Australian media focuses on terror ties of Islamic charities
7News in Australia has published a report on a topic that is very familiar to readers of SFW: the terror ties of Islamic charities:
7News can reveal some of our charity donations are ending up in the hands of terror organisations like Islamic State.
They are large sums, according to Government agencies, who are warning Australians to be careful who they give to.
Australians donate about $1-billion every year, but intelligence agencies have discovered that some of that money is ending up in the hands of terrorists.
AUSTRAC, the money-laundering and terrorism financing unit, warns that “relatively large amounts of money” are being diverted from Australian charities to extremist organisations like Islamic State.
It’s “one of the more significant Australian terrorism financing channels” with “funds sent to Syria for humanitarian aid are at increased risk”.