3,459. 3/15/2002

“In March 2002, Treasury agents raided the northern Virginia headquarters of four Saudi-based charities: the SAAR Foundation, the Safa Trust, the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), and the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO). Also included in the raid was the local headquarters for the Muslim World League, an umbrella group funded by the Saudi government, which sent money and weapons to bin Laden. Gathering money scant miles from [Saudi ambassador Prince] Bandar’s Potomac River mansion, all five charities can point to a long line of humanitarian causes they have aided and supported. Treasury officials and other experts can also point to a long string of alarming associations.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Robert Baer, Sleeping with the Devil, Page 68

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