NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QDe.103 AL-HARAMAIN FOUNDATION (INDONESIA)
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 30 October 2009
Al-Haramain Foundation (Indonesia) was listed on 26 January 2004 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 4 of resolution 1455 (2003) 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 (QDe.004).
Al-Haramain Foundation (Indonesia) provided financial, material and logistical support to the Al-Qaida (QDe.004) network.
Al-Haramain Foundation (Indonesia) 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 network. Funding generally came from grants 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 (QDi.171.04), and the Al-Haramain branches in Bosnia and Herzegovina (QDe.071), Somalia (QDe.072), Indonesia, Kenya (QDe.105), Tanzania (QDe.106), Pakistan (QDe.104), Afghanistan (QDe.110), Albania (QDe.111), Bangladesh (QDe.112), Ethiopia (QDe.113), the Netherlands (QDe.114), the Union of the Comoros (QDe.116) and the United States of America (QDe.117) have provided financial, material and/or technological support to the Al-Qaida network, including Jemaah Islamiyah (QDe.092), Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya /AIAI (QDe.002), the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (QDe.003) and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QDe.118). These terrorist organizations received funding from Al-Haramain and used Al-Haramain as a front for fundraising and operational activities.
In 2002, money purportedly donated by Al-Haramain Foundation for humanitarian purposes to non-profit organizations in Indonesia was possibly diverted for weapons procurement, with the full knowledge of Al-Haramain Foundation in Indonesia.
Using a variety of means, Al-Haramain Foundation provided financial support to Al-Qaida operatives in Indonesia and to Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). According to a senior Al-Qaida official apprehended in South-East Asia, Al-Haramain Foundation was one of the primary sources of funding for Al-Qaida network activities in the region. JI has committed a series of terrorist attacks, including the bombing of a nightclub in Bali on 12 October 2002 that killed 202 persons and wounded over 300 others.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya / AIAI (QDe.002), listed on 6 October 2001
Egyptian Islamic Jihad (QDe.003), listed on 6 October 2001
Al-Qaida (QDe.004), listed on 6 October 2001
Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (QDe.071), listed on 13 March 2002
Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QDe.072), listed on 13 March 2002
Jemaah Islamiyah (QDe.092), listed on 25 October 2002
Al-Haramain Foundation (Pakistan) (QDe.104), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramayn Foundation (Kenya) (QDe.105), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramayn Foundation (Tanzania) (QDe.106), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramain: Afghanistan Branch (QDe.110), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: Albania Branch (QDe.111), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: Bangladesh Branch (QDe.112), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: Ethiopia Branch (QDe.113), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: The Netherlands Branch (QDe.114), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain Foundation (Union of the Comoros) (QDe.116), listed on 28 September 2004
Al-Haramain Foundation (United States of America) (QDe.117), listed on 28 September 2004
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QDe.118), listed on 2 May 2005
Agus Dwikarna (QDi.111), listed on 9 September 2003
Aris Munandar (QDi.119), listed on 9 September 2003
Aqeel Abdulaziz Aqeel al-Aqeel (QDi.171), listed on 6 July 2004