Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group using legitimate businesses to raise money for jihad
posted by Christopher W. Holton
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the jihadist terrorist group that launched an attack on an Indian army outpost in Kashmir that has put India and Pakistan on the brink of full-scale war, has a long history of waging violent jihad.
It turns out it also has a history of acquiring and running seemingly legitimate businesses to raise money for its terrorist operations.
According to a report from the Times of India, since 2007, JeM has been involved in business ventures as varied as real estate, commodity trading and the production and distribution of consumer goods.
And according to U.S. intelligence, JeM also raises money through Islamic charities, a widespread activity used by Jihadists to raise money from rank and file Muslims.
One thing that HAS changed in recent years: evidently, JeM does not keep any money in banks. This way they avoid sanctions and enforcement activities…