terror in Kosovo
July 19, 2007 9:41 AM
July 26, 2007 - Confidential reports by the Central Intelligence Agency
have found that a prominent Saudi banking family, Al Rajhi, is a major
financier of jihadist activities in Kosovo and Bosnia and their bank, the
Al Rajhi Bank, is the most favored bank by the world's extremists to funnel
money for violent Muslim activities across the globe.
"There is no reliable estimate of how much the Al Rajhis have given
to promote Islam over the years," assesses the Wall Street Journal after
examining the secret CIA documents and concludes that the "overseas money
went to aid embattled Muslims in Kosovo, Chechnya and the Palestinian territories
and to finance Islamic instruction."
The Journal says that in the aftermath of 9/11 the American officials
agonized over what to do about the bank's financing of terror.
The Al Rajhi name also came prominent in Bosnia after seizing the "golden
chain" documents listing world's major donors of such Jihad as in Bosnia
"The list was authenticated for the Federal Bureau of Investigation...
by America's top judicial witness against al Qaeda, a onetime al Qaeda
business manager named Jamal Al Fadl, who is in the federal witness-protection
program. He called the contributor list the 'golden chain.', says the Wall
Street Journal adding that:
"A 2003 German police report said Sulaiman Al Rajhi and other family
members had contributed more than $200,000 in 1993 to a charity that financed
weapons for Islamic militants in Bosnia, in addition to providing humanitarian
A Jidda-based charity called the International Islamic Relief Organization
(IIRO), arranges for Muslim donors to send their money directly to the
Al Rajhi Bank. The International Islamic Relief Organization has its branches
The UN has labeled the IIRO branches and some of its officials as al
According to a 2003 testimony at the US Senate, Jean-Charles Brisard
says that the "Efforts to coordinate the recipients of money have been
largely undermined by the composition and management of these bodies. For
example, the Saudi Joint Relief Committee for Kosovo and Chechnya (SJRC)
included the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO)".
In April of 2000, NATO forces raided a house rented by the SJRC in Pristina,
Kosovo, because the organization was acting as a cover for several Usama
bin Laden operatives, including SJRC former directors Adel Muhammad Sadi
Bin Kazem and Wael Hamza Julaidan who is the Secretary General of the Rabita
Trust in Pakistan and co-founder of Al-Qaida, all designated as terrorist
by the United States government in 2002.
According to the official publication of the Islamic Community in the
Balkans, the Preporod, Saudis have promised financial support in the 1990s
for waging jihad in the former Yugoslavia explicitly citing Bosnia and
Kosovo as the Islamic targets of interest.
July 26, 2007 serbianna