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.
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.
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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