Muslim cleric Qaradawi, who called on Muslims to hate Jews and Christians, gives $35 million to UK “benevolent fund”

What could possibly go wrong? Surely this money will go to spreading Islam’s message of peace and tolerance, no?

“Qatari charity head gives millions to European Muslim Brotherhood-linked bodies,” by Nicky Harley, The National, June 29, 2019:

The head of a Qatari charity that founded a website instructing Muslims to hate Jews and Christians is behind more than £28.2 million (Dh131.4 m) in donations given to a UK benevolent fund.

Some of the money has recently been given to a group with links to hate preacher Yusuf Al Qaradawi, who is banned in the UK and is believed to be the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. Millions have also been used to build a mosque whose trustee is a former president of the Muslim Brotherhood’s European arm.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which began in Egypt in 1928, has been outlawed in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE and is shortly due to be added to the US’s list of banned organisations.

The organisation is not banned in the UK but a 2015 report for the British government made a series of damning assessments of its activities in the country.

The Nectar Trust has given the Institute European des Sciences Humanitarian (IESH), a France based Islamic education institution, almost £1m in the last three years. A sum of £86,196 was spent by the Nectar Trust last year to benefit the IESH, which publishes fatwas following the guidance of the European Council on Fatwa and Research (ECFR).

The former president of the council is Al Qaradawi who recently courted controversy for creating an app in which he made derogatory references to Jews. The ECFR has promoted a controversial fatwa guidance App on Apple Store and other sales platforms. Despite demands for it to be pulled, the platform remains available. Apple has said it is conducting a review.

Al Qaradawi, who lives in Qatar, is banned from the US, UK and France for his extremist views.

The Qatar Charity in Doha (also known as QC), which has also been connected with the Muslim Brotherhood and designated a proscribed organisation within the Arab Quartet for its links to terrorism, handed British charity the Nectar Trust £28.2m between 2017-2018….

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