Leading Islamic charity told by watchdog to distance itself from extremism

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Originally posted in the Sunday Telegraph:

A leading Islamic charity which penned an open letter criticising The Sunday Telegraph’s reports about its extreme speakers and filed numerous complaints to the press regulator has been warned by the Charities Commission it must distance itself from individuals who condone “violent extremism and acts of terrorism”.

Rupert Sutton, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, a counter-extremism think tank, said the Charities Commission report is a vindication of those who raised concerns about IERA’s activities and speakers. He said the report “shows a robust regulatory attitude” towards organisations that associate with extremists.

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