By J. Millard Burr, Robert O. Collins
Giving to charity is incumbent upon each Muslim. all through background, Muslims have donated to the bad and to charitable endowments manage for the needs of marketing Islam during the development of mosques, faculties, and hospitals. in recent times, there was a dramatic proliferation of Islamic charities, lots of that have been created within the declining a long time of the twentieth century by means of the infusion of oil cash into the Muslim global. whereas almost all these are valid, there's now enormous and being concerned proof to teach that others have extra questionable intentions, and that cash from such enterprises were diverted to aid terrorist teams, akin to al-Qaeda. The authors of this booklet study the competition via an in depth research of the charities concerned, their monetary intermediaries, and the terrorist enterprises themselves. What they observe is that cash from those charities has funded conflicts internationally, from the early days in Afghanistan while the mujahideen (Muslim Warriors) fought the Soviets, to next terrorist actions in valuable Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Palestine, and, so much lately, in Europe and the USA. This ground-breaking booklet is the 1st to piece jointly, from an unlimited array of resources, the key and complicated monetary platforms that help terror.
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Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World by J. Millard Burr, Robert O. Collins