Is it permissible to pay protection fees with Masjid funds?

Question:
Answer:
Fataawah Mahmoodiyah Vol 22, pg 103

Question: Is it permissible to use Masjid funds to pay for protection to the government at the time of a crisis?

Answer: No, the money cannot be used for that purpose. It is a misuse of amaanat.

Fataawah Mahmoodiyah Vol 22, pg 173