UK CHARITY COMMISSION DENIES DISCRIMINATION

The Charity Commission has vehemently denied suggestions made by Prime Minister Gordon Brown that the objective of its new Faith and Social Cohesion Unit will be primarily to stop Muslim charities from being exploited by extremists.

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The Charity Commission has vehemently denied suggestions made by Prime Minister Gordon Brown that the objective of its new Faith and Social Cohesion Unit will be primarily to stop Muslim charities from being exploited by extremists. A spokeswoman for the Charity Commission asserted that it is absolutely not true that new Unit will aim exclusively on one faith. Although partially funded by a grant from the Department of Communities and Local Government as part of the Government’s preventing and tackling of extremism in the Muslim community, the Commission distanced its new Unit from “any political statements.” Chair of the Commission, Dame Suzi Leather, reiterated that although the new Unit will focus initially on Muslim organisations it will do so because not only is Islam Britain’s second largest faith, but time and time again Muslim charities have asked us for help in strengthening their governance. There is no other intention or hidden agenda!