06 July 2011

Charity Commission closes charity for Muslim prisoners

A charity for Muslim prisoners that was forced to remove a trustee with suspected terrorist links has been removed from the charity register because it has ceased to operate, according to a Charity Commission report.

The commission had already published two reports into the Al Ikhlas Foundation, also known as the Muslim Prisoner Support Group.

The first led to the removal of a trustee who was suspected of having links with Al Qaeda. The second said the charity had unsatisfactory governance arrangements.

The supplementary report, published yesterday, found the charity was still accepting donations and raised concerns that it was continuing to solicit donations without carrying out any charitable activity. [Third Sector Online] Read more [via National Secular Society]