IBB closes INTERPAL Account – URGENT ACTION NEEDED
The British charity Interpal, dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the Palestinians, has been notified by their bank, the Islamic Bank of Britain, that Lloyds TSB (their clearing bank) has given them the instruction to cease all dealings with Interpal with effect from 8 December 2008.
After this time all transactions into or out of Interpal accounts will be blocked and IBB will be at further risk of all its customer payments being suspended. We have been informed IBB has offered Interpal verbal support but is apparently powerless in this situation, throwing into question the autonomy IBB.
Lloyds TSB is calling for IBB to stop Interpal account without any legal or economical reason. No reason at all is given for this draconian and punitive measure, taken.
By acting in this way, Lloyds TSB has treated IBB with contempt and jeopardised the efforts to help millions of homeless and poverty stricken Palestinians. Their action sends a signal to other Muslim charities, supporters of justice in Palestine as well as the banks 50,000 Muslim account holders that their accounts can be closed down without warning or explanation at any time.
We are calling upon our friends and supporters, and all who stand for justice in the face of oppression to contact Lloyds-TSB and the Islamic Bank of Britain to ask them to rescind this outrageous, unfair and arbitrary decision:
1] Contact Lloyds TSB asking them to cancel their demand on IBB to close Interpals account.
2] Contact IBB and ask them not to succumb to the pressures placed by Lloyds TSB.
NOTE – INTERPAL has never been tried of any wrongful act or been guilty of any wrong doings.
Ms Gay Campbell
Lloyds TSB Bank plc
25, Gresham Street
Tel: 020 7661 4778
Islamic Bank of Britain plc
3, Duchess Place
Tel: 0121 452 7330 / 0845 6060786
1] Be polite and calm
2] Ask for the reason of closure
3] Request they open Interpals account