Entire board of largest global Muslim charity resigns after ant-Semitic posts

Some members praised terrorist groups

The entire board of Britain’s largest Muslim charity are to resign today after anti-Semitic posts by one of its directors – who had been brought in to replace a disgraced trustee – were uncovered.

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), based in Birmingham, acknowledged last night that the Facebook posts were ‘inappropriate and unacceptable’, and its board of trustees would stand down and not seek election to a new board today.

The charity had already been rocked by scandal after director Heshmat Khalifa was found to have called Israelis the ‘grandchildren of monkeys and pigs’ and Egypt’s president a ‘pimp son of the Jews’.

When Mr Khalifa’s Facebook posts were revealed by The Times in July, IRW said it was ‘appalled by the hateful comments’, and confirmed he had resigned.

The international aid agency also pledged that it was ‘reviewing our processes for screening trustees’ and senior executives’ social media posts to ensure that this will not happen again’.

His board seat was taken by another IRW trustee and director, Almoutaz Tayara, who is also the chairman of Islamic Relief Germany.

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