France: Man Convicted of Attempting to Fund Al Qaeda Gets Just 8 Year Prison Sentence
On January 9, 2013 · In Al Qaeda, France, Jihad, Jihadist Groups/Individuals, Terror Funding
A man convicted of attempting to fund an Al Qaeda affiliate has been sentenced to just 8 years in prison by a French court. This seems like a ridiculous sentence for someone who was trying to send money to the world’s most notorious Jihadist terrorist organization…
Irfan Demirtas, 53, was found guilty of financing terrorism for his work aiding the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
Prosecutors said the France-based network sent at least EUR300,000 ($390,000) to the volatile border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the IMU is said to be active. They said EUR170,000 of that sum was earmarked for jihad.