Kuwait-based Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS) provides financial and material support to al Qaida and al Qaida affiliates, including Lashkar e-Tayyiba, Jemaah Islamiyah, and Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya. RIHS has also provided financial support for acts of terrorism. RIHS has used charity and humanitarian assistance as cover to fund terrorist activity and harm innocent civilians, often in poor and impoverished regions. We have a responsibility to do all we can to shut down the funding channels of terrorism. The RIHS offices in Afghanistan (RIHS-Afghanistan) and Pakistan (RIHS-Pakistan) were designated as terrorist organizations by the U.S. Government and the United Nations in January 2002. At that time, there was no evidence that the Kuwait-based RIHS headquarters (RIHS-HQ) knew that RIHS-Afghanistan and RIHS-Pakistan were financing al Qaida. Since that time, however, evidence has mounted implicating RIHS-HQ in terrorism support activity. (See Treasury link for a…
Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS-HQ)
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