NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING

QDe.071
AL-HARAMAIN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
30 October 2009
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
15 June 2015
18 January 2018
Reason for listing: 

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 (QDe.004).

Additional information: 

Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (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 (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 (QDe.004) network. Funding generally came from individual benefactors and special campaigns which targeted selected business entities around the world.

The Al-Haramain branches in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Somalia (QDe.072), Indonesia (QDe.103), 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), and the Union of the Comoros (QDe.116)  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.

Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 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 Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Bosnia and Herzegovina) was listed 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.