Judge says Turkish charity behind Gaza flotilla had terror ties

PARIS – France’s former top counterterrorism judge says in an interview that the Turkish Islamic charity that organized the ill-fated relief flotilla for Gaza had “clear, long-standing ties to terrorism and jihad.”

Jean-Louis Bruguiere has told The Associated Press that the Istanbul-based Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, known by its Turkish acronym IHH, had a role in the thwarted plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport in 1999.

Bruguiere who now heads a EU program to track terror financing said Wednesday that IHH leaders “were basically helping al-Qaida when (Osama) bin Laden started to want to target U.S. soil.”

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s