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January 12, 2015

Muslim Charity Loses U.K. Funds Over Alleged Extremist Ties

The British government has terminated a contract of approximately $210,000 with an Islamic nonprofit suspected of having links to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, The Telegraph reports. The Muslim Charities Forum, an umbrella group for Islamic aid charities, rejected the government's allegations and said it was "extremely disappointed" by the cancellation.

The forum was to receive the funding this month, following on grants totaling about $166,000 last year for work aimed at fostering integration among minority faiths, improving the treatment of women, and cutting youth crime. The U.K. government review of the charity was prompted by a Telegraph disclosure last year that several of its member organizations had also belonged to the Union of Good, a fundraising body designated by the United States as a Hamas-created sponsor of terrorism.