MembersThe Charity That’s Funneling Your Money to Terrorists

What is it about Western donations and government funds reaching terrorist organizations?

By Ryan Jones |
Islamic Relief
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The technology and mechanisms exist to accurately track such finances and ensure they don’t wind up in the wrong hands. Is it that we inherently want to believe the best about people, or are we really just that naive? Perhaps there’s a more sinister element at play.

Islamic Relief–a charity that bills itself as providing “development programs and humanitarian relief around the globe, regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief”–looks reasonable at first glance. But it doesn’t take much digging before one discovers that they’re in bed with some of the most brutal terrorist organizations in the world. Middle East Forum (MEF) documented those relationships in a new report that also highlights the fact that such unsavory ties haven’t stopped Western governments from giving money to Islamic Relief.

In writing to Israel Today, MEF director Gregg Roman noted that through his organization’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, they learned that Islamic Relief is currently under criminal investigation by federal authorities in the US. That, however, hasn’t prevented Islamic Relief from continuing...

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