Funding

Saudi Bankrolling of al-Qaeda Well Known to U.S. Government

Executive Intelligence Review 9 January 2014
By Jeffrey Steinberg and Edward Spannaus

"If I could somehow snap my fingers and cut off the funding from one country, it would be Saudi Arabia." —Stuart Levey,

 

Egypt TV cleric in Qatar urges referendum boycott

St. Louis Post Dispatch 9 January 2014
By AYA BATRAWY

A famous pro-Muslim Brotherhood TV cleric based in Qatar issued a religious edict Tuesday saying it is forbidden to vote in Egypt's constitutional referendum because it gives

 

Egypt summons Qatar envoy amid row over Brotherhood

The Daily Star 8 January 2014

CAIRO: Egypt's foreign ministry said it summoned Qatar's ambassador on Saturday to protest Doha's criticism of the military-installed government's crackdown on the Muslim

 

Understanding and Treating the Cancer of Islamic Extremism

The Huffington Post 7 January 2014
By Ribal Al-Assad

"I am a soldier of Allah and this is a war," explained Michael Adebolajo in his own defense at the trial for the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby. The judge disqualified

 

Columbian city a hub for Hezbollah money

Money Jihad 7 January 2014

Lebanese families in Maicao, Columbia, are at the crossroads of a lucrative network of businesses, money launderers, and drug traffickers who send money back to Lebanon to

 

Egypt Cracks Down on Muslim Brotherhood

Townhall Finance 6 January 2014

Egypt: An Egyptian court convicted 139 supporters of ousted President Mursi on charges ranging from rioting to sabotage and sentenced each to two-year prison

 

Qatar is suddenly investing heavily in the U.S., bankrolling D.C.’s City Center, other projects

The Washington Post 19 December 2013
Marc Fisher

Eight years after Washington’s biggest construction project in two decades was launched, City Center was just a sad expanse of parking lots on seven blocks of prime downtown

 

NIA: terrorists get fivefold pay raise

Money Jihad 19 December 2013

Money Jihad has previously covered the Islamic terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen’s growing revenue sources in India, which include counterfeiting, donations from front

 

Turkey shipped arms to Syria rebels: Report

Ahram Online 18 December 2013

Turkey has shipped 47 tonnes of weapons to Syrian rebels since June despite repeated government denials, a local newspaper reported on Monday. The Hurriyet Daily News,

 

Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis

The Independent 17 December 2013
By Patrick Cockburn

Donors in Saudi Arabia have notoriously played a pivotal role in creating and maintaining Sunni jihadist groups over the past 30 years. But, for all the supposed

 

Popular Saudi cleric endorses Islamic Front, calls for cooperation with al Qaeda

The Long War Journal 17 December 2013
By Thomas Joscelyn

Dr. Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, a popular Saudi cleric who has relocated to Syria, has used his highly trafficked social media presence to endorse the new Islamic Front

 

Dutch parliament urges Palestinian Authority to stop rewarding terrorists

Money Jihad 16 December 2013

About 40 percent of European Union aid to the Palestinian Authority is diverted as stipends to convicted Palestinian terrorists and their families. Countries including Norway and the Netherlands are getting a bit tired of this state of affairs.

 

Is Turkey helping international jihadis head to Syria?

Alaska Dispatch 13 December 2013
By Alexander Christie-Miller

Western governments are expressing growing alarm at the rise of hard-line jihad groups in Syria and their recruitment of volunteers from Europe and the US, who could present a

 

IPT Exclusive: Jihad-Supporting Imam Raised Millions on U.S. Fundraising Tour

The Investigative Project on Terrorism 13 December 2013
By John Rossomando and Ravi Kumar

A Syrian Sunni sheik who raised at least $3.6 million during a U.S. fundraising tour last April has blessed a new coalition of Syrian jihadist groups aiming to replace the

 

Charities paid off al-Shabaab to work in Somalia

Money Jihad 13 December 2013

Relief agencies operating in Somalia in 2011 made payments the terrorist organization al-Shabaab as a precondition for distributing aid to the famine-struck country. This

 

U.S. suspends aid to north Syria after jihadists seize weapons warehouses

Creeping Sharia 13 December 2013

The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after Islamist fighters seized Western-backed rebel weapons warehouses, highlighting fears that

 

The continued rise of Islamic finance in the UK

Islamist Watch 13 December 2013
By Nigel Knowles

At the ninth annual World Islamic Economic Forum in London on 29 October, David Cameron announced that he wants to see London standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Dubai and Kuala

 

State Dept challenges jihadists on Twitter…while aiding jihadists in Syria

11 December 2013

WASHINGTON — Concerned by the attempts of Al Qaeda and its global affiliates to attract more Americans and other Westerners, the State Department is stepping up its online

 

Video: Financial analyst weighs in on 9/11 money

Money Jihad 11 December 2013

Our readers know that Saudi Arabia funded 9/11. But more Americans would be aware of this fact if Congress had fully disclosed the results of their investigation into the matter. Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) was recently interviewed on the subject of Saudi Arabia, with comments (starting around minute 13 of this video) about the redaction from a 2002 congressional report of 28 pages about the financial links between Saudi royals and the 9/11 hijackers.

 

Pentagon spends $1 billion on Russian helicopters for Afghan army

Creeping Sharia 10 December 2013

To outfit Afghanistan’s security forces with new helicopters, the Pentagon bypassed U.S. companies and turned instead to Moscow for dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcraft at a cost

 
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