Monday, 25 February 2013

'Terror blacklist' charity was given Scottish aid cash

SCOTTISH Ministers have handed hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money to an Islamic charity recently blacklisted by a Swiss bank under counter-terrorism regulations.


Islamic Relief Worldwide was given £398,000 last year as part of the Scottish Government’s £9million International Development Fund.

But concerns have been raised after it emerged that a bank recently closed an account held by IRW and blocked all transactions because of regulations to prevent funds reaching rogue states.

It was also revealed that a project director with IRW in Gaza was deported by Israel in 2006 for allegedly providing “funds and assistance to various Hamas institutions and organisations”.

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