UK: Muslim Charity Accused Of Funding Al-Qaida Affiliated Terror Organization Boko Haram In Nigeria
Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group in Nigeria with close links to al-Qaida, has targeted churches and Christians as it seeks to spread terror across the country.
The Nigerian media has reported that the country’s state security service, working with local and international agencies, believes money raised by the Al Muntada Trust found its way to Boko Haram.
A charity of that name, which has its headquarters in London, raises money for disaster projects in Africa. It has attracted controversy in the past for giving a platform to radical clerics.
Lord Alton of Liverpool told parliament in July there was evidence Boko Haram carried out 600 murders this year and called for it to be proscribed in the UK as a terror group. Its rise has alarmed Africa experts and prompted concerns of ‘blowback’ for the UK as its supporters return from Nigeria.
Alton raised concerns about Boko Haram’s alleged UK links with the Foreign Office minister, Lord Howell, in July. ‘I can confirm that this has been shared with the Charity Commission and the Metropolitan police,’ Howell told Alton in a recent letter.” Read more.
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