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Terrorism Financing

The most popular means for terrorist groups to raise and transmit  funds in the United States are charitable and nongovernmental  organizations. Some charities have been abused by terrorists, who have  redirected money meant for humanitarian purposes to terrorism. For  example, Hamas, the Palestinian militant organization, used the Holy  Land Foundation, a US charity organization, to fund its terrorist  activities.

For this assignment, review the subject of terrorism financing. Read  the case of Mohammed and Chawki Hamoud, two brothers who lived in North  Carolina and raised millions of dollars for Hezbollah.

Mohamad Youssef Hammoud sentenced to 30 years in terrorism financing case

Prepare a 5- to 7-page report in Microsoft Word that covers the following points.

  • Describe the mechanics of the Hamoud brothers’ operation. Show specifically how they managed to raise so much money.
  • Identify and explain the specific laws that were broken.
  • Discuss Hezbollah, including their mission and history. What might that group have used the money for?
  • Describe the other ways that Hezbollah receives funding and from whom.
  • Evaluate the efforts being made by counterterrorism authorities to  identify and disrupt operations designed to raise money for terror  groups.
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