By J. Millard Burr, Robert O. Collins
Giving to charity is incumbent upon each Muslim. all through historical past, Muslims have donated to the negative and to charitable endowments manage for the needs of selling Islam in the course of the development of mosques, colleges, and hospitals. in recent times, there was a dramatic proliferation of Islamic charities, lots of which have been created within the declining many years of the 20 th century via the infusion of oil cash into the Muslim international. whereas each one of these are valid, there's now enormous and being concerned facts to teach that others have extra questionable intentions, and that money from such organisations were diverted to aid terrorist teams, resembling al-Qaeda. The authors of this e-book research the competition via a close research of the charities concerned, their monetary intermediaries, and the terrorist firms themselves. What they realize 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 significant Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Palestine, and, so much lately, in Europe and the us. This ground-breaking publication is the 1st to piece jointly, from an unlimited array of assets, the key and complicated monetary platforms that aid terror.
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For example, in the fourth progress report (January 20, 1975) from the CCCT to the president, research was listed as one of the “priority areas of concentrated effort” (DNSA document TE 366, p. 11). 15 At first RAND was asked to focus on how to manage specific types of terrorist incidents – kidnapping and hostage incidents, including how to bargain in hostage situations (Jenkins and Johnson 1976). 16 At the start of the 1970s there were few, if any, terrorism experts. Recalling the state of affairs in terrorism studies at the beginning of the 1970s, one expert (Bell 1977: 481–2) wrote: There were really no general experts in the analysis of terror, only those with special academic skills (a knowledge of the Palestinian Fedayeen, or a career focused on deviant behavior) that could be related to the problem.
Walter Laqueur, one of the first terrorism experts, and the author of many books on terrorism, including The New Terrorism: Fanaticism and the Arms of Mass Destruction (Laqueur 1999 – called “probably the best single volume. on terrorism and political violence” by a 15 16 RAND, located in Santa Monica, California, was founded in 1948 as the “Research and Development” Corporation to provide consulting expertise to the air force, and subsequently became, among other things, the premier location of game theory simulations and debates over the possibility of rational nuclear war during the cold war (see Abella 2008).
Interviews generally lasted between forty-five minutes and one hour, and respondents were given the option of speaking anonymously or for attribution, with most choosing the latter. I also obtained transcripts from a series of eleven interviews conducted in the early 1980s by a student at the Claremont Graduate School (Hoffman 1984). Additionally, I attended several conferences on terrorism as an observer, and was a fellow in residence 14 See also Ranstorp (2007), Silke (2004b), and Zulaika and Douglass (1996), along with Crelinsten (1989a, 1989b), Crelinsten and Schmid (1993), Gordon (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004a, 2004b, 2005), Reid (1983, 1992, 1993, 1997), Reid et al.
Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World by J. Millard Burr, Robert O. Collins