Source: Yahoo! News / U.S. Newswire
On September 8, 2005 U.S. Newswire reported, "The newly-formed Muslim Hurricane Relief Task Force (MHRTF) today announced the launch of a website, http://www.mhrtf.net, designed to offer information about the American Islamic community's efforts to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. MHRTF recently announced a pledge to raise $10 million in humanitarian relief. The news website lists Muslim charities in the task force engaged in Hurricane relief... MHRTF guidelines for collection and distribution of funds will focus on financial transparency and accountability as set forth in relevant government regulations and standards. Because of Islamic guidelines, no proselytizing of hurricane victims will be allowed by any member of the task force."