Military charity sells anti-Islamic and Nazi clothes

The charity's founder Andy Linihan

An undercover investigation by BBC Scotland has discovered a military charity is selling anti-Islamic and Nazi-themed clothing to raise funds.

The charity, 1st Knight, provides respite breaks abroad for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

1st Knight told the BBC it had now withdrawn the merchandise from sale.

In a statement, the charity said it should not have been selling this type of merchandise and was grateful for the BBC’s intervention.

1st-knight1st Knight raises funds through selling prize draw tickets across Scotland and the rest of the UK, as well as selling military-style merchandise from its headquarters in Blackpool, which also doubles as the charity’s shop.

In a documentary, The Great Military Charity Scandal, to be broadcast tonight, volunteers for the charity can be seen mocking Muslims and some Islamic beliefs.

Anti-Islamic themed clothing was also being sold by the military charity. One T-shirt had a picture of two naked women, a pint of beer and a pig. It read: “Pork-eating, beer-drinking, womanising infidel.”

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    When asked to explain why there was a pig on the T-shirt, a charity volunteer said: “They’re not allowed to eat it are they? These Muslims. Pork-eating, beer-drinking – basically it’s against their religion. Womanising – they’re not allowed to womanise, are they? And yet they call us infidels.”

    Stephen Dunmore, chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator, described the behaviour as “entirely unacceptable”.

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