Two South Africans, Others Listed As Supporters Of Terror Group ISIS
Two South African men were among the four persons sanctioned by the United States Treasury Department for facilitating funding for the global group ISIS.
The South African Farhan Hoomer, 46, stands accused of establishing an ISIS cell in Durban and for facilitating funding for the terror group. The other South African, Siraaj Miller, 45, is noted to be a leader of ISIS supporters in Cape Town.
The other accused is Peter Charles Mbaga, a Tanzanian. He’s noted to have facilitated funds transfer to ISIS from South Africa.
Abdella Hussein Abadigga, a 48-year-old Ethiopian, is said to have recruited young men in South Africa and sent them to a weapons training camp.
One of the men on the list released by the Treasury Department had previously been charged with terror-related crimes in Durban, but the case was struck out.
With the four men’s designation as supporters and funders of the terror group, all their assets abroad have been blocked and American citizens are forbidden from dealing with them in any way.
ISIS is a global problem that’s spread to several African countries, as well as created spin-offs. According to the Treasury Department, it is out to disrupt all forms of funding for the terror group, which, in this case, used South Africa’s financial institutions.