Hamas front company active in KhartoumMay 27, 2013
We’re told periodically that Sudan isn’t really a state sponsor of terrorism. Sanctions against the country are said to be a mere holdover from years ago when the Sudanese hosted Osama bin Laden in the 1990s—sanctions which have been renewed strictly on the grounds of government negligence in managing “conflict” and “humanitarian access” subsequent and unrelated to bin Laden’s departure.
But the evidence continues to show that if you want to finance terrorism, Sudan is still one of the best places to operate. Earlier we learned about the presence of and fundraising by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Sudan. Then we found that Sudan’s janjaweed poach elephants and sell the ivory to fund terrorism. And never mind that Eritreans are kidnapped for ransom in Sudan, or their organs are sold on the black market with the revenues enriching Hamas. Now it comes to light that an alleged engineering company operates in the capital of Sudan for the exclusive benefit of Hamas.
Article Alleges Hamas Money Laundering
by IPT News • May 16, 2013
Hamas has several business fronts operating in Saudi Arabia and Sudan which launder money for the terrorist group, the Arab News claimed in a report Wednesday.
The report claims “high-level Gulf sources” confirmed a previous story in Kuwait’s al Seyassah about the illicit activity. The Gulf Cooperation Council is expected “to put an end to the illegitimate financial activity Hamas is carrying out, without excluding these authorities arresting and prosecuting the movement’s leadership cadres,” an IPT translation of the Arab News report said.
The story named four specific businesses serving as fronts benefitting Hamas. It did not make clear what crimes generated the money, thus requiring its laundering.
Three of the companies identified are in and around Jeddah; al Sawa’id Technical for Contracting, “Al Afaq for Computer Technology and Amsar for Trade. The fourth, Hassan and Abed International for Roads and Bridges, was described as operating in Sudan’s capital Khartoum…