November 30, 2012

UK Investigating Charity Linked to Nigerian al Qaeda Supporters

Authorities in the UK have confirmed that they are investigating a charity said to have ties to the group. The charity has denied that it is secretly funding Boko Haram:

The UK Charity Commission (CC) has confirmed, for the first time, that it is talking to different departments, regarding allegations that Al Muntada Al Islami Trust is providing financial support to the Boko Haram group.

“We confirm we have been contacted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Metropolitan Police (MP) in relation to this matter,” the CC spokesperson told Ahram Online.

Over the weekend the leader of Boko Haram made a video tape clarifying that they do, in fact, support al Qaeda:
The emir of Boko Haram, the Nigerian terror group that has ties to al Qaeda, has praised the global jihadist organization, and said he and his fighters support jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, and Mali.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:37 PM | Comments |