New Fundraising Campaign On Twitter To Arm Mujahideen in Gaza

August 3, 2015

On July 9, 2015, the Ibn Taymiyya Center, a media foundation associated with Salafi-jihadi groups in Gaza, launched an online fundraising campaign on Twitter calling on Muslims to donate to buy weapons and ammunition for the mujahideen in Gaza.

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The campaign, called “Prepare Us,” tweeted a graphic image of a list of different weapons with their prices – for example, an RPG was listed for $3,000, a Kalashnikov for $2,500, and medium-size machine guns and sniper rifles were for $5,500.

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The list was accompanied by appeals for donations, aimed at those who do not wish to physically take part in jihad to carry out “financial jihad” by donating. Citing a hadith which praises philanthropists, the campaign organizers have made a special appeal to Muslim businessmen to donate generously.

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