23 February 2015

Bradford Muslims ‘duped by charities backing terror’

POLICE believe Muslims in part of Yorkshire may unwittingly be funding terrorism and criminal activity by giving money to unscrupulous collectors, a major report has said.

Officers in West Yorkshire told researchers how the expectation that followers of Islam should support charities had left some communities in Bradford at risk of exploitation.

The concerns were raised as part of a wide-ranging research project which looked at the role of community policing in combating extremism and promoting Prevent – the Government’s strategy to counteract radicalisation. [Yorkshire Post] Read more