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Airplane Terrorism Case Prompts Questions About the Work of Islamic Charities

Once again, with another alleged terror plot that has a possible connection to a charity, the question is being asked here, with more urgency: To what extent do Muslim charities — on the surface noble and selfless — mask movements and money for terrorists and extremist groups? The question has a long history, here and in the United States, but no precise answer. A quick bottom line, though, seems to be this: Charitable groups, experts agree, continue to play a role in the financing and operations surrounding terrorist groups and plots. But with more scrutiny since the Sept. 11 attacks — demonization, the charities say — the role of charities seems to be changing: diminishing somewhat but also growing more subtle and harder to detect. Full Story

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