NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QE.A.109.04. AL-HARAMAIN & AL MASJED AL-AQSA CHARITY FOUNDATION
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 30 October 2009
Al-Haramain & Al Masjed al-Aqsa Charity Foundation was listed on 28 June 2004 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 16 of resolution 1526 (2004) 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) and Wa’el Hamza Abd al-Fatah Julaidan (QI.J.79.02).
Al-Haramain & Al Masjed al-Aqsa Charity Foundation had significant financial ties to Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) financier Wa’el Hamza Abd al-Fatah Julaidan (QI.J.79.02) and provided financial support to the Bosnia-based non-governmental organization Al Furqan (QE.A.107.04).
Wa’el Hamza Julaidan, who provided financial and logistical support to Al-Qaida, maintained control over Al-Haramain & Al Masjed al-Aqsa. Julaidan was a member of Al-Haramain & Al-Aqsa’s board of directors, and he opened three bank accounts on behalf of the NGO between 1997 and 2001. As at 2003, Julaidan continued to have authority to handle two of Al-Haramain & Al Masjed al-Aqsa’s bank accounts as a signatory of its two Bosnian accounts.
Al-Haramain & Al Masjed al-Aqsa Charity Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina was linked to 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 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 (QE.A.71.02), 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.
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 (QE.A.71.02), listed on 13 March 2002
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 Furqan (QE.A.107.04), listed on 11 May 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
Wa’el Hamza Abd al-Fatah Julaidan (QI.J.79.02), listed on 11 September 2002
Aqeel Abdulaziz Aqeel al-Aqeel (QI.A.171.04), listed on 6 July 2004