The Financing of Terrorism by Dr. Nitin Prasad

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The Financing of Terrorism

Terrorist financing provides funds for terrorist activity. It may involve funds raised from legitimate sources, such as personal donations and profits from businesses and charitable organizations, as well as from criminal sources, such as the drug trade, the smuggling of weapons and other goods, fraud, kidnapping and extortion. Terrorism financing came into limelight in the United States after the terrorist attacks in the United States on the 11th September in 2001. The US Government passed the USA PATRIOT Act to, among other reasons, attempt thwarting the financing of terrorism (CFT) and anti-money laundering (AML) making sure these were given some sort of adequate focus by US financial institutions. The term ‘terrorism financing’ includes the financing of terrorist acts, and of terrorists and terrorist organisations. The financing of terrorism may include the provision of any kind of asset in any form, including but not limited to—bank credits, travellers cheques, bank cheques, money orders, shares, securities, bonds, drafts, and letters of credit. This book provides deep insight into various dimensions of issues relating to the subject.

Publisher: Vij Books India Private Limited ISBN: 9789385505591 Pages: 284