An African news portal has reported that the Muslim World League (MWL) together with an important Saudi charity, has released approximately $34 million for care of orphans in Uganda. According to the report:
ISLAMIC organisations have released sh129.3m for orphans in various parts of Uganda. The Muslim World League and the International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIRO) gave the money at a function held at the IIRO headquarters in Old Kampala on Thursday. Salah Elbably from IIRO said the money would be spent on school fees, medication and buying other scholastic items for the children. He said the organisation sponsors over 1,000 orphans in Uganda who get sh40,000 each per month. “Being an orphan does not mean that you are an outcast to the society. “Even the Prophet (Mohammad) was an orphan but he became a great man on earth,” Elbably said. The beneficiaries are aged between six and 18 years regardless of their religious affiliations, he said. He said some of the orphans who stay with their guardians get assistance from centres in Luweero and Arua disctricts.
The MWL, together with the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) which is also active in Africa, are Saudi organizations strongly associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and U.S. government officials believe that the organizations help to spread Islamic extremism around the world as well as sponsoring terrorism in places such as Bosnia, Israel, and India. In 2006, the U.S. Treasury Department designated the Philippine and Indonesian branch offices of the IIRO , as well as one of its executives, Abd Al Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mujil, for their connection with fundraising for al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda affiliates. Previous posts have discussed MWL activity in Chad and Sierra Leone.