• Homophobia,  London Muslim Centre

    The East London Mosque – Surrealist Politics

    Islam is unethical, immoral, and unhealthy. It should be hidden from society. Let’s say a large and controversial East London Christian group invited a foreign preacher to address the congregation. In this thought experiment, the preacher is already on video record rejecting Islam with these blunt words: This is a lifestyle and an action that we think is unethical. That it is immoral. That it is unhealthy for a society, especially to publicise. Muslims worshipping secretly is “one thing”. Mosques, though, will be in a great deal of trouble if the Christian preacher’s vision is realised: It’s one thing to do it behind closed doors. Nobody knows about it. It’s…

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    Khalid Khan and the East London Mosque

    The horrors of Islamic State (IS) have roots. Chief among them are the most viciously intolerant strands of Saudi Arabian Islam. The UK has not been spared, oh no. Consider London preacher Khalid Khan. His website offers Islamic guidance that would be most welcome in Raqqa, the IS stronghold in Syria. Try this one from a Saudi tome: The Companions of the Prophet have not differed in killing sodomites, and some of them are of the opinion that a sodomite is to be raised to the top of the highest building in town and thrown from there, followed by stones thrown at him. There are many more hideous rulings in…

  • Islamism,  London Muslim Centre,  Terrorism

    The East London Mosque and Sulaiman Ghani

    Sulaiman Ghani is an imam of the Tooting Islamic Centre in south London. He will be one of the speakers at the “Global Aid Trust” event at the East London Mosque this Sunday. One of Ghani’s favourite causes is the championing of suspected and convicted terrorists. For example, here he is at a rally for Aafia Siddiqui outside the US embassy in London. Siddiqui was convicted for attempted murder in open court in New York in 2010. She is connected to al-Qaeda. She also used the New York courtroom as a platform for gross antisemitic tirades: On questioning during jury selection: “The next question is going to be on anti-Semitism,…

  • Human Rights,  Islamism,  London Muslim Centre

    The East London Mosque and Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

    This Sunday the East London Mosque’s London Muslim Centre is due to host an event organised by a youth group. One of the scheduled speakers is Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari. Readers may recall his hideous views on punishment for adultery and marital rape. To get another measure of the man, simply read this unbelievably cruel and vicious answer (from his website) to a question about what should be done for Iranians fleeing lethal persecution. Here it is: *** Helping Immigrants Flee Shariah Punishment QUESTION We have clients from Iran. One client came in last week admitting he committed adultery in Iran and when his mistress’s husband found out and threatened…

  • Homophobia,  Interpal,  London Muslim Centre

    Ibrahim Hewitt and the East London Mosque

    Last week Oxfam cancelled an event at the East London Mosque where Ibrahim Hewitt of Interpal was due to speak. Oxfam said: We believe that nobody should face discrimination due to their sexual orientation. We are concerned at comments about homosexuality attributed to Mr Hewitt, of which we were previously unaware, and the event has now been cancelled. Oxfam added this: The ‘Gaza through my eyes’ event – an exhibition of photographs taken by children in Gaza – shows a powerful perspective of life for a lost generation of youth growing up under blockade, and we look forward to working with the East London Mosque/London Muslim Centre to show the…

  • London Muslim Centre,  Terrorism

    Shakeel Begg and the East London Mosque

    The Young Muslim Organisation UK (YMO) is a youth arm of the Islamic Forum of Europe. It has a record of promoting nasty extremists, including terrorists. Here’s a new chapter in the record. Next week the YMO will host a conference at the East London Mosque’s London Muslim Centre. Here’s the poster. Now have a look at the promotional video. It is a celebration of religious warfare. The man speaking on the tape is none other than Khalid Yasin, a notorious hate preacher who wants gays executed. Yasin is also a source of great inspiration for terrorists. You can see the whole talk Yasin’s quote in the YMO video comes…

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    Fadel Soliman and the East London Mosque

    This is the latest spin from the East London Mosque: Having introduced an extremely tight booking procedure, hosted workshops and training for our trustees, and devoted considerable resources to vetting speakers, we would like to reassure our community and our partners that we take our responsibilities in this arena extremely seriously. Let’s measure that claim against the record of Fadel Soliman, an Egyptian Islamic activist who will speak at the mosque this evening. Inspirations Soliman’s Islam is neatly summed up here: OI: Who are the Sheikhs/Imams who mentored you in the beginning of this path? You won’t believe it. The one who supported me and helped me most to be…

  • Homophobia,  London Muslim Centre

    Ismail Menk on Homosexuality – “Worse than animals”

    Ismail Menk is a somewhat popular preacher from Zimbabwe. He certainly has fans in the UK. Among them one finds the Tayyibun Institute, an East London group with a record of promoting vicious hate preachers. This includes a notably nasty online “teacher” roster. Tayyibun is touring Menk around the UK this month. The venues nclude the London Muslim Centre of the East London Mosque on 15 November. Have a look at Ismail Menk on homosexuals: With all due respect to the animals, they are worse than those animals, may Allah protect us. Remember, we are saying here due respect to the animals, because animals, it is an insult to them…

  • antisemitism,  Islamism,  London Muslim Centre,  Terrorism

    Khalid al-Fikri and the East London Mosque

    Khalid Al-Fikri is an Egyptian Islamist preacher who has found refuge in the UK. He has abused his new home by spreading hatred and intolerance wherever he can. This makes him a perfect guest for the East London Mosque’s London Muslim Centre, where he is due to speak on the 16th of March. This post documents the depravity of Fikri’s messages to British Muslims. Supporting convicted terrorists This short clip is an excellent picture of the man and his circles. It was recorded last year at a demonstration in front of the US Embassy in London. The cause was Aafia Siddiqui. She is the al-Qaeda operative and raving antisemite found…

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    The London Muslim Centre Opposes Homophobia

    In response to various posters which have appeared in Tower Hamlets and other parts of East London, the director of the London Muslim Centre, Dilwar Khan has said: “We stand together with our fellow citizens against all forms of hatred, including homophobia. We are committed to building strong and cohesive communities in Tower Hamlets, and our strength is that we will not let incidents of hate divide us.” This is a welcome statement indeed. It is also very much at odds with the hate preachers and promotion of homophobia – including those who advocate the execution of gays – for which the London Muslim Centre is justly infamous. For example,…