Posts Tagged ‘WAMY’


Arab state cash: recommended news reading

August 27, 2014
  • Samer Majzoub has served as Montreal’s middleman with the radical World Assembly of Muslim Youth and now Kuwait’s embassy to fund Islamic schools in Canada… more>>
  • Who funds the ISIS crisis? A top German official says, “The keyword there is Qatar“… more>>
  • The chorus grows:  “The U.S. needs to call a spade a spade and label Qatar as a State Sponsor of Terrorism“… (h/t Brian)… more>>
  • What role does Venezuela play as a cash courier for “humanitarian relief” on behalf of terror sponsors? Answer>>

SIMI hotbed gets Saudi support

May 8, 2013

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in northern India, the birthplace of the militant group Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), receives support from Saudi Arabia, which also funds SIMI itself:

  • In 2006, SIMI and Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out a pressure cooker bombing that killed 209 train passengers in Mumbai.  SIMI was involved with other smaller but still lethal bombings throughout the 2000s.  This February, three SIMI activists were detained for questioning in regards to explosions that killed 18 in Hyderabad.
  • SIMI was founded at AMU, a public university in Uttar Pradesh, India, in 1977.
  • AMU mostly makes the news today for “violent incidents in campus, arrest of its students and alumni for involvement in various terrorist attacks in India,” the possible presence of Al Qaeda on campus, and the financial improprieties of AMU vice chancellor P. K. Abdul Azis.
  • Last year, Vice Chancellor Azis traveled to Riyadh and announced his intentions to obtain financial support from public and private Saudi entities for the expansion of an Arabic teaching and research facility at AMU.  Azis also indicated that a high-powered delegation from a Saudi university met with AMU officials the previous year to identify areas of joint cooperation within AMU’s engineering and technology college.
  • The South Asia Terrorism Portal also reports that SIMI itself receives “generous financial assistance” from Saudi Arabia:

…SIMI reportedly secures generous financial assistance from the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), Riyadh, and also maintains close links with the International Islamic Federation of Students’ Organizations (IIFSO) in Kuwait.

It also receives generous funds from contacts in Pakistan. The Chicago-based Consultative Committee of Indian Muslims is also reported to have supported SIMI morally and financially…

  • SIMI considers the United States as an “enemy of Islam” and held demonstrations across India in 1998 against American military presence in Saudi Arabia at the time, and adopted a “pro-Taliban stance” after 9/11.

Terror-linked WAMY funds 10 Pak madrassas

February 15, 2013

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a quasi-governmental foundation established and funded by Saudi Arabia, has completed renovations on 10 madrassas Pakistan.  WAMY has been a primary vessel in financing the spread of virulent Wahhabi Islam internationally.  From WAMY-Pakistan’s website last month:

WAMY School in new dress

WAMY Pakistan is running 10 Orphans education Schools in Afghanistan from more then 20 years .  Where Providing free quality education , social protection and cash aid to about 2000 two thousand orphens students  and their families too. Recently WAMY Afghanistan has completed the maintenance of these all school to provide the better facilities to students , WAMY is an International Youth Welfare Charity, Saudi Arabia Based  working around the world for the welfare of Muslim Youth in all  filed.

The Canada Revenue Agency stripped WAMY-Canada of its tax exempt status last year because WAMY’s Canadian branch could not demonstrate that it was independent from the terrorist financial activities of Saudi-based WAMY.

WAMY’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, was raided by federal authorities in 2004 as part of an investigation into the financing of terrorism.

Additional background on WAMY’s money trail is available from the ADL, Militant Muslim Monitor, the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report, and terror finance expert Rachel Ehrenfeld’s book, Funding Evil.  Prior Money Jihad coverage of WAMY can be found here, and here on the use of orphanages as radical indoctrination camps.


WAMY funds another Pakistan mosque

November 19, 2012

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), an agency of the Saudi government that has funded Wahhabi causes and terrorists around the world for decades, has opened a new mosque in Pakistan.  Yeah, because that’s exactly what Pakistan needs:  more Islam.

From IINA on Nov. 6:

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) has opened recently a mosque in Deir Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.

In an inaugural ceremony, held on this occasion, a number of speakers praised WAMY’s efforts in supporting the Pakistani people. WAMY opened earlier seven new wells in Pakistan that benefit nearly 20,000 citizens, as part of its efforts to provide potable water to the poor and needy in the Islamic world, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

This project should not be confused with other recent news of Saudi funding of a new $100 million mosque in Kabul and projects in Maldives, which are separate attempts to spread Wahhabi Islam to countries that were somewhat more religiously moderate prior to infiltration by Saudi money.


Sheikh: preventing terror finance violates rights

September 25, 2012

Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulrahman Al-Hussein, formerly the chief of the presidency of Saudi Arabia’s two holy mosques and a member of the Senior Ulema Council, has written a 1,600 word opinion piece in the Arab News defending the transfer of funds overseas through “charity” from Saudi Arabia.  Hussein asserts that such “charity” is a personal freedom and human right.

In the piece, Sheikh Saleh Hussein slams a 2003 U.S. congressional hearing, which he claims had no facts, just emotional smears, about Saudi charities involved in financing terror.  He blames that hearing, subsequent arm twisting at the United Nations, and traitorous reporting by local Gulf journalists, for giving Saudi Arabia a bad reputation as the world’s terror financial hub.

If the evidence of Saudi perfidy is all based on false or exaggerated rhetoric, can the sheikh please explain the following events?

  • Why the Saudi International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) branch in the Philippines, which was designated by the U.S. as a terrorist entity, was founded by Osama Bin Laden’s brother-in-law, Muhammad Jamal Khalifah—a senior Al Qaeda leader?
  • Why Saudi Arabia conceded that Al Haramain (a charity that operated under the control of the government of Saudi Arabia) branches in Bosnia, Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Pakistan were terrorist entities?
  • Why the former head of Al Haramain in the U.S. was convicted last year to 33 months in prison for funding jihad in Chechnya?
  • Why the founder of Saudi Arabia’s largest private bank (and the Sunni world’s largest sharia bank) was named in the infamous “Golden Chain” list of 20 financial benefactors of Al Qaeda, and why Saudi Arabia has resisted all legal attempts to access his bank’s records?
  • Why Saudi Arabia sponsors telethons to raise money for suicide bombers?
  • Why the chief of the Bangladeshi terrorist organization JMB says his funding sources include the Saudi-based Muslim World League and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth?
  • Why the Saudi government continues to award public contracts to the Bin Laden family for construction projects?

Oh, and one more question.  Sheikh Hussein concludes his commentary by invoking a verse from the eighth chapter of the Koran (“The Spoils”), a sura which addresses taking the spoils of war from conquered infidels.  If the sheikh is truly interested in defending the principle of charity toward the poor, this is a quite remarkable passage to select!


Canada’s taxman cracks whip on Muslim Youth

March 14, 2012

And the Canada Revenue Agency deserves a standing ovation for it.

Prior to 9/11, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) and its close North American affiliate known as the Benevolence International Foundation (BIF) made up one of the three charitable front groups that Osama Bin Laden depended on the most for Al Qaeda’s funding (the other two being the Muslim World League and the Qatar Charitable Society).

Now the Canada Revenue Agency has stripped WAMY’s Canadian branch of its tax-exempt status for its failure to prove that it is distinct from its parent organization (WAMY in Saudi Arabia) or to maintain an actual charitable purpose.

In 2011, the Canada Revenue Agency also revoked the tax-exempt status of the Islamic, bogus front charities known as the World Islamic Call Society (an entity sponsored by Muamar Qaddafi) and IRFAN (a Hamas-tied charity).

Unfortunately, the decision does not close WAMY or prevent it from raising funds, but only prevents contributions to WAMY from being claimed as tax-deductible expenses.

H/t to GMBDR, which points to this story from the National Post as further evidence of WAMY’s financial difficulties over the last couple years.

Canadian Muslim youth group tied to al-Qaeda stripped of charitable status

Mar 6, 2012 – 8:47 PM ET | Last Updated: Mar 7, 2012 8:58 AM ET

A Canadian Muslim youth organization has been stripped of its charitable status after a Canada Revenue Agency investigation linked it to a Saudi-based group that allegedly financed Islamist terror campaigns.

An audit of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth revealed the charity had developed ties to a number of organizations that allegedly helped fund al-Qaeda operations around the world and failed to comply with a number of standards required for charities to maintain their status.

In a warning letter to the Toronto-area organization last summer, CRA director-general Cathy Hawara said “our analysis of the Organization’s operations has led the CRA to believe…[it] was established to support the goals and operations of its parent organization, located in Saudi Arabia, which has been alleged to support terrorism.”

WAMY, known in Canada for running Islamic camps and pilgrimages for youth, was stripped of its status on Feb. 11. It failed to keep proper books and records, maintain a specific charitable purpose and distinguish itself from parent organization WAMY (Saudi Arabia), which had been alleged to support terrorist activity, the CRA audit said.

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Jihad chief discloses Islamic charity donors

January 19, 2012
Saidur Rehman

JMB chief Maulana Saidur Rahman

Maulana Saidur Rahman, the jailed chief of the terrorist organization Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), has admitted that JMB’s financial sources include the major Saudi international Wahhabi charities and the Great Britain-based charity Muslim Aid.  Here is Saidur Rahman’s account of JMB donors along with the countries where they are based:

  • U.K.:  Muslim Aid
  • Saudi Arabia:  World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY)
  • Saudi Arabia:  Rabeta-al-Alam-al-Islami (an alternate spelling for Rabita al-Alam al-Islami, more commonly known as the Muslim World League [MWL])
  • International Federation of Islamic Organisations (probably referring to the Nigeria/German-based International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations [IIFSO])
  • Islamic World Committee
  • Qatar:  Charitable Society (a front also used by Osama bin Laden)
  • International Islamic Front (an alternate designation for Al Qaeda)
  • Kuwait:  Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS)

Most of the above entities will be familiar to Money Jihad regulars.  Do not be lulled into the false argument that WAMY and MWL only have religious, charitable, or educational objectives.  They have violent, terrifying, and political objectives, and JMB’s bomb attacks have killed citizens across Bangladesh.  That Muslim Aid is still allowed to operate in Britain (or that RIHS is allowed to operate in Spain) shows the deadly consequences of Western political correctness and dhimmitude.

This information comes from Rajeev Sharma writing for the Sakal Times on Dec. 30:

Terror funds via Dhaka

Bangladesh has to do a lot more to curb terrorism

Under the prime ministership of Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has cracked down on the jehadi brand of terrorism and terror outfits that have been needling India for years. But Dhaka needs to do more to make the efforts more effective. The Hasina government needs to clamp down on sources of funding to the militants.

Militant organisations like Jama’tul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) or Harkat ul Jehad Islam (HUJI) have been banned but not liquidated. Another set of leaders has taken over. Training camps continue to impart ideological and arms training. Mere banning will not serve the purpose. A top  JMB commander, Mustafizur Rahman Shaheen, who was arrested recently, said during interrogation that JMB has not been liquidated after its ban, or with execution of its topmost leaders Abdur Rahman and his deputy Bangla Bhai. He said JMB cadres were operating under various banners to stage Islamic revolution.

The JMB, HUJI and Islamic networks were spawned by al Qaeda and Taliban jehadis. They were trained by Inter Services Intelligence and Lashkar e Toiba. None of the umbilical cords has been cut for good. In all 20 local and foreign NGOs including al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s International Islamic Front finance radical Islamic groups JMB and HUJI. Huge funds pour in every month from Pakistani militant leaders, Sajedur Rahman and Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim through the hawala channel to JMB chief Maulana Saidur Rahman. This was revealed by Maulana Saidur Rahman.

JMB chief Saidur Rahman said its activists learnt operational tactics of hitting multiple targets simultaneously from the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka. From them they acquired techniques for manufacturing explosive devices and arms. He said the JMB follows al Qaeda’s ideology and works to expand and strengthen al Qaeda’s base in Bangladesh. Information about location of JMB suicide squad members was disclosed by JMB military wing chief Boma Mizan and Zaved Iqbal, both of whom were arrested ahead of Saidur Rahman’s arrest.

Saidur Rahman said bin Laden’s International Islamic Front (IIF) has been offering financial assistance to JMB and HUJI regularly as part of its worldwide endeavour to assist all pro-al Qaeda outfits. Read the rest of this entry ?


Congress probes U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

February 28, 2011

According to Paul Sperry writing for WorldNetDaily, congressional staffers are preparing a report on the involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood in American Muslim organizations and into their infiltration of the federal government.  Read Sperry’s full piece from Feb. 21 here.  In it, Sperry also republished a page from his own book, Muslim Mafia, that lists “key U.S. Muslim Brotherhood front organizations.”  This is a valuable list for future reference (with hyperlinks to some prior Money Jihad coverage added):

  • African Muslim Agency
  • Al-Aqsa Education Fund
  • All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)
  • American Muslim Armed Forces & Veterans Council (AMAFVAC)
  • American Muslim Council (AMC)
  • American Muslims for Constructive Engagement (AMCE)
  • American Muslim Foundation (AMC Foundation)
  • American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT)
  • Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE)
  • Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America (AMSS)
  • Baitul Mal Inc. (BMI)
  • Council of Islamic Schools of North America (CISNA)
  • Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center
  • Dar El-Eiman USA Inc.
  • Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA)
  • Global Relief Foundation
  • Graduate School of Islamic & Social Sciences (GSISS, aka Cordoba University)
  • Happy Hearts Trust
  • Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF)
  • International Institute for Islamic Thought
  • International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations (IIFSO)
  • International Islamic Forum for Science, Technology & Human Resources Development Inc. (IIFTIKHAR)
  • International Relief Organization (IRO)
  • Islamic Academy of Florida
  • Islamic Assembly of North America
  • Islamic Association for Palestine in North America (IAP)
  • Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
  • Islamic Free Market Institute (Islamic Institute)
  • Islamic Media Foundation
  • Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA)
  • Islamic Society of North America
  • Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust
  • Muslim American Society (MAS)
  • Muslim Students Association (MSA)
  • Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
  • Muslim World League (MWL)
  • North American Imams Federation (NAIF)
  • North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
  • SAAR Foundation
  • Safa Trust
  • Taibah International Aid Association
  • United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)
  • World Assembly of Muslim Youth

Capitol staffers host former Taibah leader

December 2, 2010

According to Fox News, the former president of the Taibah International Aid Association, Anwar Hajjaj, led prayers at a Jummah prayer service at the U.S. Capitol in April.  The only problem is that Taibah International was designated as a terrorist entity by the Treasury Department in 2004.

You’d think Hajjaj would be on some type of “no prayer leading” list for the Capitol.  Or at least a “do not invite” list for crying out loud!

From on Nov. 11:

Hajjaj, tax filings show, was president of Taibah International Aid Association, which was designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2004 for its ties to a network funneling money to Hamas.

Hajjaj and Usama bin Laden’s nephew, Abdullah bin Laden, co-founded World Assembly of Muslim Youth, which the FBI has deemed a “suspected terrorist organization” since 1996, according to a complaint filed in New York federal court on behalf of the families of Sept. 11 victims. The judge refused to dismiss the charges against the World Assembly in September, saying the charges against it were “sufficient to demonstrate that they are knowingly and intentionally providing material support to Al Qaeda.”

Hajjaj’s involvement with CMSA dates back at least to 2006, according to reports.

The CMSA is the Congressional Muslim Staff Association.


Muslim Brotherhood linked groups rattle the tin cup

November 19, 2010

Like Al Qaeda, the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) are in financial trouble. 

In a recent interview about IUMS recounted by the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report, Yusuf al-Qaradawi sniffed, “Our problem is in fact financial. We need financial assistance.”

GMBDR also reported in September that WAMY is being forced to close down branches and layoff employees.

Referring to WAMY’s difficulties, the Arab News blamed the hardship on “the stringent restrictions imposed by the respective governments on the fundings of Islamic aid organizations.”

Umm, OK.  Restrictions such as what?  “Respective governments” certainly doesn’t refer to the Saudi government itself, which only provides only the slightest fig leaf of oversight over its own charities.

Maybe they mean “restrictions” such as a handful of terrorist designations against Islamic charities by the Treasury Department?  Or “restrictions” such as the U.S. requiring banks to report, but not prohibit, transactions overseas greater than $10,000?  What “stringent” government restrictions are really reducing your income, WAMY? 

None, especially when the evidence shows organizations like Islamic Relief USA are doing better than ever.