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As we’ve noted before, Money Jihad blog receives demands for zakat from Muslims all over the world from direct emails or from comments submitted on Money Jihad posts. (See this old post for for a dozen examples of “zakat spam” we’ve intentionally left un-deleted.)
These requests are laughable to anybody who is actually familiar with the content of this blog. As an anti-poverty program, zakat has an abysmal record. As a terrorist financing method, zakat has been wildly successful. This blog donating a single penny in zakat would be as absurd as saying that Islam is a religion of peace.
This message we received through “Contact us” from an entity purporting to be “Islamic Relief Aid Uganda” is also absurd, laughable, and disturbing. Their IP address corresponds to Kampala, Uganda.
Name: Islamic Relief Aid Uganda
Message: Assalamu alaikum Brothers
This is an Email from Islamic Relief Aid Uganda.we need to fight Christians who want to take over our land in Northern Uganda,we are requesting for Money Jihad Brothers to help us fight the Christians get out of our land and this will require publication of materials to be distributed to all Mosques.
We Officially submit this application as United 220 Mosques Leaders for request of Support USD 8,000 to buy a Printing Holy Quran Machine and Printing Papers.
We appeal to Money Jihad Administration and the Director for support.We look forward for response in Names of Allah.
The Bank Account is available on request
> Time: Sunday June 12, 2011 at 3:38 am
> IP Address: 126.96.36.199
Western crooks, including Christians, do lie, cheat, and steal. But they don’t have a religious authority telling them that theft is a duty imposed by god.
Meanwhile, Radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki has told Muslims living in the West that it is a commandment of Islam to engage in a variety of financial crimes against infidel governments. That includes defrauding the welfare states that play host to Muslim immigrants. With that as a preface, here’s a round-up of recent Muslim financial criminals at work:
- Two bank clerks plotted to steal £350,000 by using fake ID cards (Men Media, Jan. 20)
- Ten apparently Muslim families cost the U.K. over one million pounds per year in outrageous housing benefits (Daily Mail, Jan. 29).
- An Afghan woman living high on the hog in Britain was able to live in a £1.2 million mansion through housing benefit fraud (Daily Mail, Jan. 25).
- A mortgage fraudster and Islamic religious teacher was able to acquire £1.7 million in real estate through false mortgage papers (Daily Mail, Feb. 19).
- Fake orphan scam: a Pakistani immigrated to Great Britain and claimed he was a poor, homeless orphan facing death if he were deported, but who was actually just staying in Britain to send cash back to Pakistan (Daily Mail, Feb. 21, h/t GoV).
I’m leaving out some other recent flimflams from Canada, Sweden, and the U.S., but there’s only so much blog space and so many crimes…
Islamic cleric and terrorist mentor Anwar al-Awlaki recently made headlines for advocating theft and other financial crimes against “hostile” powers like the United States. The position al-Awlaki has adopted, however, is not held by him alone.
In an interview with World Net Daily (h/t RoP), British Islamist rabble-rouser Anjem Choudary said of al-Awlaki’s statement that, “That is an Islamic viewpoint, and that is based on the Quran and the traditions of the messenger Muhammad, that originally there is no sanctity for the life and the wealth of non-Muslims unless they embrace Islam or unless they covenant with them in a covenant of security.” Choudary says that Islam permits killing and stealing against non-Muslims whose countries are at war with Muslim countries. There is no “sanctity of life” or of wealth possessed by infidels.
But don’t take Choudary’s word for it either. Let’s go straight to the source.
Sura 8 of the Koran is entitled “The Spoils,” which refers to the booty that shall be taken from the infidels. Al-Awlaki says that taking money by force from disbelievers as booty is the “best and purest form of income.” The basis for his statement comes from the Hadith Sahih Bukhari, when Muhammad said, “the spoils of war are made halal for me” (see Volume 1, Book 7, Number 331).
Al-Awlaki also cites a Hanafi scholar who says stealing from people in the dar al-harb “is considered mubah (permitted) just like hunting or wood gathering.” Al-Awlaki references other traditional Muslim sources who say that theft and embezzlement are different from booty because they are taken by deception or trickery rather than by force, but that such theft and embezzlement is still legal. Al-Awlaki’s full “ruling” is available at Jihadology.
How mainstream the view is within Islam is unclear, but it is clearly a commonly held view among jihadists. It is noteworthy that Muhammad himself, the greatest example for Muslim men to follow, abandoned business and trade after declaring himself to be a prophet and lived off of looting and the spoils of war for the rest of his life.
See additional coverage on robbery for Islam here.
Take heart, dear reader. You’re not alone in your concerns about the financial jihad against us. You’re not the only one who wants to follow the money behind the Ground Zero Mosque. You’re not the only one who wants to know where Al Qaeda gets its financing. You’re not the only one who recognizes that the Islamists receive most of their funds through taxes mandated by Muhammad, and that Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s “jihad with money” must be resisted at every turn. The jihadist is being unveiled. The word is spreading.
There’s been a spate of great blog posts over the last week at some of our favorite blogs, all illustrating how the jihadists continue tapping into zakat and other Koranic tax revenues streams to wage their money jihad against the West.
- Global MB Daily Report: Kuwait’s the International Islamic Charitable Organization, IICO, observes its 25th anniversary. IICO appears to have the full support of Kuwait’s royal family and government. IICO also has ties to Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Virginia…
- Shariah Finance Watch: The ruler of Dubai has mandated that waqf projects be fully sharia compliant. Waqf religious endowment projects are common. But explicitly mandating their sharia compliance is an extra layer of detail they don’t normally publicize. Remember that sharia=subjugation (of women, non-Muslims, etc.).
- JihadWatch: Five members of a Muslim “humanitarian” group have been arrested in Kosovo. With all the arrests, criminal investigations, and convictions of Muslim charities, is anybody else catching on that there is something inherently criminal about Islamic charity?
- Shariah Finance Watch: Anwar al-Awlaki has come out championing the money jihad. Yes, the Yemen-based cleric who inspired some of the 9/11 hijackers, the Ft. Hood’s Maj. Hasan, and other lowlife murderers has joined Osama Bin Laden and Yusuf al-Qaradawi in his public support for the Al Jihad bi al-Mal.
- Rantburg: Big bounties are being paid to Taliban for each NATO casualty they cause. Money for the bounties comes from protection payments (zakat), opium harvests (ushr), and the Gulf (sadaqa & hawala). NATO deaths are the fruits of the money jihad.
“Mujâhid (Plural: Mujâhidûn) A Muslim warrior in Jihâd.”
This concise explanation appears in the appendix of the Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari.
Remember what Islam and its fundamentalist spokesmen say about the mujahideen and the money jihad?
“Your duty is to support the Mujahideen with money and men. I have experienced Jihad myself and I know how costly it can be. The Zakat of one affluent Muslim merchant is enough to finance all the Jihadi front against our enemies”—Osama Bin Laden.
“Collecting money for the mujahideen was not a donation or a gift but a duty necessitated by the sacrifices they made for the Muslim nation”—Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
“When you use your money for the sake of Allah…you are a mujahid for the sake of Allah”—Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Palestinian Authority.
Oh, and zakat contributions “are only for the Fuqara’ (poor), and Al-Masakin (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds), and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam), and to free the captives, and for those in debt, and for Allah’s Cause (i.e. for Mujahidun – those fighting in a holy battle), and for the wayfarer (a traveller who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by Allah.”—Koran (Sura 9, Verse 60).
Some of these quotations deserve a special new place in our blog’s sidebar as a reminder of what “jihad with money” is all about.
As of today, Money Jihad has received just over 10,000 hits since launching in October 2009. Thanks especially to our top 10 referring sites:
- The Religion of Peace
- Shariah Finance Watch
- Jihad Watch
- Susan Loone’s Blog
- Atlas Shrugs
- Danger Room
- Creeping Sharia
Those are all great resources—please support them. An honorable mention also goes to Skeptical CPA. Cheers!
Never mind that the Koran commands Muslims to “Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah!” (9:41). The real inspiration behind terrorist financing isn’t Islamic law and jihad…it’s a stalled Israeli peace process! At least according to Bill Clinton.
Clinton, who lives in a mental fantasy land of his own invention, declared on ABC’s “This Week” program on Apr. 18 that “half” of terrorist funding comes from angst over the “Palestinian” issue. Furthermore, Clinton argues that if Pres. Obama announced a peace plan of his own, that would mean a “whole different story” for terrorist financing:
TAPPER: You’ve come closer than any president in recent history in brokering a mid-east peace plan. President Obama is in a situation right now where he is getting a lot of conflicting advice. Do you think it’s time for President Obama to put a peace plan on the table?
CLINTON: Well, first of all, I’m reluctant to give him public advice. I talk to the president and the secretary of state and Mr. Emanuel and others privately. But let me answer you this way because I don’t want to do anything to foreclose their options. The argument against doing that is that the current Israeli government with its current coalition almost certainly would reject it.
And the argument is that that makes us look weak. I think it’s the — it may be — they may decide it’s more important to have clarity. And to do something that will be an action forcing event to put them back to the table.
And if he decides to do it, I will support it. And I think if he decides to do it, he should acknowledge that they may come up with a deal that’s slightly different than the one he proposes. But we need to do something to deprive both sides of any excuse not to engage in serious negotiations.
Look at the ramifications of this. Half of the energy coming out of all this organization and money-raising for terror comes out of the allegations around the unresolved Palestinian issue. If there were a Palestinian state working in partnership, with the policies Mr. Fayyad’s following on the West Bank, it would be a whole different world.
All the Arabs would identify with Israel.
As of this evening, Money Jihad has been viewed over 4,000 times in the less than four months since we launched. Thank you to all the readers! It’s gratifying to see steady and growing readership.
But the best part is that as the word spreads, the lights are shining brighter and brighter on the darkness of terrorist financing.