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  • 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
    miaminewtimes.com ^ | 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...
  • FANATICS RAISE ABU HAMZA FIGHTING FUND(Koranimal Hook)

    01/22/2012 11:11:53 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies · 1+ views
    dailystar.com ^ | 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
    www.investigativeproject.org ^ | 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
    Shariafinancewatch.org ^ | 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
    Familysecuritymatters.com | 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
    translatingjihad.com ^ | 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
    bostonherald.com ^ | 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
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 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 soundvision.com: 7.Fi Sabeelillah (in the cause of Allah ):...
  • Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity: Group Owns Property In Ashland

    06/04/2004 10:45:50 AM PDT · by Destro · 30 replies · 334+ views
    koin.com ^ | June 4, 2004 | koin.com
    Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity Group Owns Property In Ashland ASHLAND, Ore. -- The Saudi Arabian government is trying to shut down an Islamic charity with ties to Oregon and to terrorism. Al-Haramain runs a branch in Ashland and owns a house and acreage (pictured) in the Southern Oregon town. The FBI shut down the Ashland branch and seized evidence several months ago. The Oregon foundation is accused of laundering money from overseas and channeling it to terrorist groups. Al-Haramain still owns the Ashland property but cannot use it until the investigation is complete. The organization's president...
  • Treasury Targets Taliban and Haqqani Network Leadership: Treasury Designates...

    07/23/2010 3:41:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: July 22, 2010 TG-782 Treasury Targets Taliban and Haqqani Network Leadership: Treasury Designates Three Financiers Operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated three key leaders and financiers for the Taliban and its affiliated group the Haqqani Network, for supporting acts of terrorism and for acting for or on behalf of the Taliban or the Haqqani Network. Today's designation, pursuant to Executive Order 13224 targets Gul Agha Ishakzai, the head of the Taliban's financial commission; Amir Abdullah, former treasurer to senior Taliban leader Mullah Berader; and...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • More Definitive Proof of Zakat Funding Jihad

    05/07/2010 6:18:08 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies · 276+ views
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 7 May 10 | Unknown
    This week, while conducting research on the web on the connection between Zakat (tithing in Islam) and Jihad (war against non-Muslims), we came across the forum section of IslamOnline. A forum member from Egypt asked a direct question: “IS A MUSLIM ALLOWED TO SPEND SOME OF THE MONEY OF ZAKAH ON HIS JOURNEY TO TAKE PART IN JIHAD IN THE CAUSE OF ALLAH? The response came from Creepy Qaradawi himself:
  • Holy Land Foundation Representative Arrested

    01/27/2010 2:07:44 AM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Detroit.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | January 22, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Holy Land Foundation Representative Arrested United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today that Mohamad Mustapha Ali Masfaka, a 47-year-old native of Syria, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection when he attempted to enter the United States from Canada via the Ambassador Bridge. Mr. Masfaka made his initial appearance in federal court in Detroit on an Indictment charging him with Attempted Naturalization Fraud, False Statements, and Perjury. Joining in the announcement was Brian Moskowitz, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations for Ohio and Michigan...
  • Muhammad Ali: Zakat for Haiti? Not According to Sharia

    01/26/2010 9:29:49 AM PST · by LSUfan · 8 replies · 1,045+ views
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 26 Jan 10 | Unattributed
    Over the past fortnight people from around the world have donated time, money and goods to the victims of the horrible earthquake in Haiti. A host of actors and other famous public figures in the United States held a telethon recently to raise money for the victims in Haiti. One of them was retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who released the following statement: “By any name, charity can bring the people of our planet together. Charity changes lives and saves lives. We call upon all the good people in every corner of the world to help. Please give now. In...
  • North American Muslims issue fatwa

    01/08/2010 10:20:13 PM PST · by spyone · 425 replies · 14,076+ views
    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.com/iscc-fatwa-against%20terrorism.htm ^ | January 8, 2010 | Islamic Supreme Council of Canada
    Date: January 8, 2010 ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the attack on 10 million Muslims living in North America. This is the first Fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the United States as attack on Muslims. Following is the text of the Fatwa. FATWA (religious edict)...
  • US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan: Taliban still funded from abroad

    07/31/2009 6:26:43 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies · 274+ views
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 31 July 09 | Shariah Finance Watch
    The US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mr Richard Holbrooke, says that Taliban militants are receiving more funding from their sympathisers abroad than from Afghanistan’s illegal drug trade. Mr Holbrooke says: “More money is coming from the Gulf than is coming from the drug trade to the Taliban.”
  • President Obama on Zakat

    07/20/2009 8:30:15 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies · 517+ views
    YouTube ^ | 18 July 2006 | ThomasPaine006
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQG8PIqLp7k
  • President Obama to American Muslims: I will ease the impact of post-9/11 scrutiny of charities

    06/07/2009 7:57:54 AM PDT · by freespirited · 21 replies · 694+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/06/09
    Tucked away in President Obama's historic speech in Cairo Thursday was a promise to American Muslims to ease the impact of post-9/11 scrutiny of their charities. "Rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation. That's why I'm committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat," said Obama, referring to the Muslim obligation to be charitable. A Treasury Department spokeswoman, Natalie Wyeth, described an increased effort to talk with the groups, to "help them protect against terrorist abuse of charity and to refine the guidance surrounding charitable giving." Ever...
  • President Obama to American Muslims: I will ease the impact of post 9/11 scrutiny of charities

    06/05/2009 1:58:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 162 replies · 6,088+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/5/09 | Michael Saul
    Tucked away in President Obama's historic speech in Cairo Thursday was a promise to American Muslims to ease the impact of post-9/11 scrutiny of their charities. "Rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation. That's why I'm committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat," said Obama, referring to the Muslim obligation to be charitable
  • Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case

    05/27/2009 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1,322+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted on Providing Material Support to Hamas Terrorist Organization Today, in federal court in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. "Today's sentences mark the culmination of many years of painstaking investigative and prosecutorial work at the federal, state and...
  • Islamic banking (sharia) is not the answer

    12/17/2008 5:17:16 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 4 replies · 483+ views
    CreepingSharia ^ | 12/17/08 | Creeping
    If “cash is king,” then Middle East coffers are irresistibly enticing. During a recent tour of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt applauded the “growing role” of Arab banks in the U.S. economy. Treasury is seeking buyers for its newly acquired bailout assets because more than $1 trillion in cash is urgently needed to rescue the largest U.S. banks. However, cash from the Arabian Gulf comes with a vital string attached: Islamic banking, erroneously viewed as an ancient practice. In fact, Islamic banking is a newly invented institution: “Neither classical nor medieval Islamic civilization featured...
  • 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...
  • Stop Letting Them Treat Us Like a Turkey

    12/01/2007 3:53:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 526+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2007 | Diana West
    What could the USS Kitty Hawk and Citigroup possibly have in common? I'll start with the aircraft carrier because I'm still stewing over what happened when the People's Republic of China abruptly denied the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying ships and submarines their routine, scheduled Thanksgiving berth in Hong Kong, where hundreds of crew members' families had gathered (at considerable expense) to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. First, there was the nasty act itself. News accounts speculated about the "reason" -- was it President Bush's recent meeting with the Dalai Lama? Our latest arms agreement with Taiwan?...
  • The Trouble With Muslim Charity

    10/09/2007 7:32:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 390+ views
    IBD ^ | October 9, 2007
    Terror Funding: Inviting Americans to convert, Osama bin Laden says Islam requires no tax, just a 2.5% tithe to Allah. What he doesn't say is much of those funds benefit terrorists like him. The shocking truth is that Islamic religious giving — called "zakat," the third pillar of Islam — supports terrorism. And millions of the blood money is donated by American Muslims through mosques and various charities once considered mainstream. Since 9/11, U.S. counterterrorism authorities have had to put a whopping six major Muslim charities out of business, including the biggest — the Holy Land Foundation. All have been...
  • Osama's Tax Incentives to Americans -- Not Telling us the Whole Truth

    09/23/2007 5:42:43 AM PDT · by Islamwatch · 6 replies · 336+ views
    islam-watch ^ | 23Feb 2007 | Alamgir Hussain
    In his latest video message, Osama bin Laden coaxed Americans to accept Islam, in which, he also offered them heavy tax incentive. He said, "There are no taxes in Islam, but rather there is a limited Zakaat [alms] totaling 2.5 percent." This huge tax-cut might be very tempting for the well-off and big corporations in America . However, he is not telling us whole truth about the taxation system of ideal Islamic states, such as was in the now-defunct Islamic caliphate, which Osama wants to reinstate on the global scale.
  • Muslim charity files suit to dismiss terror charges

    12/12/2006 8:28:28 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 368+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO -- In a new challenge to Washington over its closing of several American Muslim charities accused of aiding terrorism, the largest such group sued Monday seeking dismissal of many of the charges. Lawyers for Holy Land, based in Richardson, Texas, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Dallas two weeks after a federal judge in California called into question a crucial provision in designating terrorist supporters. Since December 2001, the Treasury Department has designated Holy Land and five other Muslim charities in the United States as terrorist supporters, seizing millions of dollars in assets and halting their activities....
  • Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

    12/15/2004 8:12:57 AM PST · by USF · 54 replies · 1,185+ views
    DanielPipes.Org ^ | December 14, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Counterterrorism efforts got a major boost last week when an American district court found three Muslim organizations and one individual, mostly based in the Chicago area, guilty of funding Hamas and fined them an astonishing US$156 million. The four were found liable for their roles in the murder of an American teenager, David Boim, on May 13, 1996, when he was shot by Hamas operatives as he waited for a bus near Jerusalem. This case is important in itself, providing some measure of justice and relief for the Boim family. Beyond that, it helps fight terrorism in four ways.First, it...