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Philippines Moves Against Muslim Charity

The Philippines said Monday it was taking steps to help the United States track down and freeze the assets of a Saudi Arabia-based Muslim charity and three people on suspicion they financed terrorists. The Philippine Anti-Money Laundering Council said it ordered government and private financial institutions to report any transactions involving the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, its founder Aqueel Abdulaziz Al-Aqil, and two other suspects – Assad Amad Barakat and Hassan Abdullah Hersi Al-Turki. The U.S. government has asked authorities to check for the possible presence of Al-Haramain in the Philippines, and to look for and freeze any assets belonging to the three suspects.Full Story

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