Hamas still uses Sudan as funding turfSeptember 29, 2011
The State Department’s new “2010” report on global terrorism (that was published several months late) keeps Sudan on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Although State says that the Sudanese government has been helpful in operations against al Qaeda, the government isn’t strong enough to combat terrorism fully.
Moreover, the report revealed that “Sudanese officials continued to view Hamas members as representatives of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas members conducted fundraising in Sudan, and Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) maintained a presence in Sudan.”
Separate outdated reports have said that Sudan hosts “centers for raising funds and Islamic Social Unions (Marakiz li-Jam’ al-Tabarru’at wa-Ittihadat Ijtima’iyyah Islamiyya)” and that “Pro-HAMAS financial activity in Africa is centred in Sudan through the head office of the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA).”
Earlier this year, the Jerusalem Post called Sudan “a known stop on the smuggling route from Iran to Gaza.”
In March, Hamas top dog Khaled Meshaal and Yusuf al-Qaradawi (the virulently anti-Semitic sharia finance magnate and leader of the Union of Good network of pro-Hamas charities) spoke in Khartoum, Sudan, at a conference hosted by the Al-Quds Foundation—a group that seeks an “Arab identity” for Jerusalem.
Maybe they did a little fund-raising while in Khartoum? Men like Meshaal and Creepy Qaradawi are a bit like Linda Evangelista: they won’t even get out of bed for less than $10,000…