Revisiting Treasury’s haste to unfreeze assets…

November 18, 2011

Lately, Money Jihad has experienced a small flurry of web traffic from people searching the Internet for information about Faraj Hassan.

To review, Faraj Hassan (a.k.a. Faraj Faraj Hussein al-Sa’idi) was a Muslim living in the U.K. who was convicted by an Italian court for being a member of a Libyan terrorist organization.  U.K. authorities declined to extradite Hassan to Italy, but the U.S. and the United Nations both designated Hassan as a terrorist.  Hassan was reported to have died in a motorcycle accident in August, 2010.

Ignoring the possibility that Hassan’s death could have been faked, the U.S. Treasury Department quickly lifted sanctions on Hassan, freeing up any assets he may have held in U.S. banks for Hassan’s family to use to continue supporting the jihad that Hassan extolled.

Here’s video that showed Hassan telling a cheering Muslim British crowd (at a rally for murderer Aafia Siddiqui) that “jihad against America is compulsory” shortly before his alleged death:

It is unknown how many assets may have been made available to Hassan’s family over the past year by the Treasury Department’s prompt action in this matter.



  1. Alternate contrasting example/illustration:

    A senior Hezbollah terrorist named Imad Mughniyah was killed in Feb. 2008. The U.S. Treasury Department did not un-list Mughniyah until yesterday–Nov. 22, 2011–almost four years after Mugniyah died.

    But Faraj Hussein’s name was removed in about one month!!

  2. Update: Faraj Hussein was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an organization upon which the BBC recently reported that “MI5 believed… was close to Al Qaeda and was involved in recruiting young Muslims in Britain to fight Jihad in Iraq” in 2004.

    See news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9711000/9711945.stm

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