£6m a year gift aid for Islamic charities linked to extremist speakers

By Emma Webb

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Islamic charities vulnerable to extremists receive £6 million a year from taxpayers in gift aid, according to a new report.

The charities are accused of promoting hardline speakers by giving them platforms, spreading their literature, providing them with credibility and enabling access to beneficiaries and the general public.

The report accuses charities of supporting “the spread of harmful non-violent extremist views that are not illegal; by providing platforms, credibility and support to a network of extremists operating in the UK.”

Read more in The Times


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