On September 23rd the UN blacklisted fifteen Islamic terrorists, fund raisers and recruiters involved in encouraging Moslem men to join ISIL. The blacklist will have more men added to it as intelligence agencies in the West and in Moslem countries identify more people involved in raising money to recruit ISIL fighters and transport them to Syria or wherever else ISIL is operating.
For a long time countries with Moslem populations were reluctant to go after terrorist fund raisers and recruiters. That’s because this often involved people operating out of mosques or Moslem charities. But it has now become clear that Islamic terrorists definitely take advantage of the sanctity of mosques, religious schools and charities to carry on terrorist activities. This has been known for a long time but Islamic radical clergy and, in the West, Moslem advocacy organizations, protested acting on what was an open secret in the Moslem communities where this was taking place. In the West the situation was so bad that even when local Moslems complained about Islamic terrorists operating out of their mosques (and often terrorizing, or even murdering, more moderate Moslems in the process) local police refused to intervene for fear of being accused of oppressing Moslems. The persistence and increasing savagery of Islamic terrorist groups like al Qaeda, ISIL, al Shabaab and so on have made it impossible for anyone, including governments of Moslem majority nations, to ignore the problem any longer. Many Moslems will still call all this “oppression of Moslems” but such calls no longer attract as much support in the Moslems world as in the past.