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Charity Commission called spineless after failing to conclude investigation into march supporting Hizbollah

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
03/03/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

The charities regulator has been accused of lacking a spine after failing to conclude an investigation into funding for the controversial group behind an annual march featuring support for Hizbollah. MPs and campaigners criticised the Charity Commission for taking two years to examine a trust that has given almost £1 million to the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC). The IHRC organises the Al Quds march, at which many attendees wave the flag of Hizbollah, the militant Lebanese group which was outlawed in its entirety by the Home Secretary last week. Following the announcement, the IHRC claimed that the ban was implemented to "appease the rabid pro-Israel lobby".