WikiLeaks: Financial support estimated at $100 million a year was making its way from Gulf Arab states to fund “holy war”; children recruited.

Islamic charities from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates financed a network in Pakistan that recruited children as young as eight to wage Jihad.

A US 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.

The November 2008 dispatch by Bryan Hunt, the then principal officer at the US 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.

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=221641

 

 

 

 

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