Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Funding Evil draws a roadmap illustrating how terrorist organizations -- especially Islamist terror organizations -- are funded. It exposes the most vital and venomous sources of terrorists' financial power, including state sponsorship, government corruption, and the illegal drug trade. It draws a parallel between terrorists and organized crime, and identifies their common activities, such as money laundering, fraud, market manipulation, and smuggling. The book sheds light on how these activities have gone undetected for decades while terrorists have recruited thousands to their ranks and millions to their cause -- amassing fortunes in the process.