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Voluntary sector collective attacks government’s line on terrorism and charities – Wednesday 24 January 2007

The government’s “heavy-handed and draconian approach” to charities and terrorism could be fuelling rather than eliminating the terrorist threat, according to a new report published by a broad coalition of voluntary sector stakeholders led by the NCVO

Security and Civil Society – the impact of counter-terrorism measures on civil society organisations issues a stark warning about recent government policies and rhetoric around the financing of terrorist activities via charities. It says such policies could be creating mistrust amongst ethnic minority groups and prompting legitimate international relief charities to withdraw services in countries where proscribed terrorist groups operate, lest they break the law.

Read the full article here: http://www.charitygovernance.co.uk/news/charitynewsalert/issue14/terrorism.asp

Charities are not part of the terrorism problem but part of the solution, says Stuart Etherington: http://society.guardian.co.uk/voluntary/comment/0,,1996941,00.html