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Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror

The New York Times
Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror

The New York Times reports on how European countries, including Switzerland, have become the main source of revenue for Al Qaeda. They pay millions in ransom for their kidnapped citizens. The US and UK don’t, often with deadly consequences.


From Weekly Filet #171, in August 2014. More on: #

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