Congressman Ellison Moves to Ease Restrictions and Hawala Transfers to Terror-Strewn Somalia
On July 15, 2014 · In Al Shabaab, Hawala, Jihadist Groups/Individuals, Somalia, Terror Funding
…hawala dealers, also called hawaladars, need bank accounts to operate — and most American banks are reluctant to work with them, fearing the money could wind up in the wrong hands.
And it has: In 2011, two Somali-American women from Rochester, Minn., were convicted of funneling money to the terrorist group al-Shabab.
A bill from Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison passed the Republican-controlled House in May and is now in the Senate. Ellison says it streamlines some money wiring regulations…
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