Council on Foreign Relations Suddenly Cancels Presentation by Terrorist-Linked Charity Leader

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is banned by the United Arab EmiratesIsrael, the Swiss banks Credit Suisse and UBS, and HSBC – the United Kingdom’s largest bank – due to its ties to Hamas and other terrorists. That fact did not stop the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) from treating it as just another religious charity.

CFR planned to host Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) President Anwar Khan Wednesday in a members only conference call on “the role of faith-based organizations in disaster relief efforts,” but in response to questions from the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), said Monday that Khan canceled due to a medical emergency. The fact that Khan was even invited, calls into question CFR’s diligence in vetting Khan and Islamic Relief at a minimum, or worse, suggests its indifference to the evidence.