Arguments Against Terrorist Funding

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Terrorist funding is a vital fragment of what allows the smooth transition of missions and acts of violence to take place. The money acquired goes into planning and executing assignments and operations. Funds are needed in order to provide radicals with adequate training, food and lodge, firepower and weapons, passports with different identities as well as communication support. The members of terrorist groups have to rely on funding in order to fulfill sustainment capabilities as well being able to function on a day to day basis. Many of them have families to support and the use of terrorist funding often goes back to the member’s families as contribution of their services and volunteerism to their cause whether political or religious.…show more content…
The USA PATRIOT ACT was formed in order to obstruct terrorist financing and inhibit money filtering. This act is also set up to ensure that any illegal funding detected by reported in order to protect the financial well-being of The United States from transnational terrorist groups. Although the intentions of this act seem principled it is not enough to impede terrorist financing. The International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism was embraced by the UN in 1999 (Ehrenfeld). Within this preamble members of the United Nations agreed to uphold the articles contained in order to combat terrorist financing. Other methods of opposing terrorist funding are through the use of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), who gather intelligence and provide its details with other non-government agencies to warn them of possible pressures from extremist groups ( The Afghan Threat Finance Cell (ATFC) was launched in Iraq and was created in order to detect terrorism financing. Even with a vast number of agencies, organizations, and written legal documents outlining the techniques in which to combat transnational terrorism financing there is still so much illegal activity that slips…show more content…
There are so many businesses and organizations who are suffering from illegal acts of terrorist funding by means of extortion, bribery, money laundering, drug trafficking and the list goes on. “Understanding the ideology, strategies and instruments of terrorist’s success can help us to better identify how al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations operate financially” (Ehrenfeld, p. 192). The Saint Leo core value of integrity means to uphold an honest and truthful spirit towards others around you. It means to steadily portray yourself true and trustworthy. In relation to transnational terrorist and the concerns of terrorist financing the core value of integrity can be instituted into each person and organization that values the conception of freedom, honesty, safety for their country and safety for the lives of those around them. Terrorist funding from transnational terrorist contradict the true connotation of the core value of integrity. Their conducts and behaviors are deceitful and fraudulent and are not withholding of innocent people. Their capability to understand the core value of integrity is blinded by greed, self-gain, political
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