SNAP SHOT: Bali Bombing where 86 Aussies died was funded by IIRO a global Saudi Charity. The charity in Australia was registered to Shafiq Rahman Abdullah Khan. Today Khan is the Chairman of al-Faisal Muslim College in Sydney. In 2015 the Saudi benefactors of the college, Saudi Prince Khaled Al-Faisal presided over a Counter Terrorism conference hosted by his organisation the Muslim World League (MWL) against radical extremism. Except that MWL have issued the following fatwas and clarifications in line with Saudi Wahhabi principals. We must now accept that these principals are also being disseminated through all Saudi-funded Colleges, including Australia’s Al Faisal College in Sydney.
- Ahmadis are not Muslims, that makes them apostates/enemies. (The Syrian President is an Ahmadi)
- Suicide bombings against non-Muslim enemies were permitted under Islamic law. (Australians)
There is nothing wrong with [martyrdom] if they cause great damage to the enemy.(Note: Enemies are the non-Muslims—disbelievers that refuse to convert, especially those that speak out.)
Source: News Article
The Muslim World League (MWL), founded by Saudi Crown Prince Faisal, is closely linked to Sheikh Shafiq Khan, the Managing Director of the al-Faisal College. The MWL provided the money to assist in the setting up of the college. While it has been reported that Khan’s power rests on his close relationship with the Saudi Government and its Islamic Affairs Ministry, which uses the kingdom’s wealth to promote its conservative Wahhabi view of Islam, in response Khan has said the Saudi funding of the school does not mean Saudis have control or influence on the schools’ curriculums.
Saudi Charity funded the Bali bombing killing 86 Australians using links to Jemaah Islamiah
“SAUDI Arabia has been secretly bankrolling the terror group responsible for killing 92 Australians in the two Bali bombings. US intelligence agencies have confirmed links between a Saudi charity, the International Islamic Relief Organisation, and the Indonesian terror group Jemaah Islamiah.
(Jemaah Dawah Islamiah and Australian Islamic Mission (Punchbowl Mosque backers of the Bendigo Mosque) also share the same ABN. Jemaah Islamiah leader Abu Bakar Bashir, had visited Australia 11 times, prior to 2002 Source)
The IIRO is not listed as a terrorist organisation in Australia, but in 2004 the Federal Government warned Saudi Arabia to alert it about all Saudi funds arriving in the country after ASIO expressed concern about how they might be used.
The US Treasury in 2006 publicly identified the Indonesian and Philippines offices of the Saudi government-sanctioned IIRO as “facilitating fundraising for al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist groups”.
It has also identified a senior IIRO official in Saudi Arabia, Abd Al Hamid Sulaiman al-Mujil, of “using his position to bankroll the al Qeda network in South-East Asia”.
It describes Mr Mujil as a “major fundraiser” for JI, the group that carried out the Bali bombings of 2002.
IIRO was registered in NSW
The IIRO is also registered in NSW under the name of Shafiq Rahman Abdullah Khan – a prominent member of Sydney’s Muslim community (and current Chairman of the Al Faisal College in Sydney) who helps distribute Saudi government funds to Islamic projects in Australia Reference Article
American academic Zachary Abuza said it was clear that the IIRO was “complicit in killing Australians”.
“Saudi charities in South-East Asia have been the primary conduit of Wahabism and other intolerant interpretations of Islam into the region,” Dr Abuza told The Australian yesterday.
“In Indonesia, the IIRO funded many projects of KOMPAK, a charity that at the very least JI penetrated.
“At the time of the (first) Bali bombing, four of the 13 branch officers were JI members.”
The IIRO is an enormous Saudi charity with branch offices in more than 20 countries. It is funded by the Saudi Government and by donations from wealthy private Saudi citizens.
Although it also provides genuine charity services, the IIRO is also a vehicle to spread extremist Wahabist interpretations of Islam around the globe.
The Saudi Government denies deliberately sponsoring terrorism through the IIRO, but many terror experts and some Western governments believe the Government is complicit in its funding of terror groups.
“I really cannot imagine that they do not know about this – it is a systemic problem,” Dr Abuza said.
Speaking about the IIRO, US Under-Secretary for Terrorism Stuart Levey said: “It is particularly shameful when groups that hold themselves out as charitable or religious organisations defraud their donors and divert funds in support of violent terrorist groups.”
There are at least two Saudi charities in Australia: the World Assembly of Muslim Youth and the Muslim World League.
Mr Khan said he registered the IIRO in NSW in 1989 at the request of the Saudi charity on the expectation that it would set up an office in Australia.
But he said the charity never followed up and so it was not active in this country.
Australian terror expert Clive Williams said the US decision to name and shame the IIRO in Indonesia and The Philippines may not achieve anything because it was almost impossible to control how the charity’s funds were used.
April 11, 2015 Al Faisal College in Minto has been given the green light to expand its student numbers from 250 students to 600, despite community and council objections. The NSW Land and Environment Court threw out claims by Campbelltown City Council and local residents that Al-Faisal College’s plan to expand from 250 students to 600 would create unmanageable traffic in the Minto area.
(Upheld on planning grounds but when is the real grounds of promoting terrorism going to be considered a valid enough reason to close down all Islamic Wahhabi doctrine schools.)
Indonesian Branch of IIRO responsible for Bali Bombing de-listed from suspected UN terror list
In 2009, IIRO petitioned the Security Council for removal of these two branches from the list in January 2010,and as a result on January 6, 2014, the Security Council Committee removed the IIRO offices in Indonesia and the Philippines from this Al-Qaida Sanctions List after concluding its consideration of the delisting requests for these names submitted through the Office of the UN Ombudsperson established pursuant to Security Council resolution 1904 (2009), and after considering the Comprehensive Reports of the Ombudsperson on these delisting requests. As a result of the UN delisting, the EU also delisted the Indonesia and Philippines Branch Offices of IIRO. and the United Kingdom HM Treasury Financial Sanctions Notice (dated 14 January 2014) confirmed the deletion of IIRO Philippines andIndonesia branches from its consolidated list of persons and entities having a connection with Al-Qaida.
None of the member states represented on the Committee appears to have objected to the de-listing.