There has to be literature review incorporated into this Terrorism financing theory Terrorism cost money. There are a number of different ways terrorist organizations acquire funds. All those ways has their advantages and limitations. This chapter will look into traditional terrorist financing theory and examine how it relates to case of Al-Qaeda’s financing. Importance of financing to terrorist organizations Funding is central and critical to terrorist organizations activities. The need for vast funds to meet organizational and governance requirements represents a vulnerability to some terrorist organization infrastructures.