Newsweek: Amazon has enabled customers to donate to a hard-line Islamist charity whose founder supports child marriage, female genital mutilation and believes men should be allowed to hit their wives, an investigation by The Times of London has found.
According to the newspaper, the company agreed to host the Muslim Research and Development Fund (MRDF) as part of its charitable scheme Amazon Smile, which launched in the U.K. last November.
The program allows Amazon customers to donate 0.5 percent of the money they have spent on a product using the online store to a charity of their choice.
The Times revealed that MRDF is one of 6,000 charities to have joined the Amazon Smile program despite its founder Haitham al-Haddad’s extremist views. more …
Opinion: AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
Haitham al-Haddad promotes:
- A supremacist ‘us versus them’ world view
- Orthodox Islam that affirms child marriage (the younger the better)
- Stoning women to death for adultery
- Husbands have a right to beat their wives
- Homosexuality is an evil crime
- Western women should submit to Allah and wear the niqab
Female genital mutilation, done the Islamically approved way, “is better for the husband” and “a virtue or honour for women”.
Are you smiling?