Sadly, Prince Charles would consider this a good thing...
(Telegraph)- A CHARITY praised last week by Gordon Brown and the Prince of Wales has channelled hundreds of thousands of pounds to groups linked to Hamas, the banned terrorist organisation, according to security sources.The Prime Minister and the heir to the throne personally praised Muslim Aid, whose own accounts show it has paid at least £325,000 to the Islamic University of Gaza, where leading Hamas figures teach, and £13,998 to the al-Ihsan Charitable Society, designated by the US government as a “sponsor of terrorism” and a front for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group.
Security sources also claim that Muslim Aid has helped channel a further £210,600 to six other organisations in the Gaza Strip since July 2009, all of which they say are linked to Hamas.
In a video address to Muslim Aid’s 25th anniversary dinner on Wednesday, Mr Brown praised the charity’s “valuable work” and said: “I wish Muslim Aid and its passionate and committed staff and supporters the very best for another 25 years of achievement.”The Prince sent a message saying that “our country is incredibly fortunate to be able to count on organisations like Muslim Aid, who bring not only help, but hope to those most in need”. However, one foreign security source said: “We are opening our eyes on them. In the past they were supporting the outer rim of Hamas societies in Gaza. Now they are supporting the core.” The Islamic University of Gaza, created in 1978 by the founder of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, is the main training ground for future Hamas leaders and dozens of its current leaders also teach, or have taught, there. Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader, was a trustee. It is described by The New York Times as “one of the prime means for Hamas to convert Palestinians to its Islamist cause.” Its rector of advanced studies has been quoted as saying that Jews should be “butchered”. Other Hamas-linked organisations to which Muslim Aid has channelled money,according to security sources, are the National Association for Moderation and Development (£125,000), the Islamic Society of Nuseirat (£37,000), the Islamic Centre of Gaza (£21,000), the Islamic Society of Khan Younis (£15,000), the Khan Younis Zakat Committee (£7,600) and the Islamic al-Salah, Gaza (£5,000.) Some of this money was not raised by Muslim Aid itself but by other charities.