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Islamic Crime & Islamic Jihad

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Submitted by Mark (El Salvador), Feb 24, 2008 at 00:11

Islamic Crime & Islamic Jihad

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Modern Jihad: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror ...Loretta Napoleoni's Modern Jihad isn't just another discussion of Islam or 9/11: it is ... hybridized with organized crime...

The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism ...Amazon.com: The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime...

Sex Crimes and Jihad ... An expert in fighting crime and terrorism, he serves on the Just War Theory ..... There are bad neighborhoods that breed crime.

Asian Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Canada, 1999-2002 ...The analyst examined those Asian organized crime syndicates that direct their ... Egyptian Al-Jihad, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Kurdistan Workers Party.

who are the terrorists, crime and terror, al-qaeda, osama bin ladenInternational Islamic Front for Jihad Against the Jews and Crusaders .... Nations Hospitable to Organized Crime and Terrorism

Foreign Affairs - Pakistan's Jihad Culture - Jessica Stern Musharraf is right about the distinction -- the jihad doctrine ..... to do their dirty work -- and sometimes turn to petty or organized crime themselves.

Hezbollah sets up operations in South America and the United States. ... down which drug smugglers move bales of marijuana to the river.

A Global Perspective on Terrorism and Organized Crime... and in a world where adherence to bin Laden's brand of Jihad was law, .... There is a defined nexus between organized crime and terrorism. ... (April 12, 2004)

Islamic Militants Linked to Italian Mafia Group, Vigna said the four main organized crime groups in Italy -- the Mafia, ... (2004)

RAND Review | Spring 2004 | Redefining the Enemy: The World Has ...The global jihad being waged by al Qaeda and like-minded Islamist fanatics draws upon ... Organized crime has exploited its new space, as any other business ...

MARCH 4, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Attorney General John Ashcroft, Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray of the Criminal Division, and U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty of the Eastern District of Virginia announced today the conviction of three men in the so-called Virginia Jihad case, on charges including conspiracy to levy war against the United States and conspiracy to provide material support to the Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia handed down the convictions against Masoud Khan, Hammad Abdur-Raheem and Seifullah Chapman. Khan was convicted of eight charges: conspiracy to levy war against the United States; conspiracy; providing support to the Taliban; conspiracy to provide support to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET); firearms conspiracy; and three counts of use of firearms in connection with a crime of violence. Hammad Abdur-Raheem was convicted three counts: conspiring to provide material support to LET, conspiracy and firearms conspiracy. Chapman was found guilty on five counts: conspiring to provide material support to LET, conspiracy, firearms conspiracy, possession of firearms in connection with a crime of violence and use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence.

Terror's South American Front By Erick Stakelbeck Friday, March 19, 2004
Situated between Argentina and Brazil, the sprawling Iguazu waterfalls are among the most popular tourist destinations in South America, with nearly 2 million visitors flocking annually to witness their extravagant beauty. In recent years, however, the area surrounding the falls has also attracted a far less savory element. In the shadow of the Iguazu lies the "tri-border" region, a lawless zone which has become a magnet for Islamic terrorists.
Located where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet, the area is home to roughly 20,000 Middle Eastern immigrants—mostly from Lebanon and Syria—and has long been a hotbed for terrorist fundraising, arms and drug trafficking, counterfeiting and money laundering. By moving freely through the region's porous borders, operatives from the terrorist organizations Hizbollah, Hamas, and according to some reports, al-Qaeda, are able to conduct arms-for-drugs deals with secular Latin American terrorist groups like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Peru's Sendero Luminosos (Shining Path). All told, U.S. officials believe that between $10 and $12 billion is funneled through the tri-border region each year, with Hizbollah among the prime beneficiaries.

How some violent jihadist groups are using organized-crime tactics ...Paying for Terror. How jihadist groups are using organized-crime tactics--and ... But for hard-pressed jihadists, committing crimes against nonbelievers...

Terrorist and Organized Crime Groups
12 Jan 2006 ... While a number of violent crimes involving jihadists have taken place .... when compared with the vast revenues of organized crime groups.

Five relatives of a U.S. citizen suspected of being a senior al-Qaida operative were arrested in California and Utah on charges of defrauding banks of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (April. 27, 2006)

The Mirage of Terrorist Financing: The Case of Islamic Charities (March 2006)

If It Worked For Al Capone, It Can Work For ...Steven Emerson: "Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the US" and ... At the Federal level, these have been the Organized Crime Racketeering ...

USNews.com: News: Bad Guys 8 Mar 2007 ... Usually organized crime grows from the bottom up, ... Saudi financing of jihad groups, and the growing use of organized crime by terrorists.

Hezbollah's Terrorist Threat to the European UnionIt also traffics in illicit drugs in the Tri-border region of South America . Hezbollah cells also engage in other forms of criminal activity...

Mortgage Fraud Funding Jihad? 11 Apr 2007 ... It is the ease by which jihadists and their supporters can raise hundreds of ... against our country through organized crime and fraud, ...

Terror Criminal Links Growing

[Robbery Jihad - Arab Muslim] terror ring raised funds with European thefts
February 21, 2008
Moroccan terror ring raised funds with European thefts, planned assassinations
Morocco's government said it has dismantled a terrorist network that raised funds through robberies in Europe and plotted to assassinate Cabinet ministers and members of kingdom's Jewish community... Morocco banned an Islamist political party, Al Badil Al Hadari...
Police arrested a total of 32 people.. Abdelhafid Sriti, correspondent for Hezbollah militant group's Al-Manar television station..university professor, a police superintendent.... discovered stashes of weapons..Kalashnikov assault rifles, Uzi submachine guns...
leader.. Abdelkader Belliraj.. links with al-Qaida and local terror groups and is suspected in six assassinations in Belgium from 1986 to 1989... murders were of the former rector of a Brussels mosque in 1989 and chairman of a coordination committee of Jewish groups...
In Morocco network had plotted to assassinate Cabinet ministers, army officers and members of the small Jewish community...raised money through holdups, selling stolen goods and taking contributions from its members. With help from criminals in Europe, member of group allegedly stole €17.5 million (US$25.6 million) in a robbery involving an armored truck company in Luxembourg in 2000...
..Money invested real estate.. Gold jewelry stolen in Belgium melted down by a goldsmith who belonged to the network and then sold... suicide bombings in 2003 in Casablanca killed 45 people and stunned the relatively moderate Muslim country, a popular vacation spot. Those bombings targeted a Jewish community center and cemetery, a hotel, a restaurant and a Spanish social club. Authorities carried out regular anti-terror sweeps... March, suicide bomber blew himself up in Casablanca cyber cafe... uncovered alleged plot targeting tourist sites.. Police cornered suspects, shooting one dead and prompting the other three to blow themselves up to avoid capture.. blasts killed a policeman and injured 21 other people. In April, two brothers strapped with explosives blew themselves up near the U.S. consulate.


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