Terror Financiers News

A Marriage of Convenience: Tehran and the Afghan Taliban

CATF Reports Jun. 15, 2016, 4:18pm

Twenty years ago, Iran and the Taliban maintained a volatile relationship; however mutual military and financial support is now on the rise.

IRGC and Islamic Jihad: A $70 Million Friendship

CATF Reports Jun. 1, 2016, 3:21pm

A visit to Tehran by a delegation of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement marked a renewed partnership between PIJ and its long-standing state sponsor Iran.

Killing for Peace: Will the new Mullah unite the Taliban?

CATF Reports May 31, 2016, 11:41am

With Mansour dead and a new Taliban leader proclaimed, will peace talks resume?

Why Qatar Cultivates Sudan and Other International Outcasts

CATF Reports May 26, 2016, 10:26am

Qatar’s affinity for extremists frustrates U.S. allies until one parses the Gulf nation’s counter terrorism as well as its self-serving motivations.

Egypt Is In Denial Of Rising Terror Threats On Its Soil

CATF Reports May 25, 2016, 3:27pm

As international authorities repute terrorism as one of the plausible causes of the May 18th EgyptAir plane crash in the Mediterranean, Egypt’s complex security situation and the lack of accountability of the Egyptian government for it draw new attention.

Government Clampdown on Muslim Brotherhood Raises Fear Over Growing Extremism in Jordan

CATF Reports May 20, 2016, 10:32am

Muslim Brotherhood split creates tribal rifts in Jordan signaling increase in extremism.

IN THE NEWS: Senator Kirk: Make Qatar Comply or Cut Ties

CATF Reports May 10, 2016, 1:14pm

The chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) addressed growing concerns over the U.S. multifaceted partnership with Qatar, a state financier of terrorism, in a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew.

IN THE NEWS: Is Qatar's Money Behind Podemos?

CATF Reports May 4, 2016, 2:07pm

The Spanish newspaper La Razón reported that Qatar allegedly devolved €9.3 to the left-wing party Podemos through small deposits from several front businesses from 2012 to 2015.

IN THE NEWS: Erdogan's Two-Faced Game

CATF Reports Apr. 26, 2016, 3:49pm

Israel has announced the full lift of the maritime blockade of the Gaza strip, a major condition set by Turkey towards the normalization of the strained relations between the two countries. However, Turkey is sending contradictory signals about its commitment to the process of reconciliation with Israel.

Qatar: From Oxford Classrooms to Europe’s Hearts and Minds

CATF Reports Apr. 26, 2016, 8:33am

Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood and well-known intellectual, is among the major beneficiaries of Qatar’s investments in Oxford University, worth several million dollars.

IN THE NEWS: A Weapons Bazaar in the Heart of Europe

CATF Reports Apr. 20, 2016, 4:20pm

The Balkan wars legacy included large supplies of small arms that are being shipped worldwide, from Europe, to the Iraq, to Yemen, Libya, and Sudan.

From Freedom to Terror: The Changing Face of Facebook in War-torn Libya

CATF Reports Apr. 14, 2016, 3:32pm

Since at least 2014, Facebook continues to be used to sell military weapons to armed militias and members of ISIS in Libya, who then use those weapons to terrorize Libyan citizens.

Qatar: Testing the Boundaries as a U.S. Ally

CATF Reports Apr. 4, 2016, 7:06am

With Middle East security as a constantly evolving dynamic, manifestations of policy discord between the U.S. and Qatar have begun to take on palpable defense implications.

How Belgium’s Wahhabi Patrons Are Taking Europe Hostage

CATF Reports Mar. 25, 2016, 8:26am

Molenbeek has become a new European symbol of Muslim discrimination and radicalization. By funding mosques and schools from which Salafi teachings were spread in Belgium, Saudi Arabia has fostered extremism in the country.

Qatar’s Support of Libyan Rebels Further Unbalances a Teetering Region

CATF Reports Feb. 29, 2016, 5:01pm

Qatar’s support of Libya Independent Fighters Group (LIFG) should be seen as a dangerous force destabilizing post-Qaddafi efforts at nation building.

The Return of the Taliban: Ghost Schools and Untraceable Funding

CATF Reports Feb. 4, 2016, 5:15pm

A recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) sparked a veritable media frenzy of concern because of the vast amount of U.S. dollars being funneled into an increasingly unstable Afghanistan.

Biting the Hand that Feeds You: Qatar’s Latest Ransom

CATF Reports Jan. 15, 2016, 1:48pm

Hezbollah linked group issues demands to free kidnapped Qatar citizens.

The Myth of Sisyphus: Kuwait’s Terror Finance Trials

CATF Reports Jan. 13, 2016, 2:09pm

The appearance of fighting terror finance is more beneficial to Kuwait than the reality of punishing their citizens could ever be.

Funding the Free Syria Army: A Militia by Any Other Name Would Smell Better

CATF Reports Dec. 21, 2015, 3:41pm

The name “Free Syrian Army” has become a portmanteau used by multiple groups in ways that often serve conflicting foreign political agendas. More accurate information and transparency is necessary to prevent unintentional terrorism financing in Syria.

Funding Al Nusra Through Ransom: Qatar and the Myth of “Humanitarian Principle”

CATF Reports Dec. 10, 2015, 4:46pm

Since at least 2013, Qatar has financed Jabhat al-Nusra by paying hundreds of million dollars in return for hostages.