Posted by Christopher W. Holton

lslamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), a Muslim charity that has been branded a terrorist organisation by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has established a registered branch in Ireland.

The international charity, founded in 1984 in the United Kingdom, insists it has no links to terrorism, but it was banned in 2014 by the UAE because of its perceived links to the Muslim Brotherhood, whose brand of Islam is seen as a threat by the royal families of the Gulf.

Israel banned it from the West Bank in the same year after accusing it of being a source of funding for Hamas, the Palestinian terror group.

HSBC ended its banking links with the charity after concerns that cash aid could end up with terrorist groups.

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