Kuwait Restricts Fundraising by Islamic Charities
In a bid to keep money out of the hands of terrorists, the Kuwaiti government has placed new restrictions on cash donations to Islamic charities. From Middle East Online:
KUWAIT CITY - Islamic charities in Kuwait have been ordered to shut down hundreds of charity collection boxes in a bid to better control fund-raising, a minister said in remarks published Wednesday.Kuwait has had great success in stifling terrorist activity in recent weeks.
US ambassador Richard LeBaron urged Kuwait last month to exercise more control on charity fund-raising and money transfers in a bid to drain sources of terrorism funding.
In the aftermath of the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, US-ally Kuwait has taken a series of measures to regulate fund-raising by charities, including a ban on collecting cash donations.