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J. Millard Burr,Robert O. Collins
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Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (2006)
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Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World is a 2006 book co-written by American authors J. Millard Burr, a former USAID relief coordinator in Sudan and Historian Robert O. Collins which discusses th. . Collins which discusses the role of Islamic charities in financing terrorism. The third pillar of Islam: zakat; Saudi Arabia and its Islamic charities; The banks; Afghanistan beginnings; Islamic charities and the revolutionary Sudan; Islam at war in the Balkans; The Central Asian crescent and Russia; From Afghanistan to Southeast Asia; The Holy Land; The Islamization of Europe; Islamic charities in North America.

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Giving to charity is incumbent upon every Muslim. Throughout history, Muslims have donated to the poor and to charitable endowments set up for the purposes of promoting Islam through the construction of mosques, schools, and hospitals. In recent years, there has been a dramatic proliferation of Islamic charities, many of which were created in the declining decades of the 20th century by the infusion of oil money into the Muslim world. While most of these are legitimate, there is now considerable and worrying evidence to show that others have more questionable intentions, and that funds from such organizations have been diverted to support terrorist groups, such as al-Qaeda. The authors of this book examine the contention through a detailed investigation of the charities involved, their financial intermediaries, and the terrorist organizations themselves. What they discover is that money from these charities has funded conflicts across the world, from the early days in Afghanistan when the mujahideen (Muslim Warriors) fought the Soviets, to subsequent terrorist activities in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Palestine, and, most recently, in Europe and the United States. This ground-breaking book is the first to piece together, from a vast array of sources, the secret and complex financial systems that support terror.
  • This is a literate, incredibly detailed, and exhaustively researched book on the origins, processes, players, goals, and strategies involved in misusing charitable funding sources for global political-religious Islamic terrorism. It is a thorough survey, not a casual overview. Often this type of book can be quite useful, but not something I would read cover-to cover -- more a worthwhile reference, a place to find tidbits of interest and to look up specifics.

    This book is a surprisingly enjoyable read although hardly a unified narrative -- it provides a very good basic background of terms, culture, and practices if you have limited knowledge of the field, and is grounded, not the least bit shrill or polemical. I am indeed, reading it cover to cover, and it's almost a 'page-burner.'

    We follow numerous trails of money, law enforcement interventions, and the feuds and family ties forged between jihadi power families and political-economic-religious leaders within and sometimes across countries and regions. At times it feels like we are watching the development of a new version of The Godfather.

    Very highly recommended if you are interested in the topic of terrorist funding.

  • This book takes an honest look at not only how money makes it from charities into terrorist organizations but also the religious and cultural reasons why stopping the flow of this money is so hard. In addition the book takes a look at what is being done to stop the private financing of terror and to add accountability into the system of charitable organizations within the Islamic world.

    It points out that most charities probably do provide money only for thier intended purpose of either humanitarian aid or community building. However many state one purpose and then use money to engage in a much more sinister one.

    The book is fair to Islam and it's followers and does not accuse the religion as the problem. Instead is takes a look into the motivations behind the problem. My only problem with the book is that it might be too sensative to the Muslim community and not push the envelope enough. This book in fact does not make too many opinionated statements but rather tells the facts and let's you decide. Once you finish reading it you will not soon forget that this problem is still with us and will not go away soon. Terrorist organizations adapt and those who wish to stop it will have to adapt as well.

  • "This chilling book explains how Saudi Arabia, with its influx of oil money and a friendly relationship with the United States, and its prevalent Salafist Islamic ideologies[,] has been able to establish and support "charitable" organizations in the U.S. that sponsor extremism nd terrorism throughout the world."

    So stated a letter from Guy Houle of Cambridge University Press, enclosed with all advanced reader's copies of this book.

    And the initial press releases, upon the book's publication, were indeed accurate. The book tracks much of the financial jihad that occurs in the U.S. --- fund raising for terrorist organizations and other activities to subvert the U.S. Constitution and ultimately impose U.S. (and global) shari'a rule, that is Islamic law. It is one of the finest pieces of scholarship ever produced on this subject.

    As most readers undoubtedly know, a year or so after the book was published, Cambridge University Press buckled in the face of a threat to sue made by the world's largest libel tourist, Khalid bin Mahfouz. He did not even have to sue. He merely threatened to sue in the British courts. (Bin Mahfouz died in August 2009, at 59, after "a long illness" --- no doubt owing to his reputedly reckless alternative lifestyle.)

    Interestingly, however, bin Mahfouz did not threaten the book's American authors, whose research and documentation are impeccable. That was thanks to author Rachel Ehrenfeld, who was sued in Britain, ignored the U.K. ruling and counter sued bin Mahfouz in a U.S. federal court.

    Her U.S. case was ultimately dismissed (in effect) on technicalities and an overly narrow interpretation of New York business laws.

    However, that happened only after Ehrenfeld's case prevented the Saudi businessman from threatening the U.S. authors of this volume. As I observed in "A Fly in the bin Mahfouz ointment," a Front Page Magazine article published Aug. 6, 2007, a new "U.S. legal precedent [was] established by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on June 8, 2007."

    On June 8, 2007, the Second Circuit justices unanimously found that Ehrenfeld's case merited hearing at the U.S. federal court level --- and that the case had implications for all U.S. authors and publishers, whose First Amendment rights, the justices ruled, are threatened by foreign libel rulings. The Second Circuit, moreover, on June 27, 2007 unanimously denying bin Mahfouz' request to reconsider their decision on the merit of Ehrenfeld's case for trial in the U.S.

    Losing this book from the open market --- and hundreds of libraries, which pulled the volume off their shelves --- was a terrible blow to the U.S. guaranteed Constitutional rights to free speech and a free press.

    However, the war over free speech is far from over. In March, 2008, both houses of New York state's legislature unanimously passed the Libel Terrorism Reform Act, aka Rachel's Law, which Governor Patterson signed into law May 1, 2008. Other states are considering similar measures, as is the U.S. Congress.

    Furthermore, one hopes that J. Millard Burr can and will find a new U.S. publisher to reissue the book. Unfortunately, University of Southern California at Berkeley Prof. Robert O. Collins, died suddenly on Apr. 11, 2008.

    --- Alyssa A. Lappen

  • The book is almost impossible as a casual read and is really a textbook detailing the emergence of Islamic terrorism and Islamism since the Afghanistan war of the Soviets. It is brim-full with detail, and this plus the combination of names which are impenetrable for an Anglo- reader make one wish to see the wall-board on which these 2 authors charted all the plot links and interconnections as they unravelled the trail of secretly-directed funds and clandestine terrorist organisations. As a reference book on the subject over the period to its publication, it is surely unmatched as a resource.

    A very important book; the free-speech-chilling precedent of its recall and pulping will forever be a mark of cowardice against the publisher, and a signal example of the laxity and excesses of UK libel laws. Can still, however, get a copy by downloading as .pdf from the US Library of Congress