Funding Evil: How Terror is Financed and How to Stop It
Recorded on December 2, 2003
The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The tentacles of terrorism have reached deep into America,
threatening to make Osama bin Laden's dream of destroying the
American economy a reality. As the United States spends billions
upon billions more towards trying to fend off another 9/11-type
attack, terrorist groups grow wealthier, and thus more capable of
financing large-scale missions of murder and mayhem.
Funding Evil, by terrorism expert Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D.,
uncovers the clandestine and sinister ways that Islamic terrorist
groups finance their global network. From innocent-looking American
businesses that serve as fronts for terrorism to joint efforts with
established groups in organized crime, terrorists have grown
increasingly savvy in ways to bolster their financial power. Dr.
Ehrenfeld's investigation also details how these undetected
billions are spent to methodically bring about chaos and
destabilization in American society.