UK probes aid to Al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebelsAugust 18, 2013
A Islamist group called “Aid Convoy” is being investigated by police and the UK Charity Commission for arranging aid for jihadists in Syria. Part of the plot, a bulk cash smuggling scheme, has already been foiled: “A Kent police spokeswoman confirmed officers seized three sums of cash worth £36,066, 10,600 dollars (£6,934) and 1,400 euros (£1,216) from a group of men at Dover who were on their way to the Middle East.”
British aid charity in ‘terror’ inquiry
Dipesh Gadher Published: 4 August 2013
POLICE are investigating a British charity amid fears that extremists in the UK are channelling money to fighters in Syria who are backed by al-Qaeda.
Officers launched their inquiry after seizing tens of thousands of pounds in cash at Dover from a group of Muslim men on their way to the Middle East. They were travelling on behalf of a charity called Aid Convoy. Its trustees include a British-based Syrian who was accused — but later acquitted — of involvement with the Madrid train bombers who killed 191 people.
The Sunday Times has learnt that supporters of Aid Convoy have previously been stopped and questioned at Folkestone under anti-terrorism laws before being allowed to continue their journey abroad.
Other individuals linked to Aid Convoy include a radical cleric who allegedly praised the 9/11 attacks in front of children and an extremist who set fire to giant poppies on Armistice Day…