Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World by J. Millard Burr, Robert O. Collins

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 organize for the needs of selling Islam throughout the building of mosques, faculties, and hospitals. in recent times, there was a dramatic proliferation of Islamic charities, a lot of which have been created within the declining many years of the twentieth century by way of the infusion of oil funds into the Muslim international. whereas each one of these are valid, there's now enormous and caring proof to teach that others have extra questionable intentions, and that cash from such corporations were diverted to aid terrorist teams, reminiscent of al-Qaeda. The authors of this e-book study the competition via an in depth research of the charities concerned, their monetary intermediaries, and the terrorist businesses themselves. What they notice is that money from those charities has funded conflicts internationally, from the early days in Afghanistan whilst 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 USA. This ground-breaking publication is the 1st to piece jointly, from an unlimited array of resources, the key and intricate monetary structures that aid terror.

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What has always been thought of as one of the great advantages of the networks can also threaten them: They give a small number of relatively weak people extensive access to a lot of information, each other, potential recruits and sympathizers, and prospective targets. There is also a negative aspect of tightening access against terrorists or other malicious users more generally because it would compromise access and privacy for many, many more “good” users. The functionality of the Internet ranges greatly.

Pp. 65-78 Stephen J. Lukasik, Seymour E. Goodman, and David W. Longhurst, Protecting Critical Infrastructures Against Cyber-Attack, Adelphi Paper 359, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, 2003. (98 pages) Seymour E. , Globalization and the Offshoring of Software. New York: ACM, May 2006. E. S. Institute for Peace, Washington, DC, 2006. S. E. S. record_id=11848. ) IOS Press, 2008 © 2008 IOS Press. All rights reserved. Use of the Internet by Terrorists – A Threat Analysis – Phillip W.

The United Nations, the European Union and the OECD have proven to be successful platforms for harmonizing counterterrorism policies. Interpol, Europol, and shadowy organizations like the Club of Berne or the Security Alliance in Paris are examples which show that, in the face of the threat of terrorism, the institutionalization of functional cooperation and information-sharing on the level of law enforcement and intelligence is possible. This section discusses how such a virtual and physical network(ed) organization can be theoretically organized, and how geographically dispersed knowledge analysts can collaborate virtually for a project in the absence of classic central planning.

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