A man has had his charity donations frozen after his surname, Islam, was flagged on a US Treasury restriction list.
Mamunul Islam, who is a British citizen, raised £400 for a UK food bank and Eventbrite, a website which facilitates fundraising, said the name “M Islam” featured on a list created by the US Office for Foreign Assets and Control.
Mr Islam, who is an accountant from Bedford, said the laws had restricted his economic freedom. 
“This is beyond discrimination. I honestly don’t know how to explain in words. Just because of my name I am treated differently,” he told The Independent. 
“This was blackmail. They kept the money and they kept asking me to provide additional information even though they had my details. 
“This was the eighth event with this organisation and I have never had a problem. This is just another government restricting my economic freedom,” Mr Islam said. 
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