Commission pulls charity from register

A spokesman for the Charity Commission told ‘Officials from the Commission met with the professional advisers of the charity on Monday to scrutinise the documentation.

‘The charity was found to be dormant and removed from the register.’ No information on the findings of the investigation is currently available.

Earlier this week, Accountancy Age reported Wenn Townsend was visited by the Charity Commission officials last week to review files of the International Islamic Relief Organisation to investigate alleged links with Osama bin Laden. Files found suggested the charity was dormant.

Wenn Townsend said in a statement: ‘The charity has been financially dormant for five years and we understand that the commissioners are looking into removing the charity from the register on the grounds of inactivity.’

According its website, the International Islamic Relief Organisation is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and has more than 100 offices in Saudi Arabia and abroad.

The website says: ‘The offices cover the humanitarian activities in more than 120 countries in different parts of the world.’


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