Funding awarded for inter-faith work to a charity coalition with alleged ties to terrorist groups has been stopped, Eric Pickles announced today.

The Communities Secretary said umbrella organisation the Muslim Charities Forum had failed to reassure the Government it had robust measures in place to investigate and challenge its members.

It was chosen to run the Faith Minorities in Action project aimed at encouraging integration by tackling youth crime, promoting the role of women and providing child protection training.

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