Bosnian Muslims displaced by civil war.
fully integrated component of al Qa[e]da’s logistical and
financial support infrastructure.”
Qaeda fighters began infiltrating Bosnia disguised as SHC
al Qaeda, evidenced by investigators’ inability “to account
for nearly $41 million” in SHC donations.
2001 raid of the SHC’s Sarajevo offices, U.S. government
officials found computer hard drives containing photos of
The SHC acted as “a
In the early 1990s, al
The SHC has funneled millions of dollars to
In an October
the World Trade Center, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and
Tanzania, and the U.S.S. Cole (all targets of terrorist
attacks); documents about pesticides and crop dusters;
photos and maps of Washington, D.C. (with prominent
government buildings marked); and instructions for
fabricating U.S. State Department badges.
the Bosnian Financial Police reported that peacekeeping
forces “confiscated some documentation for which it can be
claimed with certainty that it does not belong in the scope
of work of a humanitarian organization.”
After the raid,
Similar allegations have been lodged against numerous
other Muslim charities.
raised in this appeal, the allegations about the charities
Although those claims are not
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: In Re Terrorist Attacks