Spotlight: terror finance in the Netherlands

Money Jihad 25 February 2014

A reader recently asked Money Jihad for information on terrorist financing based in the Netherlands. An examination of Dutch charities, the banking sector, and crime rings is


Foundation for Defense of Democracies: New Report Details Turkey’s Growing Role in Funding Jihadist Terrorism

Shariah Finance Watch 25 February 2014

The Islamization of Turkey has been accompanied by that nation’s increasing closeness to groups and individuals associated with Jihadist terrorism. That trend has been reported


European Hezbollah combat recruits depart for Syria

The Jerusalem Post 25 February 2014
By Benjamin Weinthal

The Lebanese militia organization Hezbollah recruited combatants in Europe to bolster Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime in its war against rebel fighters


NYPD Vindicated - Surveillance Targeted Potential Terrorists

The Clarion Project 25 February 2014
By Ryan Mauro

District Judge William Martini of New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit against the New York Police Department for its intelligence-gathering in the state. The development is another


Saudis Threaten Qatar Over Muslim Brotherhood Support

Clarion Project 24 February 2014

Months of tension between Qatar and Saudi Arabia over Qatar's continued support for the Muslim Brotherhood came to a head last week. It has been reported that a Saudi


British Update Financial Sanctions List, Focus on Pakistani Jihadists

Shariah Finance Watch 21 February 2014

India’s most wanted man Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and Pakistan-linked terrorists and terror groups figure prominently in an updated list of financial sanctions imposed by the


Terrorism and Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICNs): A Growing Menace

The Terror Finance Blog 21 February 2014
By Animesh Roul

The fake currency trade has been haunting Indian security establishments as well as economic intelligence agencies for quite a long time. Most recently in February 2014, the


India takes key step toward full-fledged Islamic banks 20 February 2014

India is planning to set up a body to fine-tune and promote Islamic finance before issuing license to start full-fledged banking operations, according to one of the country’s


Turkey Implicated in Paris Assassinations of Kurdish PKKs

The Clarion Project 19 February 2014

A crisis in European-Turkish relations may be about to erupt because of evidence that the Turkish government sponsored the assassination of three female Kurdish activists in Paris


Weapons routed from Balkans to Syrian rebels

Money Jihad 19 February 2014

A new report indicates that a Croatian arms smuggling kingpin is being paid by the spy agencies of Middle Eastern monarchies to supply Syria’s extremist rebels


Gulf ties could aid Islamic finance in Italy

The Peninsula 19 February 2014

Bankers and academics in Italy are stepping up efforts to develop Islamic finance in the country, a campaign which could benefit from growing economic links between Gulf countries


British girls flock to Syria to wed soldiers fighting against Bashar al-Assad regime

Daily Star 19 February 2014
By Richard Spillett

The so-called “Jihadist groupies” have been marrying extremists they have met online. And the girls follow the hundreds of British men now fighting in rag-tag rebel groups


Hong Kong's Islamic finance goal boosted by Basel III rules

South China Morning Post 19 February 2014
By Enoch Yiu

Tougher international banking requirements should help the Hong Kong government achieve its goal of turning the city into an Islamic finance centre to capture a large slice of


Mauritania fertile ground for Arab donors

IRIN 19 February 2014

Drought-prone, chronically hungry Mauritania, with the help of the UN, is reaching out to Arab donors, encouraging them to reach beyond their customary role in development


Is Morocco the Antidote to Saudi-Sponsored Extremism?

Commentary Magazine 19 February 2014
By Michael Rubin

Emeritus Princeton University professor Bernard Lewis, probably the greatest living historian of the Middle East, once tried to explain the impact of Saudi Arabia upon the practice


What’s really behind the Saudi rewards program

Money Jihad 18 February 2014

Saudi Arabia says it will offer rewards to people within the kingdom who provide evidence about terrorist financing that leads to a conviction (hat tip to El Grillo).


U.S. Lifts Ban on Immigrants With Links to Terrorism

Islamist Watch 18 February 2014
by Clare Lopez

The Obama admin. is overriding the U.S. Criminal Code for individuals who have provided material support to terrorism.Muslim Brotherhood affiliates scored a major victory


Salah Jaidah to open Oxford Islamic Banking Society

Peninsula On-line 18 February 2014

DOHA: Salah Jaidah, Chairman of Islamic Finance and Vice Chairman of MENA at Deutsche Bank and Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Qatar, will be inaugurating the Oxford


CAIR Again Shows It Can't Stand Other Muslim Viewpoints

Family Security Matters 17 February 2014

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) waged a new attack Tuesday on anti-Islamist Muslim Zuhdi Jasser, asking that a federal commission investigate Jasser's

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