Posts Tagged ‘Bosnia’

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Money for terror: recommended news reading

April 16, 2015
  • This young couple in St. Louis would rather fund jihad than make love… more>>
  • ISIS demands a ransom of $100,000 per Christian’s head… more>>
  • The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, which is connected to a jihad fundraising website, recently visited with congressional Democrats… more>>
  • An Afghan colonel’s murder of 8 U.S. airmen may have been a quarter-million-dollar contract killingmore>>
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Feds foil 6 Bosnians funding ISIS from U.S.

February 9, 2015

Ramiz Zijad Hodzic collected $8,000 in Missouri. Then he used the U.S. postal service, Western Union, and PayPal to send $10,000 worth of cash and military gear to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria through intermediaries in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Ramiz had at least five co-conspirators that we’re aware of. Their cause is not Bosnian political reform. They are not trying to send a signal to Serbia or Russia. They are answering the siren call of the caliphate. Their cause is jihad.

From USA Today:

U.S. accuses 6 immigrants of helping Islamic State

An indictment has been unsealed charging Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife, Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, all of St. Louis County. Nihad Rosic, 26, of Utica, N.Y., Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34, of Schiller Park, Ill., and Jasminka Ramic, 42, of Rockford, Ill., were also named in the indictment.

The United States attorney’s office says all six suspects are natives of Bosnia who immigrated to the United States and are either naturalized citizens or have refugee or legal resident status.

Federal investigators were working for two years between 2013 and 2014 to track the suspects. They say Ramiz and Sedina Hodzic were the point people for funneling money, guns and military equipment to Islamic State fighters in the Middle East. The husband and wife made their initial appearance in federal court Friday evening.

On Saturday, Salkicevic appeared in federal court in Chicago, speaking only to confirm she understood the charges against her.

Investigators say Ramiz set up an account in St. Louis to collect close to $8,000. He used his own money and got cash from the other suspects and third parties. Then, the feds say, Ramiz bought more than $2,400 in military equipment from St. Louis businesses. He bought military uniforms, combat boots, tactical gear and firearms accessories then shipped them through the U.S. Postal Service to Turkey.

Ramiz wired more than $7,700 cash between 2013 and 2014 through Western Union to Islamic State fighters, funneling it through Turkey, Bosnia and Saudi Arabia.

Ramiz Zijad Hodzic and Nihad Rosic are charged with conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country…

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Kosovo terrorists sold organs of 10 captives

August 10, 2014

Earlier allegations are true. An EU investigation has found that the Kosovo Liberation Army harvested organs for sale and carried out other atrocities, mostly against Serbs, during the late-1990s war in the Balkans. Evidence is still being gathered for organ trafficking charges, but indictments will be forthcoming for the other abuses.

Hamas and “Arab gangs” spanning from Sudan to the Sinai also make money from underground organ trafficking.  Generally the organ sales are arranged to make money to purchase weapons for further terrorism.

From the Associated Press (h/t Ultrascan HUMINT):

Handful of captives killed in Kosovo war so army could sell their organs on black market, EU probe suspects

Raf Casert, Associated Press | July 29, 2014

BRUSSELS, Belgium — A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday he had “compelling indications” that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black market sale during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

The revelation was part of a presentation on a two-and-a-half-year investigation into atrocities that also largely confirmed human right reports that there was a campaign of persecution of Serb, Roma and other minorities by some people in the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army.

Clint Williamson, the chief prosecutor, said the Special Investigative Task Force would in future be “in a position to file an indictment against certain senior officials of the former Kosovo Liberation Army” for a series of crimes, including killings, disappearances, camp detentions and sexual violence.

The killing for organ harvesting has long been a key aspect of the probe. Williamson said that the level of evidence was not yet sufficient to prosecute the alleged crimes.

The EU probe followed a 2011 Council of Europe report alleging that the rebel KLA ran detention camps on Albania’s border during Kosovo’s war for independence from Serbia. It alleged that civilian captives were killed there and their organs sold as part of an illegal trade linked to senior KLA commanders.

Without naming any individuals, Williamson said that “there are compelling indications that this practice did occur.” He went to lengths to make clear the alleged harvesting was not a wholesale practice, rejecting claims of hundreds of victims. Some 400 people — mostly Kosovo Serbs — disappeared near the end of the war.

“Handful was meant literally — 10,” Williamson said, holding up two hands with outstretched fingers. “That is the approximate range of the number.”

“The fact that it occurred on a limited scale does not diminish the savagery of such a crime,” he said…

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Recommended reading: front charities, ATM bombings, and sanctions violations

January 30, 2014
  • Members of a terror cell that bombed ATM machines across Bahrain have been convicted for detonating explosives and laundering money… more>>
  • Money for training of Islamic militants around the world was routed through Vienna by the Turkish charity IHH, reports a Bosnian newspaper… more>>
  • An Iranian-U.S. dual citizen packed 44 boxes of blueprints and technical specs about the F-35 fighter jet and shipped them off to Iran.  Customs agents weren’t fooled by his shipping label: “House Hold Goods”… more>>
  • Four years after it was revealed that IFCO helped funnel money for George Galloway to Hamas, the IRS might strip IFCO of its tax-exempt status… more>>
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No hard time for tax-dodging jihad donor

June 8, 2012

A Muslim who lied about the purpose of his Massachusetts-based terror financing organization to obtain tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service has been spared by a federal judge from a prison sentence or even a deportation hearing.  Although Emadeddin Muntasser’s conviction on a charge of defrauding the U.S. government was upheld by the First Circuit Court of Appeals last year, the trial court judge has let Muntasser off with a light sentence of six months under house arrest.

Federal prosecutors sought a five year sentence.  Muntasser has served only five months in jail for his crimes, and will face no additional prison time.  This is a man who published a “bloodcurdling” jihadist newsletter throughout the 1990s.  He bundled zakat donations from like-minded hate-filled Muslim residents of the United States, who scrolled “Bosnia mujahideen,” “Jihad Bosnia,” and “mujahideen Bosnia, 9th Battalion” upon the memo lines of the checks they wrote to Muntasser’s organization!

Naturally, the publication of the newsletter or the financial support for jihad abroad were never disclosed in tax filings by Muntasser and his “Care International” organization (or its predecessor organization, al-Kifah).

Once again, we have lost a golden opportunity to demonstrate zero tolerance for Muslims living in the West who fraudulently obtain tax-exempt status for the express purpose of increasing the amount of zakat they can divert toward jihad against non-Muslims overseas.

Incidently, Care International was closely tied to the Global Relief Foundation, the “charity” behind the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings.

Oh, and by the way, Muntasser has apparently been able to build a furniture company with 50 employees despite the legal proceedings against him.  Muntasser is Libyan, but the furniture angle does jog our memory about a report from the NYPD that said “Hamas supporters/members have been identified among a NYC group of Palestinian nationals who originate from a small town in Palestine, Ein-Yabroud, and a Hamas stronghold. Many others from there now reside in the US (NYC, Chicago, NJ, Georgia, and Puerto Rico) owning and operating their furniture and carpet stores, generating funds that are allegedly funneled to Hamas.”

Not to suggest that Muntasser’s furniture profits are funding jihad.  No, that would be quite unfair.  Especially considering how honest Muntasser has always been about his work and his intentions.

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Muslim Brotherhood news worth reading

March 6, 2011

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report has published some informative posts recently that would interest most Money Jihad readers:

1.  “Phillipine Islamic Scholars Want Local IIRO Office Reopened; Designated By US As Terrorist Organization” (Mar. 1). Thirty-two Muslim Filipino clerics have called for the reinstatement of its branch of the International Islamic Relief Organization which was designated as a terrorist entity by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2006.  (As a footnote to the Global MB Report piece, the overly conciliatory government of the Philippines should not agree to this considering the lies the Saudis continue to tell about IIRO.)

2.  “Bosnian Grand Mufti Visited Libya In Mid-February; Accepted Donation From Qadhafi” (Feb. 28).  Last month, Muamar “Daffy” Qaddafi donated several million Bosnian marks to the Grand Mufti of Bosnia, Mustafa Ceric, to build a new Islamic headquarters office in Sarajevo.  Ceric is a member of the Yusuf Qaradawi led European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), a Muslim Brotherhood extension.

3. “UK Muslim Brotherhood Charity Signs Agreement With World Assembly of Muslim Youth” (Feb. 27). Muslim Aid, a Union of Good (ie, Hamas-funding) charity, has signed an agreement to form closer relationships with the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), itself a Muslim Brotherhood front group.

Take a look.  The money links them all.

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Your money and your sons

January 23, 2011

How Ottomans taxed Christian Bosnians

Lee Jay Walker offered up an alternative historical explanation of the conflict in the Balkans via the Pakistan Christian Post on Wednesday.  The Christians in Bosnia were long-suffering victims of the Muslim Ottoman tax system including the wicked devshirme and the jizya.

The hidden “Islamic jihad” and dimensions of Bosnia have been ignored prior to the conflict, during the civil war in the early 1990s, and afterwards. This misrepresentation of reality meant that thousands of Islamists from all over the world were aided by so-called democratic powers and the role of the mass media and many leading academics served the ambitions of Al-Qa’ida and other outside powers. Therefore, what is the reality of Bosnia and why is it claimed that all communities resided in peace and tranquility?

According to many naïve Western commentators Bosnia was a tranquil reality where Muslims and Christians lived happily together for many centuries. Not only this, the Western rhetoric claimed that in modern times it was the Muslim leadership in Bosnia which was open-minded, democratic, modernist, and which desired to maintain a multi-cultural and multi-religious society.

The truth could not have been further and Western commentators and academics are clearly glossing over reality because the Ottoman Empire was not based on enlightenment. On the contrary, the Islamization of Bosnia was paid by the blood of Christians and the slavery and forced conversions of young Christian boys who were forcibly converted to Islam via the barbaric devshirme system.

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