ALLEGATIONS of links between charities and terrorism or extremism have surged to a record high, watchdogs have warned.
This alarming report is nothing really new. Just take a look at the list of “unindicted co-conspirators” here. Many of these organizations still operate various so-called charities. Even though the Holy Land Foundation trial took place years ago, the report below states that “there are growing fears that extremists are infiltrating Muslim charities to promote violence, fund terrorism and recruit vulnerable youngsters for jihad.” Those who drafted this report fail to realize that one of the purposes of Islamic charities according to Islamic law is to fund jihad, and the multitude of stealth Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the West are not infiltrated: their very purpose is malignant to Western democracies.
Charity Commission chairman William Shawcross “called for Muslim charities to work with the regulator” (that is, the Charity Commission itself) “to tackle the threat of extremists taking them over to further their murderous objectives.” Mr Shawcross needs to wake up and realize that he will not get cooperation but a slap in the face: an accusation of “Islamophobia.”
“Charity watchdogs warn of links between Islamist fund-raisers and extremist terror groups”, by Simon Osborne, Express, January 1, 2017:
The Charity Commission said the number of times it had shared concerns with police and other agencies had nearly trebled from 234 to 630 in just three years.
Commissioners opened eight compliance cases and four formal inquiries into “allegations of abuse of charities for terrorist or extremist purposes” in 2015/16.
Charity Commission chairman William Shawcross told the Telegraph extremism was “the most potentially dangerous and deadly” problem faced by charities.
He said: “It is the most dangerous because of the threat of Islamist extremism. It is not the most constant threat – it is the most potentially deadly threat.”
The 630 disclosures, which Commission sources said was a record figure, concerned “allegations made and concerns about abuse of charities for terrorist or extremist purposes, including concerns about charities operating in Syria and other higher risk areas, in which terrorist groups operate”.
Mr Shawcross called for Muslim charities to work with the regulator to tackle the threat of extremists taking them over to further their murderous objectives.
Earlier this year the Commission stepped in to stop the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Anita Roddick Foundation funding controversial human rights group Cage because it did not match their “charitable objectives”.
Mr Shawcross said Cage “was not a charity and there is no way in which Cage could represent any charitable purpose under British law”….
Cage describes itself as an “independent advocacy organisation working to empower communities impacted by the War on Terror”.
Its focus is almost entirely on Muslims accused of terror-related offences.
There are growing fears that extremists are infiltrating Muslim charities to promote violence, fund terrorism and recruit vulnerable youngsters for jihad.
In 2013 the Commission also warned of a “risk that funds raised in the name of ‘charity’ generally or under the name of a specific charity are misused to support terrorist activities, with or without the charity’s knowledge”.