Zafar Iqbal, Lashkar-e-Taiba money manOctober 25, 2011
Lashkar-e-Taiba was behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, and is one of the richest terror organizations in South Asia.
One man partly responsible for LeT’s wealth is Zafar Iqbal, a terror fundraiser, terror training camp patron, and madrassa curriculum chief. In its press release describing the designation of Zafar Iqbal as a terrorist, the U.S. Treasury Department described him this way:
Zafar Iqbal is a senior leader and co-founder of LET, has served in various LET/JUD senior leadership positions and was once considered LET/JUD’s second-in-command. As of late 2010, Iqbal was in charge of LET/JUD’s finance department. Zafar Iqbal has also been involved in LET/JUD fundraising activities. As of 2008, he was identified as LET/JUD’s chief of fundraising, and in 2010, Iqbal was overseeing the construction of an LET/JUD facility.
From 2003 to 2010, Iqbal was also the director of LET/JUD’s education department. In this capacity, Iqbal has been involved in recruiting activities on behalf of the group and has prepared the curricula for schools run by LET/JUD in Pakistan. As of 2010, Iqbal was a joint secretary of a university trust created by LET/JUD to carry out activities on behalf of the group.
Iqbal formed LET in the late 1980s with current LET/JUD emir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, designated by the U.S. pursuant to E.O. 13224 in May 2008, and by the UN in December 2008. In 1989 or 1990, Iqbal traveled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with LET/JUD emir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed to request financial support from Usama bin Laden.
Note: The above bum is not Zafar Iqbal, but some other Lashkar-e-Taiba goon displaying his love of jihad for the camera.