Account closure of Interpal/UFT by Lloyds TSB/Barclays Bank

Salaams,
 
Please see below latest feedback from the Charity commission on the Lloyds TSB account closure fiasco.   As I said earlier, as well as spending as much time as possible sharing information and spreading the truth about the Zionist Holocaust in the Killing fields of Gaza, we need to continue Helping in this area so that the Zionist Influence in banks such as Lloyds TSB and Barclays (who are currently forcing the same action against UWT (Ummah Welfare Trust)) doesn’t force account closure. I’m sure that ALL Muslims and like minded non-Muslims would immediately cease dealings with both these banks if it came to the unfortunate position of account closure for these wonderful charities that are doing such as fantastic job for the Ummah and that have had their names tarnished by the heartless Zionist lobby.
 
This would sadly result in much needed aid not reaching the Palestinian people in this dire time of need. May Allah shower his blessings upon the Mujahid in Gaza – Janath Firdous is of course guaranteed for these brave martyrs – ALLAH HU AKBAR !
 
NOTE: The deadline date of 30th January 2009 from Lloyds TSB to close INTERPALs account is fast approaching – PLEASE ACT NOW
 
Please share with others.
 
wasalaam,
 
Khalid (Manchester – UK)


From: Qasim Khan [mailto:qasim@writeme.com]
Sent: 16 January 2009 09:07
To: Calissa Palmer
Subject: Re: A response from the Charity Commission

Calissa,
 
thank you for your time in responding to my queries.. I will pass it onto the 1000’s of people that are concerned about this issue.  If it isn’t resolved then I’m sure that they will like myself close their accounts with Lloyds and Barclays bank – the general concensus amongst Muslims is that this is an organised campagain by the Zionists in an attempt to stop aid getting to the innocent men, women and children that they are killing before our very eyes on a daily basis. For what happens in Gaza is the defining moment of our time, which either grants the impunity of war criminals the immunity of our silence, while we contort our own intellect and morality, or gives us the power to speak out."
 
regards,
 
Khalid

—– Original Message —–
From: "Calissa Palmer"
To: qasim@writeme.com
Subject: A response from the Charity Commission
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:17:13 -0000

Interpal (1040094)

On behalf of Louise Edwards

Dear Mr Khan,

The Commission recognises that charities often deliver essential services in areas where the need is greatest, and it is clear that there is a real need for humanitarian aid to reach people in the Palestinian Territories. We appreciate the strength of concern that may result from any situation that may present a risk to those essential services. 

This situation involving Interpal, Lloyds TSB and the Islamic Bank of Britain is not one in which the Commission can become directly involved or seek to influence. It is a business decision for any bank as a supplier of financial services as to whom they offer those services, and it is a matter for the trustees of any charity to decide which financial institution holds their funds. However, we are discussing the potential implications for Interpal’s charitable work with its trustees, and will provide them with any appropriate advice and guidance.

The Commission’s statutory inquiry into Interpal remains open. A full statement of the results of the inquiry will be published once it is concluded.

Please address any queries relating to this matter to Louise Edwards at louise.edwards@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Calissa Palmer
Compliance and Support
Charity Commission


From: Khan, Khalid [mailto:khalid.khan]
Sent: 08 January 2009 14:01
To: islam@listserv.manchester.ac.uk
Subject: RE: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine

Assalamu Alaikum, 

Further to my earlier e-mail, here are the letters that I received from John Leech in my post yesterday morning.

In the final paragraph of JohnL2.jpg it mentions a pertinent report called ‘Charities back on Track’. I have downloaded and attached this also. 

Please refer to the column labelled "Terrorism – alleged connections" on Pages 28/29 of the attached doco "back_on_track.pdf".

Of the 42 charities only ‘UK Tamil Students Union’ has been highlighted. 

I guess we will have to wait until the investigations on INTERPAL and Ummah Welfare Trust (UFT) have been concluded and I’m sure that the tick will not appear against these wonderful organisations that are doing so much for the needy within the Ummah, Insha Allah.  This should then clear their names which have obviously been tarnished by the Zionists. 

On a closing note, in JohnL1.jpg, John has invited me to respond with any reaction/comment.  If any of you have any comments on this issue, after having read the attached letters, please let me know. I will hold back on replying to John for a while.

Wasalaam, 

Khalid


From: Khan, Khalid
Sent: 08 January 2009 12:04
To: ‘islam@listserv.manchester.ac.uk’
Subject: FW: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine

Salaams – see notes from my Local MP below.

We have still have another battle on our hands regarding the Zionists targeting legitimate Muslim Charities, such as INTERPAL and getting Banks to stop dealing with them etc.  We need to continue our support in this area also… I will forward the letters that I received from John Leech after I have scanned them in later on this afternoon Insha Allah.

wasalaam,

Khalid


From: LEECH, John [mailto:LEECHJ@parliament.uk]
Sent: 08 January 2009 11:54
To: Khan, Khalid
Subject: RE: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine

Dear Khalid,

Thank you for your email. I would be happy to hear your response to the letters. Thanks also for your response to my email about Gaza; I am continuing to monitor the situation and am awaiting a reply from the Foreign Secretary. You may also be interested to know that as a party, the Liberal Democrats have been vocal in our condemnation of Israel’s actions, with our Shadow Foreign Secretary, Ed Davey MP, recently stating that ‘the Israeli reaction is utterly disproportionate’ and that although ‘the rocket attacks by Hamas are totally unacceptable … Israel ought to have learnt from its attack on Lebanon which only served to strengthen the cause of extremism.’ In addition, just this week, Nick Clegg has called on the government to impose an arms embargo on Israel and condemned the ‘aching silence’ of US President-elect Obama. Unfortunately, these comments are rarely reported as widely as I feel they ought to be.

Thanks again for your emails.

Kind regards

John Leech 


From: Khan, Khalid [mailto:khalid.khan]
Sent: 07 January 2009 22:41
To: LEECH, John
Subject: RE: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine

Dear John, 

I have received letters from the Charity commission and Lloyds TSB in my mail today – thank you very much for the information supplied.  I will now share this with some friends and get back to you on any further queries that we may have.

Best regards and a very Happy New Year to you.   

Khalid Khan


From: LEECH, John [mailto:LEECHJ@parliament.uk]
Sent: 10 December 2008 10:18
To: Khan, Khalid
Subject: RE: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine

Dear Khalid, 

Thank you for your email. I am glad to hear of the extension and I am still awaiting a response to my enquiries. Once one is forthcoming I will be sure to contact you again.

Kind regards 

John Leech 


From: Khan, Khalid [mailto:khalid.khan]
Sent: 09 December 2008 19:05
To: LEECH, John
Subject: FW: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine

Hi John, 

just received this today regarding the Lloyds TSB/Interpal issue – an extension has been granted until the end of January.

regards, 

Khalid Khan


From: Info [mailto:info@interpal.org]
Sent: 09 December 2008 12:57
To: Khan, Khalid
Subject: RE: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine

Awwt, Brother. 

The deadline was extended to 30 January about a week or so ago. Our website should say this, Insha-Allah. Jzk once again.

Wassalam  

Best wishes;

Admin Section 

Interpal

Helping Palestinians in Need 

(UK Registered Charity 1040094)

PO BOX 53389 | London | NW10 6WT

T 020 8961 9993 | F 020 8965 6065

info@interpal.org | www.interpal.org

The contents of this e-mail are intended only for the named addressee.  It contains information which is confidential and which may also be privileged.  Unless you are the named addressee (or authorised to receive this e-mail by the named addressee) you must not copy, use, disclose or place any reliance on its contents.  If you receive this e-mail in error please notify us immediately and delete it. We make every effort to keep our network free from viruses. However, you do need to check this e-mail and any attachments for viruses.  We accept no responsibility for any computer virus which may be transferred by this e-mail. Any views or opinions contained in this e-mail are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Interpal.


From: Khan, Khalid
Sent: 05 December 2008 20:17
To: Info
Subject: RE: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine
 

Jazak Allah Khair for your reply and I hope that you all have an enjoyable Eid also. Please let me know the outcome of this, because I know that the deadline is Monday 8th December.

Insha – TSB will continue to deal with you so that we can get much needed aid to Palestine. 

wasalaam,

Khalid Khan 


From: Info [mailto:info@interpal.org]
Sent: 05 December 2008 13:26
To: Khan, Khalid
Subject: RE: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine

Awwt.

Dear Brother, 

Just to say your support is greatly appreciated. The response from our friends is overwhelming. It makes the work worth doing. Jzk.

‘Eid Mubarak to you and your family, Insha-Allah. 

Wassalam. 

Best wishes; 

Admin Section

Interpal 

Helping Palestinians in Need

(UK Registered Charity 1040094)

PO BOX 53389 | London | NW10 6WT

T 020 8961 9993 | F 020 8965 6065

info@interpal.org | www.interpal.org

The contents of this e-mail are intended only for the named addressee.  It contains information which is confidential and which may also be privileged.  Unless you are the named addressee (or authorised to receive this e-mail by the named addressee) you must not copy, use, disclose or place any reliance on its contents.  If you receive this e-mail in error please notify us immediately and delete it. We make every effort to keep our network free from viruses. However, you do need to check this e-mail and any attachments for viruses.  We accept no responsibility for any computer virus which may be transferred by this e-mail. Any views or opinions contained in this e-mail are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Interpal.


From: Khan, KhalidSent: 03 December 2008 01:41
To: islam@listserv.manchester.ac.uk
Subject: FW: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine
Importance: High

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله

Please read the Latest feedback on this issue from a local Manchester MP (Lib Dem Party) and also some interesting feedback from Brother Mazhar attached. 

wasalaam,

Khalid 


From: Khan, Khalid
Sent: 03 December 2008 01:31
To: ‘LEECH, John’
Cc: ‘Mazhar ‘
Subject: RE: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine
Importance: High

John,

I cannot thank you enough for your investigations so far and the actions you have taken.  I’ll pass your message below onto my extensive list of contacts around the UK who are very concerned that a charitable organisation such as Interpal can be linked with Terrorism in this way without any proof.  I look forward to hearing back from you when you receive a response to your other letters.   Please see below the latest feedback I have on this issue from a friend. 

Thank you again for taking time to investigate this issue on behalf of the Muslim community, on what I’m sure is an extremely busy work schedule.

best regards,  

Khalid Khan 


From: LEECH, John [mailto:LEECHJ@parliament.uk]
Sent: Tue 12/2/2008 5:13 PM
To: Khan, Khalid
Subject: RE: Outrageous decision to cease dealings with Charity organisation in Palestine

Dear Mr Khan,

Thank you for your e-mail and I apologise for the slight delay in getting back to you. Thank you also for bringing the issue of Interpal’s problems with Lloyds TSB to my attention. Having conducted some research into the matter, it seems evident to me that if Lloyds is basing its actions on evidence, then this evidence is not widely available in the UK and is not available to the relevant UK authorities. 

My first course of action was to write to Eric Daniels, CEO of Lloyds TSB. In order to establish more firmly what action can be taken, I asked Mr Daniels why Lloyds felt it necessary to act the way they have. I understand that there is some suspicion by authorities in the United States regarding the possibility of Interpal funding terrorist organisations. If Mr Daniels’ response is that Lloyds felt under pressure from US authorities, then I have asked him to pass any relevant US-sourced information to the appropriate UK authorities as soon as possible.

As I know you are aware, the Charity Commission is currently conducting an ongoing investigation into the activities of Interpal. It seems to me that if there were any proven links between Interpal and terrorist groups, then the Commission would wish to put these in the public domain as soon as practicable. That way, such activities could be halted and the overwhelming majority of British Muslims – who I know have fundamental disagreements with terrorist activity – could immediately end any support they gave to ensure that those who need it most receive their donations. 

Having spoken with the lead investigator into Interpal at the Charity Commission, I was informed that no publication of any report into their investigation was imminent. I have written to ask specifically what the current state of play is and whether they have any evidence to link Interpal with terrorist activities. Hopefully, between these two letters, I should be able to establish pretty firmly why Lloyds have acted in the way they have. I shall, of course, let you know the outcomes of my letters to Mr Daniels and the Charity Commission.

I appreciate the importance of this issue given the effects that it will have within a reasonably short timeframe on the work of Interpal. I hope to receive quite swift responses, however if you have any further questions or queries in the meantime then please do not hesitate to contact me, or anyone in my office. 

King regards,

 John Leech

Copy of letter posted to Mr. Daniels (Chief executive)

 Mr. Daniels,

I was extremely shocked and dismayed when I heard that your bank has served notice on the Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB) to cease dealings with Interpal.

This decision shows an utter lack of respect to the Muslim community in Britain and a total disregard of the innocent lives that are being lost in Palestine. Whoever took this decision in the bank should be utterly ashamed of this action, and the potential not only to damage Interpal but also to affect community relations (and cohesion) in Britain.

I heard that the bank hasn’t even waited for the Charity Commission to publish its latest report on Interpal before taking this draconian and punitive measure. Further to this, the decision was taken without any consideration of the thousands of contributors who have placed their faith in Interpal to assist the needy of Palestine – and who want to continue to do so. How a financial institution can behave in such a manner so soon after benefiting from a bailout of taxpayer’s money without considering that Muslims are also among British taxpayers is beyond belief.
 
I urge you to take action and rescind this outrageous, unfair and arbitrary decision.

Regards,

Khalid Khan
       

 

 

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