Sunday, December 4, 2016

UK PTSD Veterans Charity Caught Selling Anti-Muslim T-Shirts

Brit Afghan war vet confronts military fundraisers selling 'anti-Muslim T-shirts'
Daily Star UK
By Tess Willorns
Published 3rd December 2016
"I've lost friends along the way, and friends have been seriously injured along the way so it's close to my heart." Colin Eastway
Colin Eastway, 36, captured the moment he confronted the fundraisers raising cash for the 1st Knight Military Charity.

It is currently being investigated by fundraising watchdogs after staff were filmed selling merchandise with the words "pork-eating, beer drinking, womanising infidels" and badges referring to suicide bombers in their Blackpool-based shop.

Paratrooper Colin, who served in the army for 10 years and completed three tours of Afghanistan, drove for more than two hours from his Liverpool home after he heard the charity was fund-raising at Victoria Shopping Centre in Harrogate, Yorks.

Colin filmed himself questioning the two supporters – only one of which has official charity ID – and repeatedly asked them how much they were being paid and what percentage of donations were actually going to the Armed Forces.

1st Knight, which raises money for wounded soldiers and those with Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD), has admitted selling the offensive merchandise and has sacked one of its trustees.

The charity said the trustee had mistakenly ordered the stock due to having dyslexia.
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