The following is IHRC’s response in full to a request by the Jewish Chronicle for information following the decision of the Charity Commission to issue an official warning to IHRC Trust for minor administrative breaches after a complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel:
“This is not the first time and likely not the last time that the Charity Commission investigates IHRC Trust at the instigation of Zionist pressure groups seeking to muzzle organisations critical of the apartheid Israeli state.
Each time accusations have been levelled at the IHRC Trust they have been found to be false or malicious by the Commission. Their aim is to disrupt and divert the Trust’s activities in order to blunt its effectiveness in campaigning for justice for Palestinians.
It speaks volumes that despite trawling through reams of documents pertaining to IHRC Trust, the Charity Commission has dismissed UKLFI’s complaint about IHRC’s associations with the Christian pro-Palestinian activist Steven Sizer whom Zionists accuse of being anti-Semitic after the Church of England found him in breach of the controversial IHRA definition.
Even the official warning that UKLFI crows about relates purely to administrative issues, which stem from a complaint predating UKLFI’s specious complaint (it is worth noting that the issues in the older complaint, relating to the IHRA definition, were similarly dismissed and form no part of the warning). The issues raised in the warning could easily have been resolved via communication between the Charity Commission and IHRC Trust, something repeatedly requested of the Commission by trustees of IHRC Trust. If the Commission wanted further clarification about the nature of the Trust’s spending, all it needed to do was ask and/or provide clear guidance.
This type of heavy-handedness seems to be par for the course in how the Charity Commission treats Muslim organisations. In recent years the independence of the Commission has been severely compromised by the appointment of Zionist cheerleaders whose disproportionate focus on Muslim pro-Palestinian organisations is well documented.
IHRC Ltd and IHRC Trust are two separate legal entities. The set up was developed in consultation with the Charity Commission and follows the same model as many other organisations seeking to separate their political activities from their charitable arm such as Amnesty International and the UKLFI itself.
We will be publishing this response in full in the public domain in the interests of transparency to ensure that no part of our position is misrepresented.”