Book review: Farah, D. 2004. Blood from stones: the secret financial network of terror

SOURCE: Journal of Contemporary African Studies
OUTPUT TYPE: Review in Journal
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2005
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Southall
KEYWORDS: FUNDING, TERRORISM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2893
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/7300

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Abstract

In the aftermath of 9/11, President Bush froze all terrorist assets in traditional financial institutions and money channels. But Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups have long followed a diversification strategy that has rendered the crackdown by the U.S. and other governments almost useless. Blood from Stones is the first book to uncover, through on-the-ground reporting, the interlocking web of commodities, underground transfer systems, charities, and sympathetic bankers that support terrorist activities throughout the world.