Publisher description for Alms for jihad : charity and terrorism in the Islamic world / J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins.


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There has been a dramatic proliferation of Islamic charities recently. While most are legitimate, considerable evidence reveals that others have more questionable intentions, and that funds have been diverted to support terrorist groups, such as al-Qaeda. The authors examine the contention through a detailed investigation of the charities involved, their financial intermediaries, and the terrorist organizations themselves. What they discover is that money from these charities has funded conflicts across the world, from the early days in Afghanistan, to subsequent terrorist activities in Asia, Africa, Palestine and, most recently, Europe and the United States.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Charities -- Islamic countries.
Terrorism -- Islamic countries.
Terrorism -- Economic aspects.