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The Resource Alms for jihad : charity and terrorism in the Islamic world, J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins

Alms for jihad : charity and terrorism in the Islamic world, J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins

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Alms for jihad : charity and terrorism in the Islamic world
Title
Alms for jihad
Title remainder
charity and terrorism in the Islamic world
Statement of responsibility
J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 twentieth 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Burr, Millard
Dewey number
361.7/5/091767
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV435
LC item number
.B87 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1933-2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Collins, Robert O.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charities
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
Label
Alms for jihad : charity and terrorism in the Islamic world, J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Russia and the Central Asian crescent -- From Afghanistan to Southeast Asia -- The Holy Land -- The Islamization of Europe -- Islamic charities in North America
Control code
ocm61361578
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 348 pages
Isbn
9780521857307
Lccn
2005024165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780521857307
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61361578
Label
Alms for jihad : charity and terrorism in the Islamic world, J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Russia and the Central Asian crescent -- From Afghanistan to Southeast Asia -- The Holy Land -- The Islamization of Europe -- Islamic charities in North America
Control code
ocm61361578
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 348 pages
Isbn
9780521857307
Lccn
2005024165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780521857307
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61361578

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