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Saudi Funded Jihadist Charities Pay Pakistani Parents $6,500 per son

Posted by alanmirs on May 27, 2011


The Raw Story has a report that Islamic charities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE are reported to pay poverty-stricken parents $6,500 per son to turn them into Jihadist fighters and suicide bombers.

The Raw Story continues:

Islamic charities from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates financed a network in U.S. ally Pakistan that recruited children as young as eight to wage holy war, a local newspaper reported on Sunday, citing Wikileaks.

A U.S. diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks said financial support estimated at $100 million a year was making its way from those Gulf Arab states to a jihadist recruitment network in Pakistan’s Punjab province, Dawn newspaper reported.

The November 2008 dispatch by Bryan Hunt, the then principal officer at the U.S. consulate in Lahore, was based on discussions with local government and non-governmental sources during trips to Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province.

It said those sources claimed that financial aid from Saudi and United Arab Emirates was coming from “missionary” and “Islamic charitable” organizations ostensibly with the direct support of those countries’ governments.

Asked to respond to the report, Saudi foreign ministry spokesman Osama Nugali said: “Saudi Arabia issued a statement from day one that we are not going to comment on any WikiLeaks reports because Saudi Arabia is not responsible for these reports and we are not sure about their authenticity.”

Saudi Arabia, the United States and Pakistan heavily supported the Afghan mujahideen against Soviet occupation troops in the 1980……..

The Raw Story continues:

http://www.instmed.org/imed/2011/05/saudi-funded-jihadist-charities-pay-pakistani-parents-6500-per-son.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IMEDblog+%28Institute+for+Middle+Eastern+Democracy%29

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