US Muslims Ask for List of �Safe� Charities, but Justice Department Rejects

October 23, 2004

Source: Yahoo News/ AP

On October 23, 2004 Yahoo News/ AP reported, "the U.S. government rejected a request Monday from Muslim groups to draw up a list of Islamic charities to which they could donate without being suspected of terrorist ties. Muslim groups said they fear giving to a charity that might make them look suspicious to the FBI. The holy month of Ramadan begins this week, and Muslims are required to give to the poor during that period... The request was rejected by the Justice Department, which called it impossible to fulfill."