Jamal Khalifa terror funder - founder of Muslim World League and Bin Laden brother in law murdered in Madagascar 'burglary'
February 2, 2007
MIM: If the circumstances of Jamil Khalifa's death are indeed true that he was killed in a robbery it can only be termed "poetic justice". Khalifa is the founder of the Muslim World League one of the largest worldwide Wahhabist juggernauts and has been a major figure in facilitating and funding terrorism.
Jamal Khalifa brother in law of Osama bin Laden
Jan. 31, 2007 15:56
Osama bin Laden's A brother-in-law, who had been sought in the Philippines for alleged terror financing, was killed in Madagascar in what appeared to be a burglary, the victim's brother said Wednesday.
Jamal Khalifa, who was married to a sister of the al-Qaida leader, was killed when gunmen broke into his house in a Madagascan village on Tuesday, his brother Malek Khalifa said in a phone interview from his home in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.
Malek, who was distraught when recounting his brother's death, said 25-30 armed men broke into Jamal's house "while he was sleeping," and killed him. "They stole everything, his computer, all of his things," he said.
Malek said he did not have more details because his brother was a Saudi citizen and Saudi Arabia did not have an embassy on the East African island.
He said his main concern was "to collect my brother's body."
Jamal was in Madagascar on business and his wife and family were in Saudi Arabia.
Bin Laden brother shot dead
January 31, 2007 12:00
GUNMEN have slaughtered a brother-in-law of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, in what appears to be a botched robbery.
Unidentified attackers shot and killed businessman Jamal Khalifa, who is married to a sister of the al-Qaeda leader, in a raid on his home in Madagascar.
The victim was alleged to have helped finance the Islamist militant Abu Sayyaf group in the Philippines.
But his brother Malek Khalifa denied the killing was political, telling Dubai-based Al Arabiya television that the aim of the murderers appeared to have been to rob Jamal, who mined and traded precious stones in Madagascar.
Mr Khalifa said a gang of 20 to 30 gunmen broke into his brother's bedroom, shot him dead "in cold blood" and stole his belongings.
Arabiya said the businessman was staying at a precious stones mine he owned in Madagascar when he was killed.
"We still don't have a complete picture of the incident," Mr Khalifa said from Saudi Arabia's Red Sea port of Jeddah.
"I don't think it was politically motivated," he added.
Mr Khalifa denied his brother was involved with terror groups, and said that apart from family ties, Jamal Khalifa had no links to 9/11 mastermind bin Laden, who has been stripped of his Saudi citizenship.
Mr Khalifa said the Saudi authorities had been informed of the killing.