Yet another superb example of how activists in the name of human rights are in reality using NGOs and charities to cover shady or even illegal transactions. As the Financial Times has revealed, a senior member of a Qatar based Human Rights group – Alkarama Foundation – working also from Geneva, is suspected to have financed al-Qaeda operations. Two persons, “Abd al-Rahman al-Nuaymi, president of Alkarama which has worked closely with international advocacy groups, and Abd al-Wahhab al-Humayqani, a Yemeni rights activist, were made subject to sanctions on Wednesday by the US Treasury for allegedly supporting al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen”, FT writes. (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4f6bd02a-68f2-11e3-bb3e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2oInLwKSo)
It is worth a note that Alkarama and the Emirates Centre for Human Rights (see post), which is supported by UK-based Muslim Brotherhood-activist Anas Al-Tikriti, have closely cooperated on multiple occasions in the past.
It appears to be a role model frequently used by Islamists to take advantage of western charitable structures in order to pursuit their own agenda under the seal of acting in favour of humanity.
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Since 2008, the funding policies of Durham University have repeatedly been criticized. The allegations had been triggered by controversial donations from Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi to LSE. In turn, other British universities were faced with allegations concerning funds from Middle Eastern autocracies. Continue Reading