Authorities to investigate link between charity and Al-Quds rally organisers

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Al Quds rallyBritain’s charity watchdog has confirmed that it is launching an investigation into the relationship between a registered charity and the organisers of last Sunday’s annual Al-Quds rally in London.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission Trust,is subject of an “active case” opened before concerns were raised about the parade, organised by another organisation Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC).

The IHRC urged supporters at the rally to bring along the Hezbollah terror group’s flags bearing the machine gun logo, and chanted “Zionists/ISIS are the same. Only difference is the name”.

Director of the IHRC and prominent speaker at the rally, Nazim Ali, blamed “Zionists” for the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and held up banners stating: “Zionism is Racism” and “We are all Hezbollah”. He also called for Israel’s annihilation and when he recognised pro-Israel demonstrators carrying Israeli flags, he insisted his marchers not to proceed until the “Zionist flag” was removed.

During the march, which was attended by around 1,000 anti-Israel fanatics, Mr Ali said: “We are fed up of the Zionists. We are fed up of their rabbis. We are fed of their synagogues. We are fed up of their supporters”.

Mr Ali was reported to the police over the extreme remarks made. The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they will look into the statements made by Mr Ali.

A Charity Commission spokeswoman said that the IHRC is not a charity: “The Islamic Human Rights Commission (‘IHRC’) is not a charity, and therefore does not fall within the regulatory remit of the Charity Commission. ‘The Islamic Human Rights Commission Trust’ (charity number 1106120) is a separate legal entity from the IHRC, which is registered with and regulated by the Commission.

She also added: “We have an active case into the Islamic Human Rights Commission Trust which already includes examining their relationship with the IHRC. This case was opened before concerns were raised with us regarding the march on 18 June 2017”.

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