More “charitable” activity — and jihadist expansion in South America. From WND, with thanks to EPG and RB:
With Islamic “charities” under increasing international pressure and scrutiny to cut ties with terrorists, al-Qaida and other allied organizations are expanding operations in Latin America, establishing both legitimate and criminal enterprises to fund future operations, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
A global focus on Saudi Arabian financial institutions behind the charity system, known as zakat, has seriously damaged the ability of Islamic terror groups to conduct business as usual, reports the premium online intelligence newsletter.
Intelligence sources agree that the terrorist financial scene is changing rapidly. Funding, at times, is achieved through cash payments, using various currencies, for certain terror services. Cash is obtained through a variety of illegal activities, predominantly through drug trade, human smuggling, extortion and money laundering.
According to U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela Charles Shapiro, almost
every extremist terror group is now represented in Latin America. That list includes Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida, Jemaah Islamiyah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. …
The article goes on to detail how terror groups are financed by money laundering through small businesses, etc. Read it all.