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Friday, September 01, 2006

Islamic Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)




Islamic NGOs under suspicion

Islamic NGOs under scrutiny amid al-Qaeda fears
DAKAR: Africa’s Islamic charities are booming but their success is also stoking suspicions, are they genuinely trying to help the destitute or are they preachers of religious fundamentalism using aid operations as a front? Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the fastest growing charities in Africa, have come under close scrutiny. click here for more

Islamic NGOs assume everyone western agency has sharing the gospel as thier ultimate objective.

Part of the reason why Islamic NGO staff make the assumption that all

"Western" humanitarian aid is motivated by a missionary impulse is that their own activity — for instance in Chad — combines implicit or explicit proselytisation with work in refugee camps, construction of schools, hospitals, wells, and the distribution of medicine

The reason for suspicion is that Muslim charities have, in the past at least, been
sources of funding for terrorism.

The following Ismalic Charities were designed by the US Treasury Department as Charities through which terror networks received funds:

Makhtab al-Khidamat/Al Kifah (formerly U.S.-based)
Al Rashid Trust (Pakistan)
WAFA Humanitarian Organization (Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE)
Rabita Trust (Pakistan)
The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (U.S.)
Ummah Tamer E-Nau (Pakistan)
Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (Kuwait, Afghanistan and Pakistan)
Afghan Support Committee (Pakistan)
Aid Organization of the Ulema (Pakistan)
Global Relief Foundation (U.S.)
Benevolence International Foundation (U.S.)
Benevolence International Fund (Canada)
Bosanska Idealna Futura (Bosnia)
Lajnat al Daawa al Islamiyya (Kuwait)
Stichting Benevolence International Nederland (Netherlands)
Al Aqsa Foundation (U.S., Europe, Pakistan, Yemen, South Africa)
Commité de Bienfaisance et de Secours aux Palestiniens (France)
Association de Secours Palestinien (Switzerland)
Interpal (UK)
Palestinian Association in Austria (Austria)
Sanibil Association for Relief and Development (Lebanon)
Al Akhtar Trust (Pakistan)
Six other branches of AHF (Bosnia, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Somalia, and Tanzania) (March 2002 and January 2004)

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