Thursday, 3 May 2012
Greg Sheridan: Don't give aid to groups with terror connections
The Australian government aid agency, Ausaid, gives millions of dollars, through the private charity World Vision, to the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, which works in the Gaza Strip. The problem is the UAWC and its personnel have deep links with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
The PFLP is a proscribed terrorist organisation under the relevant UN list, Australian legislation and the legislation of numerous other countries. It is one of the central progenitors of modern terrorism.
It was founded by George Habash and combined Arab nationalism with radical Marxist-Leninism. Its fortunes have waxed and waned as more direct Islamism has become dominant
Posted by Geoff Seidner at 1:36 pm