This is more of the Trump effect. Under Barack Obama, not only were sanctions not placed on ISIS recruiters, but the U.S. government did nothing whatsoever to stop the ISIS group from gaining control of a territory larger than Great Britain, and to gain the allegiance of other jihad groups all over the world. At the end of Obama’s presidency, it looked as if ISIS was there to stay, and was going to be accorded legitimacy, the same way that the PLO was. But then Donald Trump became President, and this entire situation changed. At the end of this article note what it says about an ISIS resurgence. That’s unlikely as long as Trump is President.
“U.S. Treasury Sanctions Islamic State Recruiters in Southeast Asia,” by Joshua Caplan, Breitbart, August 24, 2018 (thanks to Todd):
The U.S. Treasury Department unveiled sanctions on Friday against three terror recruiters who urged individuals residing in Southeast Asia to join the Islamic State (ISIS).
The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), mandated with overseeing U.S. economic and trade sanctions, designated three senior ISIS recruiters — Mohamad Rafi Udin, Mohammed Karim Yusop Faiz, and Mohammad Reza Lahaman Kiram — for calling on Southeast Asia residents to join the global radical Islamic terror organization and being “featured in an official ISIS beheading video, where they executed captives held by ISIS.”
“Treasury is targeting ISIS recruiters who have engaged in a beheading video and other brutal acts as part of a propaganda campaign to attract radicals to join militant terrorist groups in Southeast Asia,” the agency’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker said in a statement. “We are sanctioning these terrorists along with our UN international partners as part of a coordinated effort to counter ISIS’s global networks that enable the group to recruit foreign fighters to conduct international terror attacks.”
United Nations member states are now obligated to freeze assets, prohibit travel, and deny access to the global financial system of the three terror recruiters.
ISIS, which has lost control over a vast majority of once-controlled territory since President Donald Trump took office, may be readying a resurgence with up to 30,000 fighters stationed in Iraq and Syria, a recently released U.N. report states….
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