Islamic Charity Gave Millions to Al-Qaeda, U.S. Says

(Washington Post) Joby Warrick and Tik Root - According to U.S. officials, Professor Abd al-Rahman al-Nu'aymi, 59, who had years of experience working with international human rights groups, also worked secretly as a financier for al-Qaeda, funneling millions of dollars to the terrorist group's affiliates in Syria and Iraq even as he led campaigns in Europe for greater freedoms for Muslims. In recent years, Nu'aymi served as president of Alkarama, a Geneva-based human rights organization that works closely with the UN and major international activist groups to advocate for Muslims' civil rights. Nu'aymi was one of two men identified by Treasury Department officials last week as major financial backers of al-Qaeda and its regional chapters across the Middle East. The second man, a Yemeni, is heavily involved in his country's U.S.-backed political transition.

2013-12-27 00:00:00

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