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Funding Terrorism Worksheet

Complete Parts I and II of this worksheet.

Part I

Watch the Counterfeits: Funding Terrorism video located on the student website.

Complete the table by including the following:

• Left column: Identify 2 or 3 funding strategies used by terrorists or terrorist organizations to fund their activities.
• Middle column: Identify the threat the funding strategy poses to homeland security and to legitimate businesses.
• Right column: Identify strategies used in counterterrorism to combat the funding strategy.

Funding Strategy Threat Counterterrorism Strategy

Criminal activities Globalization the Money Laundering Control Act of 1986

Foreign supporters money laundering The Bank Secrecy Act of 1970

Revenues from legal companies Transnational organized crime The USA PATRIOT Act

Part II

Write a 350- to 700-word summary, in the space below, about the funding and counterterrorism strategies listed in the table. Include the following in your summary:

• Identify the threats that funding strategies pose to legitimate businesses.

This kind of funding strategies will cause a legal business to subject to sanctions and regulations in laws that can help businesses from being profitable. If the government they are part of a terrorist organization, they can freeze the business accounts and other assets. Like for example government following the events of 9/11 the government did not do much, to stop global money laundering. The partisan politics held the financial dilemma in a congressional blockage. “Because the Democratic Party interested in making more laws and regulations they can manage to get criminals doing blue collar crime like tax evasion” (Malkin, 2002; Weintraub, 2001). However, the Republicans were against the concept for the reason that the felt the federal…...

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