2011: al-Awlaki’s message of theft lives on

January 2, 2012

Continuing our look back at the major terror finance stories of 2011, one cannot ignore the impact made by the late Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

In the January 2011 edition of Inspire magazine, al-Awlaki declared that Muslims living in the Dar al-Harb should poach, steal, and embezzle just as if they were living off the land by hunting and gathering wood—an activity permitted under Hanafi rulings.  That behavior is even more blessed if it is done with the intent to fund jihad.

A year earlier, Awlaki released tips on financing terror among his 44 ways of supporting jihad.

These messages made their way around the world in Internet forums, newspapers, and through personal emails from Awlaki to jihadists seeking his guidance.

Awlaki was killed in a Sept. 30 bombing, but his message of the money jihad lives on and grows through those who took his message to heart.  Each week we seem to be greeted with the latest news of welfare fraud or tax cheating by a Muslim living in the U.K., Canada, or the U.S.  In India, counterfeiting by radical Muslims against the “infidel” “Hindu” currency has hit record highs.  Al-Awlaki would approve.

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  1. […] should also look back at an article in the January 2011 edition of Inspire entitled “The Ruling on Dispossessing […]

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