Muslim Aid was supposed to be one of the “good” Muslim charities. Prince Charles and Prime Minister Gordon Brown had heaped praise on them for the good work they had done, as the good folks at Jihad Watch and Weaselzippers point out:
Why do so many Muslim charities fund Jihadist terrorists?
Because it is their religious duty to do so.
There are 8 approved destinations for “zakat” (a form of tithing in Islam). Number 7 is those fighting in the way of allah. This is spelled out clearly in Islamic law texts, such as “Reliance of the Traveler.”