John on August 20, 2008 at 9:13 am
Unbelievable but true:
Children in Need inadvertently handed £20,000 to the 7/7 London bombers, it emerged last night.
The BBC charity cash was given to a bookshop run by Mohammed Siddique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, who spent it on videos glorifying holy war.
It also funded computers, gym equipment and the rafting trip made by the pair a month before their attacks claimed 52 lives.
It wasn’t just the Beeb though. Leeds city council gave even more money to the school and bookstore where the bombers plotted:
Along with £230,000 from Leeds city council, it was spent on the school and the adjoining Iqra bookshop, which was run by the bombers and became the place they hatched their plans.
Both Children in Need and the council were led to believe they were funding educational work for children.
But, according to Martin Gilbertson, who worked at the bookshop and the community centre, the funds went on propaganda.
‘They blamed everything on the Jewish conspiracy, they hated Western culture it was like living with jihad on a daily basis’, he said.
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