Sheikh Gilani was at one point linked to a “mujahiding hub” that included an international network of Islamist terrorists, including Sheikh Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani in Yemen, according to a 1993 State Department intelligence document.
“A close working relationship reportedly exists among [Gulbuddin] Hekmatyar, Egyptian Islamic Gama’at spiritual leader Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, Yemeni Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Zindani and Sudanese National Islamic Front (NIF) leader Hassan al-Turabi. Sheikh Jilani, the leader of the Jama’at al-Fuqra based in Lahore, is also believed to have some ties to the mujahidin network. This circle of mutual admiration nurtures the network of safe havens, bases and logistical support.”
Every single one of the terrorist allies of Sheikh Gilani listed above are closely linked to Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. The memo said that Bin Laden was financing the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman’s network in the United States by funneling money through Hassan al-Turabi’s National Islamic Front.
An issue of the Fuqra/MOA newspaper from 1983 states that it has a “correspondent” in Yemen named Faqir Muhammad Ahmed Qadri.
The U.S. Treasury Department named Zindani as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” in 2004 because of his involvement with Usama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. The Department said he was linked to Ansar al-Islam, a Kurdish terrorist group in Iraq loyal to Al-Qaeda, and leads a radical university in Yemen known for producing terrorists.
Zindani also has links to Hamas and the Yemeni branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
 “The Wandering Mujahidin: Armed and Dangerous.” (1993). State Department Intelligence and Research Bureau.
 “United States Designates Bin Laden Loyalist.” (2004). United States Department of Treasury. https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/js1190.aspx