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Charities withdraw support for Cage after group's comments on 'Jihadi John'

Two major donors to campaign group Cage have pulled funding in protest at the organisation's apparent defence of the Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John.

The Charity Commission revealed it had taken "robust action" to demand that the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Roddick Foundation would cease all current and future donations to the group.

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Boris Johnson: Cage's comments are 'apology for terror'

Boris Johnson has accused advocacy group Cage of amounting "an apology for terror" after it suggested MI5 may be partly to blame for Mohammed Emwazi turning to violence.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has attacked comments from advocacy group Cage. Credit: PA Wire

"It was incredible that people could stand up and pretend that somehow it was the fault of the security forces for trying to apprehend and impede these guys and that that could somehow cause them to be radicalised," the Mayor of London said.

"I think that is beyond satire and amounts to nothing less than an apology for terror. I hope they will be rethinking their position."

Downing Street earlier said Cage's claim was "reprehensible".

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