If you’ve got 40 quid handy and fancy a good old Islamist knees-up then here is the event for you:
iERA Presents: CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH DAWAH - EXCLUSIVE DINNER
This is an exclusive event being attended by over 200 prominent members of the Muslim community drawn from across community and national organisations, charities, in addition to professionals from various fields and prominent members from the world of business and politics.
The event will see the official launch of iERA’s 2012 Dawah campaign in time for the London Olympics. The event will also provide an excellent opportunity for networking. It will have an exquisite 4 Course Dinner in the beautiful surroundings of the Hilton.
Amongst the speakers listed for this exciting event, we find:
They said “what is the Islamic position [on homosexuality]?” And I told them. Put my name in the paper. The punishment is death. And I’m not going to change this religion. [MP3]
Abduraheem Green, whose website features a call for the release of convicted terrorist Ali al-Tamimi. Green supports stoning for adultery and homosexuality, as well as the prohibition of ‘free mixing between sexes’. More on his worldview here.
Shady Suleiman, who as recently as February 2009 put on an event at which the top attraction was a live talk given via telephone by Anwar Al Awlaki. Suleiman also supports stoning for adultery and considers homosexuality ‘evil’.
Hamza Tzortzis, who has famously stated:
We as Muslims reject the idea of freedom of speech, and even the idea of freedom. We see under the Khilafa (caliphate), when people used to engage in a positive way, this idea of freedom was redundant, it was unnecessary, because the society understood under the education system of the Khilafa state, and under the political framework of Islam, that people must engage with each other in a positive and productive way to produce results, as the Qur’an says, to get to know one another. Whereas in this society, what they call debate and positive discourse is printing cartoons. What they call debate and positive discourse is creating a rhetorically-driven, and gender-motivated, politically-motivated film. Is this facilitating debate and discourse in a positive way in a postmodern society? Of course not.
See also habibi’s previous extensive post on this event, which was then due to take place at the Ibis Hotel.
To clarify, the simultaneously ludicrous and thoroughly nasty extremists of iERA had always planned two events: the dinner at the Paddington Hilton and the conference the next day at the Ibis Hotel in Earls Court.
One of the best measures of iERA’s extremism is the fact that three of its nine “advisors” have been banned from the UK. Bilal Philips, Zakir Naik and Hussein Yee are among the worst Islamists to disgrace these shores in recent years. Another iERA advisor, Abdullah Hakim “Death to Gays” Quick, should certainly be added to the exclusion list if this government is as serious as it claims to be about banning hate preachers.
If you would like to let the Hilton know what you think of it hosting a band of haters, go here or try an e-mail to [email protected] For the Ibis event, write to Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director, Economy Brands UK & Ireland, via [email protected]