Category Archives: Terrorism – financing

From Colombia to Lebanon to Toronto: How a DEA probe uncovered Hezbollah’s Canadian money laundering ops

In January 2008, a team of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents travelled to Ottawa to meet with RCMP leaders. They had stunning news. The DEA said an elite group of Middle East narco-terrorists in Colombia was using Canada as a key money laundering hub.

According to a former senior U.S. official with knowledge of the meeting, the DEA had “dirty calls” — meaning calls providing criminal evidence of cocaine shipments and cash movements in Canada — from narco-kingpins in Colombia to a network of operatives in Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, and London, Ont.

…But RCMP leaders didn’t want to pursue the cases, according to the former official. He said the RCMP cited differences between Canadian and U.S. court disclosure rules, and questions about the DEA’s use of confidential sources.

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Opinion: It’s Time To Prosecute Terror Finance Again

In November 2008, a jury returned guilty verdicts against the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation and five of its officials, after finding the charity had provided funding and support to the terrorist organization Hamas.

But ten years after the largest terror finance case in U.S. history, Islamist charities once linked to the Holy Land Foundation continue to operate with impunity. One particularly interesting example is Baitulmaal, another Texas-based international aid charity.

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WATCH: Scheer & Trudeau Clash On Government Proactively Assisting ISIS Terrorists

As the Trudeau Liberals try to use weasel words like ‘foreign fighters,’ ‘extremist travellers,’ and ‘Daesh,’ to avoid calling ISIS terrorists what they are, the government is facing mounting questions.

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New York’s Disastrous $250K Grant For Organizations Linked To Islamic Extremism

On Aug. 21, the New York City Council announced $250,000 in grants made to 14 Muslim community organizations, in collaboration with the New York Immigration Coalition. Alarmingly, three of the grant recipients are linked to Islamic extremism — the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

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CRA suspends, fines major Islamic charity over concerns it may have ‘provided resources’ to armed militants

A major Canadian Islamic organization has been suspended and fined by federal charities regulators following an audit that raised concerns it had “provided resources” that may have been used to support to armed militancy.

Someone sullied Islamic charities’ impeccable reputation? For shame.

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Florida: Three Palm Beach County Muslims sentenced for providing material to support to ISIS

Gregory Hubbard, 54, an ex-Marine, was arrested at Miami International Airport in July 2016 attempting to travel to Syria and fight on behalf of the Islamic State. He will receive 12 years in prison, the Justice Department announced.

Two co-defendants who plotted to provide guns and other help to the Islamic State received lesser sentences. Dayne Christian, 33, and Darren Arness Jackson, 52, were sentenced to eight and four years, respectively. Jackson drove Hubbard to the airport, prosecutors said.

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Minnesota: Somali Muslim daycare fraud costing taxpayers as much as $100 million a year

For five months, Fox 9 has been investigating what appears to be rampant fraud in a massive state program.

This fraud is suspected of costing Minnesota taxpayers as much as $100 million a year.

The Fox 9 Investigators reporting is based on public records and nearly a dozen government sources who have direct knowledge of what is happening.

These sources have a deep fear, and there is evidence to support their concerns, that some of that public money is ending up in the hands of terrorists.

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BONOKOSKI: Removing Tamil Tigers off terrorist list is naive, foolish thinking

Of all the terrorist groups in the world, the Tamil Tigers used the civil war in Sri Lanka for Tamil independence to prove they were among the most ruthless guerrilla groups on the planet.

They are credited for inventing the suicide vest and pioneering the gender parity of having women lead the charge in suicide missions.

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