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By J. Millard Burr, Robert O. Collins

Giving to charity is incumbent upon each Muslim. all through heritage, Muslims have donated to the negative and to charitable endowments arrange for the needs of selling Islam in the course of the development of mosques, colleges, and hospitals. in recent times, there was a dramatic proliferation of Islamic charities, a lot of that have been created within the declining many years of the twentieth century via the infusion of oil cash into the Muslim international. whereas every one of these are valid, there's now significant and being concerned proof to teach that others have extra questionable intentions, and that money from such agencies were diverted to aid terrorist teams, akin to al-Qaeda. The authors of this publication research the competition via an in depth research of the charities concerned, their monetary intermediaries, and the terrorist businesses themselves. What they realize is that money from those charities has funded conflicts the world over, from the early days in Afghanistan while the mujahideen (Muslim Warriors) fought the Soviets, to next terrorist actions in principal Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Palestine, and, so much lately, in Europe and the U.S.. This ground-breaking ebook is the 1st to piece jointly, from an unlimited array of assets, the key and intricate monetary platforms that help terror.

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Territory and the American people in unconventional ways. Adversaries will be tempted to disrupt our critical infrastructures, impede continuity of government operations, use weapons of mass destruction against civilians in our cities, attack us when we gather at special events, and prey on our citizens overseas. The United States must act to deter or prevent such attacks and, if attacks occurs [sic] despite those efforts, must be prepared to limit the damage they cause and respond decisively against the perpetrators.

There are increasing fears regarding the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). S. Army for Homeland Security Aum Shinrikyo and Osama bin Laden’s organization—the increasing capacity to develop or acquire such weapons. Similarly, the increasing range and payload of available ballistic missile systems has caused concerns about adversaries’ future capacity to attack the United States. Finally, technological advances in information and communication technologies have reduced the importance of geography and made possible attacks on information and communication systems and other computer-dependent infrastructures from anywhere on the globe.

S. S. Senate, 1999, p. 6). S. policymakers have sought to balance the need to alert the public against the desire to avoid creating panic or unfounded fears. For example, in 1999 President Clinton stated: I would say that if the issue is how probable [a biological or chemical attack] is in the very near term, an American city or community would be affected, I’d say you probably shouldn’t be too worried. But if the issue is, is it a near certainty that at some time in the future there will be some group, probably a terrorist group, that attempts to bring to bear either the use or the threat of a chemical or biological operation, I would say that is highly likely to happen sometime in the next few years.

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