Leaked documents recovered from the recently-liberated city of Fallujah revealed that top Iraqi official from the Saddam era has donated more than $200,000 to the Islamic State.

According to the documents, Tariq al-Hashimi, the former Iraqi Vice President, has granted $218,000 in religious tax (Zakat) to the terror group in Fallujah.

The top Iraqi politician was addressed by ISIS as Mujahid (the Islamic term for those who fight infidels to implement Sharia Law).

Another Zakat receipt shows a similar donation made by Rafia al-Issawi, the former Iraqi finance minister and Deputy Prime Minister.

Last Monday, al-Hashimi was removed from the Interpol’s red notice for ‘lack of evidences’.

Al-Hashimi was convicted of murder and later sentenced to death before he fled to Turkey.

Later in June, the Iraqi Army, backed by the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), has recaptured the city of Fallujah after ousting ISIS jihadists.

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Sean_in_Nyc
2016-07-11 12:48

Tremendously and deliberately misleading headline. It should read “Saddam Era Officials bankrolling IS” or something akin to it.

Stuart
Stuart
2016-07-11 19:32
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Nothing surprising here. It was Bush’s complete dismantling of the ENTIRE Iraqi army that led to the creation of Da’esh. It’s those ex-Iraqi military members that ARE the core of Da’esh.

Daeshbags Sux
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2016-07-11 13:21
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Mr Fish
2016-07-11 13:54

ISIS member living in Turkey. Now there’s a surprise!

Matt Sobek
Matt Sobek
2016-07-11 20:32

@leithfadel he must have started plotting immediately

Matt Sobek
Matt Sobek
2016-07-11 20:31

@leithfadel ties everything together. This war started the day after the US left, when Hashimi fled to Turkey

Matt Sobek
Matt Sobek
2016-07-11 20:31

@leithfadel makes perfect sense

guest
guest
2016-07-13 08:11

Not only Tariq al-Hashimi bankrolls ISIS. Turkey, where he fled to, also bankrolls and support ISIS. So now he feels like at home.