HHUGS, a non-profit charity organization providing “practical support and advice to households devastated by the arrest of a family member under U.K.-anti terror legislation,” has provided food aid to a woman with ties to ISIS on Twitter.
The charity explains its mission on the “About” section of its website: “HHUGS is the only charity of its kind operating in the U.K. and from its inception in 2004, has been a beacon of light to over a hundred families who struggle to survive in the shadows of society. HHUGS does not aim simply to alleviate financial hardship but to provide the crucial emotional and moral support and practical skills necessary to empower the hidden victims of the War on Terror to re-emerge from the darkness as confident individuals and full members of society.”
It is worth noting that HHUGS does not appear to follow any accounts supporting jihad on Twitter. However, some jihad supporters themselves do follow and promote the organization. Additionally, in late August, a link to a Justgiving page raising funds for HHUGS was circulated by a pro-jihadi Twitter account, and the message was retweeted by a Jabhat Al-Nusra fighter.