Lashkar-e-Taiba “flush with funds”

July 16, 2010

In a July 5 article about David Headley and the growth of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Eurasia Review offered this little nugget:

Despite purported ‘restrictions’ placed on it in Pakistan, the LeT remains flush with funds, collecting generous donations from the overseas Pakistani community in the Persian Gulf and the United Kingdom, Islamic non-Governmental organisations, Pakistani/Kashmiri business people and through its parent organisation JuD. The terrorist group also counts on donations from sympathetic Saudis, Kuwaitis, and Islamist-leaning Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) officers.

Gulf zakat, Islamic charities, Pakistani zakat—a bunch of adjectives to dress up the fact that the money all comes from traditional Islamic sources in keeping with the Koran…  Meanwhile, Western liberals still think jihadists are funded by drugs and crime.


  1. got this from a friend on FB


  2. […] calls Lashkar-e-Taiba (whose revenues include hawala, the Gulf, and Pakistan’s ISI) “one of the largest and best-funded Islamic militant organizations” in South […]

  3. […] Rana, charity funneled through its Jamaat-ud-Dawa front group, private donors from rich Arabs in the Gulf, zakat collections in Kashmiri mosques, and hawala, the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba […]

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