CRA revokes charity “World Assembly of Muslim Youth” for providing funds to a listed terrorist org.

February 23, 2012 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law

The Charities Directorate of CRA has revoked the registered charity status of the group “World Assembly of Muslim Youth”  CRA notes: “Summary of Reasons for Revocation - WORLD ASSEMBLY OF MUSLIM YOUTH   On the basis of our audit and of our review of the Organization’s Registered Charity Information Returns for the years from 2005 to 2009, we have concluded that the Organization: failed to comply with or contravened subsection 230(2) of the Act; ceased to comply with the requirements of the Act for its continued registration; and failed to file an information return as required under the Act. Our analysis of the Organization’s operations has led the CRA to believe that the Organization, which has been inactive since at least 2005, was established to support the goals and operations of its parent organization located in Saudi Arabia. Our analysis particularly noted that the Organization shared a common director, contact information, and a bank account with the Benevolence International Fund in Canada (BIF-Canada), and provided $50,246 to the Benevolence International Foundation in the United States (BIF-USA) in 2001. On November 21, 2002, BIF-Canada and BIF-USA were added to the Consolidated List of the United Nations Security Council’s Al-Qaida and Taliban and Sanctions Committee.”

Here is the basic information on the CRA website:


“Canadian Revoked Charities - Detail Page

The Charities Directorate has not necessarily verified the information provided by the Charity.

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF MUSLIM YOUTH

BN/Registration Number: 871966040RR0001
Charity Status: Revoked
Effective Date of Status:2012-02-11
Sanction: N/A
Language of Correspondence: English
Designation Description: Charitable Organization
Charity Type: Religion
Category:Islamic Religious Groups
Address: 3024 CEDARGLEN GATE UNIT 70
City:MISSISSAUGA
Province/Territory/Other:ONTARIO
Country:CA
Postal Code/Zip Code:L5C4S3
Charity Email Address: N/A
Charity Web site Address:N/A
Revocation:
Type of Revocation: Revocation for Cause
Income Tax Act Reference: ITA 168.(1) - 168.(2)
Additional Information:  Summary

Summary of Reasons for Revocation - WORLD ASSEMBLY OF MUSLIM YOUTH
On the basis of our audit and of our review of the Organization’s Registered Charity Information Returns for the years from 2005 to 2009, we have concluded that the Organization: failed to comply with or contravened subsection 230(2) of the Act; ceased to comply with the requirements of the Act for its continued registration; and failed to file an information return as required under the Act. Our analysis of the Organization’s operations has led the CRA to believe that the Organization, which has been inactive since at least 2005, was established to support the goals and operations of its parent organization located in Saudi Arabia. Our analysis particularly noted that the Organization shared a common director, contact information, and a bank account with the Benevolence International Fund in Canada (BIF-Canada), and provided $50,246 to the Benevolence International Foundation in the United States (BIF-USA) in 2001. On November 21, 2002, BIF-Canada and BIF-USA were added to the Consolidated List of the United Nations Security Council’s Al-Qaida and Taliban and Sanctions Committee.”

Here is the UN list:  http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/pdf/AQList.pdf

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