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Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed And How To Stop It

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The tentacles of terrorism have reached deep into America, threatening to make Osama bin Laden's dream of destroying the American economy a reality. As the United States spends billions upon billions more trying to fend off another 9/11-type attack, terrorist groups grow wealthier, and thus more capable of financing large-scale missions of murder and mayhem. Funding Evil, ...more
Hardcover, 267 pages
Published June 14th 2004 by STL Faithworks (first published October 31st 2003)
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Pat Cummings
Mar 21, 2015 Pat Cummings rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Follow the money. It’s the watchword of anyone trying to unravel a complex system to track down those who work behind the scenes. Rachel Ehrenfeld had done such a good job of following the money behind Al-Qaeda, international terrorism and the Taliban that she was being sued by a Saudi king-pin whom she names in her book, Funding Evil , first published in 2003.

She wasn't being sued in the U.S. though. The Saudi banker she named engaged in “forum-shopping” for his libel lawsuit, entering it in B
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Michael Connolly
About the Author: Rachel Ehrenfeld obtained a Ph.D. in criminology from the Hebrew University School of Law. She is the founder of the New York-based American Center for Democracy.

Overview: This book describes how terrorist organizations receive much of their funding from both national governments and international organized crime.

Libel Law and Freedom of the Press: In this book, Dr. Ehrenfeld made accusations against Saudi billionaire Khalid bin Mahfouz. In 2004 Mahfouz sued the author for li
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Michael Connolly
Oct 19, 2012 Michael Connolly rated it liked it
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Ehrenfeld states that the Taliban and al-Qaeda made a lot of money from growing opium in Afghanistan, and arranged money laundering with the Russian mafia. Poppy growing also funds the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a terrorist organization. Al-Qaeda ships heroin to its European customers through the Balkans, and to its South-American customers through the anarchic tri-border region of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. The Columbian drug trafficking organization, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of ...more
Emmanuel De la paz
Gave up. In a nutshell, due to Afganistan's opium rich fields, it has become a hub for financing terrorism with links to a global financial network that launders money for terrorist activity. Basically, narcoterrorism is funding the insurgents. How to stop it? The author believes that the pathway that leads from drugs manufacturing to terrorism must be cut in the region (easier said than done). Which isn't an ideal solution anyway, as funding can be sourced from alternative countries and other ...more
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