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Mohammed and Abdullah Love Them Some Cold Cash

In response to Terrorists are rolling in dough these days:

Our Breitbart amigo, John Hayward posted as story about how terrorist are rolling in the dough these days.

 

While John is right, these clowns and their jihadist cause have had access to millions of dollars in foreign aid that has fueled their hate and caused the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians.

Even as these foreign countries indirectly fund terrorist states like Palestine, groups like Al Qaeda are now reverting to holding kidnapped victims for ransom.

 

While European governments deny paying ransoms, an investigation by The New York Times found that Al Qaeda and its direct affiliates have taken in at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings since 2008, of which $66 million was paid just last year.

In news releases and statements, the United States Treasury Department has cited ransom amounts that, taken together, put the total at around $165 million over the same period.

These payments were made almost exclusively by European governments, who funneled the money through a network of proxies, sometimes masking it as development aid, according to interviews conducted for this article with former hostages, negotiators, diplomats and government officials in 10 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The inner workings of the kidnapping business were also revealed in thousands of pages of internal Qaeda documents found by this reporter while on assignment for The Associated Press in northern Mali last year.

European officials are trying to downplay the scope of these ransom payments, while al-Qaeda bigwigs... aren't.

Solution: Bullet to the head of all these clowns. Heck, I'll settle for a good old fashion carpet-bombing.



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