|02KUWAIT5560||2002-12-29 06:31:00||SECRET//NOFORN||Embassy Kuwait|
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S E C R E T KUWAIT 005560
1. (S/NF) Per reftel request, the following information is
provided regarding Kuwait-based NGO Lajnat Al-Daawa
Al-Islamiya (LDI: Islamic Call Committee). The information
is publicly available. Any new additional information will
be provided via ORCA channels.
2. (U) Established in 1984, LDI is an affiliate organization
of Social Reform Society (SRS). LDI began its relief work in
Pakistan and Afghanistan and expanded after the liberation of
Kuwait in 1991 to cover new areas, namely, Central Asia
Republics, Kashmir, Chechnya, and Muslim minorities. The
objectives of LDI include: disseminating concepts of Islam to
affirm and correct the Islamic faith in the LDI's areas of
action, providing relief to needy Muslims, highlighting
charity work in the state of Kuwait, and upgrading the level
of Kuwaiti cadres in charity work.
3. (U) LDI has established projects and extended aid both
domestically in Kuwait and outside Kuwait. Within Kuwait,
LDI has established Martyr's Week, sponsored charity
exhibitions, supported the building of parks and schools,
sponsored sports activities, and participated in religion
oriented plays and dramas. Outside of Kuwait, LDI has
established construction, production, and charitable
projects. Construction projects include schools, institutes,
camps, mosques, Islamic centers, well-drilling, housing,
health units, orphanages, colleges, institutes, and
hospitals. Production projects include, sewing ateliers,
farms, apiaries, factories, printing houses and yards.
Charitable projects include sponsoring orphans, students, and
missionary workers, printing and publishing the Holy Quran
and Islamic books, establishing Quran education and
inculcation centers, sacrifices, Iftar meals, ambulance
posts, ambulance workers' salaries, and teachers' salaries.
4. (U) The Chairman of LDI is Abdul Latif Ramadan Al-Hajiri.
As noted above, LDI is one of several external committees of
the Social Reform Society. SRS external operations are
supervised by a General Secretariat headed by Dr. Jassem
Mohammed Al-Yassin. The SRS maintains an internet web-site