NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QDi.295.11. MUHAMMAD JIBRIL ABDUL RAHMAN
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 12 August 2011
Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman was listed on 12 August 2011 pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 1989 (2011) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Jemaah Islamiyah (QDe.092).
Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman is a senior member of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) (QDe.092) and has been directly involved in obtaining funding for terrorist attacks and other JI-linked operational activities. He is the son of Mohamad Iqbal Abdurrahman (QDi.086). Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman was sentenced in Indonesia to five years in jail on 29 June 2010 for concealing information about terrorist crimes in connection with attacks in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 17 July 2009, and for falsifying documents. On 17 July 2009, two suicide bombers detonated explosive devices at the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Jakarta, killing seven people and wounding approximately 50 others.
Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman has solicited funds on behalf of senior JI member Noordin Mohammad Top (deceased), who led the JI faction that conducted the group's 17 July 2009 attacks. In August 2008, Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman agreed to provide Top with funding for terrorist operations at a meeting with Top and Saefudin Zuhri, the main plotter of the 17 July 2009 bombings who is also deceased. Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman contacted his Saudi-based brother to request that he arrange for approximately $10,000 in cash to be passed to Top. A letter found on Top’s laptop written by Zuhri identified Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman as the connection between Top’s network and foreigners providing funding. Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman also personally went to Saudi Arabia in September 2008 to raise funds for terrorist attacks.
As of late 2008, Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman was working on behalf of JI member Imam Samudra (deceased) and other JI members responsible for bombings in Indonesia. Samudra was executed on 9 November 2008 in Indonesia for his role in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people.
Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman was a senior member of JI’s Pakistan-based Al-Ghuraba cell and had been selected by JI leaders for travel to Pakistan as a member of that cell. While in Pakistan, he participated in military training and, in 2001 was dispatched to Kashmir by JI member and Al-Ghuraba cell leader Gun Gun Rusman Gunawan (QDi.218). Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman returned to Pakistan in 2007, where he met with Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Taliban personnel. Jibril’s contact with Al-Qaida shows his intention to obtain support from Al-Qaida and to advance Al-Qaida’s objectives.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QDe.004), listed on 6 October 2001
Jemaah Islamiyah (QDe.092), listed on 25 October 2002
Mohamad Iqbal Abdurrahman (QDi.086), listed on 28 January 2003
Gun Gun Rusman Gunawan (QDi.218), listed on 21 April 2006