AMAZON DRAWS FIRE FOR ‘WILDLY IRRESPONSIBLE’ SCHEME SUPPORTING ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS

By Ewan Palmer

Amazon has enabled customers to donate to a hard-line Islamist charity whose founder supports child marriage, female genital mutilation and believes men should be allowed to hit their wives, an investigation by The Times of London has found.

According to the newspaper, the company agreed to host the Muslim Research and Development Fund (MRDF) as part of its charitable scheme Amazon Smile, which launched in the U.K. last November.

The program allows Amazon customers to donate 0.5 percent of the money they have spent on a product using the online store to a charity of their choice.

The Henry Jackson report “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: How Islamist Extremists Exploit the U.K. Charitable Sector,” states Haddad does not call for a violent creation of an Islamic state and has spoken out against terrorist attacks in the past.

 

Read the full article in Newsweek.

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