By Gabriel Pogrund
Government is launching an inquiry into the Ghulam Mustafa Trust after one of the charity’s trustees uploaded a video claiming “f***king Jews” track smartphone data.
The Charity Commission announced the investigation into misconduct and mismanagement at the charity, which raises money to combat poverty in Pakistan.
Footage on the charity’s official Facebook page showed viewers how to remove a supposed tracking device – it is in fact a circuit handling near-field communication.
The man narrating the video says the circuit was “recording every of yours (sic) photographs…f***king Jews”.
“Let’s see if this works inshallah,” he says, before before interrupted by the voice of a young child.
The Charity Commission was made aware of the post in June and, after reporting the matter to police, issued the Ghulam Mustafa Trust an action plan for better practice.
The charity did not reply with the commission’s recommended steps and so the Commission has now launched a formal inquiry examining its governance, management, financial management and compliance with charity law.
The grassroots Campaign Against Anti-Semitism meanwhile says it submitted a complaint and detailed evidence of the footage to the Commission in September.
Commenting on the inquiry on its website, the Campaign said: “This step allows the Charity Commission to use the full extent of its powers, including removing and disqualifying the trustee.”
“That is what we hope the inquiry will decide is the appropriate measure in this matter,” its statement continued.