Yes... I still like 'em 32 years later...
If an event lets you recruit a cell in a country, but the Jihadist player has no more cells available at his current funding level, then he cannot perform the event correct?
Some events say "Ignoring funding" for this type of action, so that makes me feel that if it doesn't say that, than the funding rules still apply.
Indeed. Key word here is "Recruit". If a card instructs you to place a cell, then you ignore funding.