Money Jihad has previously proposed methods to limit zakat and hawala—two major mechanisms for funding terror. Here’s a more comprehensive set of our recommendations that would reduce terrorist financing overall:
- Drill, baby, drill. The U.S. should expand offshore oil drilling, open federal lands for drilling, ease its permitting process for new refineries, encourage hydraulicfracturing methods that tap previously inaccessible energy sources underground, and approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Increasing domestic U.S. and Western Hemisphereenergy production will reduce reliance on Persian Gulf oil supplies and thereby minimize the profitsreaped by hostile, foreign regimes that sponsor terror.
- Eliminate foreign aid to Pakistan. Pakistan uses its ISI spy service to fund the Taliban, the Haqqani network, and Lashkar-e-Taiba. Continuing to waste money on Pakistan is not only wasteful when we can least afford it, but it is suicidal.
- Study the true enemy and threat. …
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