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International Islamic Relief Organization-related Designations:

International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO)

The IIRO was established in 1978 and, according to its website, the organization has branch offices in over 20 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. 

Abd Al Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mujil (Al-Mujil) is the Executive Director of the IIRO Eastern Province (IIRO-EP) branch office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Al-Mujil has been called the “million dollar man” for supporting Islamic militant groups.  Al-Mujil provided donor funds directly to al Qaida and is identified as a major fundraiser for the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and Jemaah Islamiyah (JI).  Both ASG and JI are al Qaida-associated terrorist groups in Southeast Asia designated pursuant to the authorities of E.O. 13224. These terrorist groups are also on the United Nations 1267 Committee’s consolidated list of individuals and entities associated with the Taliban, al Qaida and/or Usama Bin Ladin.  In 2004, Al-Mujil invited a Philippines-based JI supporter to Saudi Arabia under the cover of traveling for the hajj (the Muslim pilgrimage), and planned to provide him with cash to carry back to the Philippines to support organizations including JI.  Al-Mujil was also present in Afghanistan in the late 1990s and personally knew Usama Bin Ladin and deceased al Qaida co-founder Abdallah Azzam.  Al-Mujil traveled continuously to meet with members of Bin Ladin’s organization in Arab countries. In the 1990s, Al-Mujil established a relationship with senior al Qaida operational planner Khalid Shaykh Muhammad.  Al-Mujil has a long history of providing support to terrorist organizations.  He has contributed direct financial assistance to ASG leaders, including Abdurajak Janjalani (deceased).  The Indonesian and Philippines branches of IIRO have received support from IIRO-EP, which in turn is controlled by Al-Mujil.  Indeed, he is often responsible for authorizing payment transfers for IIRO Philippines (IIRO-PHL) and IIRO Indonesia (IIRO-IDN).

Name: Abd al-Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mujil

AKAs:  Dr. Abd al-Hamid Al-Mujal
Dr. Abd Abdul-Hamid bin Sulaiman Al-Mu’jil
Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-Mu’ajjal
Abd al-Hamid Mu’jil
A.S. Mujel
Abu Abdallah

DOB:                    28 April 1949
Nationality:          Saudi Arabian

For Additional Information: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp45.htm

International Islamic Relief Organization Philippines (IIRO PHL)

U.S. Designation Date: August 3, 2006

Background: The IIRO-PHL is a source of funding for the al Qaida-affiliated ASG.  IIRO-PHL has served as a liaison for the ASG with other Islamic extremist groups.  A former ASG member in the Philippines familiar with IIRO operations in the country reported that a limited amount of foreign IIRO funding goes to legitimate projects and the rest is directed to terrorist operations.  The Philippine branches of the IIRO were founded sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s by Muhammad Jamal Khalifah, who is Usama bin Laden’s brother-in-law and has been identified as a senior al Qaida member.  IIRO-PHL’s director, Abd al-Hadi Daguit, is a trusted associate of Khalifah. While working as the director of IIRO-PHL, Khalifah maintained close connections with al Qaida through his relations with senior al Qaida supporters, including Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) Wa’el Hamza Julaidan.  At the time Khalifah directed the IIRO-PHL, he employed an ASG intelligence officer as the provincial director of the IIRO-PHL in the Tawi-Tawi region of the Southern Philippines until that officer’s death in 1994.  In the mid 1990s, a major ASG supporter, Mahmud Abd Al-Jalil Afif, served as the director of the IIRO-PHL and used the organization to funnel money to terrorist groups including the ASG.  Afif was implicated in the assassination of Father Salvatore Carzeda in San Jose Gusu, Zamboanga City, Philippines on June 20, 1992. 

AKAs: International Islamic Relief Agency
International Relief Organization
Islamic Relief Organization
Islamic World Relief
International Islamic Aid Organization
Islamic Salvation Committee
IIRO
The Human Relief Committee of the Muslim World League
World Islamic Relief Organization
Al Igatha Al-Islamiya
Hayat al-Aghatha al-Islamia al-Alamiya
Hayat al-Igatha
Hayat Al-‘Igatha
Ighatha
Igatha
Igassa
Igasa
Igase
Egassa

For Additional Information: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp45.htm
                  


International Islamic Relief Organization Indonesia (IIRO IDN)

U.S. Designation Date: August 3, 2006

Background: The IIRO Indonesia director has channeled money to two Indonesia-based, JI-affiliated foundations.  Information from 2006 shows that IIRO-IDN supports JI by providing assistance with recruitment, transportation, logistics, and safe-havens.  As of late 2002, IIRO-IDN allegedly financed the establishment of training facilities for use by al Qaida associates.

AKAs: International Islamic Relief Agency
International Relief Organization
Islamic Relief Organization
Islamic World Relief
International Islamic Aid Organization
Islamic Salvation Committee
IIRO
The Human Relief Committee of the Muslim World League
World Islamic Relief Organization
Al Igatha Al-Islamiya
Hayat al-Aghatha al-Islamia al-Alamiya
Hayat al-Igatha
Hayat Al-‘Igatha
Ighatha 
Igatha
Igassa
Igasa
Igase
Egassa


For Additional Information: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp45.htm

 

Last Updated: September 12, 2006

 

 
Last Updated: 12/1/2010 3:33 AM

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