Posts Tagged ‘insurgency’

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Boston’s Jihadist Past

Long before the marathon bombing, Islamists in Massachusetts were helping militants in Chechnya.

 

These endorsements came because of, not in spite of, Basayev’s terrorist tactics. In one issue, Al Hussam ran a glowing review of an incident in which Basayev took hundreds of hostages at a hospital. In the same edition, it praised the formation of Chechen “suicide brigades to carry on suicide attacks,” writing “we have to fight evil with evil.” Another issue praised a terrorist bombing attack against a Russian mediator who was trying to negotiate a ceasefire with the mujahideen.

Checks flowed into CARE from individuals around the United States — sometimes just $10 or $50, with the word “Chechen Muslim fighters” or “martyr’s family” scrawled in the memo line. Sometimes individual donations ran into the thousands. The total collected from 1993 to 2003 was $1.7 million, according to the Justice Department.

Once deposited with CARE, the money was laundered through other fraudulent charities, including the al Qaeda-linked Benevolence International Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation, both in Chicago, and sent to front organizations in Bosnia and Chechnya. In total, hundreds of thousands of dollars passed through CARE for distribution to jihadists and jihad-support organizations overseas.”

 

Collateral-Murder

“If you go to mental health, you’re gonna get charged with malingering.” -Iraq veteran Ethan McCord

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE7xGrsWZi0

 

“One veteran suicide every 65 minutes now.”-Abby Martin