Counterfeit intifada

July 24, 2011

Counterfeiting “infidel” currencies has become a common tactic among jihadist groups.  It has, for example, reached crisis proportions against the “Hindu” rupee.

Add Gaza to the list of counterfeiters of the kaffir U.S. dollar.  From Elder of Ziyon on July 11:

Ma’an (Arabic) reports that Hamas has arrested people who were counterfeiting American $100 bills in Gaza. They caught over $200,000 of fake currency.

The counterfeiters’ tool? An HP 5550 color laser printer.

Hamas has good reason to arrest the counterfeiters. After all, they want to make sure that they corner the market for themselves.

In her book, Funding Evil, Rachel Ehrenfeld described counterfeiting of Israeli shekels by terrorists in the Palestinian territories:  “[I]n April 2002 the IDF found ‘large quantities’ of counterfeit Israeli currency in denominations of 50-, 100-, and 200-sheqel notes, in Arafat’s compound in Ramallah” (p. 91 in the paperback edition).

Ehrenfeld also writes that Argentinian police alleged that Latin American based Hezbollah operative Assad Muhammad Barakat “had distributed $60 million in Colombian-printed counterfeit U.S. dollars, and that he had participated in the 1994 bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires…” (p. 150).

The lessons that the enemies of Israel have learned is that if we don’t give you enough millions of dollars in foreign aid, just Xerox your own!

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