Organisation/s: Al-Qaeda (suspected)
Nationality/ies: South African
Travel History: Unknown
Skills/Education/Occupation: Farhad: cleric; Junaid: dentist
In 2007, the United States (US) Treasury Department listed Farhad Ahmed Dockrat and Junaid Ismail Dockrat as Al-Qaeda financiers and facilitators. According to the former Director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets, Adam Szubin, the Dockrats each respectively “provid[ed] funds to Al Akhtar Trust, a globally-recognized al Qaida fundraiser, and…facilitat[ed] travel for individuals to train in al Qaida camps”.
One of the charges against Farhad includes providing over R400 000 (approximately $2 400) to a Taliban ambassador to Pakistan who forwarded the funds to the al Akhtar Trust. Junaid on the other hand was alleged to have worked “via phone and email with Al Qaida operations chief Hamza Rabi’a (now deceased) to coordinate the travel of South Africans to Pakistan in order for them to train with al Qaida. He is also responsible for raising US $120,000 that Rabi’a received in the spring of 2004,” according to the US Treasury notice (see possible link to Feroz Ibrahim and Zubair Ismail. This follows Junaid’s father suggesting to Reuters that the US Treasury designation was a result of his son’s “harmless” links to two people arrested in Pakistan in 2004 ). Farhad was also allegedly arrested in Gambia in 2005 for suspected terror related activities.
The Dockrats have denied the allegations.