CAF withdraws facilities from a number of Muslim charities

Charities Aid Foundation
Charities Aid Foundation

The Charities Aid Foundation has withdrawn facilities including online donation services from several Muslim charities, Third Sector has learned. Sources said that Islamic Relief was no longer using the CAF online giving service because of its inclusion in June in an Israeli government list of organisations linked to the Palestinian Islamic organisation Hamas, which governs Gaza.

It is not clear whether CAF withdrew the service or the charity volunteered to stop using it. The charity said in a statement that it was purely humanitarian and denied the allegations by the Israeli government.

The Muslim Charities Forum said it was aware of two more charities that had had CAF facilities withdrawn, but said they did not wish to be identified.

A CAF spokesman said: "We are absolutely neutral and would never discriminate against any particular cause in any way."

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