January 27th, 2011
10:19 AM ET

Secret report reveals new funding channels for Taliban, al Qaeda

In August last year, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak was not happy with Saudi Arabia. He complained that the Saudis appeared to be funding an opposition candidate, Anwar Ibrahim, in upcoming elections.

What's more, the Malaysian authorities suspected two senior Saudi princes of involvement. The Saudis launched an investigation, and uncovered something very different - and more alarming.

A secret report seen by CNN concludes: "There is no evidence any Saudi official ever supported Anwar Ibrahim" and "claims of support from the Saudi royals named in the initial report [names redacted] were found to be without basis."

But the investigation found that hundreds of millions of dollars of Saudi money had been funneled to leading Islamist politicians and political activists overseas. It also found that al Qaeda and the Taliban were still able to use Saudi Arabia for fund-raising, despite numerous measures to choke off those sources of cash.

Read the full story from CNN's Nic Robertson

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  1. BANGASH

    REALLY VERY SORRY CNN, IT IS SHOCKING TO DENY ME EXPRESSING MY VIEWS ON THIS GREAT WORLD FORUM. I AM A HUMANIST AND SUPPORT HUMAN WELFARE AND SEE ALL AS ONE FAMILY IN A ONE SWEET HOME. NO DOUBT SOME BITTER PILLS ARE HARD TO SWALLOW BUT IF WE THOUGHT WITH HUMAN MIND AND HEART THEN WE WILL START FROM OUR OWN HOME AND MAKE THE WORLD A GLOBAL VILLAGE.

    January 28, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      WOW!

      January 28, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Bangash – what are you meaning ? you are posting comments. May be some of them were deleted ?

      January 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Then they are lying are they not?

    January 28, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. tvan

    another lie and another APCO staged drama..
    the once us-helped anwar is not been back-stabbed by them..
    in the end,everything is been twisted to manipulate people..

    January 28, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Is this for real or is this just more right-wing propaganda? All of Al Qaeda's assests have been frozen for a very long time,evem before 9/11 so that makes it quite dubious that Al Qaeda pulled off 9/11 by itself.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. dindy

    salerno......nothing is impossible if the whole peace loving people get together...as one .

    January 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Are the Muslim brotherhood a part of the truth of 360 degrees?

      January 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      But it is OK for them to kill Just because they think they have God's truth behind them huh?

      January 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      So in your truth of 360 degrees it allows you to kill and murder those who do not have their faith in it, correct?

      January 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      But have faith in Jesus as Lord and savior?

      January 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. salerno

    It is impossible to destroy AlQaeda. After 2 wars AlQaeda is espanded to many more countries. Afghanistan training camps were an american mirage. A fantasy movie like the one reported above.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Michael V. Caldwell

    "ROAD TO PEACE" (film short)

    Opening Scene: (filmed in black & white, silent film)

    We see an old Soldier walking down a dirt road with a machine gun under his arm
    and carrying his young son on his shoulders.

    The young boy and his father are dressed in their combat clothing and the boy
    also has a machine gun gun tucked under his arm, suddenly they stop.

    (our camera pans to a person sitting on a large rock on the side of the road)

    We see the back of this person only, the person is wearing a black hooded robe
    with their hood raised up.

    (we pan back to the old soldier and his son)

    The old soldier places his son on the road then pushes him in the
    direction of the hooded stranger.

    The young boy walks cautiously up to the stranger with his gun drawn upwards

    as he gets closer we notice the person is small in stature then the boy points
    the gun at the back of the strangers head.

    The stranger turns around slowly then we see it is a young girl, the girl is

    the same age as the boy.

    The young girl places a daisy Flower in the barrel of the boy's gun.

    (at that instant our film changes to color and remains in color)

    Next, we see they young boy standing there with a blank look on his face he then

    drops the gun on the ground, the gun vanishes and where the gun was we see books

    instead.

    The boy picks up the books curiously, then turns and looks in the direction
    where his father was with an astonishment look.

    (we show a close-up on boys face then we pan our camera to the father)

    The boy's father is now standing there dressed in a white shirt and slacks and
    holding sets of plans tucked under his arm in the place of a gun.

    (we pan back to boy and girl)

    We see the boy standing there dressed in the same attire as his father, with
    books tucked under his arm in place of his gun staring at the girl that is
    still

    sitting on the rock, the girl has long curly brown hair and is now wearing white

    clothing, she also has books sitting next to her.

    Closing Scene:

    We see the backs of all three of them walking down the road towards the setting
    sun, the boy and the girl are holding hands both of them carrying books
    tucked under their arms.

    The father has sets of building plans tucked under his arm and is walking
    with his head up high.. Time To Build A Better Future..A New Future For All..

    Fade Out End...Or Beginning Of A Brighter Future For Our World..

    Written By Michael V Caldwell, Always...

    "THINKING OUT OF THE BOX FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR WORLD"

    January 27, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |