Biggest Islamic Relief revenues from “secular” government agenciesOctober 18, 2010
Islamic Relief Worldwide, a major conglomerate of Muslim charities, receives funding from affiliated Muslim charities and by individual zakat donations. But a review of their annual report shows that the largest single donors are actually government agencies. Apart from one Qatari institution, the top five donors are mostly funded by Western tax dollars.
- Reach out to Asia – Qatar: £2.7 million
- European Commission for Humanitarian Operations: £2.3 million
- Department for International Development (U.K.): £1.6 million
- United Nations Development Program: £1.6 million
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: £0.9 million
The largest donations from Islamic Relief partner organizations are Islamic Relief USA, Islamic Relief Deutschland, Islamic Relief Association Switzerland, Secour Islamique France, and Islamic Relief Nederland. Malaysia was the only Islamic nation with a partner organization that came close to match the giving power of the West.
Certainly U.K. and European taxpayers must be delighted that their money is being used to propagate Islam around the world. When churches or Christian charities in the U.S. receive any taxpayer money, it’s extremely controversial. But Islamic Relief gets pats on the back from Prince Charles for their remarkable “generosity” and fundraising abilities. It’s just that he forgot to tell us that it’s easy to be generous with somebody else’s money.