A terror organization is fundamentally a business, just like drug cartels or organized crime. The belief that terrorists are just bunch of violent fanatics is true for a lot of the low-level terrorists. For the ring leaders it’s mostly an act, part of the way they impress their donors and the populations under their control. On a day-to-day level, every terror group is first of all a financial organization, expending the bulk of its efforts to raise, invest, allocate, and transfer money.
Attorney Darshan-Leitner is the director of the Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Organization, a worldwide network of lawyers who seek to go after the terrorist money trail.
Leitner says..."If you stop the money – you can stop the flow of the terrorism."