Charities that funded Cage, one time supporter of IS's Emwazi, under pressure

March 4, 2015 1:01 PM

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Charities that funded Cage, one time supporter of IS's Emwazi, under pressure

LONDON (Reuters) - The financial backers of a campaign group that had contact with the man later known as 'Jihadi John' are under pressure from British politicians and a regulator's investigation to explain why they gave it several hundred thousand pounds.

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, a Quaker foundation, and The Roddick Foundation, set up by the late founder of beauty retailer Body Shop, are among those now being asked how they came to fund Cage, a small activist group that called Mohammed Emwazi, killer of American, British and Syrian hosta...

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