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  • Why It’s a Bad Idea for Western Financial Firms to Get Involved in Zakat

    12/18/2017 5:27:16 AM PST · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 18 December 17 | Christopher Holton
    The issue of zakat is one that is central to the concerns about Shariah-compliant finance, but concerns about zakat should extend far beyond Shariah finance alone. Zakat is a real threat because it is doctrinal in Islam and no figure, organization or body in Islam has the authority to change it. But why is it a threat? Because it is a main funding source for jihad. We have detailed this extensively on SFW for years, but periodically we feel it necessary to reinforce and update our educational outreach on zakat. What prompted this latest report was an article we came...
  • The Challenge of Dawa

    04/07/2017 1:42:53 PM PDT · by canalabamian · 3 replies ^ | March 21, 2017 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Speaking in Youngstown, Ohio, on August 15, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave a speech on what he unequivocally referred to as “radical Islam.” He declared: Nor can we let the hateful ideology of radical Islam—its oppression of women, gays, children, and nonbelievers—be allowed to reside or spread within our own countries . . . [W]-e must use ideological warfare as well. Just as we won the Cold War, in part, by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free markets, so too must we take on the ideology of radical Islam. Our administration will...
  • Charity Islamic Relief USA: strong ties to terrorism and US refugees

    06/10/2015 3:09:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 6/8/15 | Alessandra Gennarelli
    The largest U.S. Muslim Charity, which has been linked to terrorism finance, is now playing a role in helping to settle refugees from terror torn Syria. Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is an affiliate of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), the largest international Islamic charity in the world, with a $240 million operating budget, nearly 300 employees, chapters in more than 12 countries with their own multi-billion dollar budgets, and operations in over 30 countries, all based in Birmingham, England.IRUSA specializes in refugee assistance and has a history of working with the United Nations and specifically the United Nations Relief and Works...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

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

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Saudi Arabia still head of terror finance octopus

    12/07/2012 9:50:54 AM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    Money Jihad via France24 ^ | 07DEC12 | By Marc DAOU via $ Jihad
    Saudi Arabia remains the world’s top financier of terrorism and sponsor of fundamentalist Islam throughout the Arab Spring. U.S. media and Treasury officials don’t really like to discuss it in public, but a report earlier this fall from France 24 gives further confirmation, if you needed it, of the fact that Saudi petrodollars are behind the latest Salafist inroads in the Middle East. Read it all: How Saudi petrodollars fuel rise of Salafism Since the 2011 Arab revolts, a loose network of underground zealots has evolved into a potent and highly vocal force. Behind the remarkable rise of Salafism lies...
  • Need to Know the Zakat Rules in Saudi Arabia? Just ask KPMG…

    04/01/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed
    It is widely known that much of the funding for Jihadist terrorist organizations, such as Al Qaeda, Hamas, Abu Sayyef and Jemaah Islamiyah come from private donations to Islamic charities through zakat payments, a system of tithing in Islam. The Saudi government claims that they are virtually powerless to stop this activity, something that makes us incredulous, given the Shariah police state that is Saudi Arabia. But that is the whole point. Wealthy Saudis and their charities participate in zakat because Shariah commands it.
  • Clinton’s Jihad Ignorance [Bill]

    02/21/2012 5:26:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 21, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Bill Clinton recently demonstrated the tenacity of those liberal/leftist/materialist paradigms that have all but blinded the West to reality. According to the Associated Press: Former U.S. President [and current spouse of the U.S. Secretary of State] Bill Clinton warned Monday that the rampant poverty that plagues oil-rich Nigeria—felt most acutely in its Muslim north—is fueling the religious violence now tearing at the nation. A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram claimed Monday it killed 12 soldiers and beheaded three government informants in its bloody wave of sectarian violence against Nigeria’s weak central government [the report later adds that Boko...
  • Miami imams accused of funding terrorists: Hate and redemption

    02/01/2012 2:24:48 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 02FEB12 | Lisa Rab
    Just before 6 a.m. May 14, 2011, FBI agents surrounded a single-story, flat-roofed building that could be mistaken for a private home. Despite its humble appearance, the Flagler Mosque is one of the oldest in Miami. As the men inside began their morning prayer, they heard a loud banging on the door. An FBI agent removed his shoes and strode into the prayer hall. He grabbed the hand of a stooped, elderly man with a long white beard. "You're coming with me," the agent told the mosque's 76-year-old imam, Hafiz Khan. Ikram Khan attended his father's mosque in Miami the...

    01/22/2012 11:11:53 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1-22-12 | By Daily Star reporter1
    ISLAMIST fanatics have paid £3,000 to help Abu Hamza’s fight against being sent to the US on terror charges. His supporters forked out for the hook-handed hate cleric, who appealed for cash so he could undergo an independent health review as part of his defence bid. The Muslim radicals raised the sum in less than 24 hours. Hamza’s pal Abdul Muhid said: “The money was raised for costs incurred as a result of his upcoming case in the European Court. “He needs the money to pay for a doctor’s assessment of his health.” Hamza, 53, is serving seven years in...
  • KindHearts Dissolves

    01/11/2012 10:17:12 AM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies ^ | 1-10-12 | IPT News
    An Islamic charity incorporated in Toledo, Ohio, still fighting a case a U.S. Treasury Department asset freeze, published a notice Thursday saying it has been dissolved. It is not clear why the move was made. Treasury froze the assets of KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development in 2006. KindHearts made contributions to Hamas-affiliated organizations and was supporting Hamas in Lebanon and the West Bank. The NGO was called "the progeny of Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation, which attempted to mask their support for terrorism behind the façade of charitable," by then-Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Stuart Levy....
  • Muslim Brotherhood: Compulsory Zakat to Have Major Role in Egypt

    01/02/2012 11:20:26 AM PST · by bayouranger · 9 replies ^ | 12-28-11 | Not Listed
    According to an article on the Muslim Brotherhood’s own web site, the use of zakat as a means to redistribute wealth will be a prominent feature of the new government’s taxation and welfare policies. What the article is careful to avoid, however, is the fact that zakat is also used to fund Jihad, referred to in Islamic law texts as “those fighting in the way of allah.” Given the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood spawned Hamas and continues to support Hamas to this day, it would be prudent to assume that official zakat funds could very easily find their way...
  • Raising Money for "Lady Al-Qaida"

    12/20/2011 10:30:10 AM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies | 12-20-11 | Steve Emerson
    A Northeastern University Muslim chaplain, who also is a Roxbury, Mass. imam, hailed a terrorist convicted of attempting to murder Americans in Afghanistan as "brave," while painting the United States as an oppressive nation of infidels. "They say that she took up a machine gun while they held her captive in the other room and was ready to attack her captives. What a brave woman she is," Abdullah Faaruuq said at a Dec. 8 fundraiser for Aafia Siddiqui. The fundraiser, "In Support of our Sister, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui," was held at the Islamic Center of Worcester. Speakers repeatedly cast her...
  • Egyptian Parliamentary Candidate: Jizya Is Only Half a Dinar, and It's Taken from

    12/09/2011 12:50:54 PM PST · by bayouranger · 25 replies ^ | 12-03-11 | translatingjihad
    This is from the salafi Nour Party, which apparently will be forming part of the majority coalition in the new Egyptian parliament. The votes haven't even all been counted yet, and already they're talking about implementing Islamic law to discriminate against Christians. This shouldn't be a surprise to anybody, as the candidate himself expresses below--it's not like these guys just "fell from the sky." We know who they are, and all along both the salafis and the Brotherhood have been very clear on the fact that they want Islamic law. Those of us with our eyes open know what that...
  • Saudi Arabia’s Terror Finance Problem

    09/07/2011 7:49:58 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Sept 7, 2001 | Jonathan Schanzer
    When al Qaeda attacked the United States on September 11, the response was swift. Saudi Arabia, home of the Wahhabi ideology that inspired 15 of the 19 hijackers, reacted somewhat more slowly. Obama saudi arabia At the time, American critics rightfully lashed out at the House of Saud for its track record of funding anti-Western hatred through state funded mosques and education institutions around the world. Washington subsequently pressured the Saudis to help drain al Qaeda of its funds, and though the process has yielded some successes, we’re not yet out of the woods. The Saudis produce, thanks to proceeds...
  • 3 Boston Islamic charity leaders convicted again

    09/02/2011 6:07:04 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 1 replies ^ | Sept 1, 2011 | Not Listed
    A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned the acquittal of a Libyan man and two associates who were accused of conspiring to dupe the U.S. government into granting tax-exempt status to a defunct Muslim charity by hiding its pro-jihad activities. The appeals court reinstated the jury’s guilty verdict against Libya’s Emadeddin Muntasser together with Samir Al-Monla and Muhammed Mubayyid. The three founded and led the defunct Boston-based Care International Inc. The organization described its mission as helping war orphans, widows and refugees in Muslim nations. But prosecutors argued that it was a successor to a U.S. branch of a group...
  • DOJ Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret

    08/26/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Steve Emerson
    The Justice Department has agreed to end its investigation into an international financial network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Saudi prince in a settlement in excess of $30 million, sources tell the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But DOJ officials refuse to release a copy of the settlement or make any comment on it. "Unfortunately, we're unable to provide anything in connection with this matter," DOJ spokesman Charles Miller wrote in response to a query Aug. 16. He did not contest the existence of the settlement with the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (IICG). Repeated attempts to...
  • Uncharitable Zakat is not about charity, but jihad

    04/23/2011 8:19:46 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ‘In the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation,” President Obama claimed during his 2009 Cairo speech. “That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.” This statement contained two falsehoods. One, as I’ve previously detailed, was obvious: There are, in fact, no American laws or rules that make it harder for Muslims to give to charity. What we have are laws against material support of terrorism — against using devices like charitable fronts to channel money to jihadists. Those laws...
  • Uncharitable

    04/23/2011 6:02:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/23/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ‘In the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation,” President Obama claimed during his 2009 Cairo speech. “That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.” This statement contained two falsehoods. One, as I’ve previously detailed, was obvious: There are, in fact, no American laws or rules that make it harder for Muslims to give to charity. What we have are laws against material support of terrorism — against using devices like charitable fronts to channel money to jihadists. Those laws...
  • Obama's Support of The Tenets Of Muslim "Zakat": Revisiting Speech In Cairo Alarms Many

    02/01/2011 2:44:54 PM PST · by Barry Secrest · 3 replies
    Conservative Refocus Reports ^ | 02/01/2011 | Barry Secrest
    Some concerns are circulating the internet with regard to both the upheaval in Egypt and Obama's words on the subject of Muslim giving and "Zakat" which is the Muslim semi-equivalent of Protestant Tithing. Here are the basic facts behind Zakat as well as the one particular point that has a number of people upset as the rules of Sharia in Islam become better known in the west. The most telling are indicated in passage (7) below and highlighted in bold. These facts and passages are kindly provided by the Islamic website 7.Fi Sabeelillah (in the cause of Allah ):...