NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QE.A.71.02. AL-HARAMAIN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 30 October 2009
Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation was listed on 13 March 2002 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1390 (2002) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01).
Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina received financial support from, and was acting for or on behalf of and providing financial and material support for, or financial or other services to or in support of terrorist activities and terrorist related organizations associated with Usama bin Laden (deceased).
Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina was a branch of the Saudi Arabia-based Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation which presented itself as a private, charitable and educational non-governmental organization. When viewed as a single entity, Al-Haramain was one of the principal NGOs active throughout the world providing support for the Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) network. Funding generally came from individual benefactors and special campaigns which targeted selected business entities around the world.
The founder and former leader of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, Aqeel Abdulaziz Aqeel al-Aqeel (QI.A.171.04), and the Al-Haramain branches in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Somalia (QE.A.72.02), Indonesia (QE.A.103.04), Kenya (QE.A.105.04), Tanzania (QE.A.106.04), Pakistan (QE.A.104.04), Afghanistan (QE.A.110.04), Albania (QE.A.111.04), Bangladesh (QE.A.112.04), Ethiopia (QE.A.113.04), the Netherlands (QE.A.114.04), the Union of the Comoros (QE.A.116.04) and the United States of America (QE.A.117.04) have provided financial, material and/or technological support to the Al-Qaida network, including Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02), Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya / AIAI (QE.A.2.01), the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (QE.A.3.01) and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05). These terrorist organizations received funding from Al-Haramain and used Al-Haramain as a front for fundraising and operational activities.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina office of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation was linked to Al-Gama’at al-Islamiyya, an Egyptian terrorist group that was a signatory to Usama bin Laden’s 23 February 1998 statement establishing the “World Islamic Front for Jihad against the Jews and the Crusaders”. After the Bosnia and Herzegovina branch of Al-Haramain was designated in March 2002, its operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina were closed. The organization was reestablished in mid-2003 under a different name, Vazir, in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a business space formerly used by Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation and opened its offices in early August 2003. Vazir has since been closed.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya / AIAI (QE.A.2.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Egyptian Islamic Jihad (QE.A.3.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QE.A.72.02), listed on 13 March 2002
Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02), listed on 25 October 2002
Al-Haramain Foundation (Indonesia) (QE.A.103.04), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramain Foundation (Pakistan), (QE.A.104.04), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramayn Foundation (Kenya) (QE.A.105.04), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramayn Foundation (Tanzania) (QE.A.106.04), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramain: Afghanistan Branch (QE.A.110.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: Albania Branch (QE.A.111.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: Bangladesh Branch (QE.A.112.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: Ethiopia Branch (QE.A.113.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: The Netherlands Branch (QE.A.114.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain Foundation (Union of the Comoros) (QE.A.116.04), listed on 28 September 2004
Al-Haramain Foundation (United States of America) (QE.A.117.04), listed on 28 September 2004
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05), listed on 2 May 2005
Najib ben Mohamed ben Salem al-Waz (QI.A.104.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Aqeel Abdulaziz Aqeel al-Aqeel (QI.A.171.04), listed on 6 July 2004