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  • Boston Bomb Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Getting Financial Donations

    06/04/2013 10:41:27 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/4/13 | By KIRIT RADIA
    Boston Bomb Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Getting Financial Donations Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told his mother that people are sending him money and that someone opened an account for him, according to a new recording of their first phone call from prison. When his mother asked if he is in pain, Tsarnaev replied in Russian: "No, of course not. I'm already eating and have been for a long time," according to a translation by Channel 4 in the UK, which first aired the audio. The call took place last week. "They are giving me chicken and rice now,...
  • Suspected Boston Bomber's Mosque Founded by Convicted Terrorist

    04/24/2013 6:35:34 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2013 | Kerry Picket
    The Islamic Society of Boston was founded in part by Abdurahman Alamoudi in 1981, according to the New York Sun, and was the first president of the mosque. Alamoudi is currently serving a 23 year sentence in federal prison as he was convicted in 2004 of participating in a Libyan plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. Additionally, according to the Sun, Alamoudi raised funds for Al Qaeda: [...] "According to information available to the U.S.Government," the statement continues, "the September 2003 arrest of Alamoudi was a severe blow to Al Qaeda, as Alamoudi had a close relationship with Al...
  • 'Fiance' of Cain accuser now 'ex-fiance'

    11/11/2011 10:08:36 AM PST · by NCjim · 80 replies
    WLS ^ | November 11, 2011
    A northwest suburban man says he needs to clear the air after coming to the support of his fiancee, who accuses GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of making a sexual play for her. For starters, Sharon Bialek isn't his fiancee, said Mark Harwood in an exclusive interview on Wednesday night. "We were engaged last year in June but I think there have been some assumptions that Sharon still lives here in Mundelein with me" Harwood told the I-Team. "Sharon and her son moved out in February of this year and now live in their own home ... so effectively we're...
  • Let's Be Honest

    01/18/2011 7:09:32 AM PST · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies
    Israeli McCarthyism? by Ari Bussel Israel is embroiled in a new debate, although this one is internal of sorts: Should Israel investigate the money trail of not-for-profit organizations, particularly those associated with the Left or the Extreme-Left? The Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, has designated those who will be in charge of this national investigation. The idea burst a Pandora’s box wide open, and the sight is unpleasing. The essence of the demand to investigate the financing of the activities of the Left Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) is the claim that money is channeled from foreign governments and other foreign entities that...
  • Follow The Money

    03/01/2010 2:23:27 AM PST · by myknowledge · 3 replies · 242+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | March 1, 2010
    The risk of civil war continues. The Royalists (Yellow Shirts), who are in power (via a coup in 2006, followed by tainted elections) are trying to capture Populist (Red Shirt) leader, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. That the royalists and urban elites believe that the capture, trial and imprisonment of Shinawatra might break the will of the populists, or convince Shinawatra to switch sides. The latest move was to have the courts seize half of Shinawatra's fortune ($1.4 billion) as a fine for being corrupt. This was an unpopular move, since nearly all Thai politicians are corrupt, and people wonder...
  • Troops Uncover Opium, Weapons Caches in Afghanistan

    01/11/2010 3:39:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 362+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2010 – Forces have uncovered numerous weapons caches and large amounts of narcotics during operations in Afghanistan over the past few days. Today, an international force discovered one ton of opium in the back of a vehicle during a patrol in Helmand province. The driver and two passengers were seen hiding the vehicle behind a sand dune and fled on foot. They threw an assault rifle in nearby bushes. Troops caught the men and placed them in custody. The drugs were destroyed. In other operations today: -- An international force discovered a cache of 320 large-caliber machine...
  • Report: Hezbollah funded by drug trade in Europe

    01/09/2010 8:25:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 327+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1/9/10 | Assaf Uni
    German police suspect the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah, of using drug trafficking in Europe to fund part of its activities, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday. According to the report published on the magazine's website, German police arrested two Lebanese citizens living in Germany last October after they transferred large sums of money to a family in Lebanon with connections to Hezbollah's leadership, including the Shiite group's Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah.
  • Al Qaeda Men Nabbed in Africa, Running Drugs for Money

    12/20/2009 5:12:06 AM PST · by alj770 · 7 replies · 378+ views
    Israel National News ^ | December 20, 2009 | Hana Levi Julian
    For the first time, three Al-Qaeda operatives have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking as a means of raising funds to support their terrorist activities. The international terror group has increasingly been turning to this form of activity, although its spread to Africa is a new twist in the pattern, according to evidence gathered by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The agency has long been concerned about the group’s ties to the heroin trade in Afghanistan – but according to DEA director Michele Leonhart, the current case reveals a “direct link” between the terror group and drug traffickers...
  • Skelton says Missouri National Guard helps Afghan farmers end poppy farms

    11/26/2009 7:03:34 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 1 replies · 341+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 8/9/2009 | U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, House Armed Services Committee Chairman
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 9, 2009) — In October 2007, the Missouri National Guard personnel, with agricultural and business development expertise, as well as other essential skills, formed the Afghanistan Agribusiness Development Team to develop agribusiness in Afghanistan. Agriculture accounts for 45 percent of Afghanistan’s gross domestic product and employs over 70 percent of the Afghan population. However, decades of war and neglect have devastated the country’s agricultural sector. As a result, one of the great needs in the country is to develop its agriculture potential, and I am so proud of the efforts of the Missouri National Guard, who assumed...
  • Prince William County land seized in Iran investigation

    11/13/2009 3:27:51 PM PST · by Cailleach · 5 replies · 380+ views
    the News and Messenger ^ | November 13, 2009
    NEW YORK (AP) — In what could be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, federal prosecutors sought to take over four U.S. mosques, a New York City skyscraper and 100 acres in Prince William County owned by a Muslim organization suspected of being controlled by the Iranian government. Prosecutors on Thursday filed a civil complaint in federal court against the Alavi Foundation, seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets.
  • Al-Qaeda 'faces funding crisis'

    10/13/2009 7:10:46 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 32 replies · 1,713+ views
    BBC ^ | October 13, 2009
    Al-Qaeda is in its worst financial state for many years while the Taliban's funding is flourishing, according to the US Treasury. Senior Treasury official David Cohen said al-Qaeda had made several appeals for funds already this year. The influence of the network - damaged by US efforts to choke funding - is waning, he said. The Taliban, meanwhile, are in better financial shape, bolstered by Afghanistan's booming trade in drugs. According to Mr Cohen, the al-Qaeda leadership has already warned that a lack of funds was hurting the group's recruitment and training efforts. "We assess that al-Qaeda is in its...
  • GAO report: Saudis are top fianciers of Taliban

    10/07/2009 8:07:06 PM PDT · by Irisshlass · 23 replies · 1,121+ views
    WorldTribune.com ^ | Monday, October 5, 2009 | WorldTribune
    GAO report: Saudis are top fianciers of Taliban WASHINGTON — The United States has determined that Saudi Arabia continues to be the leading source of funding to Al Qaida and is also the top financial backer of Taliban. ShareThis A report the Government Accountability Office said the Saudi government did not appear to be involved in the funding, but that Saudi funds to both Al Qaida and Taliban has helped finance the war against NATO in Afghanistan. GAO said Saudis were the chief source of funding to Taliban. The report said couriers were transporting cash from Saudi Arabia and other...
  • Report: Foreign Donations Are Single Largest Source of Taliban’s Funding

    09/27/2009 4:54:52 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 19 replies · 817+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sep 27 | Not given
    Afghanistan’s Taliban-led insurgency is so heavily funded by foreign donations that U.S. and Afghan officials say it may be impossible to obstruct the group’s money supply, the Washington Post reported Sunday. The Obama administration said the group’s single largest source of funding comes from foreign donations -- not drugs like opium -- according to the newspaper. The CIA reportedly estimates that the Taliban received $106 billion in foreign money last year alone -- making it difficult for intelligence officials to track the terrorist group’s money flow. United Nations’ Taliban and Al Qaeda Monitoring Team Coordinator Richard Barrett, told the Washington...
  • Report: Saudi Royals May Have Financed Militants (Royal Family Financed 9/11 Terrorists) - Audio

    06/24/2009 5:04:09 PM PDT · by balls · 52 replies · 955+ views
    NPR ^ | 6/24/2009 | NPR
    All Things Considered, June 24, 2009 · Documents obtained by The New York Times suggest members of the Saudi royal family may have provided financial support to extremists, including al-Qaida, in the run-up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The documents are part of an ongoing legal effort by Sept. 11 families to hold Saudi Arabia and the royal family accountable for the attacks. New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau offers his insight. (Audio at NPR link, above)
  • ACLU Fight for Muslim Right to Fund Terrorism

    06/23/2009 3:28:36 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 6 replies · 357+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 23 Jun 09 | John Stephenson
    Recently the ACLU released a report on Muslim charities, many of which were proven terrorist funding fronts. In the report the ACLU falsely creates victims where none exist and once again exaggerate their favorite target of vilification, the U.S. government. According to the ACLU the evil American empire are stomping on the rights of Muslims to donate money to charities acting as front groups funding terrorist activities. It suggests (contrary to a substantial body of evidence) – that the U.S. government was wrong to have acted against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, the...
  • Distracted Iran 'failing' to support terrorism

    06/22/2009 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Need4Truth · 11 replies · 509+ views
    WND ^ | June 22, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – The Iranian government, distracted with the country's escalating protests, has failed to send regular payments to a Palestinian terrorist group, causing a major financial crisis for at least one jihadist organization, WND has learned.
  • Europeans Giving Blood Money to Iraq Insurgents

    06/20/2009 3:12:14 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 651+ views
    Campaign Launched in Europe Raising Money for Iraq Resistance March 21, 2006 Post a Comment Font Size Print RSS E-mail Share this story with friends Buzz Up! Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon More Posters showing an American soldier with blood spurting out of his head are being used by Iraqi insurgents to raise money in Europe. The campaign is called "10 Euros for Resistance." That's about $12, and people in Italy and the Netherlands seem to be chipping in, according to Rep. Sue Kelly, R-N.Y. "Ten euros for resistance, and people who are giving the money don't care if it buys weapons....
  • Al-Qaeda financier arrested in Yemen: official

    06/14/2009 5:31:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 497+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 14, 2009
    Yemeni authorities have arrested the financier of Al-Qaeda operations in the country and in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, an official said Sunday, as cited on the defence ministry news website. "The arrested man is named Hassan Hussein bin Alwan, a Saudi national, and he is the financier for attacks launched by Al-Qaeda organisation in Yemen and Saudi Arabia," the unnamed security official told September Net website. "He is considered one of the most dangerous members of Al-Qaeda," he added.
  • Court Upholds Searches Of Muslim Groups in Va.

    05/08/2009 9:57:04 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2009 | Jerry Markon
    An appeals court yesterday upheld the legality of federal raids on a Herndon-based network of Muslim charities, businesses and think tanks, a case that caused a firestorm in the Muslim community. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the March 2002 raids on homes and business in Herndon and elsewhere in Northern Virginia were "a harrowing experience" for the targets but did not violate their constitutional rights. The court said agents exercised "lawful force" in drawing their guns and handcuffing a family whose home was searched. Federal agents carted away hundreds of boxes of documents during the...
  • Experts: D.C. ‘fertile ground’ for financing of terrorism (Legal Immigration)

    03/02/2009 6:44:43 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 4 replies · 542+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | Bill Myers | DC Examiner
    Dr. Nagaratnam Ranjithan has spent decades building a thriving medical practice in Maryland as a kidney specialist. Federal authorities say he has also helped finance Asian death squads. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Treasury Department froze the assets of Ranjithan’s Tamil Foundation, alleging that the money he has raised for Sri Lanka has actually gone to help the Tamil Tigers, a group that the State Department says is a terrorist organization. The Tigers have been blamed for thousands of civilian deaths. Ranjithan says his group is suffering from guilt by association. “Even the federal government hasn’t accused me of directly...
  • Obama's efforts to block a judicial ruling on Bush's illegal eavesdropping

    02/28/2009 11:20:39 AM PST · by DBCJR · 14 replies · 682+ views
    Salon ^ | Saturday Feb. 28, 2009 06:43 EST
    The Obama DOJ's embrace of Bush's state secrets privilege in the Jeppesen (torture/rendition) case generated substantial outrage, and rightly so. But it's now safe to say that far worse is the Obama DOJ's conduct in the Al-Haramain case -- the only remaining case against the Government with any real chance of resulting in a judicial ruling on the legality of Bush's NSA warrantless eavesdropping program. Here's the first paragraph from the Wired report on Friday's appellate ruling, which refused the Obama DOJ's request to block a federal court from considering key evidence when deciding whether Bush broke the law in...
  • Court rejects Obama bid to stop wiretapping suit

    02/27/2009 8:06:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 58 replies · 2,552+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/27/9 | DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Obama administration has lost its argument that a potential threat to national security should stop a lawsuit challenging the government's warrantless wiretapping program. A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Justice Department's request for an emergency stay in a case involving a defunct Islamic charity. Yet government lawyers signaled they would continue fighting to keep the information secret, setting up a new showdown between the courts and the White House over national security. The Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, claimed national security would be compromised if a lawsuit brought...
  • Holy Land Verdict Could be Boost for Obama's War on Terror

    01/07/2009 5:56:07 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 6 replies · 396+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 01/07/2009 | JASON TRAHAN
    The Bush administration's ringing victory in last year's Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial could provide a tailwind for President Barack Obama's efforts to carry on the war on terror. There's much in the Bush administration's counterterrorism toolbox that the new president wants to throw out – Guantánamo Bay, secret foreign prisons, torture and warrantless wiretapping. But one weapon now proven effective by the Holy Land trial is the use of intelligence on complicated terrorist networks to pursue criminal cases.
  • Holy Land Foundation case puts burden on Muslim charities

    01/04/2009 6:40:00 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 19 replies · 709+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 3, 2009 | By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News
    Holy Land Foundation case puts burden on Muslim charities07:53 PM CST on Saturday, January 3, 2009By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News jtrahan@dallasnews.com American Muslims are finding it more difficult to donate money to help Palestinian refugees and other Middle Eastern causes because of court decisions showing that some charities were using the money for terrorism. On Nov. 24, the formerly Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation and five of its organizers were found guilty in a Dallas federal court of sending millions of dollars to Palestinian charity committees controlled by banned group Hamas. A week later, the 7th U.S. Circuit...
  • The Holy Land Verdict: A Setback for the Stealth Jihad--CAIR is staggered, too.

    11/26/2008 5:16:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 783+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 26, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    A federal jury in Dallas on Monday dealt the Stealth Jihad initiative in the United States a crushing defeat: it found five former officials of an Islamic charity, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), guilty of funneling at least $12 million of the charity’s funds to the jihad terror group Hamas. The notorious “Muslim civil rights” group, the Council on American Islamic Relations, is involved as well, since Ghassan Elashi, a founding director of CAIR as well as founder of the group’s Texas chapter, was among those found guilty; Elashi and his co-defendants face prison sentences of up to twenty years...
  • HLF Officials Convicted on All Counts

    11/24/2008 6:38:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 524+ views
    Investigative Project ^ | November 24, 2008
    DALLAS – A jury convicted five former officials at the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) on all counts in the Hamas-support case after 8 days of deliberations. The men, Shukri Abu-Baker, Ghassan Elashi, Mohamed El-Mezain, Mufid Abdulqader and Abdelrahman Odeh, could face up to 20 years in prison for their convictions on conspiracy counts, including conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. The verdicts, read Monday afternoon, ended a two-year saga in what is considered the largest terror financing case since the 9/11 attacks. In the original trial last year, jurors acquitted El-Mezain on 31 of the...
  • Holy Land Foundation Defendants Guilty on all Counts

    11/24/2008 2:17:30 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 22 replies · 1,520+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 24, 2008 | Jason Trahan & Tanya Eiserer
    A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The unanimous verdicts are a complete victory for the government, which streamlined its case and worked hard to carefully educate jurors on the complex, massive evidence presented in the trial. Guilty verdicts were read on 108 separate charges. The prosecution victory is also a major one for the lame duck administration of President George Bush, whose efforts at fighting...
  • Holy Land Foundation defendants guilty on all counts

    11/24/2008 1:41:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 1,061+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/24/8 | JASON TRAHAN
    A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
  • Verdict reached in Muslim charity’s second trial (convicted on all of the 108 charges)

    11/24/2008 1:08:18 PM PST · by mdittmar · 52 replies · 3,861+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Nov 24, 2008 | ap
    Jurors have reached a verdict in the second trial of a Muslim charity accused of helping to finance terrorism in the nation's largest such case since the Sept. 11 attacks.The verdict was to be announced Monday afternoon, on the eighth day of deliberations in the retrial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. It was once the nation's largest Muslim charity.Holy Land is accused of giving more than $12 million to support the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which the U.S. designated as a terrorist organization in 1995.Jurors were to read a long list of verdicts on more than...
  • Holy Land Foundation Case in Jury's Hands (Islamic Charities Dallas Texas)

    11/11/2008 6:46:38 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 605+ views
    IPT News ^ | 11/11/08
    DALLAS – Jury deliberations begin Wednesday morning in the case of five men accused of routing millions of dollars to Hamas. Closing arguments in the terror-support trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and its former officers ended late Tuesday afternoon. After the second full day of hearing from attorneys, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis suggested jurors select a foreperson and go home for the evening. The men are accused of routing millions of dollars to Hamas through a series of Palestinian charities prosecutors say were controlled by the terrorist group. But defense attorneys cast...
  • Prominent Muslim activist jailed in LA for four years (Project Islamic HOPE leader)

    08/19/2008 11:28:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 290+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/19/08 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A prominent Los Angeles-based Muslim activist has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to attempting to bribe a witness, prosecutors said Tuesday. Najee Ali, who heads the community group Project Islamic HOPE (Helping Oppressed People Everywhere), was sentenced on Monday after he admitted an attempt to interfere with a witness in a court case involving his daughter. A spokeswoman for Los Angeles County District Attorney said in normal circumstances Ali would have received a two-year sentence but saw his term doubled because he had a prior conviction for armed robbery in 1992.
  • Obama's Islamist Problem(unindicted co-conspirator in terrorism financing has role at convention)

    08/18/2008 2:50:17 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 14 replies · 270+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 18 August 2008 | Frank Gaffney
    Democratic presidential candidate Barak Obama’s appearance before a large evangelical congregation in Orange County over the weekend underscored an evident imperative of his campaign: Emphasize his Christian faith and put to rest insistent rumors that he secretly adheres to the Islamic creed of his father and youth. The effort to minimize any grounds for fearing Obama has an abiding, if covert, attachment to Islam has prompted him to risk offending Muslims in order to avoid off-message controversies and photo ops. It is, therefore, curious in the extreme that he is giving a prominent role at next week’s Democratic convention to...
  • Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns [Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups...]

    08/05/2008 5:25:52 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 293+ views
    Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns By GLENN R. SIMPSON and AMY CHOZICK August 6, 2008 The new Muslim-outreach coordinator to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama has resigned amid questions about his involvement in an Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups. [advisor] Schiff Hardin Mr. Asbahi said he did not want to distract Obama's campaign. Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, who was appointed as a volunteer national coordinator for Muslim American affairs by the Obama campaign on July 26, stepped down Monday after an Internet newsletter wrote about his brief stint on the fund's board, which also included a fundamentalist imam....
  • Terrorism Expert: Karen Hughes Gave Money to Bad Guys

    08/04/2008 2:21:34 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 260+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 3, 2008 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    A longtime adviser and close confidant of President Bush funneled millions of dollars in U.S. government grants to radical Islamist organizations, many of whose leaders have been convicted or indicted in terrorism cases in the United States, respected terrorism expert Steven Emerson told Congress last week. “When Ms. [Karen] Hughes was appointed as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, she set the tone to continue a disastrous policy of outreach with Islamist partners,” Emerson told the House International Relations Committee. Among the recipients of the State Department grants actively championed by Hughes was Ahmed Younes, formerly an...
  • Saudi “Charities” and the War Against America

    07/16/2008 5:15:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 223+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-16-08 | Jamie Glazov
    Saudi “Charities” and the War Against America   By Jamie GlazovFrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Alex Alexiev, vice president for research at the Center for Security Policy. FP: Alex Alexiev, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Alexiev: Thank you, Jamie, It’s always a pleasure to chat with you.FP: The U.S. government recently designated the infamous Saudi Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation as a terror financier. Tell us about Al Haramain. Alexiev: Well, there is a lot to tell and a lot has been written about it already in the counterterrorism blog and elsewhere for those who want...
  • Opium Trade Earns Taliban $100 Million (UN Wonders, 'How to Cash In?')

    06/24/2008 7:21:32 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies · 148+ views
    All Headline News ^ | June 24, 2008 | Komfie Manalo
    New York, NY (AHN) - Taliban militants have earned an estimated $100 million from "taxes" generated from farmers growing poppies for the opium trade in Afghanistan, the head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, said Tuesday. Acosta said the earnings do not include money coming from other opium-related activities. He said the extremists may have earned more in protecting laboratories and the transport of the illegal drug. He told the BBC, "One is protection to laboratories and the other is that the insurgents offer protection to cargo, moving opium across the border." The U.N. estimates...
  • Bahrain arrests Qaeda suspects: police (Financiers)

    06/22/2008 3:05:16 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 8 replies · 170+ views
    AFP ^ | 6/21/08
    MANAMA (AFP) — Police in Bahrain said on Saturday one man was arrested and another freed on bail after they were accused of cooperating with and funding a foreign terrorist group, a reference to Al-Qaeda. One suspect had delivered funds "to a foreign group that uses terrorism to reach its aims" and that his beliefs "could affect security," according to a public prosecution statement. "The first suspect has admitted delivering money to that group abroad, while the second has denied it... Both suspects have been accused of cooperating with a terrorist group abroad and financing a terrorist group."
  • Kuwaiti Charity Designated for Bankrolling al Qaida Network

    06/14/2008 7:02:55 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 102+ views
    US Treasury Website ^ | June 13, 2008 | US Treasury Department
    June 13, 2008 HP-1023 Washington - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated the Kuwait-based Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS) for providing financial and material support to al Qaida and al Qaida affiliates, including Lashkar e-Tayyiba, Jemaah Islamiyah, and Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya. RIHS has also provided financial support for acts of terrorism. "Designating and freezing the assets of an organization engaged in charitable work is a decision not taken lightly because the last thing we want to do is cut off needed humanitarian assistance," said Stuart Levey, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. "However, the reality is that...
  • A former al-Qaeda fighter accuses a Saudi charity (Bosnian war Mujahideen who settled in Bosnia)

    06/01/2008 9:35:55 AM PDT · by joan · 9 replies · 829+ views
    Posted on Sat, May. 31, 2008 Special Report By Chris Mondics INQUIRER STAFF WRITER DOBOJ, Bosnia - For years, Saudi Arabia flatly denied it had provided money and logistical support for Islamist militant groups that attacked Western targets. But that assertion is disputed by a former al-Qaeda commander who testified in a United Nations war-crimes trial that his unit was funded by the Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a government charity. Ali Ahmed Ali Hamad, the former al-Qaeda fighter, gave the same account to The Inquirer in an interview in this struggling city in the central...
  • Man found dead was being investigated over charity cash (Muslim charity alert)

    05/02/2008 6:14:13 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies · 158+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 1 May 08 | Tony Plohetski
    Man found dead was being investigated over charity cash Bound body of Riad Hamad was found last month in Lady Bird Lake. A man whose body was found in Lady Bird Lake last month had been under investigation by federal authorities who said they could not trace the whereabouts of more than $500,000 he received for his charity, according to a search warrant obtained Wednesday. Riad Hamad, 55, a teacher at Clint Small Jr. Middle School in Southwest Austin, was found April 16 near Comal Street and Nash Hernandez Sr. Road. Police have said that they think he might have...
  • Cigarette Smugglers Funnel Money to Terror Groups, Report Finds (Native American cigs fund terror)

    04/29/2008 5:11:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies · 476+ views
    Fox news ^ | Tuesday , April 29, 2008 | By Catherine Herridge
    Cigarette smuggling is generating millions of dollars every year that can be reaching terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda, according to law enforcement sources. In a single case, $100,000 was sent to Hezbollah. A 15-page report congressional report includes intelligence from law enforcement as well as New York State’s Department of Taxation and Finance. Cigarette smuggling is generating millions of dollars every year that can be reaching terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda, according to law enforcement sources. In a single case, $100,000 was sent to Hezbollah. One of the key issues... is a potential flaw...
  • WSJ’s O’Grady: Soros Funds Terrorism

    04/28/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT · by vadum · 46 replies · 283+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 28, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes in today's Wall Street Journal that George Soros's Open Society Institute has been funding terrorism. In a column entitled Friends of Terror in Peru, O'Grady notes that Thursday's vote by the European Parliament to take the Peruvian guerrilla group known as the Tupac Amaru (aka MRTA) off its terrorist list has Peru in an uproar. For good reason: The MRTA is notorious for kidnapping, torturing and murdering civilians to advance its political agenda. More recently, Peruvian officials have linked it to Hugo Chávez's "Bolivarian Movement," which seeks to destabilize democracies in Latin America, and to the...
  • Treasury Warns Of Deception By Iran

    03/27/2008 6:13:17 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 466+ views
    CBS News ^ | Mar. 27, 2008
    Treasury Warns Of Deception By Iran Treasury Warns Banks That Iran Is Engaging In Deceptive Practices To Skirt Sanctions WASHINGTON, Mar. 27, 2008 (AP) The Bush administration issued a fresh warning Thursday to U.S. banks that Iran is using "an array of deceptive practices" to hide its alleged involvement in nuclear proliferation and terrorist activities. The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network alleged that Iran is resorting to such alleged practices to evade detection and skirt financial sanctions. "The government of Iran disguises its involvement in proliferation and terrorism activities through an array of deceptive practices specifically designed to evade...
  • Saudi wields British law against U.S. author

    03/17/2008 4:47:20 PM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 644+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 Mar 2008 | James Oliphant
    Billionaire leverages harsher libel rules to suppress unflattering book NEW YORK - Rachel Ehrenfeld writes about terrorism for a living. But now she is the one who feels targeted. Her modest midtown Manhattan apartment is filled to the ceiling with books, most having to do with global terror networks and Mideast conflict. Sitting at her desk, she gazes out at the Hudson River. She says she has a hard time placing her work. She says she has been blacklisted. If she travels to England, she fears she will be arrested. "I feel like a leper," she said. Ehrenfeld faces a...
  • Expert: Saudi Arabian Bankers Fueling Global Islamic Jihad

    02/22/2008 10:37:47 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 25 replies · 312+ views
    (IsraelNN.com) Rachel Ehrenfeld, Director of the American Center for Democracy, said at the Jerusalem Conference Tuesday that Saudi Arabian bankers are the main financiers of global terrorism. Corrupt “Sharia financing” banking practices - legal under Islamic law - are a fairly new phenomenon, Ehrenfeld said. They were first developed by the Muslim brotherhood in the 70s, following the financial power gained by Saudis during the oil boom. Ehrenfeld at Jerusalem Conference ”Saudis are using money in order to corrupt the West, to fund terrorism, and eventually to take over the West,” said Ehrenfeld. “For years, Saudi Arabia has been a...
  • Colombia: Chavez gave $300M to FARC terrorists

    03/03/2008 2:20:48 PM PST · by jdm · 10 replies · 167+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 03, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    As Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador prepare to have their armies make a run for the borders, Alvaro Uribe accused Hugo Chavez of funding the terrorist organization FARC. In its lightning raid across the Ecuadorian border to strike at FARC’s leadership, the Colombian army captured some critical intelligence at the camp of FARC leader Raul Reyes. Included in that was a thank-you note from Chavez for an earlier contribution to his own cause: Colombia’s police chief, Gen. Oscar Naranjo, said documents recovered from a slain rebel leader’s computer indicate Chavez recently sent $300 million to Colombian guerrillas. He said another document...
  • Colombia: Chavez, rebels in 'armed alliance' - $300 million Venezuelan payoff to rebels alleged

    03/03/2008 2:16:09 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 246+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 3, 2008 | AP
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia’s police chief on Monday said documents found on a slain rebel’s laptop computer suggest Venezuela recently paid $300 million to Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, perhaps in exchange for the release of six hostages.Other documents show the rebels had appeared interested in buying uranium, Gen. Oscar Naranjo said at an explosive news conference where he lashed out at Venezuela and Ecuador for the financial and political support they have provided to Colombia’s leftist rebels.“When they mention negotiations for 50 kilos of uranium this means that the FARC are taking big steps in the world of terrorism to...
  • Court Denies Fla. Ex-Professor's Appeal

    01/25/2008 10:37:52 PM PST · by james500 · 15 replies · 238+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 12:06 AM EST, January 26, 2008
    A former Florida college professor who pleaded guilty to aiding a Palestinian terrorist group was not immune from a subpoena forcing him to testify in an unrelated probe of Muslim charities, an appeals court ruled Friday. Sami Al-Arian, 50, had argued the terms of the plea agreement exempted him from testifying before a grand jury in an investigation of Islamic charities in Virginia. A federal judge disagreed and found Al-Arian guilty of contempt when he refused to testify. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Al-Arian's appeal Friday, ruling that federal prosecutors did not violate the plea agreement by...
  • Ex-Lawmaker Charged in Terror Conspiracy (Former U.S. congressman)

    01/16/2008 12:11:59 PM PST · by varina davis · 116 replies · 299+ views
    ap wire ^ | Jan. 16, 2008 | ap
    Ex-Lawmaker Charged in Terror Conspiracy Jan 16 02:42 PM US/Eastern By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer 19 Comments WASHINGTON (AP) - A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday as part of a terrorist fundraising ring that allegedly sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan. The former Republican congressman from Michigan, Mark Deli Siljander, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying about lobbying senators on behalf of an Islamic charity that authorities said was secretly sending funds to...
  • MO: (FED) Grand Jury Issues New Charges Against Islamic Charity; Charges Ex-Congressman

    01/16/2008 1:13:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 485+ views
    missourinet ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 1:19 PM | Bob Priddy
     A federal grand jury in Kansas City has issued a new indictment against an Islamic charity based in Columbia---and has added a former Michigan congressman to the list of people indicted.The new indictment accuses the Islamic American Relief Agency and several former officers of of engaging in prohibited financial transactions for the benefit of a terrorist. The indictment charges former Michigan Congressman Mark Deli Siljander with money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice.Federal officials say the charity sent money to Pakistan to benefit a man designated by the United States as a global terrorist. The prosecutor says the man had...