As I mentioned in Part 1, please keep in mind as you read this that Dr. Ehrenfeld is the target of a legal jihad, and needs contributions to her organization to continue her work and defend herself against the legal harassment of the libel terrorists that target her. See my sidebar for links for further information.
The origins of the modern financial jihad infrastructure, including all Islamic economic and financial regulatory organizations like the 1991-Bahrain-registered and -based Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), date back to the 1920s and were an invention of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna. He designed political, economic, and financial foundations to enable Muslims to fulfill a key form of jihad mandated by the Qur'an -- financial jihad.8
Terrorism is big business.
We have a popular misconception of underfunded and oppressed peoples battling their oppressors. This view was to some extent accurate during the jihad in Afghanistan against the Soviets, but there the mujahideen were not terrorists.
What is the difference?
To my view, targets make the difference. Guerrillas attack military targets, whereas terrorists attack defenseless and innocent civilian targets; guerrillas have a military objective, whereas terrorists have the political objective of terrorizing people.
Terrorists are criminals, plain and simple; one motivation for criminals is money, big money is needed in conducting terrorism, and with the extensive links modern terrorism has with organized crime and smuggling, there is big money to be made in terrorism.
He viewed finance as a critical weapon to undermine the infidels -- and "work towards establishing an Islamic rule on earth." 9 He was first to understand that to achieve world domination, Muslims needed an independent Islamic financial system to parallel and later supersede the Western economy. Al-Banna's contemporaries and successors (such as the late Sayed Qutb and current Yusuf al-Qaradawi) set his theories and practices into motion, developing shari'a-based terminology and mechanisms to advance the financial jihad -- "Islamic economics," finance, and banking.10
Early 1930s MB attempts to establish Islamic banking in India failed. Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser shut down the second attempt, in 1964, after only one year, later arresting and expelling the Muslim Brotherhood for attempts to kill him.11
It is important to note that these secular Arab governments, such as Nasser's Egypt (and later Sadat's Egypt and now Mubarrak's Egypt) are enemies of the jihadists. The jihadists accuse these secular Arabs of apostasy and make takfir out of them.
Which brings us to a question: why did we invade Iraq? There was not one Iraqi alleged to have been on those planes on 9/11. Hussein's regime was despicable, but his was just another dictator-centered personality cult.
Or, was Iraq involved in the Oklahoma City bombing, as has been very credibly alleged? (See Out of Context, Part 5.) And thus, was the OKBOMB just a dress-rehearsal for 9/11?
But, if that's the case, why does no one in the government say so?
Speaking of all this money it takes to fund terrorism... from Former FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds Calls Current 9/11 Investigation Inadequate by Jim Hogue, May 07, 2004:
....JH: Let me read you a short quote from Dr. Griffin's book, quoting from War and Globalization: The Truth Behind September 11 by Michel Chossudovsky and ask you to comment on it. "...The transfer of money to Atta [$325,000], in conjunction with the presence of the ISI chief in Washington during the week, [is] the missing link behind 9/11....The evidence confirms that al-Qaeda is supported by Pakistan's ISI (and it is amply documented that) the ISI owes its existence to the CIA."
SE: I cannot comment on that. But I can tell that once, and if, and when this issue gets to be, under real terms, investigated, you will be seeing certain people that we know from this country standing trial; and they will be prosecuted criminally.
Returning now to Ehrenfeld and Lappen:
But Saudi Arabia welcomed this new wave of Egyptian dissidents, as did King Saud bin Abdel Aziz earlier waves in 1954 and 1961.12 Their ideas so appealed to him and his clerics that in 1961, Saud funded the MB's establishment of the Islamic University in Medina to proselytize its fundamentalist Islamic ideology, especially to foreign students.13 In 1962, the MB convinced the king to launch a global financial joint venture, which became the cornerstone and engine to spread Islam worldwide. This venture created charitable foundations, which the MB oversees and from which most Islamic terrorist groups benefit.14
The first were the Muslim World League (MWL) and Rabitta al-Alam al-Islami, uniting Islamic radicals from 22 nations and spinning a web of many other charities with hundreds of offices worldwide.15 In 1978, the kingdom backed another MB initiative, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), which, with all these "charities," is implicated for funding al Qaeda, the 9/11 attacks, Hamas, and others.16 These "charities" are used to advance the Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi political agenda, namely empowering the ummah and imposing worldwide shari'a. "I don't like this word 'donations'," al-Qaradawi told BBC Panorama on 30 July 2006. "I like to call it Jihad with money, because God has ordered us to fight enemies with our lives and our money."17
In 1969, the Saudis convened Arab and Muslim states to unify the "struggle for Islam," and have ever since been the Organization of the Islamic Conference's (OIC's) major sponsor. The 56 OIC members include Iran, Sudan, and Syria. The Jidda-based, "pending the liberation of Jerusalem," OIC's charter mandates and coordinates "support [of] the struggle of the Palestinian people, ... recovering their rights and liberating their occupied territories." 18 The OIC charter includes all the MB principles. Its first international undertaking in 1973 was to establish the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) "in accordance with the principles of the shariah,"19 as prescribed by the MB -- and to launch the fast-growing petrodollar-based Islamic financing market. The IDB, more a development than commercial bank, was established largely "to promote Islamic banking worldwide." 20 "[A]n Islamic organization must serve God ... and ultimately sustain ... the growth and advancement of the Islamic way of life," writes Nasser M. Suleiman in "Corporate Governance in Islamic Banking."21
If we're going to change a regime, Saudi Arabia is the place to do it -- not Iraq, and not Iran. Saudi Arabia is the major instigator and a major source of the money; pull the plug on The Kingdom, and you pull the plug on most of the terrorist organizations that have been causing the problems. Riyadh is a critical node in the web of terror.
And the IDB has done just that. Between 1975 to 2005, the IDB approved over $50 billion in funding to Muslim countries,22 ostensibly to develop their economic and educational infrastructures, but effected little regional economic impact. Its educational efforts, however, paid huge yields -- via the rapid and significant spread of radical Islam worldwide. Moreover, in 2001 alone, the IDB transferred $538 million23 raised publicly by Saudi and Gulf royal telethons to support the Palestinian intifada and families of Palestinian suicide bombers. The IDB has also channeled UN funds to Hamas, as documented by bank records discovered in the West Bank and Gaza. Yet, the IDB received UN observer status in 2007.24
Imagine if that money and that kind of effort had gone into the economic development of the Palestinian people.
But these guys don't want peace, and it's worth recalling from Part 1 the interpretation from one "holy man", that those who sacrifice money to fund the jihad are making a bigger contribution than those who sacrifice their lives actually fighting it.
In other words, some rich sheikh sending money to pay for terrorism, then going inside his harem and having a good time, is more pleasing to this "Allah" of theirs than the holy warriors who actually die bringing the Religion of Peace to the world.
This "Allah" that these guys are trying so hard to please isn't just evil; he's a cynical manipulating user.
Stay tuned to Stop Islamic Conquest as Financial Onslaught continues.