More evidence that it is well-nigh impossible to tell whether a Muslim organization in the West is a friend or foe of the global jihad. From Reuters, :
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark charged a Muslim organization, the Danish Al-Aqsa Association, on Wednesday with funding terrorism by channelling funds to Palestinian militant group Hamas, the prosecutor said.
“We have today charged the organization and two of its members, and seized some of its funds,” Henning Thiesen, special prosecutor for serious economic crime, told Reuters.
The Justice Ministry said an investigation launched in 2002 showed the two Al-Aqsa members had collected money in Denmark and transferred it to “Middle Eastern organizations which are part of or have connections to the terror organization Hamas”.
The Islamist group Hamas is sworn to Israel’s destruction and has claimed responsibility for many suicide bombings of Israelis.
The charges were brought under an anti-terrorism law enacted in 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Denmark has detained six Muslims on terrorism charges in two other cases.
The Danish Al-Aqsa Association was founded in 1999, taking its name from Jerusalem’s most important mosque. It has in the past denied it has links to militant organizations in the Middle East, saying it supports orphans in Palestine.
And makes orphans in Israel.