The British government continues to fund UK-based groups with links to the Muslim Brotherhood, terrorist groups, and domestic extremism. In effect, the British government is funding domestic terrorism.
The forum is made up of nine member organizations, all of which stand accused of funding terror or promoting extremism: Human Appeal International, a UK-registered charity, is identified by intelligence sources as ‘a fundraiser for Hamas.’The Department for Communities and Local Government provided a grant of £18,000 to the Muslim Charities Forum, an umbrella group for leading Islamist charities, most of which are members of the Union of Good. The body was established by the Muslim Brotherhood to raise money for the terror group Hamas.
Human Appeal International has often promoted extremist preachers in Britain. In 2011, for instance, the charity hosted an event with Haitham al-Haddad, an Islamist preacher who stated that, “Allah’s law will govern the whole earth, and for no other law to remain.”
Islamic Relief, an enormous British charity, in 2012, raised over £100 million. Islamic Relief has received donations from terror-connected Yemeni charities, such as the Charitable Society for Social Welfare, which was established by the terrorist and Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani.
Islamic Relief’s Directors have included Ahmed Al-Rawi, the former President of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief lobby group in Britain, who, in 2004, signed a declaration in support of jihad against British and American forces in Iraq.
Between 2011 and 2014, Britain’s government transferred £1.5 million of taxpayers’ money to Islamic Relief’s UK branch bank account. Human Relief Foundation, a charity by leading Middle Eastern newspaper Gulf News as a key part of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood’s network of charitable support in the UK.
Human Relief officials include senior members of Al Islah, a United Arab Emirates-based branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Human Relief Foundation has promoted speakers, including Abdurraheem Green. The Islamist preacher says it is permissible to beat women to “bring them to goodness.”
Muslim Aid, a charity established by activists from Jamaat-e-Islami, the sub-continental cousin of the Muslim Brotherhood. Founding members included Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, the British Muslim community leader recently convicted by the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal for his involvement in the mass-murder of teachers and intellectuals during the 1971 Liberation War.
Muslim Hands is an Islamic charity that raised £13 million in 2013. Muslim Hands’ chairman, Musharaf Hussain, stated in 2010 that it is a “wise cause” to fight non-believers “because they are tyrants,” and encouraged Muslims to “take part in this jihad.”
The charity’s CEO, Tufail Hussain, has expressed support for Al Qaeda recruiter Shaker Aamer. The READ Foundation has promoted a number of extremist speakers at its fundraising events. These speakers include Uthman Lateef, who expressed support for Al Qaeda; and Sulaiman Gani, a Muslim chaplain with links to Hizb-ut-Tahrir, who has voiced backing for convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, described by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller as “an al-Qaeda operative and facilitator.”
In 2013, the British government transferred £189,550 to the READ Foundation’s bank account. One of Al-Imdaad’s trustees, Qari Ziyaad Patel, wrote and sung a nasheed (Islamic song) in praise of the Taliban.
Al-Imdaad UK has also given over £50,000 to the Zamzam Foundation; a Somali charity run by the Saudi funded Somali Muslim Brotherhood. Jewish community charities also offered partnership. On September 3, Islamic Relief hosted an event with World Jewish Relief to “show solidarity with the people of Iraq.”
At the event, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, who heads the British Jewish community’s Reform movement, spoke alongside Ibrahim Mogra, the assistant general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, an organization run by activists from the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami.
The UK government appears to be stuck for good ideas to combat Islamic terrorism. It recently announced that it would send jihadists returned from Syria to “de-radicalisation classes.” It might be a better idea to stop transferring British taxpayers’ contributions to terror-linked extremist charities.