Positive Development: HSBC cuts ties to Islamic Relief over Terrorism Fears
posted by Christopher W. Holton
In a significant and stunning development, banking and financial services giant HSBC, which in the past has been cited for violating sanctions against Iran, has taken the bold, admirable move of cutting ties to one of the world’s largest Islamic charities, Islamic Relief, due to fears that funds controlled by the charity could end up funding terrorism…
HSBC has snapped banking ties with UK’s largest government-funded Muslim charity, Islamic Relief, over alleged fears of terror funding. Although the bank has halted services for other Muslim groups in the past, the affected charity is one of the most high-profile ones with operations in over 40 countries.