We believe that these views concerning CAGE and Muslim charities are so strong that Mr. Shawcross and others are unable to fulfil their roles in an impartial and unbiased manner, and therefore pose a threat to civil society.
Ibrahim Mohamoud, Communications Officer, said:
“The Charity Commission’s role is to assist and regulate charities. It is meant to act within the rule of law, in an impartial manner. Instead, it is increasingly being called upon to fulfil a political mandate approved by Mr. Shawcross, whose views on Guantanamo Bay and torture are well known.”
“This bias against Muslim charities is a threat to the independence of the charity sector, where unpopular causes should be protected. We call on Parliament to investigate the Charity Commission for the sake of preserving civil society.”
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