NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.238.08. MUBARAK MUSHAKHAS SANAD MUBARAK AL-BATHALI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 6 April 2009
Mubarak Mushakhas Sanad Mubarak al-Bathali was listed on 16 January 2008 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 12 of resolution 1735 (2006) as being associated with Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03) and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05) 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” “recruiting for” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities” of these entities.
Mubarak Mushakhas Sanad Mubarak al-Bathali, a key associate of Jaber Abdallah Jaber Ahmad al-Jalahmah (QI.A.237.08), is a Kuwait-based terrorist facilitator and inciter. He also serves as a fundraiser and recruiter for the Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) network. Al-Bathali has supported every stage of the terrorist financing life-cycle, from financing terrorist groups and activity, to facilitating deadly attacks, and inciting others to join campaigns of violence. Al-Bathali has spoken at several mosques in Kuwait to raise funds for Al-Qaida operatives.
Al-Bathali raised funds in Kuwait for terrorist organizations over several years. In 1999, Al-Bathali met with several top Al-Qaida members and gave them $100,000. In 2001, Al-Bathali sent a courier to carry approximately $20,000 to an Al-Qaida finance manager in Pakistan. In 2002-2003, Al-Bathali contributed $20,000 to Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03) through contacts in Syria. In 2003 and 2004, Al-Bathali provided funds to Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04), through intermediaries. In 2004, Al-Bathali gathered several hundred Kuwaiti dinars each week for terrorist organizations including Al-Qaida, Ansar al-Islam and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05).
In 2001, Al-Bathali and his son produced about 6,000 copies of a propaganda tape recorded by an advisor to Usama bin Laden (deceased). Al-Bathali was also supportive of the 8 October 2002 attack on United States of America Marines in Faylaka Island, Kuwait, which resulted in the death of a United States Marine.
In January 2003, Al-Bathali and Al-Jalahmah met with an individual who was involved in the 21 January 2003 Al-Qaida-linked terrorist attack on two United States contractors outside Camp Doha, Kuwait, and discussed financing his militant training operations.
In 2003, Al-Bathali reiterated his objectives of recruiting Muslim youth in the Arabian Peninsula, especially in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, to support Al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan. This support was to include collecting donations for fighters, and CDs about Ansar al-Islam, and using the Internet for propaganda and fundraising purposes. In 2006, Al-Bathali continued to facilitate travel for extremists planning to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. In an interview published in May 2008, he acknowledged that he was recruiting young people to send them to fight abroad, in particular in Afghanistan, and that he had sent others previously to Iraq, Kosovo and Chechnya.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03), listed on 24 February 2003
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05), listed on 2 May 2005
Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04), listed on 18 October 2004
Hamid Abdallah Ahmed al-Ali (QI.A.236.08), listed on 16 January 2008
Jaber Abdallah Jaber Ahmad al-Jalahmah (QI.A 237.08), listed on 16 January 2008.