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Al-Ajami: Listed by US and UN as terrorist

Sunday 11-06-2017 - 01:28 PM
Khalid Fahmy
Hajaj Al-Ajami
Hajaj Al-Ajami
Cairo - Hajaj bin Fahad Hajaj Mohmed Al-Ajami is a Kuwaiti Salafi sheikh and one of the most active supporters in fundraising for Syrian rebels. Al-Ajami’s main activity is to collect donations from Kuwait and make sure, in person, that they were received in Syria.
Al-Ajami, born in 1988, is a member of Kuwait’s Islamic-oriented Ommah Party and head of the Popular Commission in Support of the Syrian Revolution. He has been put on US and UN terrorism lists on charges of fundraising armed organizations fighting in Syria and Iraq. Therefore, he was arrested and banned from entering Syria’s neighboring countries, such as Jordan, on many occasions.
He was a regular traveler from Qatar to Syria, where he funded Al-Qaeda. In 2012, Al-Ajmi traveled to Qatar, under an invitation from the Qatari Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, where he took part in a symposium calling for Jihad in Syria. 
Photo credit: Google
Photo credit: Google
Al-Ajmi was included on the United Nations Security Council Sanctions List in 2014 on accusations of supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria. He was among six extremists blacklisted by the UN Security Council due to their ties with Al-Qaeda. In 2014, Kuwaiti authorities arrested Al-Ajmi at Kuwait International Airport upon his return from Qatar. He was referred to State Security Department and was accused of smuggling fighters to Afghanistan and Iraq. 
In 2014, the UN Security Council issued a resolution to ban funding the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda-affiliate Al-Nusra Front, currently known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham that is fighting in Syria. Al-Ajmi was named among defendants on this UN blacklist on charges of funding terrorism.
US government and UN accused Al-Ajami of supporting Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. He was also accused of backing Islamist rebels in the Syrian civil war. However, Al-Ajmi denied such accusations and stated that he has never supported terrorism or backed ISIS approaches. 

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