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During the "war on terror" the names of charities accused of ties to terrorism have been published. Some detainees have been captured largely because they volunteered or worked for these charities.

On August 23, 2007 the Bush Presidency announced plans to implement enhanced security checking of the employees of American charities, which receive funds from U.S. Agency for International Development, looking for those who might have ties to terrorism.[1] Charities which are turned down will not be offered an explanation, or an avenue to appeal the decisions.

Charities accused of ties to terrorism

Name Headquarters Accusers Alleged Ties
Afghan Support Committee[2][3] Pakistan U.S. State Department
  • Alleged to have funneled support to fighters in Afghanistan.
Al-Haramain Foundation[4] Saudi Arabia U.S. State Department
Al Kifah Refugee Center[3] United States Spanish police
Al Wafa[4] Afghanistan U.S. State Department
Benevolence International Foundation[6] United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bosanska Idealna Futura[6] Bosnia Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jack Abramoff's Capital Athletic Foundation[7 ][8][9] United States Juan Cole Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy
Global Relief Foundation[6] United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Bosnian offices shut down on US request in 2002
  • Commission of the European Union froze assets in 2006[10]
Health and Education Project International[11] Canada Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Holy Land Foundation[12][13] United States United States
  • On November 10, 2004, convicted by US federal court of funding Hamas, and liable for damages in teen's death.
Human Appeal International[14] United Kingdom U.S. State Department
Human Concern International[15] Canada U.S. military
Human Relief Foundation United Kingdom Israel
  • Proscribed due to alleged ties to Hamas.[16]
International Islamic Relief Organization[3] Saudi Arabia U.S. State Department
  • being sued by families of the victims of the September 11 attacks
Interpal[17] United Kingdom
  • 1997 retraction from Sunday Telegraph of 1996 accusations of Interpal being run by Hamas activists, and funding bombers.
  • Accusation repeated by US Treasury and Board of Deputies of British Jews on web sites in 2003.
  • 2005 apology and out-of-court settlement for libel by BDBJ.
  • Cleared by Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Islamic Association for Palestine[12] United States Parents of Daniel Boim
  • On November 10, 2004, convicted by US federal court of funding Hamas, and liable for damages in teen's death.
Jamaat al Dawa al Quran[18] Afghanistan JTF-GTMO
  • American counter-terrorism analysts at Guantanamo assert this group is an extremist militant group.
Jamat al Tabligh[19] Pakistan U.S. State Department
  • "The Jamat al Tabligh, a Pakistani-based Islamic Missionary organization, is being used as a cover to mask travel and activities of terrorists including members of al-Qaeda"
Maktab-ul-Khedamat[20] Afghanistan U.S. 9-11 commission
Muslim Aid[3] United Kingdom U.S. State Department
Revival of Islamic Heritage Society[21] Kuwait U.S. State Department
  • Appears on the Terrorism Exclusion List
Sanabal Charitable Committee[21] United Kingdom *U.S. State Department *UK Police
Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation(TRO)[22] Canada * FBI

See also


  1. ^ Walter Pincus (August 23, 2007). "Foreign Aid Groups Face Terror Screens". Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-08-23.  
  2. ^ a b Terrorist Exclusion List, US State Department, November 15, 2002
  3. ^ a b c d Spain charity terror link alleged, CNN, December 8, 2002
  4. ^ a b Dossier (.pdf) of Jamal Muhammad Alawi Mar'i, Combatant Status Review Tribunal
  5. ^ a b c d Complete 911 Timeline, Cooperative Research
  6. ^ a b c Bosnia, 1 degree of separation from Al-Qaeda, The Centre for Peace in the Balkans, July 2003
  7. ^ Lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s “Charity” a Front for Terrorism, Juan Cole, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, March 2006
  8. ^ a b IRMEP: US Tax-Exempt Charitable Contributions to Israel: Donations, Illegal Settlements and Terror Attacks against the US

    In addition to funding the illegal West Bank Beitar Illit colony, CAF directly procured sniper scopes, camouflage suits, night-vision binoculars, a thermal imager and shooting mats so that Israeli settlers could intimidate or shoot Palestinian Arabs moving through newly captured land.

  9. ^ Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fateh Foreign Relations Committee): Billions for Illegal Settlements 60 $
  10. ^ Commission Regulation 76/2006
  11. ^ National Post Apologizes to Human Concern International, South Asia Partnership Canada
  12. ^ a b Charities Held Liable in Teen Death, Wildman Harrold Attorneys and Counselors
  13. ^ Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, NY Times
  14. ^ Dossier (.pdf) of Boudella el Hajj, Combatant Status Review Tribunal
  15. ^ Canadian teen to be released from Gitmo: Accused of killing U.S. special ops soldier, alleged al-Qaida ties, World Net Daily, December 1, 2003
  16. ^ Richard Kerbaj (2008-09-05). "British aid workers risk arrest in Gaza". The Times. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. "Nabeel Ramadhani, the director of the Human Relief Foundation, said that his organisation helped Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan and did not have an office in the Palestinian territories. It has also been wrongly named Humanitarian Relief Foundation by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The reason behind it [the proscription] is not clear for me,” he said. “I never dealt with anyone in the Government in the Palestinian territories.”"  
  17. ^ Interpal Wins Libel Case Against Board of Deputies of British Jews, Interpal, December 22, 2005
  18. ^ Summarized transcripts (.pdf), from Sahib Rohullah Wakil's Combatant Status Review Tribunal - pages 16-25
  19. ^ Combatant Status Review Board Letters, final release (.pdf), Department of Defense Freedom of Information Office -- see page 4 of the .pdf
  20. ^ National Commission on Terrorist Attack Upon the United States: appendix a common abbreviations, 911 Commission
  21. ^ a b c Summary of Evidence (.pdf) from pages 25-26 of Mohammed Fenaitel Mohamed Al Daihani's Combatant Status Review Tribunal
  22. ^ 'Charities' back terror, Ottawa Sun


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