Latest Terrorism funding News

French arrest 29 in cryptocurrency scheme to finance jihadis

Sep. 29, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police arrested 29 people around the country on Tuesday in a vast operation to break a complex scheme financing Islamist extremists in Syria through the use of cryptocurrencies. A statement from the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said search warrants are out for the two main...

Pair charged for plot to attack White House, Trump Tower

Sep. 25, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested two men on terror charges for allegedly plotting to bomb or shoot up sites including the White House and Trump Tower in New York City in attacks inspired by the Islamic State group. Jaylyn Christopher Molina, of Texas, and Kristopher Sean Matthews, of...

This booking photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff shows Muhammad Masood.  A psychological exam was ordered Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, for Masood, a Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic researcher accusing of telling paid FBI informants that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the U.S.
 (Sherburne County Sheriff via AP)

Exam ordered for Pakistani doctor charged with terrorism

Sep. 16, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A psychological exam was ordered Wednesday for a Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic researcher accusing of telling paid FBI informants that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the U.S. Muhammad Masood has been indicted on one...

Prosecutors: New Jersey man admits he tried to aid Hamas

Sep. 15, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

NEWARK. N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who authorities said sought to aid the Islamic militant group Hamas and threatened to “shoot everybody” at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge. Jonathan Xie, 21, of Basking Ridge, now faces up to 10 years in...

This undated photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Robert Solomon. Solomon and Benjamin Ryan Teeter who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group, who toted guns on Minneapolis streets during unrest following the death of George Floyd and spoke about shooting police, blowing up a courthouse and killing politicians, have been charged with federal terrorism counts. (Sherburne County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Alleged Boogaloo members face terrorism charges in Minnesota

Sep. 4, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two men who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group, who toted guns on Minneapolis streets during unrest following the death of George Floyd and spoke about shooting police, blowing up a courthouse and killing politicians, have been charged with federal...

Pakistani court sentences 3 men on terror financing charges

Aug. 28, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday convicted on terror financing charges three associates of a radical cleric wanted by Washington for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Two of the militants, Malik Zafar Iqbal and Abdul Salam Bhattvi, were sentenced to five years in jail, while the...

Ex-Minnesota college student pleads guilty in terror case

Aug. 26, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

A former Minnesota college student pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge that she tried to help al-Qaida. Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 22, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty in U.S District Court to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Charges of lying to the FBI and...

Wisconsin woman sentenced for trying to help Islamic State

Aug. 25, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of trying to plan terrorist attacks using hacked social media accounts has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Waheba Issa Dais, 48, of Cudahy, pleaded guilty last year to one count of providing material support to terrorists. She was sentenced...

FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington.  The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant organization abroad, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, relied on to raise money for their operations, officials announced Thursday.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US seizes virtual currency alleged to fund militant groups

Aug. 13, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday that it has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant groups, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State, relied on to finance their organizations and violent plots. Law enforcement officials said the groups used the accounts...

Pakistan hopes new laws will lead to removal from watch list

Aug. 12, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's information minister said Wednesday he hoped that five new bills passed in Parliament aimed at curbing terror financing and money laundering will lead to the country's removal from an international watch list. Shibli Faraz commented hours after the National Assembly, the...