Money Jihad

Inside the Islamic State’s million-dollar money stream

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:41

The Islamic State militants got rich off smuggled oil, kidnappings for ransom, and extortion. Here is how the United States is responding.


Islamic State now world's richest terrorist group

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:16

The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said Thursday. This will be a sustained fight, and we are in the early stages," said undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen. Cohen is among a team of Obama administration officials leading the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, also known as ISIL, which has seized a large swath of territory in Iraq and Syria. The group is now "considered the world's wealthiest and most financially sophisticated terrorist organization," said Marwan Muasher, vice president at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Islamic State raking in millions on black market oil

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a month from black market oil sales alone, a U.S. Treasury Department official said Thursday.


ISIS barbarism threatening Iraq's rich history

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:11
Iraq's bountiful history is in danger by the advance of ISIS militants rampaging across the nation. 

ISIS barbarism threatening Iraq's rich history

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:13
Iraq's bountiful history is in danger by the advance of ISIS militants rampaging across the nation. 

Islamic State Militants Hold Hundreds of Yezidi Women Captive

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:11
Hundreds of women from the Yezidi minority have been taken hostage by militants from the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), said Kamil Amin, the spokesman for Iraq's Human Rights Ministry, according to the Associated Press.

Islamist militants free two German hostages in Philippines

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:11
Al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf says German man and woman have been released after ransom received in full Al-Qaida-linked Islamist militants have freed two German hostages in the southern Philippines, a rebel spokesman told a commercial radio station. The German man and woman were seized in April when their yacht had mechanical problems while sailing from western Palawan in the Philippines to the ...

Philippine Militants Holding German Hostages Say May Extend Deadline

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:25
Islamist militants in the southern Philippines have said they are willing to extend Friday's deadline to execute one of two German hostages by two hours if they receive word that ransom will be paid.

Philippine militants holding German hostages say may extend deadline

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:06
MANILA (Reuters) - Islamist militants in the southern Philippines have said they are willing to extend Friday's deadline to execute one of two German hostages by two hours if they receive word that ransom will be paid. A senior military officer in the region said negotiations with the Abu Sayyaf militant group were on, but he did not know of any details. "What I can tell you is we are ready to ...

Do Halal Fees Fund Jihad?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:59

Do halal food fees fund jihad?

Given the operations of the Islamic law system of zakat, it’s certainly a distinct possibility. Not surprisingly, the Muslims who control the halal food certification program are less than transparent when it comes to such questions…

http://bernardgaynor.com.au/where-do-australias-halal-certification-fees-go/

 

 

Islamic State struggles to reconcile terrorist tactics, Muslim law

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:10
The Islamic State is increasingly struggling to justify its sanctioning of slavery, extortion, smuggling and murder against scholars and religious leaders who say the extremist group's Mafia-style tactics can't be reconciled with Muslim law. In the time since the Sunni Muslim group split from al Qaeda in Iraq in February, ...

Islamic State fighters boast of enslaving Yazidi women and children

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:07
BAGHDAD – The Islamic State militant group says it has given Yazidi women and children captured in northern Iraq to its fighters as spoils of war, boasting it had revived slavery.

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Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:00
Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. BAGHDAD – The Islamic State militant group says it has given Yazidi women and children captured in northern Iraq to its fighters as spoils of war, boasting it had revived slavery.

IS jihadists boast of enslaving Yazidis

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 14:53
Baghdad (AFP) - The Islamic State jihadist group says that it has given Yazidi women and children captured in northern Iraq to its fighters as spoils of war, boasting it had revived slavery.

Islamic State Jihadists Boast of Enslaving Yazidis

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:56
The Islamic State jihadist group says that it has given Yazidi women and children captured in northern Iraq to its fighters as spoils of war, boasting it had revived slavery.

IS jihadists boast of enslaving Yazidis

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:03
The Islamic State jihadist group says that it has given Yazidi women and children captured in northern Iraq to its fighters as spoils of war, boasting it had revived slavery.

IS militants boast of enslaving Yazidis

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:41
The Islamic State militant group said in its propaganda magazine that it has given Yazidi women and children captured in northern Iraq to its fighters as spoils of war, the first clear admission by the organisation that it was holding and selling Yazidis as slaves.

Scholarship students ‘who travel for jihad are traitors’

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 00:41
Member of the Senior Scholars Commission and consultant at the Royal Court Sheikh Abdullah Bin Menaie said Saudi scholarship students who traveled to Syria for jihad are traitors, Al-Eqtasadiah business daily reported.

Scholarship students ‘who travel for jihad are traitors’

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:00
Member of the Senior Scholars Commission and consultant at the Royal Court Sheikh Abdullah Bin Menaie said Saudi scholarship students who traveled to Syria for jihad are traitors, Al-Eqtasadiah business daily reported.

Britain arrests four men in operation against Islamist militants

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:43

LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-terrorism police arrested four men in London on Tuesday as part of an investigation into Islamist-related militancy, the police said in a statement. The four men, all in their early 20s, were taken into custody after raids at properties across the city. Armed police were present at one of the raids, but no shots were fired, police said. "These arrests and searches are part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist related terrorism," the statement said. ...


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