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July 11, 2014 12:07 am

Yassin Abdullah Kadi — An Apology

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On June 22, 2014 The Algemeiner published an article written by Daniel Pipes headed “Turkish Support for ISIS and Islamic Terrorists”. Saudi businessman Yassin Abdullah Kadi complained about this article and Mr Pipes has posted on his website www.danielpipes.org the apology below:

“In my article dated 18 June 2014 headed ‘Turkish Support for ISIS’, I alleged that Saudi businessman Yassin Abdullah Kadi has close ties to ISIS, the militant Sunni Islam group, and that Mr Kadi has funded ISIS.  I also stated that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had met three times with Mr Kadi and I implied these meetings took place in order to further Ankara’s alleged support for the ISIS group.

I have since been informed by Mr Kadi’s legal advisers that he has never supported ISIS financially (or otherwise) nor has he ever supported any other terrorist group or activity.

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I unreservedly retract these allegations of Mr Kadi which I accept are totally untrue.  I sincerely apologize to Mr Kadi for having published them.”


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