PracticeAuditIslamic charity cleared of terror finance links

Islamic charity cleared of terror finance links

British-based charity The International Development Foundation has been cleared of any involvement in the financing of Osama Bin Laden's terrorist campaign.

A seven-month long Charity Commission inquiry, which probed the financial records of the IDF and froze its bank accounts, found that funds were being used for charitable purposes.

Simon Gillespie, director of operations at the Charity Commission, said: ‘Serious allegations of this nature must be investigated thoroughly. We are pleased that we can reassure the charity’s supporters that their donations have been used for charitable purposes.’

However the Commission did find evidence of poor financial record keeping at the charity. Trustees of the IDF have agreed to improve its administration.

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