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Sunday, February 22, 2015

REVEALED: How Europe is funding Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, others

by Abiodun Awolaja With Agency Reports
EUROPEAN funding is a major factor for the continued proliferation of Al-qaeda, Boko Haram and other terrorist networks, an investigation by the New York Times has found out.
By paying ransom for kidnapped Europeans, Europe funds al-Qaeda’s global business across the globe.
Europe has, thus, become al-Qaeda’s cash cow. It purchases arms, trains and finances its members through these ransoms.

Ironically, even though they deny paying ransoms, it was found that European countries paid al-Qaeda and its direct affiliates at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings since 2008, of which $66 million was paid in 2013.