Financial Jihad

Saudi Arabia: The Golden Chain and The Missing 28 Pages

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

The American media, which continues to concentrate on a bill making its way throughCongress that would allow American citizens to sue the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for losses suffered as a result of the 9/11 attacks, paid no attention to the Golden Chain. The victims claim that the release of the... ...

The Salafis Daddy Warbucks – Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The first-ever global meeting of  the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) network of some 200 jurisdictions over the weekend in Paris, “to  discuss actions…to combat the financing of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …and to combat the financing of terrorism,” will probably make the participants feel... ...

A Response to Bernard-Henri Lévy*

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

On November 16, 2015, French public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy published a commentary in which he urges the West to acknowledge that it is at war and must call things by their right names. He subsequently argues that we must battle Islamic jihad while understanding the difference between those Muslims who... ...

Iranian Support for Palestinian Terrorism*

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

See below – Left: : Al-Ansar charity association announces time and place of the distribution of funds to terrorist shaheeds’ families through the post office bank in the Gaza Strip (Facebook page of the Al-Ansar charity association, April 5, 2015). Right: Notice from the PIJ-affiliated Al-Ansar charity association in the... ...

Dumping Riyadh For Tehran

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Left: Zacarias Moussaoui The Oscar worth direction of Iran’s image-laundering campaign is drowning, as hoped by the Obama administration and Tehran, in media headlines about the “new” evidence of Saudi funding of al Qaeda. Documentation of the Desert Kingdom and its royals’ support of al Qaeda have been evident for years.... ...

Legitimatizing Hamas

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Left: Palestinian Hamas masked gunmen march in a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the terrorist group in Gaza City, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) The European Union has taken another step, in what it apparently hopes will facilitate the Islamist dream to annihilate the Jewish State... ...

ISIS: Portrait of a Jihadi Terrorist Organization*

Friday, November 28th, 2014

An ISIS operative holds a shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile on the background of a black ISIS flag (Picture sent by ISIS via Twitter) Objectives 1. This study examines the nature of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), an Islamic Salafist-jihadi terrorist organization founded a decade ago as a... ...

Islamist Terrorism in Canada

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The terror attacks in Montreal and Ottawa Canada should have not surprised anyone. The recent jihadist attacks attacks in Montreal and Ottawa came after years of repeated calls to fight the infidel by Canadian Islamist religious and “civic” leaders-including Imams and new coverts to Islam. They use mosques, Islamic centers,... ...

Libya – Ali al-Salabi and the Re-Emerging Muslim Brotherhood

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Left: Ali Muhammad al-Salabi “Ansar al Sharia (‘Supporters of Islamic Law’), the al-Qaida-linked militia believed to have led the Benghazi consulate assault in September, is a spinoff of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade.  Reports remind us of ties among February 17 Martyrs Brigade leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood and the web... ...

Barbarity*

Monday, August 11th, 2014

It is not the first time leaders of the civilized world have had to cope with a slide into barbarism which not only threatens international peace and stability but the very foundations of modern morality. Nor is it the first time that American leadership has been reluctant to take on... ...

The Muslim Brotherhood: Breaking Rice Bowls

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

“Wealth and children are an ornament of life of the world.” Sura 18:47. Let no one doubt. Within Islam, no censure is assigned to the personal accumulation of wealth.  And no known member of the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimun) has been condemned for either the pursuit or the accumulation of... ...

Weekly Briefing – May 18 – 23, 2014

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

From ACD: U.S. CyberSpace Vulnerabilities – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Cisco Systems’ CEO John Chambers’s letter asking President Obama to personally intervene to stop the National Security Agency from intercepting and planting surveillance software in the company’s equipment before it is shipped to customers around the world… This letter overshadowed the news of charges against Chinese... ...

What They Don’t Tell You About Islamic Banking

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Islamic banking is erroneously viewed as an ancient practice. “Neither classical nor medieval Islamic civilization featured banks in the modern sense, let alone ‘Islamic’ banks,” notes Timur Kuran, professor of economics and law at the University of Southern California. Reports by Islamic banking scholars, the IMF, or the Congressional Research Service do not mention that... ...

Terrorism Financing in North Africa

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Introduction: Financial resources and funding methods of the North African terrorist organizations have been largely influenced by two factors. The first is their longtime strategic and tactical independence. Despite the fact that several of these organizations emerged in the aftermath of the Afghan conflict, including the historical GSPC – Salafist... ...

The Terrorist Internationale: The Khartoum Venue **Exclusive**

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

“The Terrorists’ Internationale: The Khartoum Venue” demonstrates Sudan’s role in the establishing and sustaining of the international Islamist terrorist web. The book gives chapter and verse on the entire network and vividly deals with every important leader, organization and faction. Burr’s detailed and colorful account assembles the mixed elements  of the... ...

How the Arab Boycott of Israel Works

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The most recent victim of the Arab boycott of Israel is the Lebanese-born film director Ziad Doueiri. His crime? Filming in Israel. The Arab League instructed its member states to ban his film, “The Attack,” about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Moreover, he was forced to cancel a private screening in Beirut because of... ...

Make No Mistake, It is Jihad

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Introduction: Questions such as, “If they don’t like it here why did they stay?” and “why do they want to kill us?” are asked by many Americans. The answer is simple and the Tsarnaev brothers made no secret of it. Their motive is Jihad.  They have revealed their motive on... ...

The Sudan for Sale

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Sudan is multifaceted and complicated. It involves everything from the changing geopolitics of the Middle East and Africa — to energy and water sources, Egypt and the Sahel, control over arable land and food resources –with growing Chinese involvement; the Sunni/Shi’a (Saudi/Iranian) conflict; the arming of Hamas in Gaza, and al... ...

Economic Warfare Report Explains What Shariah Finance Really Means

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The report ‘Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses’ examines the possibility that financial terrorism and/or economic warfare played a part in the economic meltdown in 2008. The Washington Times and other media outlets have focused on findings in the 2009 report written by Kevin D. Freeman, CFA, of Cross Consulting and Services LLC.... ...

The Muslim Brotherhood Path To Victory, Part Three Of Three: International Influence

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Britain’s willful blindness to the Muslim Brotherhood’s subversive agenda, and its acquiescence to its vitriolic propaganda is not merely a local disease. The international tentacles of the MB assist the organization to infect other countries. Unfortunately the United States seems to follow in the footsteps of England, unwisely ignoring the growing influence of the... ...

Anwar Ibrahim's Islamic Banking Agenda

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

On her recent visit to Malaysia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lauded Malaysia’s “creative approach” to Islamic banking. She also intervened on behalf of Malaysia’s “de-facto” opposition Islamic Party leader, Anwar Ibrahim, on trial for sodomy and corruption. Apparently recent Wikileaks State Department released cables with information alleging Anwar’s careless sexual behavior, did... ...

Clinton's Moderate Islamist

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s conduct during her recent visit to Malaysia was anything but diplomatic. In a press conference hosted by Foreign Minister Anifa Aman, Clinton took the unusual step of siding with opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar is on trial for corruption and sodomy charges, which he... ...

Possible Ties To Murky Finance System Examined

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON – An informal money-exchange network known as ‘hawala’ – a centuries-old system that operates outside conventional banking networks – is at the center of the investigation into three Pakistanis arrested Thursday in Massachusetts and Maine with alleged ties to the suspect in the failed Times Square bomb plot, law... ...

Is Sharia Banking Safe For Canada?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

With the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation releasing a report this week that may pave the way for widespread availability of Islamic financial instruments in Canada, including Sharia-compliant mortgages, an expert on Islamic banking is cautioning that Canadians should examine the implications of implementing the report’s recommendations. Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld,... ...

Where Hamas Gets Its Money

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Amid international condemnation of Israel, one would never guess that humanitarian aid and even cash is flowing into Hamas coffers, while its rockets continue to hit Israel. It is important to alleviate the suffering of innocent Palestinians. However, since Gaza is under Hamas control, we have to ask: Will aid... ...

The Fifth Generation Warfare

Friday, June 20th, 2008

[From Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency; Edited by Jeffrey Norwitz; U.S. Naval War College, June 2008, chapter 28.] The United States and the West cannot win the war against radical Islam merely with the most sophisticated military strategies. Winning requires understanding the role of shari’a and... ...

Shari'a Financing And The Coming Ummah

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Chapter 28, Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency; EDITED BY JEFFREY NORWITZ, FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL STANSFIELD TURNER, U.S. NAVY (RET) AND FORMER DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE. U.S. Naval War College, June 2008. The United States and the West cannot win the war against radical Islam merely with... ...

Terror's Financiers

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

The antiquated Securities and Exchange Commission’s computer system prevents investigators from safeguarding U.S. market integrity. “It’s like working with one hand tied behind their backs,” Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley commented about the Dec. 17 release of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report he’d initiated — “SEC: Opportunities Exist to Improve... ...

Against The Threat Of Libel Tourism

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Please read the article in Dutch....

Financial Jihad

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, Director of the American Center for Democracy. She has a 25-year track-record of following terrorist financing, especially Islamic radical groups and states. In the late 1980’ she identified how Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and Iran bankrolled terrorism, and how they developed... ...

Tithing For Terrorists

Friday, October 12th, 2007

“Governments have political considerations,”“ said senior N.Y. Senator Charles Schumer, upon learning in September that Bourse Dubai intends to buy 20 percent of NASDAQ. Republican Senator Bob Bennett of Utah countered, saying, “Dubai is making a purchase on the open market of an asset that’s for sale. What’s wrong with that?” Senator Bennett... ...

The Camel In The Tent

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Objections to Borse Dubai’s proposed acquisition of 20 percent of Nasdaq last week prompted Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank to quip, “In the ports deal, the concern was smuggling something or someone dangerous… What Adinare we talking about here ˜ smuggling someone onto a stock exchange?” It is not “who” Dubai... ...

Fighting Financial Jihad

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Of the 36 writers and publishers that Saudi billionaire — and terror financier — Khalid bin Mahfouz has sued or threatened to sue in England for libel, only Rachel Ehrenfeld the author of Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed – and How to Stop It has not backed down. She... ...

Terrorism And Organized Crime Intensify The Economic Jihad

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

The stronger Islamist Jihadist group become, the more funds are needed to support their activities. The stronger Islamist Jihadist become, they are able to extort more influence over criminal gangs. They charge “protection” money from drug traffickers and other gangs, and often employ fraudsters, or even assign members to carry... ...

Propagating Terror

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Six years after al Qaeda attacked the United States, many policy-makers and “terrorism experts” retain the misconception that terrorism does not require large amounts of money. This myth was strengthened first with the September 11 Commission’s report in 2003 and later reinforced by its October 2005 Progress Report, giving the... ...

Care International And Misinformation

Friday, October 20th, 2006

One must read Susan Estrich and Harvey Silverglate’s letter in response to our Monday Op-Ed as being a product of their duty as attorneys to zealously advocate for their client, Emadeddin Z. Muntasser (“Financing jihad: did he or didn’t he?” Wednesday). They incorrectly accuse us of having “uncritically lifted” our... ...

Welcoming Terror To U.S. Ports

Friday, February 24th, 2006

President George W. Bush justifies the sale of the private British company that manages six U.S. ports to the government owned Dubai Ports World, saying that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a close ally of the U.S. in the war on terror. Indeed, the Jebel Ali terminal in Dubai... ...

Port Terror

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

http://www.intelligencesummit.org/news/RachelEhrenfeld/RE021906.php...

The Clash To End All Clashes? Making Sense Of The Cartoon Jihad.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

National Review: “In belated response to a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed published in a Danish paper and subsequently reprinted across Europe, scenes of outrage filed out of London, Beruit, and Damascus, among other cities this weekend. Flags and embassies burned. Placards (in London!) read: “Behead those who insult Islam.”... ...

The Caliphate Is Coming

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Hamas’ goal is a global Islamic state. To Mousa Abu Marzuk, Deputy Chief of Hamas’ Political Bureau in Damascus, HAMAS’ triumph is an important springboard towards the establishment of theCaliphate ­– a global Islamic state, where life would be dictated by the Shari’a. In a statement Abu Marzuk made on January 26, following... ...

Saudi Interest In America

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

A financial jihad against the U.S. economy? Many are aware of widespread Saudi investments in the United States, but few know how potentially harmful they are. Moreover, U.S. policy-makers remain unaware of this grave danger. On Sept. 28, 2001, after the attacks on the United States, Osama bin Laden called... ...

Buying Fox News

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20490 Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal boasted in Dubai earlier this week about his ability to change the news content that viewers around the world see on television. In early September 2005, Bin Talal bought 5.46% of voting shares in News Corp. This made the Fifth richest man on the Forbes World’s Richest People, the fourth largest voting... ...

Banned In The U.K.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=19950 I was prevented from attending a meeting last weekend that I organized in the U.K. on “How to Combat Terror Financing.” Had I gone, I would have been in jeopardy due to British libel laws. I have been sued for libel in London by the Saudi billionaire Sheikh Khalid... ...

The Bench Let’s Go: Libel

Monday, August 1st, 2005

When the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, Rachel Ehrenfeld was sitting at her desk in her apartment in midtown. “I was on the phone with my editor in Brussels, finishing an op-ed about terror financing for the European edition of the Wall Street Journal,” she said the... ...

Islamist Terrorism – America’s Internet

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004

Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s websites of hatred get American support. Terrorists websites can be shut down, especially when the Internet Service Providers are American. The case of decommissioning three PIJ hate spouting websites, is a case in point. Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice noted that “the Palestinian Islamic... ...

The 9/11 Commission And Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, August 17th, 2004

The final report of the 9/11 Commission contains many useful recommendations, but on at least one score it is critically deficient. In its study, the Commission fails to identify the major sources of financing for the al Qaeda organization Instead, the report claims that “there is no convincing evidence that... ...

Ashcroft Slow To Prosecute Muslim Charities Who Fund Terror Groups

Wednesday, August 11th, 2004

Whenever the Attorney General’s office announces a score in the War on Terror, it does so with great fanfare – and then too often drags its feet. What gives? To emerge victorious in the war on terror, the United States and it allies need to quickly identify the direst threats... ...

The Saudi Connection – Their Oil Thicker Than Our Blood

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/ehrenfeld200406010834.asp “Forum shopping” is the latest tactic employed by wealthy Saudis seeking to skirt American justice. First, the Saudis funded the World Trade Center terrorist attack that cost the lives of 3,000 Americans. Now the same Saudis are funding a cynical campaign using English libel law to attack Americans’ First... ...

Familiar Scene – Feeding Continues, So Terror Continues

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

“I am the beating arm for Hezbollah and Hamas here in Iraq,” declared Muqtada al-Sadr last week. Yet, despite President’s Bush’s statement Tuesday night that “The violence we are seeing in Iraq is familiar, ” the U.S. fails to directly acknowledge that there is no difference between the Shiite and... ...

Spreading Hate: Jihadists In London

Tuesday, November 4th, 2003

This September, as the U.K. outlawed Hamas, the Hamas publication Filisteen Almuslima (Muslim Palestine) continued to be published in and distributed from London to the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. In fact, the cover of the September issue carries the horrifying picture of the bloody casualties and the dissevered... ...