OFAC adds Jamaican ISIS recruiter to terrorist sanctions list

OFAC has added ‘Abdullah Ibrahim al-Faisal’, a Jamaican-based Islamic cleric, to its terrorist sanctions list for providing “recruitment services to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)”.

In particular, Mr al-Faisal is stated to have “facilitated and helped connect ISIS recruits with those who could arrange travel and entry into ISIS-controlled territory in order to join ISIS”. Moreover, that he “helped hide those seeking to join ISIS or travel to ISIS-controlled territory”, as well as “vouch[ing] for those seeking to join ISIS”. OFAC Notice here, and US Treasury press release here.

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