An Assyrian group that fled the war in Syria has filed a lawsuit in North Carolina against the Turkish-Kuwaiti Bank for funding jihad terrorism.
The terrorism fundraising campaigns by the bank (and its parent financial institutions) were allegedly organized under the pretext of funding humanitarian aid, and the article below points out that “the Turkish connection is massive.”
Among the many jihad terror groups identified in the lawsuit that were being supported are the Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front.
It is no secret that major jihad-funding groups disguise themselves as aid groups while bankrolling terror orgsanizations across the Middle East and beyond. Recall the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terror funding trial in U.S. history, which unveiled the charity’s material support for Hamas and also a list of approximately 300 “unindicted co-conspirators” that included CAIR and other mainstream Muslim organizations operating in North America.
It is outrageous to hear the continuous hokum about gun control, curbing American foreign policy and/or wording that might upset and provoke jihadists, as well as the Christian right being blamed for jihad terror, and even the Catholic Church being similarly blamed — by a Florida bishop. Few are willing to confront the alarming reality of the existence of a mammoth network of jihadists that operates on different strats — from the lone wolf who pledges allegiance to the Islamic State to the so-called moderate Muslim groups that claim to represent the interests of mainstream Westerners; and from Islamic states like Turkey and Saudi Arabia that fund jihadist wars and the Wahhabi ideology to the foreign mullahs and jurists who work to propagate the Sharia globally.
The following article concludes that analysts expect the case filed by the Assyrian group “to grow and the connection between Turkey and the financing of terrorist groups revealed.” We may hope that it sets a valuable precedent.
“Assyrian Group Sues Turkish-Kuwaiti Bank for Funding Terrorism”, AINA News, June 21, 2016:
Assyrians who fled the war in Syria filed a lawsuit against a bank which is largely owned by Kuwait Finance House and the Turkish Authority for Foundations, based in Turkey. The lawsuit accuses the bank, Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi A.S. (KTKB), and its parent financial institutions of funding terrorism.
The lawsuit was filed in a court in North Carolina, United States. The organization behind the the lawsuit is called St. Francis Assisi and was formed on June 6, 2016. The Christian organization is represented by Mogeeb Weiss in San Francisco but Tom Creal seems to be the one behind the case.
A reporter for the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, Tolga Tanis, interviewed Tom Creal and published a story in Turkish. According to Tanis’ article, titled Turkey and the Terrorist Financing, Tom Creal formed a team of eight employees that will prepare the lawsuit against KTKB, which is identified as the hub of the financing of several terrorist groups in Syria. Among the terror organizations mentioned being supported are the Islamic State (IS), Al-Nusra Front and several other radical Islamic terror groups.
In the lawsuit there is a plea for compensation of 75,000 dollars per person. Creal is a financial expert and worked in Afghanistan as a reporter for the UN until 2009. After his mission in Afghanistan he left the United Nations and formed the organization The Hunters Group, to work for states and civil society organizations with the task to hunt black money.
According to Tolga Tanis, the evidence against KTKB is very strong. Via social media, KTKB have asked people to donate money to several terrorist groups in Syria through the Bank and its accounts. The fund-raising campaigns are said to have been organized under the pretext of funding humanitarian aid.
The Turkish connection is massive. The Vice Chairman of KTKB is Adnan Ertem, who is also the head of the state authority Directorate General Of Foundations in Turkey…