One of the Islamic State terror group’s key financiers was director of an Islamic madrassa in Birmingham, England.

Prominent Islamic cleric Dr Nabil al-Awadi, a naturalized Kuwaiti, was a part-time resident in the UK until last year, living in Brixton, south London.

Now he is president of the Kuwait Scholars’ Union, which has reportedly channelled tens of millions of dollars to the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Iraq and Syra.

Earlier this month Dr al-Awadi was stripped of his Kuwaiti citizenship along with nine other Kuwaitis, after the state cited ‘security reasons’. 

He has been accused of using donations to fund the Islamic State.

Dr al-Awadi, who is also reportedly close to the Muslim Brotherhood, claims he is part of a collective fundraising campaign for Syria by Kuwaiti charities.



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