Food hijack by Islamic State fuels debate over transparency of aid

uk.reuters. 6 February 2015
By Chris Arsenault

The hijacking of United Nations aid deliveries by Islamic State fighters in Syria sparked outrage this week, reviving a debate about how humanitarian groups should work


Pre-9/11 Ties Haunt Saudis as New Accusations Surface

The New York Times 6 February 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — During the 1980s and ’90s, the historic alliance between the wealthy monarchy of Saudi Arabia and the country’s powerful clerics emerged as the major


The Great Awakening Has Begun

Citizen Warrior 5 February 2015

FRANCE: Several polls show that more than 70% of the French think Islam is incompatible with democracy and Western civilization. Those polls predate the Charlie Hebdo attack


Isis video shows Jordanian hostage being burned to death

The Guardian 4 February 2015
By Martin Chulov and Shiv Malik

The Jordanian government has vowed "punishment and revenge” against Islamic State after the jihadi group released a video showing a Jordanian pilot they were holding hostage


New Saudi King Tied to Al Qaeda, Bin Laden and Islamic Terrorism

We’ve long noted that Saudi Arabia is a huge supporter of terrorism. But the new Saudi king is particularly bad. Investors Business Daily notes: King Salman has a history of funding


Spain’s hawala network funds ISIS and al-Nusra

Money Jihad 2 February 2015

Intelligence services and Spanish authorities say that with a network of over 250 hawala dealers, Spain has become a financial center for funding terrorists in Iraq and Syria.


Turkey Tries to Cover Up Arming of Al-Qaeda

The Clarion Project 31 January 2015
By Ryan Mauro

The Turkish government, ostensibly a NATO "ally,” has been forced to admit that its intelligence service funneled arms to Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. The so-called


Finances questioned at Islamic Center in Dearborn

Detroit Free Press 30 January 2015
By Niraj Warikoo

Some board members of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn are accusing the mosque's religious leader of a pattern of financial irregularities, threatening to report


Publicity stunt: ISIS’s $200m ransom demand

Money Jihad 30 January 2015

Ransom demands by jihadist groups for the release of Western hostages have been averaging about $8 million per hostage over the last couple years. The $200 million


Assad: Erdogan is ‘personally responsible’ for Syrian chaos

RUDAW 27 January 2015

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “is personally responsible” for the turmoil in Syria and the surge in Islamic terrorism in the region, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said


Israel shutters 3 Islamic Movement front charities

Money Jihad 26 January 2015

Ruad Al-Aqsa, the Al-Jaffar Fund, and Muslims for Al-Aqsa Association have been raided and closed by Israeli authorities for financing Hamas affiliates. News reports like this


How Saudi Wahhabism Is the Fountainhead of Islamist Terrorism

The Huffington Post 23 January 2015
By Yousaf Butt

LONDON -- The horrific terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo weekly in Paris have led to speculation as to whether the killers -- the brothers Chérif and Saïd Kouachi -- were


Busted! Turkey caught smuggling weapons to al-Qaida

WND 22 January 2015
By F. Michael Maloof

Turkish intelligence, under the apparent direction of then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, allegedly has been authorizing the smuggling of arms to al-Qaida cells


How Saudi Wahhabism Is the Fountainhead of Islamist Terrorism

Huffington Post 21 January 2015
By Yousaf Butt

The horrific terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo weekly in Paris have led to speculation as to whether the killers -- the brothers Chérif and Saïd Kouachi -- were lone wolves or tied to


African States Get $189m Financing From Islamic Lender

Ventures Africa 21 January 2015
By Niyi Aderibigbe

The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved a new round of financing worth $189.4 million for development projects covering important


The 13 sitting senators who used to support disclosure of Saudi funding of 9/11 hijackers

Money Jihad 19 January 2015

Saudi Arabia provided some financial and logistical support to the 9/11 hijackers through interlocutors in San Diego and Sarasota prior to the attacks of 2001. Congress


Boko Haram targets India for drug dealing income

Money Jihad 16 January 2015

The jihadist group Boko Haram killed up to 2,000 people in northeastern Nigeria last week. The operation would have cost Boko Haram a great deal of money in terms of arming and


Disputed Claims Over Qaeda Role in Paris Attacks 15 January 2015
By Eric Schmitt, Mark Mazzetti and Rukmini Callimachi

The younger of the two brothers who killed 12 people in Paris last week most likely used his older brother’s passport in 2011 to travel to Yemen, where he received training


UK Cuts Funding to Muslim Charities Accused of Extremist Ties

Non Profit Quarterly 14 January 2015
By Shafaq Hasan

After the slaughter of 2,000 Nigerians in Boko Haram and the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack last week, both perpetrated by Islamic extremists, nations are on high alert. To


AQAP to reap windfall from Paris attacks

Money Jihad 10 January 2015

After Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for planning the attack against Charlie Hebdo, former CIA deputy director Mike Morell told CBS Radio News

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