanjani's name also was mentioned...
  • Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

    12/29/2013 9:26:51 AM PST · by sunmars · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jamie Dettmer
    An unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey has uncovered transactions that may have allowed Tehran to circumvent harsh U.S. and E.U. sanctions—a revelation that could destabilize Obama’s nuclear deal and threaten the government of Prime Minister Erdogan. A massive unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey—which has already forced the resignations of three government ministers and threatens to upend the Islamist government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan— is fast acquiring an international dimension amid accusations that Iran is enmeshed in Ankara’s political crisis. What started out as a domestic scandal involving shady real estate deals and allegations of bribery and kickbacks among...
  • Saudi elite linked to bin Laden financial empire

    10/14/2001 6:27:18 AM PDT · by SlickWillard · 39 replies · 2,419+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2001 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers and Maggie Mulvihill
    Saudi elite linked to bin Laden financial empire Special Report by Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers and Maggie Mulvihill Sunday, October 14, 2001 Saudi Arabia, whose leaders had until yesterday refused to join U.S. efforts to freeze terrorist assets, may be an ongoing source of financial support for Osama bin Laden, the reputed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Some of Saudi Arabia's richest families, including at least one member of the ruling al-Saud family, have had dealings with banks, charitable organizations and other financial institutions linked to bin Laden's complex funding network, according to public records, intelligence ...
  • UN removes suspected al-Qaeda financer from blacklist

    10/22/2012 7:37:55 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 5 replies ^ | October 6, 2012 | Not Listed
    Saudi businessman Yasin al-Qadi de-listed by sanctions monitoring committee, following recommendation by ombudsman UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against al-Qaeda removed a Saudi businessman from its blacklist Friday. The committee chairman, Germany’s UN Ambassador Peter Wittig, said that Yasin al-Qadi had been de-listed, following a recommendation by the blacklist’s ombudsman to remove him. Al-Qadi filed a lawsuit in 2009 in Washington, DC to be removed from a US list of people accused of financing al-Qaeda. Al-Qadi’s charitable Muwafaq foundation was identified by the US Treasury department as an al-Qaeda front and placed on a...

    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

    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: Turkey Freezes Saudi's Assets

    11/24/2001 3:56:50 AM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 1+ views
    ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov 24, 2001 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Turkey's government has frozen company shares belonging to a Saudi businessman suspected of helping fund Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday. The man's lawyer, however, insisted his client had no connection to bin Laden. Tax inspectors ordered Yasin al-Qadi's controlling shares in two Istanbul-based companies to be frozen pending further investigation, after finding that the two firms owed $1.5 million in unpaid taxes, the daily newspaper Hurriyet reported. Government officials could not be reached to confirm the report. Al-Qadi's assets in the United States and Britain ...
  • TURKEY: Erdogan aide linked to terror financier (Prime Minister Erdogan-Al Qaida connection?)

    06/26/2006 8:59:13 AM PDT · by Wiz · 6 replies · 259+ views
    AKI ^ | 2006 Jun 23
    Istanbul, 23 June (AKI) - Turkish prosecutors are to look into a report linking a close aide to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to a Saudi businessman whose name appears on a US government list of financial supporters of terrorism, Turkey's finance minister, Kemal Unakitan, has annoucned. According to the report, first compiled in 2004, the aide, Cuneyd Zapsu, in 1997 transferred 60,000 US dollars to the Muvaffak Foundation owned by the Saudi businessman man, Yasin al-Qadi. The report - compiled by Turkey's Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) and parts of which were published on Friday by the mass...
  • Albania seizes assets of alleged bin Laden associate

    12/22/2006 1:49:42 PM PST · by jdm · 7 replies · 537+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 22, 2006
    TIRANA, Albania: The Albanian government said Friday that it has seized assets of a man who allegedly worked with Osama bin Laden to provide support to terror networks in Albania. The Finance Ministry said it ordered authorities to block four apartments, a house, four bars and shops, and more than 2 hectares (about 5 acres) of land belonging to Yasin al-Qadi, a Saudi businessman whom the United States accused of being a terrorist in October 2001 and who is on a U.N. sanctions list requiring all U.N. members to impose a travel ban on him and block his assets, according...
  • Erdogan criticizes, undermines huge corruption investigation

    12/27/2013 6:51:36 PM PST · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | 25 Dec 2013 | Unattributed
    One of Turkey’s largest-ever corruption investigations is underway. A public bank CEO, an Iranian businessman and the sons of the freshly resigned interior and economy ministers are among the 24 suspects arrested so far, pending trial. The Iranian businessman allegedly circumvented sanctions against Iran and sent millions of dollars to the country via Halkbank by bribing the CEO as well as the ministers through their sons. /// In a series of daily speeches after the operation began, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted the probe and the investigators. He branded the probe a “dirty operation” and the policemen in charge...
  • FBI reportedly didn't act on Ptech tips

    12/07/2002 2:05:40 AM PST · by sarcasm · 6 replies · 189+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2002 | Ralph Ranalli
    <p>A whistle-blower from Ptech Inc. told the Boston FBI in October 2001 that the company was being financially backed by Yasin al-Qadi, a Saudi businessman whose US assets were frozen after the Sept. 11 attacks amid allegations that he has funded terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda and Hamas, a Bush administration official and a former Clinton administration official involved in the case said yesterday.</p>
  • In Albania, where almost anything goes, the hunt for al-Qaida intensifies

    08/12/2002 7:16:48 AM PDT · by Destro · 1 replies · 145+ views
    AP ^ | Sun Aug 11, 8:17 PM ET | WILLIAM J. KOLE
    In Albania, where almost anything goes, the hunt for al-Qaida intensifies Sun Aug 11, 8:17 PM ET By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press Writer TIRANA, Albania - They could hear him moving around the house, but when Albanian commandos stormed in, the suspected Iranian terrorist was nowhere to be found. Exasperated after a room-to-room search, an officer flung open the lid on a washing machine. Gunfire exploded from inside. The suspect wounded the officer, only to die in a hail of police bullets. The little known 1998 raid on the gritty outskirts of Tirana points up long-standing suspicions about the...
  • Philanthropist, or Fount of Funds for Terrorists?

    10/12/2001 9:56:44 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 404+ views
    New York Times ^ | Saturday, October 13, 2001 | JEFF GERTH and JUDITH MILLER
    Philanthropist, or Fount of Funds for Terrorists? By JEFF GERTH and JUDITH MILLER hey are the elite of Saudi society — wealthy, respected men with investments that span the globe and reputations for generosity. Yasin al-Qadi is among the prominent Saudis who those in need of charity or shrewd business advice could turn to. But the United States government now says that Mr. Qadi and many other well-connected Saudi citizens have transferred millions of dollars to Osama bin Laden through charities and trusts like the Muwafaq Foundation supposedly established to feed the hungry, house the poor and alleviate suffering. ...
  • Comprehensive List of Terrorists and Groups Identified Under Executive Order 13224

    12/09/2001 6:17:02 AM PST · by Flatz · 2 replies · 309+ views
    CHRONOLOGY The Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism Washington, DC November 29, 2001 Comprehensive List of Terrorists and Groups Identified Under Executive Order 13224 Executive Order 13224, signed by President Bush on September 23, blocks the assets of organizations and individuals linked to terrorism. There are now 153 such groups, entities, and individuals covered by the Executive Order. Following is a complete listing. Original Annex: September 23, 2001 Al-Qaida/Islamic Army* Abu Sayyaf Group* Armed Islamic Group (GIA)* Harakat ul-mujahidin (HUM)* Al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad)* Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)* Asbat al-Ansar Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) Libyan Islamic ...
  • Terror Investigators Raid Massachusetts Company

    12/06/2002 3:31:56 PM PST · by Willie Green · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | DECEMBER 06, 2002 | CURT ANDERSON
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Massachusetts software company whose clients include the FBI, Air Force and Navy was searched by federal agents looking for links to a Saudi businessman who in turn is believed to be connected to al-Qaida, government officials said Friday. Agents from the Customs Service, FBI, Internal Revenue Service and other agencies, armed with a search warrant, went to the offices of Ptech Inc. late Thursday to look for information on Yasin al-Qadi. He is on the Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists whose assets should be...
  • US to confront Saudi Arabia on financing terrorism

    12/02/2001 8:46:14 PM PST · by American_Patriot_For_Democracy · 2 replies · 343+ views
    EXPRESS INDIA ^ | Washington, December 2
    The US is planning to confront Saudi Arabia with evidence that funds from the country are flowing to terrorist organisations. Despite pressure from the US, the Saudi Government is believed to have done little to stanch the flow of funds to the al-Qaeda terrorist network. Washington has till now not presented evidence to merit a crackdown but US diplomat Bill Burns would soon go to Saudi Arabia taking with him intelligence data linking some of the kingdom's leading money-men and charities to Osama bin Laden. The data will include sensitive intercepts, human intelligence and wire transfers to back up American ...
  • U.S. Lists Targets for Freezing of Assets

    10/12/2001 9:57:54 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 1,687+ views
    New York Times ^ | Saturday, October 13, 2001 | AP
    October 13, 2001 U.S. Lists Targets for Freezing of Assets By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS he Bush administration designated 39 men and organizations with suspected terrorist ties who are to have assets frozen. Individuals MAMOUN DARKAZANLI, wanted in the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in East Africa. BILAL BIN MARWAN, senior bin Laden associate. SAD AL-SHARIF, Saudi-born, believed to be the head of Mr. bin Laden's financial network. DR. AMIN AL-HAQ, Mr. bin Laden's security coordinator. An Afghan-born doctor practicing in Pakistan. HAJI ABDUL MANAN AGHA, a large-scale money broker in Quetta, Pakistan. MUHAMMAD AL-HAMATI, owner of Al Hamati ...
  • Bin Laden "received UN cash"

    10/20/2001 12:27:10 PM PDT · by taiwanese_superhawk · 16 replies · 502+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 25, 2001 | BBC News
    A BBC investigation has revealed that the United Nations funded the work of a charity believed by the United States to be a front organisation for Osama Bin Laden. The UN donated more than $1.4m to a consortium of charities working in the Sudan in 1997, one of which was the Muwafaq (Arabic: blessed relief) Foundation. The US Treasury believes wealthy businessman Yasin al-Qadi set up the charity. In a crackdown following the 11 September plane attacks on the US, Mr al-Qadi's assets were among those frozen by the Treasury for alleged links with terrorism. 'Charities vulnerable' According to Treasury ...
  • Al-Qaida Hunt Heats Up In Albania

    08/11/2002 2:28:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 165+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | Augustus 11 2002 | AP
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — They could hear him moving around the house, but when Albanian commandos stormed in, the suspected Iranian terrorist was nowhere to be found. Exasperated after a room-to-room search, an officer flung open the lid on a washing machine. Gunfire exploded from inside. The suspect wounded the officer, only to die in a hail of police bullets. That little-known 1998 raid on the gritty outskirts of Tirana points up long-standing suspicions about the presence of terrorist elements in Albania. Although the Iranian was not a member of al-Qaida, Albania is among 34 countries listed in a post-Sept....
  • Fact Check: Why Rick Perry is Right About Turkey

    01/18/2012 4:53:34 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Fact checkers and truth squads are the media's latest tool for blurring the line between the editorial page and the new page. The ubiquitous fact checks are editorializing dressed up as verification. While on some occasions there are actual facts to verify, for the most part the fact checks defend a partisan liberal viewpoint on a particular issue. So no sooner did Rick Perry suggest that Turkey had no place in NATO and that some perceive its government to be run by Islamic terrorists than the media rolled out its fact checks. In the spirit of fact checking the fact...
  • Al-Qaida-Osama bin Laden’s Technological Bosnian Balkan Bridge Linking it to America

    08/09/2004 5:12:12 PM PDT · by Darko · 251+ views
    TERRORISM-Global Network of Islamic Fundamentalist’s – Part II -Modus operandi- | August 10, 2004 | Darko Trifunovic
    Al-Qaida-Osama bin Laden’s Technological Bosnian Balkan Bridge Linking it to America and Abroad from Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Saudis Kill Al Qaeda Mastermind (about time they got something right!)

    06/19/2004 7:41:52 AM PDT · by KangarooJacqui · 28 replies · 421+ views ^ | 20th June, 2004 | Anna Cock
    Saudis kill al-Qaeda mastermind By Anna Cock in New York June 20, 2004 ONE of the world's most wanted terrorists was reportedly shot dead yesterday, a few hours after his militant group beheaded an American defence contractor. Abdulaziz al-Muqrin who Saudi police shot dead. Saudi authorities said Abd al-Aziz al-Muqrin was killed with three other wanted terrorists in the capital, Riyadh, while they were trying to dispose of the body. The raids followed the execution of Paul Johnson, who worked in Saudi Arabia for the aerospace company Lockheed Martin, which makes Apache helicopter gunships. Video footage of the grisly killing...
  • Are Saudis exporting more than aid?

    02/07/2005 6:41:55 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 7, 2005 | BRIAN MURPHY AND MIKE CASEY
    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- A powerful Saudi charity under scrutiny for alleged terrorist financing is expanding operations in tsunami-ravaged areas of Indonesia, importing a hard-line religious message that the West fears could spread extremist Islam in the world's most populous Muslim nation. The presence of the International Islamic Relief Organization could complicate relief efforts in Indonesia, which is desperate for help but also under pressure to contain Islamic militants. Attacks have included nightclub bombings in 2002 that killed 202 people. It also offers a high-profile test of Saudi promises to closely monitor its major aid societies. Many have faced probes...
  • Saudi says five most-wanted militants killed in battle

    09/09/2005 2:42:23 AM PDT · by Wiz · 6 replies · 276+ views
    RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia said on Thursday that five Al Qaeda suspects on a most-wanted list were killed in a three-day battle with security forces in the eastern city of Dammam, the latest in a series of offensives against the militants. Four security men also died in the operation that began with a shootout on Sunday in a commercial thoroughfare in the main city of the oil-rich Eastern Province and ended on Tuesday with the storming of a militant hideout in another neighborhood. The five Al Qaeda suspects were Zaid Al Samari, Saleh Al Fraidi, Sultan Al Haseri, Nayef Al...
  • '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...
  • Fact Check: Why Rick Perry is Right About Turkey [Key facts media won't report]

    01/18/2012 11:48:52 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 18, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The AKP emerged out of a series of banned Islamist political movements. CNN’s Lie Squad mentions that the AKP’s current leader of Turkey Erdogan was banned for reading an Islamic poem in public. It neglects to mention the content of the poem. Erdogan was not jailed for reading an Islamic poem, he was jailed for reading a poem calling for a violent Islamic overthrow of the government. Erdogan has his own Al Qaeda connections. Yasin Al-Qadi, who funneled millions to Al Qaeda is a close friend and though his assets have been frozen worldwide, he enjoys a safe haven in...
  • 10 Questions for Adel al-Jubeir (The loud-mouthed wimp)

    12/04/2002 6:48:14 AM PST · by geedee · 11 replies · 6+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/4/2002 | Stephen Schwartz
    EDITOR’S NOTE: Adel Al-Jubeir, foreign-policy adviser to Saudi’s Crown Prince Abdullah and Kingdom spin doctor, has saturated U.S. media in recent days defending the Kingdom against accusations of collaboration with or funding of the 9/11 attacks on the United States and other terrorist activities, as he often does. Here, Stephen Schwartz, a critic of the Saudis, proposes ten questions al-Jubeir should be asked, but hasn't been, during his press tour. 1. Prince Nayef, the Saudi minister of the interior, recently repeated the claim that 9/11 was a product of a Zionist conspiracy. Does Adel al-Jubeir agree or disagree with this...
  • Huma Abedin & Hillary Clinton - Who is Funding Huma Abedin's Lifestyle?

    11/06/2007 5:07:26 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 150 replies · 19,546+ views
              Hillary's Mystery Woman: Who is Huma?Senator Clinton's closest aide, Ms. Abedin never sweats; Oscar de la Renta wants to dress her by Spencer Morgan Published: April 1, "It was like 110 degrees outside," recalled the source, a political aide who asked to remain anonymous. "We were all just pouring down with sweat. But I have this distinct memory of Huma traipsing in in this blue pantsuit—it was like this wool pantsuit—not a bead of sweat on her brow, not a hair out of place, with everything perfectly organized in her Yves Saint Laurent...
  • 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...
  • Saudi Arabia: Friend Or Foe?

    09/27/2007 11:37:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 35 replies · 78+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/26/2007 | The Editors
    A new movie called "The Kingdom" shows Saudis fighting terrorism alongside FBI agents. That's certainly what we'd like to see. But like the flick, it's pure fiction. There's new evidence the Saudis aren't cooperating in our battle to eradicate terrorists or those who bankroll them. Their negligence is shocking even to cynics. According to the Treasury Department's top anti-terror official, the kingdom has not prosecuted a single person named by the U.S. or the United Nations as a terror financier. Asked by ABC News how many Saudis have been charged with funding terror since 9/11, Treasury Undersecretary Stuart Levey said,...
  • Turkey's New Foreign Policy Direction

    07/28/2010 5:38:58 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    Pundicity/Michael ^ | July 28, 2010 | Michael Rubin
    To House Foreign Affairs Committee July 28, 2010 Chairman Berman, Ranking Member Ros-Lehtinen, Honorable Members. Thank you for this opportunity to testify. Prime Minister ErdoÄŸan, and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) have changed Turkey fundamentally. They do not simply seek good relations with their Arab neighbors and Iran. Instead, they favor the most radical elements in regional struggles, hence their embrace of Syria over Lebanon and of Hamas over Fatah, and their endorsement Iran's nuclear program. Over the last 8 years, the AKP government has reoriented Turkey toward the Arab and Iranian Middle East, not to facilitate bridge-building to...
  • Saudi Bank Tied To Terror Has U.S. Links

    11/10/2001 3:48:40 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 644+ views
    New York Daily News | 11/10/01 | MARTIN MBUGUA
    A Saudi Arabian bank suspected of funneling money to a charity linked to Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda network conducts business in this country through two major U.S. banks. The National Commercial Bank in Saudi Arabia maintains correspondent banking relationships with JP Morgan Chase and the Bank of America, according to a worldwide banking database. According to the Internet database (, National Commercial does not have a branch or agency here and uses the two American banks to conduct a variety of transactions, including payments, wire transfers and stock trades. Kristin Lemkau, a spokeswoman for JP Morgan Chase, confirmed that ...
  • US to confront Saudi Arabia on financing terrorism [yet again]

    12/02/2001 2:06:59 PM PST · by Shermy · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | December 2, 2001 | PTI
    The US is planning to confront Saudi Arabia with evidence that funds from the country are flowing to terrorist organisations.Despite pressure from the US, the Saudi Government is believed to have done little to stanch the flow of funds to the al-Qaeda terrorist network.Washington has till now not presented evidence to merit a crackdown but US diplomat Bill Burns would soon go to Saudi Arabia taking with him intelligence data linking some of the kingdom's leading money-men and charities to Osama bin Laden.The data will include sensitive intercepts, human intelligence and wire transfers to back up American demands that Saudis ...
  • Al-Qaeda terrorist duped FBI, Army {Military Exchanges has helped the Terrorists} }

    10/24/2001 12:34:24 PM PDT · by freedomnews · 21 replies · 400+ views ^ | By JOSEPH NEFFAND JOHN SULLIVAN, Staff Writers
    Al-Qaeda terrorist duped FBI, Army By JOSEPH NEFFAND JOHN SULLIVAN, Staff Writers FORT BRAGG - Ali Mohamed lived a double life that seemed more fiction than fact. He served in the heart of the U.S. military at Fort Bragg and in the inner circle of Osama bin Laden's Islamic fundamentalist terrorists' network. Long before he was arrested in connection with the 1998 car-bombing attacks on the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, there were questions about Ali Mohamed, a retired U.S. Army sergeant. He had puzzled fellow soldiers with his haughty attitude toward America and avowed Islamic fundamentalist beliefs. ...
  • AL QAIDA-Bosnia’s Linkages to Al-Qaeda

    08/30/2004 8:35:46 AM PDT · by Darko · 1 replies · 1,686+ views
    AL QAIDA-Bosnia’s Linkages to Al-Qaeda
  • Lies, Inc. - Making a Killing on Terror

    03/05/2002 7:13:34 PM PST · by nunya bidness · 17 replies · 286+ views
    Mercurial Times ^ | 1/25/02 | Sean Finnegan
    The dust had hardly settled on September 11th before Americans pulled together and brought our country back from the brink of disaster. City, state and federal governments eventually followed suit in the only way they knew how, which was to spend our money to try to solve the problem. However, the spirit of philanthropy escaped some in both sectors. While most of the country was immersed in the immediate relief effort in New York and Virginia, Wall Street was investigating possible shady deals through the SEC. So far, the stock deals have been determined to come to a total ...
  • The New Evil Empire? (Applying Cold War lessons to Saudi global mischief)

    12/10/2004 2:36:01 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 369+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 10, 2004 | Stephen Schwartz
    AS PRESIDENT BUSH prepares to begin his second term, he has an opportunity to turn a page in U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia. In crafting his policy, the president should draw on American experience with another ideologically expansionist dictatorship--one successfully countered and transformed thanks in part to U.S. policy--the Soviet Union. The president may be aided in this by his former Sovietologist secretary of state-designate, Condoleezza Rice.There are many telling parallels between the Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia. First, the USSR led, and Saudi Arabia now leads, an ideological movement with global reach. From the time of the Bolshevik revolution...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #5

    09/30/2006 10:18:39 AM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,021 replies · 17,934+ views
    CIA ^ | Page last updated: 07/27/2006 | National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015
    "Global Trends 2015" Terrorism-Related Excerpts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following items are terrorism-related items from the National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts" report (December 2000). Transnational Terrorism (page 50) States with poor governance; ethnic, cultural, or religious tensions; weak economies; and porous borders will be prime breeding grounds for terrorism. In such states, domestic groups will challenge the entrenched government, and transnational networks seeking safehavens. At the same time, the trend away from state-supported political terrorism and toward more diverse, free-wheeling, transnational networks—enabled by information technology—will continue. Some of the states that actively sponsor...
  • IRAQ link to AlQuaida

    04/24/2004 4:43:56 AM PDT · by ABrit · 7 replies · 4,411+ views
    AL-KADR, Ahmad Sa'id (a.k.a. AL-KANADI, Abu Abd Al-Rahman) (DOB 01 Mar 1948; POB Cairo, Egypt) (individual) [SDGT]
  • Saudis Balk at US Request to Freeze Bank Accounts

    11/26/2001 9:48:01 PM PST · by at bay · 12 replies · 2+ views
    NYT | 11-27-01 | Douglas Jehl
    RIYADH Saudis Balk at U.S. Request to Freeze Bank Accounts By DOUGLAS JEHL IYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 26 — Saudi Arabia is balking at American requests to freeze the bank accounts of those the United States says are linked to terrorism, Saudi and American officials said today. The Saudis' hesitancy has prompted the Bush administration to prepare to send a delegation to the kingdom to discuss the standoff. The delegation — from the State Department, the Treasury Department and the National Security Council — would probably be led by Ryan Crocker, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and its ...
  • 'Libel tourism' and the war on terror

    11/10/2006 10:32:11 AM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 231+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 7, 2006 | Samuel A. Abady and Harvey Silverglate
    AN IMPORTANT question will be argued tomorrow before the federal Court of Appeals in Manhattan: should American journalists who write about controversial issues be subjected to legal intimidation from abroad? More precisely, will American courts halt the growing practice of "libel tourism" whereby wealthy foreigners sue American writers and publishers in England, despite little chance of enforcing the judgment in this country? Rachel Ehrenfeld, an adviser to the Defense Department and director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy , pioneered investigation into the financial roots of terrorism, first in her 1990 book "Narcoterrorism" and, most recently, in "Funding...
  • Kuwaiti charities assist refugees in the Balkans

    01/12/2006 12:17:19 AM PST · by tgambill · 172+ views
    KUNA ^ | 9 January 2006
    SARAJEVO, Jan 9 (KUNA) -- A number of Kuwaiti charities have launched a program to assist hundreds of refugees here on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. Regional manager of the Islamic Heritage Revival Society, a Kuwaiti charity, Othman Haidar told KUNA that tens of Muslim orphans and widows in nine Bosnian cities are getting in kind assistance such as meat and clothes from the Kuwaiti charities. He named the Kuwaiti Zakat (alms) House and other societies among those providing assistance for the poor in the country and elsewhere in the region. Commodities and cash amounts are being delivered to the...
  • Panel: European Pols Took Saddam Bribes (Oil-for-Food)

    05/12/2005 6:53:47 PM PDT · by nextthunder · 9 replies · 422+ views ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2005 |
    Panel: European Pols Took Saddam Bribes Thursday, May 12, 2005 UNITED NATIONS — Two European politicians received millions of barrels of Iraqi oil in exchange for their support of Saddam Hussein's regime, a U.S. Senate committee probing corruption in the U.N. Oil-for-Food program found. The report, released late Wednesday, accused British lawmaker George Galloway (search) and former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua (search) accepted oil allocations under the Oil-for-Food scheme. The allegations against the the two men, outspoken opponents of U.N. sanctions against Iraq in the 1990s, are not new. What is new is the documentation that the committee offered,...
  • Saudi added to terror list, local charity funded Muslim fighters

    12/22/2004 6:44:00 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 227+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 22, 2004 | Sam Roe and Laurie Cohen
    The U.S. government on Tuesday placed on its official list of terrorist supporters a wealthy Saudi Arabian businessman who established a charity in the Chicago area to help fund Muslim fighters in some of the world's most volatile areas. The Treasury Department said Adel Batterjee "has ranked as one of the world's foremost terrorist financiers" by helping bankroll Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. The department froze his U.S. assets and said it would ask the United Nations to require that other countries do the same. "A worldwide asset freeze, including in his home country of Saudi Arabia, will deal...
  • The Saudi Buck Stops Here-Exposing the financers of terror, a legal battle to protect 1st Amendment

    03/03/2005 5:44:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 418+ views ^ | March 3, 2005 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    [The State Department sharply criticized Saudi Arabia for its human rights abuses in its annual report published last week. Nothing, however, is being said about Saudi Arabia's continuous funding of the spread of Wahhabism around the world. Wahhabism remains the major source of Islamist ideology and Saudi Arabia has never stopped funding its expansion. The Saudis don't like to hear about that, however, and so the Administration is keeping mum. In an attempt to prevent exposure of how they fund terrorism, the Saudis have been suing those who attempt focus light on their crime in British courts. And they have...
  • Banking On Secrecy [Barf Alert -- give IRS MORE Power]

    10/24/2001 2:29:26 PM PDT · by Sparticle · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | October 22, 2001 | BY ADAM COHEN
    Terrorists oppose scrutiny of offshore accounts. And so do many U.S. bankers and lawmakers BY ADAM COHEN The U.S. was all set to join a global crackdown on criminal and terrorist money havens earlier this year. Thirty industrial nations were ready to tighten the screws on offshore financial centers like Liechtenstein and Antigua, whose banks have the potential to hide and often help launder billions of dollars for drug cartels, global crime syndicates--and groups like Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization. Then the Bush Administration took office. Officials from the banking-industry-friendly Center for Freedom and Prosperity sat down with top Bush ...
  • Libel Wars-Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld stands her ground against a terror-funding billionaire Saudi sheik.

    07/18/2005 5:11:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 783+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-17-05 | Alyssa A. Lappen
    When billionaire sheik Khalid Salim a bin Mahfouz uses the London courts to attack his critics, there is little most people can do. In dozens of cases to date, reporters and newspapers have apologized, settled or backed off completely from stories critical of bin Mahfouz. But one truth-seeker isn't backing down.In December 2004, investigative reporter and American Center for Democracy director Rachel Ehrenfeld bucked a dangerous trend and responded to a preposterous allegation with her own U.S. lawsuit. In Rachel Ehrenfeld v. Khalid Salim a bin Mahfouz, the author seeks a declaratory judgment that her assailant could not prevail against...
  • Huma Abedin & Hillary Clinton - Abedin Family Ties to Al-Qaeda

    11/11/2007 3:49:04 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 223 replies · 9,882+ views
    Huma Abedin & Hillary Clinton May 6, 2000     Syed Zainul Abedin VARIATIONS: Syed, Sayed, Zainul, Zainal, Zaiunul, Abedin, Abedīn, etc Huma Abedin's father, Syed Zainul Abedin, was born in India, in 1928 [prior to the partition]. It is possible that he was named for the fourth Imam, Ali Ibn el Hussain, Zainul Abedeen, also known as Zayn al-Abidin. Syed Zainul Abedin's undergraduate education was at Aligarh Muslim University, and his graduate education was at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD, in American Civilization, in 1974: Franklin Library, University of Pennsylvania: Syed Zainul Abedin He seems...
  • The Forgotten Clinton-Era Muslim Terrorist Attack (Empire State Building, 1997)

    11/07/2005 11:09:25 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 1,633+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb. 24, 1997 | n/a
    Gunman shoots 7, kills self at Empire State Building'A popping noise,' then bloodshed, bedlamNEW YORK (CNN) -- A man opened fire Sunday on an observation deck of the Empire State Building, killing one person and wounding six before shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The gunman, a 69-year-old Palestinian, was taken to a hospital where he died more than five hours later, according to New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's press office. The man muttered something about Egypt seconds before he began shooting shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday on the 86th floor observation deck of one of the world's best-known...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...