Cash Flowing

Following 9/11, the U.S. wasted little time identifying and pursuing entities thought to be funding al-Qaeda. But half a year after the bombings in Bali alerted the world to a lethal terror threat in Southeast Asia, intelligence officials and regional diplomats say that a complex web of charities, front companies, Islamic organizations, and individuals suspected of financing Jemaah Islamiah (JI)—the al-Qaeda-linked network blamed for the Bali attack and numerous others—remains largely untouched. For months, say U.S. officials, Washington has wanted to issue a list naming terror backers in Southeast Asia, thus freezing...

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