Terror organisation admits responsibility for ‘legal but immoral’ tax avoidance
Following public criticism and protests against multi-national companies and the levels of tax they pay, the spotlight has moved over to Al-Qaeda. The international terrorist organisation has been operating in the UK for well over 15 years but has yet to post any taxes with HMRC.
A financial spokesman for the terrorist organisation told MPs in a commons select committee that it’s finances are more complicated than that of terrorist groups that operate in one country such as the Real IRA.
‘Al-Qaeda UK Ltd does a lot of business in other tax territories’ he claimed. ‘For example, explosives are sourced from our sister company Al-Qaeda of Iran. Although the exporting is a little tricky, we qualify for a ‘death to the west’ tax exemption there’.
‘We pay and train our staff in Afghanistan where labour costs are much lower and for some reason we get ‘death to the west’ tax relief there as well’ he continued. ‘And of course all of the cells in the UK pay a franchise fee, which in the event of an attack gives them the right to use the Al-Qaeda brand when claiming responsibility’.