[arin-ppml] Fwd: NRS Official Response to Amin Dayekh allegation highlighting concerns around potential terrorism funding and support.

Samuel Uchenna Uzoechi s.uzoechi at nrs.help
Thu Jun 30 04:59:40 EDT 2022


Dear Colleagues,



FYI Please.




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From: Samuel Uchenna Uzoechi <s.uzoechi at nrs.help>
To: "community-discuss"<community-discuss at afrinic.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:57:26 +0100
Subject: NRS Official Response to Amin Dayekh allegation highlighting concerns around potential terrorism funding and support.
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Dear Colleagues,



Amin’s recent, inflammatory posts about the NRS have obliged us to share our serious concerns about this gentleman over the past year with the community.

 

Number Resource Society (NRS) is a global non-profit membership organization advocating for a global unlimited, stable and united Internet. NRS recognizes Internet as one universal resource that relies on a global free market and enterprise with excellent transparency and accountability.

 

Amin Dayekh is a Lebanese national, and the CEO of MegaMore Wireless Broadband Limited an ISP company located in Kano, Northern part of Nigeria. As one of the Resource company's, we approached him as we have approached all other stakeholders of the Internet to promote NRS ideology of transparency and accountability. But like they say, "looks can be deceptive". In the process of engaging him, we began to notice some questionable behaviour including hate speech and apparent support for a terrorist organization. Due to the seriousness of what we uncovered, we advised the officer engaging to continue to cooperate with his in order to gather evidence of potential criminal activity.

 

Amin Dayekh initiated the request for money from one of NRS's employees, as well as soliciting support for him to become AFRINIC Director, as shown also in the screenshots shows, in which Amin has demanded, "When will you send the money?" "and his comment, "I am also interested to become a director in AFRINIC." This immediately raised serious red flags for us.  We proceeded to investigate Amin thoroughly as part of our standard due diligent process for the sake of a safer Internet. What we have uncovered after this Is extremely shocking and alarming.



 

 During our investigation, we found that Amin's social media posts were of huge concern - his comments have indicated his potential fundraising for a prescribed terrorist organization (HIZBOALLAH). This raised concerns that his incessant demand for money and ambition for AFRINIC's directorship, controlling AFRINIC could have been motivated by his apparent support of HIZBOALLAH, the terrorist organization.

 

When we investigated further, we discovered Amin had published hate speech including the following comment:, "Our people should welcome Israelis with boiling oil and kitchen's knives". This level of hatred and violent language targeted towards the Jewish people was highly distressing and we recognised immediately, potentially criminal.  

 

It was when he noticed that we would not meet his demands for money and directorship to the board election of AFRINIC to he got angry and twisted the story.

 

In the spirit of openness, we republish a number of Amin's public social media postings. Please note that these posts are distressing and are released only for transparency purposes.

 

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the comments and hatred.

 

Screenshots and Links from Amin's twitter:

 

 





Translation:

"The resistance, from standing by the Palestinian revolution, to most of the martyrs of the leftist parties, to AMAL and HIZBOALLAH is greater than your barking."

Amin is praising HIZBO ALLAH (a terrorist organization) and replying to someone that the resistance, the revolution and HIZBO ALLAH are bigger than you. 

Link: https://twitter.com/AminD1979/status/1192555553274441729

2.



 

Translation:

"Our people should welcome Israelis with boiling oil and kitchen’s knives. Our people that you don’t like its cloths or looks is the one who brought back dignity to Lebanon in the war of #Khelda and February 6th until the Israeli enemy said we are leaving tomorrow don’t shoot anymore."

Amin saying here that The Israelis should even be greeted with boiling oil and kitchen knives.

Link: https://twitter.com/AminD1979/status/1192550956485029890

3.



Translation:

#Syria is supposed to be a land of fight and war with the enemy, the army is supposed to be ready, the allies’ army should fortify the battlefield. Then why do we still see the Zionist (Israeli) airplanes flying every now and then.

Amin retweeted this picture that was deleted by the original author later after a series of upset comments from Ukrainians and people around the world who stand with Ukrainian people in the war.  



 

Link: https://twitter.com/AminD1979/status/938463719562063872

 

His comments and actions are distressing and alarming enough that we have reported him to the relevant anti-terrorism departments in the United States.

 

His public comments were of great concern to us as an organization whose goal is to do the right thing by working with organizations and people of good and growth mindset, and we felt it was important to report him to the relevant departments in the United States of America. This is not a matter we take lightly, but in the interests of everyone involved and for the safety of his future victims, we are shedding light on his actions.

 

Immediately after discovery, we ceased all communications with him.

 

We understand that Amin approached the current management of AFRINIC after he discovered that we could not satisfy his demand for money and directorship.

 

We are also of tremendous concern that the nomination committee, controlled by the current AFRINIC board, selected a potential terrorist funder or supporter as a candidate while disqualifying all the other good people on the continent. A simple exercise in due diligence by AFRINIC officials would have identified this serious issue and should have disqualified him.

 

 

It seems that Mr Amin Dayekh still has close links with AFRINIC leadership which they need to be held to account for. AFRINIC must immediately condemn this hate speech and support for terrorist organisations.  Eddy Kayihura

 



Hate speech: Terrorist sympathiser Mr Amin Dayekh pictured with AFRINIC CEO Eddy Kayihura in Mauritius, June 2022

 

 

We are confident that this explanation of the nature and extent of our engagement with Mr. Amin clears the picture. We have thought long and hard about whether to make this information public, and concluded that keeping the Internet and our community safe is our priority. We will never tolerate any potential criminal or harmful activities. 



For: Number Resource Society​

 

 

 

 

 

 
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