Belgium: Support for international terrorism

Belgium: Support for international terrorism

Update: Fixed the article to read millions, not billions. (thanks to an alert reader)

International terrorism is financed from Belgium. In 2009 the police confiscated 7.43 million euro. The money was used to commit attacks and to financially support terrorist organizations.

This article was prepared by the Islam in Europe blog -

The justice department thinks it's just the tip of the iceberg. Most Belgian support for terrorist groups in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan comes from Brussels, Antwerp and a number of Walloon cities.

Much of the money is sent for charitable work in the Middle East, but is then channeled off to bank accounts of terrorist groups.

The biggest sums are gotten via illegal activities such as drug trade, human trafficking, extortion and theft. But owners or night or phone stores are often - whether by coercion or not - big 'sponsors'.

Source: GvA (Dutch)

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