Category Archives: The Funding of Terrorism

ONE “ESTABLISHMENT” RULES U. S.

Influence Co-Opts President, Congress, Courts

By Wayne Jett, guest contributor

The past 100 years have been phenomenally successful for a small, powerful circle often called “the Establishment.” In 1913, the Establishment got its long sought private bank (called the Federal Reserve) with the exclusive franchise to create and lend legal currency used by the U. S. government and the American people. The same year, 1913, they got a tax on all income earned by productive people, with rates graduated higher for more successful producers. The very next year, 1914, the Establishment commenced a landmark achievement: World War I. 

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U.S. Appeals Court: Saudis Immune from 9/11 Lawsuit (A Royal Screwing)

Victims of 9/11 attack, families, receive “A Royal Screwing” from oil pimps, terror financiersBy Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

15 August 2008: Yesterday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a 2006 ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Casey that keeps Saudi Arabia and four of its princes immune from legal action by victims of the September 11 attacks. The defendants are accused of providing material support to al-Qaeda by financing the terror operations through Muslim charities. Also immune from prosecution is a Saudi banker and charity.

In its 67-page decision, the three judge panel found that the defendants were protected under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Under the Act, foreign governments are immune from prosecution unless it can be proved that they actively supported terrorist groups. Further, the court also stated that exceptions to the immunity rule do not apply because Saudi Arabia has not been designated a state sponsor of terrorism by the US state department. Continue reading

Jihad Comes to Wall Street

“Sharia finance” does exactly what it promises, financing the spread of sharia — and terror.

By Alex Alexiev

4 April 2008: If you’ve seen Geert Wilders’s film Fitna, you may not have noticed a single headline amongst all the bombings, beheadings, and earnest expressions of Islam’s eventual world domination: Halal-fund: investments for Muslims. But the investment vehicles referenced are an essential part of radical Islam’s efforts to insinuate itself into Western societies in order to destroy them from within.

EXCERPT: Sharia is a reactionary-to-the-core medieval Islamic doctrine that claims control over every aspect of every Muslim’s life. It imposes such “ethical” mandates on Muslims as the obligation to discriminate against women and non-Muslims; to kill homosexuals, adulterers, and apostates; to establish and maintain Muslim rule around the world; and to carry out violent offensive jihad against infidels. Notably, for those Muslims who cannot engage in physical jihad using force of arms, sharia requires that they support jihad financially. This is what sharia finance is all about.

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Saudi Arabian Bankers Fueling Global Islamic Jihad

21 February 2008: Rachel Ehrenfeld, Director of the American Center for Democracy, said at the Jerusalem Conference Tuesday that Saudi Arabian bankers are the main financiers of global terrorism.

Corrupt “Sharia financing” banking practices - legal under Islamic law - are a fairly new phenomenon, Ehrenfeld said. They were first developed by the Muslim brotherhood in the 70s, following the financial power gained by Saudis during the oil boom.

”Saudis are using money in order to corrupt the West, to fund terrorism, and eventually to take over the West,” said Ehrenfeld. “For years, Saudi Arabia has been a main supporter of terrorism, both physically and financially, and their illegal activity is now causing many innocent investors to commit serious crimes without even the knowledge that they are doing so.”

Complete article: Israel National News

Addendum to article:

Who is the Chairman of the Supreme Economic Council (SEC) of Saudi Arabia?

Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.

As Crown Prince and Chairman of the Saudi SEC Abdullah controls the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA). The Saudi Rial (SR) stops on his desk. – Sean Osborn

Report: Toronto drug trade & terror funding

“The RCMP’s annual drug report, released yesterday, said 14 tons of Khat were seized in Canada last year, two-thirds of it at Toronto Pearson International Airport.”

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

18 December 2007: It was over a year and a half ago, in May 2006, that the Northeast Intelligence Network published our investigative findings pertaining to the drug Khat (pronounced “cot”) and its role in funding Islamic terrorism. The sale of Khat funds terrorism, according to our investigative findings. Additionally, anecdotal findings from our investigative research suggested that the drug has been used by some terrorists before their operations, deriving benefit from its stimulant properties. At that time, however, a significant majority within the law enforcement community failed to recognize Khat for what it is, a controlled substance that produces a euphoric feeling and is scheduled as an illicit drug.

Due in part to law enforcement’s inability to identify Khat and its status as contraband, I wrote at that time that I could walk into nearly any Arabic or Muslim owned corner deli type store in cities in western New York and southern Ontario and find Khat available for sale. Today, an article appears in Canada’s National Post - 19 months after our published report - that announced the seizure of 14 tons of Khat, the majority seized at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, and the drug’s “possible connections” to funding terrorism.

The al Qaeda linked Somali terrorist group Al Ittihad Al-Islam is active in the the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and has been operational in Ontario since the late 1990’s. Al Ittihad Al-Islam has been implicated smuggling Khat into Canada and the United States, using proceeds to fund terror operations in Somolia and elsewhere.

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18 December 2007: Link to RCMP Drug Situation Report — 2006

3 May 2006: Drug Possession Charge: 52 Pounds of KHAT Seized

9 March 2007: Drug arrests net 75 pounds of Khat

Clinton fundraising ties to terror group

Special investigative report: “Tamils for Clinton”By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

14 December 2007: On December 4, 2007, we reported that members of the terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), more commonly known as the Tamil Tigers, were arrested in New York for their plot to use stolen credit card numbers and other methods to steal $250,000 in New York “and tens of millions from ATMs worldwide.” One of the men arrested worked three jobs at Newark Airport as a security agent and baggage handler with complete security clearance. The Tamil Tigers are well known for their use and “perfection” of terrorists’ “suicide belts” and vests, and the use of females as suicide bombers as illustrated in our report published earlier this month.

Further investigation conducted by this investigator of Tamil Tiger activity in the U.S. confirmed published reports that at least one well-known supporter of that terrorist organization, 56 year-old New Jersey resident Ramanathan RANJAN is actively soliciting funds for New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton

RANJAN, of New Brunswick, NJ was identified as an approved recipient for funds solicited by Pat PATHMAKUMAR through her e-mail campaign containing “Tamils for Clinton” in the subject line. A fund raising event this week in New Jersey at The State Theater in New Brunswick, advertised on Clinton’s web site, offered potential donors tickets ranging from $100 - $2,300, depending upon seat selection. Although the referral list has been removed from the site, the Northeast Intelligence Network was able to secure a list of referrals that included the names of both RANJAN and PATHMAKUMAR.

Notably, RANJAN was an organizer of “LTTE Heroes Day,” an event that praised and eulogized LTTE terrorists and homicide bombers on December 2, 2006. That event was held in the auditorium at the south Brunswick Middle School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. According to reports of the event, the terror group’s flag was raised as those in attendance sang the LTTE anthem.

RANJAN is noted to be the state coordinator of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), identified by the US State Department as a front organization of the LTTE.

Arrest of Chicago area businessman suggests large-scale International ID fraud ring

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTBy Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

5 December 2007: A founding board member of the Illinois Trade Council and a member of the advisory committee of the Illinois based All American Bank is currently being held on $3 million bond after police reportedly found numerous fake passports, fake state identification cards, fake social security cards, hundreds of credit cards, over $60,000 in cash and gold bars in his suburban Chicago home.

Mohammed Afzal SODAGAR, 51, 8616 Frontage Road, Morton Grove, IL, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan was arrested last weekend after police responded to a domestic complaint made by the suspect’s 22 year-old son, Saarum SODAGAR. According to police reports, the suspect’s son called police on Wednesday, November 28 during a heated argument where the elder SODAGAR allegedly threated to shoot his son. Upon searching the suspect’s residence, police found hundreds of credit cards, 11 Illinois identification cards with SODAGAR’S photograph but all under different aliases, at least 36 Social Security cards, numerous gold coins and bars, and more than $60,000 in cash. Police also found 12 different passports from Pakistan, Jamaica and the U.S., each with different names.

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Mohammed Afzal SODAGAR
Police found the documents and cash after SODAGAR’S wife consented to a search of the residence for a weapon reportedly used to threaten the suspect’s son. Armed with a search warrant, authorities returned the following day to confiscate the documents and other evidence. Much of the evidence was found inside a briefcase in the bedroom of the suspect’s home.

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Suspect’s residence
8616 Frontage Road, Morton Grove, IL
SODAGAR was charged with 22 counts of felony identity theft is facing charges that include identity theft, possession of phony ID and domestic battery.

Law enforcement sources close to the Cook County investigation told the Northeast Intelligence Network that the investigation is widening to an international level, and that “a number of other suspects associated with SODAGAR are under investigation, including his contacts in Pakistan.” This source added that the suspect is believed to have been active in identity theft for perhaps 30 years, adding that “it is likely that he has been operating internationally, sending money and passports to Pakistan.”

Investigative findings also found that SODAGAR is active in at least two Chicago area Muslim organizations, including the All State Memon Association-Chicago where he is reportedly the founder. He has also been a volunteer at the Morton Grove Muslim Community Center for the past 18 months, according to Yasir ALEEMUDDIN, director of the center. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, officials* stated that SODAGAR “has held no elected positions with the organization and has had no corporate responsibilities.” Research conducted by the Northeast Intelligence Network, however, found documentation identifying the suspect as the Chairperson, Media Relations and event coordinator for the M.E.C. Masjid expansion project.
Muslim Community Center
8601 Menard Ave., Morton Grove, IL
8601According to his Internet web site, SODAGAR claims to be the founder and head of Eye-TV and is active in the Muslim and business community in the greater Chicago area.

Investigation by the Northeast Intelligence Network is continuing.

*NOTE: This quote was originally attributed to Yasir ALEEMUDDIN, one of the directors of the Morton Grove Muslim Community Center. Mr. ALEEMUDDIN contacted this writer and denied making that quote. We have updated this article accordingly.

Jamaat ul Fuqra, Muslims of the Americas tied to U.S. counterfeit trade

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director, & Judi McLeod, Founding Editor, Canada Free Press

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Pakistani terror kingpin Sheikh Mubarek Gilani
16 November 2007: Earlier this year, a multi-million dollar counterfeit clothing ring based in New York City with its tentacles reaching into various states and internationally was busted by federal authorities after a lengthy investigation. Investigation revealed that at least three of those arrested have definitive ties to the terrorist organization Jamaat ul Fuqra and its front group, the Muslims of the Americas, led by Pakistani terrorist Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani.

The latest action in this case occurred this week. On Wednesday, 14 November 2007, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson sentenced Ronald Roundtree, 51, a member of the Muslims of the Americas camp in Virginia to 21 months in federal prison for his role in a multi-state, multi-million dollar counterfeiting ring.

The counterfeiting ring was busted by federal authorities on 7 March 2007, as announced by the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia. In a press release, authorities announced the arrest of eight-(8) individuals in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and New York, as part of a FBI led investigation into trafficking in counterfeit goods and copyright infringement.

According to investigative reports, the counterfeit clothing ring led by Abbas CHOUMAN, 43, of Astoria, NY generated over $7 million in revenue. CHOUMAN was sentenced on Friday, 12 October 2007 to 57 months in federal prison for his role in the criminal copyright infringement scam. In September, HAQQ, PIERRE and HARMON were sentenced to 8, 24, and 27 month prison terms respectively for their roles in the operation; on August 2, Ishoc Uthman Ibn-Abdus SALAAM, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty by a federal jury in Richmond of attempted conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. Additionally, Terri SINGLETON, 34, of Beckley, WV, one of ROUNDTREE’s three wives, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods with ROUNDREE. SINGLETON received two years probation in a separate federal court penalty hearing last month.

As part of the investigation conducted by this agency, it was determined that three of the above named defendants, Ismail HAQQ, 33, Cherubin PIERRE, 32, and Ronald ROUNDTREE, 51 have ties to the Muslims of the Americas and Jamaat ul Fuqra encampments located within the United States and Canada. The headquarters for Jamaat ul Fuqra is located on the outskirts of Hancock, NY, nestled in a wooded area near the water reservoir that supplies the majority of fresh water to the greater New York City area.

Jamaat ul Fuqra is the Islamic terrorist organization operational within the United Stated and Canada that uses the Muslims of the Americas as an allegedly innocuous Islamic organization that is led by the Pakistani terrorist Sheikh Mubarek Gilani. Gilani, most notably, was identified as the Muslim leader that Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl was on his way to interview when he was kidnapped and brutally beheaded. Investigators from the Northeast Intelligence Network first reported on the activities of Jamaat ul Fuqra on this web site in a comprehensive report last year. That report drew the ire of Pakistani Sheikh Gilani against the Northeast Intelligence Network, along with denials of his involvement in any criminal or terrorist enterprise in the U.S.

As verified by Interpol, the FBI and CSIS, there is a vast amount of money being made in the sale of counterfeit goods, and in many cases, the profits are being funneled to Islamic terrorist groups. From brake pads to CDs and clothing, it’s easy to find a source for “knock-off” goods in the city where you live. According to Interpol, most terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda, will have a counterfeiting arm built within their organization that raises money for the terrorist leaders to fund terror operations and sustain their organizations.

Despite the innocuous characterizations by some in law enforcement and neighboring residents that the Muslim compounds housing members of the Muslims of the Americas, or more precisely, Jamaat ul Fuqra are “good residents and neighbors,” evidence uncovered by our investigation suggests that activities at these compounds could involve terrorist training. In addition to such training, additional evidence was uncovered that Gilani’s disciples are involved in raining money for terrorist operations though Muslim charities inside the U.S. The counterfeiting operation is just one more method of fund raising for terrorism operations.

UPDATE: Verdict in Holy Land Foundation: NOT GUILTY

NOT GUILTY!22 October 2007: After 19 days of deliberation, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development was found not guilty of supporting terrorism by sending money to charity committees controlled by HAMAS. The jury in the terrorism-financing trial was unable to reach unanimous decisions on three of the six defendants, U.S. District Judge Joe Fish. Developing.

The Northeast Intelligence Network will be closely covering the verdict and its implications.

The Trouble With Muslim Charity

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

10 October 2007: This, from Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) article posted yesterday:

“The shocking truth is that Islamic religious giving - called “zakat,” the third pillar of Islam - supports terrorism. And millions of the blood money is donated by American Muslims through mosques and various charities once considered mainstream.”

(Excerpted from later in the article): “At many of the fund-raising events, the speakers performed skits and songs which advocated the destruction of the state of Israel and glorified the killing of Jewish people,” according to the federal indictment. They also sang songs in praise of Hamas.”

Read the entire Investor’s Business Daily article, print it out, spread it among your friends, as the financing of terrorism from INSIDE their enemy county - the United States - is purposely convoluted and quite effective.

On-site investigation by this agency - the Northeast Intelligence Network - found one such questionable “charity” that was reportedly established to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Based in Binghamton, NY, investigator and director of the Northeast Intelligence Network Doug Hagmann located the charity’s main office and found an empty apartment (except for multiple prayer rugs) in a dingy multi-family building in Binghamton, NY.

Among the few documents at this location were newspapers owned and edited by well-known Pakistani Islamic terrorist Sheihk Mubarek Gilani, printed in the Caribbean and distributed to his followers inside the U.S.