Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, told Rheinische Post radical Wahhabist imams in Germany are attempting to recruit newly arrived Muslim refugees.
The recruiters may be posing as members of charity organizations, according to Maassen.
The Gulf Emirates have long used charity fronts to recruit and financially support jihadi fighters. The Muslim World League, Benevolence International Foundation, the Qatar Charitable Society and other groups have funded al-Qaeda.
The International Relations and Information Center (IRIC) was tied to the Bojinka plot, an ambitious scheme to assassinate the Pope, bomb airliners, and crash a plane into the CIA headquarters.
The IRIC and related Islamic organizations were established by Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law.
The Al-Kifah Refugee Center had ties to both the CIA and Osama bin Laden. It raised funds in the United States that were sent to Maktab al-Khidamat in Afghanistan. The organization later became al-Qaeda. Ali Mohamed, an instructor at Fort Bragg, worked through the center and trained the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993.
The State Department’s Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the Islamic American Relief Agency, an organization linked to funding al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who replaced his older brother King Abdullah following his death in January, has a history of funding al-Qaeda. Salman used the Third World Relief Agency, a known al-Qaeda front, to deliver weapons to jihadists in the Balkans. He also headed the Saudi High Commission for Relief to Bosnia and Herzegovina, a charitable front for al-Qaeda in the Balkans.
For more on Salman’s extensive role in supporting and funding jihadist terror, see New Saudi King Tied to Al Qaeda, Bin Laden and Islamic Terrorism.
“The extremist agenda is not always clearly government-sanctioned, but in monarchies where the government money is spread around to various princes, there is little accountability for what the royal family does with their government funds. Much of the funding is via charitable organizations and is not military-related,” writes Yousaf Butt, a senior advisor to the British American Security Information Council and director at the Cultural Intelligence Institute.
The refugee crisis in Europe, a direct result of U.S. foreign policy in Syria and the Middle East, represents a prime opportunity for the Gulf Wahhabists to extend and expand their reach into Europe’s Muslim communities through waqfs, or charities.
The result will be more radicalized Muslims calling for sharia law to be imposed in Europe and possible terror attacks like the Charlie Hebo attack that killed eleven at the office of a French satirical weekly newspaper in Paris.