April 16, 2012

Taliban Blatantly Raising Funds Over the Internet
Obama Cool With That

Given this weekends blatant attack by the Taliban, I was reminded of this last week.

Via the Taliban's English Language Website

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Financial commission

...Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which stood up with Muslim Ummah’s physical and financial support, are still waging legitimate Jihad single-handedly with mere help from common sincere Islam-loving masses and is in dire need of financial assistance from the Muslim brothers worldwide for its military and non-military expenditures.

...However, what if you were not prepared to fight in the way of Allah, either financially or in soul ? Prophet (sallallu alaihe wa salaam) says in Sahi Muslim "One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire or determination for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite."

Thus, save yourself from a greater hardship in the Hereafter and protect yourself against hellfire.

There is no life worth living except the life of the Hereafter and our hereafter depends on our present.

Let us save up for our Hereafter by doing our share of Jihad responding to the call of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and offer our monetary aid and donation to the financial officials of the Islamic Emirate so that it may be used to meet the requirements of the Jihad and Mujahideen fighting the invading forces on the ground in appropriate ways.

In case of any contributions,please contact the financial commission of Afghanistan on the following Email address.

The financial commission of the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan

0093772784374

0093798098813

financecm.iea@gmail.com

f_commission@yahoo.com(sic)

Despite the Taliban's laughable English skills sadly this is no joke.

Other URLs associated with this website are.

http://alemara1.com/
http://islam-iea.com/
http://shahamat-arabic.com/
http://shahamat-farsi.com/
http://shahamat-movie.com/
http://alsomod-iea.info/

Taking the first Alameara1.com we find the registrar is.

UK2 GROUP LTD

Registered by AksaTech Solutions Ltd.
15, Tylers Court, Vicars Bridge Close,
Wembley HA0 1XT,
Middlesex, London, UK.

Phone: +44 7708466607, +44 2089972813
mail: info@aksatech.com
Web: www.aksatech.co.uk

Hosting is still in Malaysia at VADS hosting.

PT VADS Indonesia
Puri VADS
Jalan HR Rasuna Said Kav H No 1 - 2
Kode Pos 12920
Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan
Tel: +62-21-5273320
Fax : +62-21-5273323

Website: http://www.vads.co.id/

E-Mail: vads@vads.co.id

I learned how to send money to the Taliban via one of their twitter feeds.

https://twitter.com/#!/GhazniwalTariq

So here we have American, British and Indonesian companies all helping the Taliban spread their message and raise funds.

In case we've forgotten this is unlawful both under US and International law.

President of the United States William J. Clinton declared Executive order 13129.
This was replaced by President Bush's executive orders 13268, 13224, 13372 and 13284 as well as the International Emergency Economic Powers Act

Providing business services, even free ones, to the Taliban violates the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) in the US. Each IEEPA violation of carries a fine of up to $250,000.

Providing business services to the Taliban also violates the Charter of the United Nations (Anti-terrorism — Persons and Entities) List, under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 of which Canada & the US have recognized as a legally binding resolution.

It also violates UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1267, of which Canada & the US recognize as binding law. "Asset holders are under an obligation to freeze the assets or economic resources of persons involved in terrorism as listed in the Consolidated List", of which the Taliban are listed.

Here's an example of an IEEPA prosecution for support of Hezbollah.

So lets face it. The Taliban exist on the web due to one factor and one factor only. The Administration's tolerance of their presence. There are plenty of tools at both the domestic and international level for them to exert pressure on the nations and providers who lend their systems to the Taliban's presence.

These are not the top tier forums where intelligence gathering on high level terrorists take place. These websites are static and target the general public.

We've exerted a bit of pressure of our own a few times Since the Obama administration has taken office. And the results have been quite different than under previous administrations.

It seems there is a deliberate failure to enforce these sanctions against the Taliban. The Obama administration has approved a Taliban embassy in Qatar and is seeking talks with the Taliban. It makes sense, given the administrations strategy, that interfering with the Taliban's messaging and fundraising would also be off limits. It might upset these delicate negotiations, No?

So tell me how's that been working out for you Mr. President?

Meanwhile, in northern Pakistan, Taliban militants raided a prison in Bannu, CNN reported, freeing 384 inmates.

Four prison officials were wounded in the two-hour attack, CNN said. According to a Pakistani information minister, 21 of the 384 escaped prisoners were "high-profile" militants, and the raid was apparently designed to free a senior Taliban commander.

"This is beyond terrorism," Iftikhar Hussain, the information minister of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, told CNN. "Such an attack challenges the writ of the state."

That good huh?

By Howie at 08:45 AM | Comments |