It’s still amazes me that these kinds of articles/papers are still necessary, let alone in need of distributing far and wide…
Waking Up to the Threat
Islamic Relief’s claims to be a moderate organization are gradually losing credibility. Since Islamic Relief was designated as a terrorist
organization by the United Arab Emirates, a number of Western countries have starting examining the international charity’s activities.
In the United States, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service and Office of Personnel Management
reportedly put together a criminal case relating to Islamic Relief in 2016. The Middle East Forum submitted requests for documents
concerning Islamic Relief under the Freedom of Information Act to the agencies involved. In January 2018, the OPM confirmed the
existence of a criminal investigation, stating: “We are withholding the records … as they were compiled for law enforcement purposes
and their disclosure could reasonably be expected to interfere with ongoing enforcement proceedings, by—for example—suggesting the
scope of an investigation and alerting potential subjects as to the nature of the Government’s evidence and strategy.”
In Germany, in November 2016, Christian Gaebler, a Secretary of State in the Berlin Senate, responded to a written question about
Islamic Relief’s Islamist connections by declaring: “Islamic Relief Germany has connections to organizations surrounding the Muslim
Brotherhood.” In January 2017, however, Germany’s Federal Court of Auditors announced it was investigating Islamic Relief Deutschland
for a “potential misuse of the aid money.” Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, a German radio station, reported in 2017 that the investigation
is suspected to relate to the movement of funds from Islamic Relief Deutschland to the Islamic Relief Worldwide headquarters in Britain.
Read it all here.