04 November 2016

Muslim education charity decries 'unjustified and disproportionate' tone of regulatory report

A Muslim education charity has described the tone of a Charity Commission report that describes misconduct and mismanagement at the organisation as "unjustified and disproportionate".

The commission’s statutory inquiry report on the Islamic Education and Research Academy, published today, says there was misconduct and mismanagement in the charity’s administration because trustees did not properly assess the risks of appearing to be associated with people who condoned extremism.

The charity said the commission’s final report did not sufficiently reflect that it had accepted the commission’s complaints and sought to remedy the issue.

The charity’s spokesman said the commission’s investigation was sparked by newspaper reports in 2013 that claimed the charity had tried to enforce gender segregation at a University College London debate, in which an employee of iERA took part. [Third Sector] Read more