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How Erdogan targets British Turks via the Turkish Consulate in London

This is a cross-post from As Turkey Sleeps.
Erdogan’s anti-democratic actions have caused much negative publicity in recent years – so much so that any positive work he did in the early part of his rule has now been totally wiped out by his autocratic behaviour.  Now when his name is mentioned only one word comes to [...]

Because of the Inclusion of One Word

On first – and second – blush, paragraph 2.103 of the Summer Budget contains an objectionable sentence.
Describing exceptions to the intended restriction of child tax credits from the third child in claims after April 2017, it states:
[…] The Department for Work and Pensions and HMRC will develop protections for women who have a third [...]

MEND CEO Sufyan Ismail Lying

Stir up fear and anger among Muslims to advance the cause – this is an Islamist maxim. People who feel abandoned and endangered want protection and can be convinced that the agitators will provide it.
Lies are normally a key part of the process.
Sufyan Ismail, the CEO of the Islamist outfit MEND, does just this. [...]

MEND, Zahir Mahmood and Hamas

Zahir Mahmood is another Islamist preacher on the circuit of MEND, the Islamist political agitation group.

Like Yasir Qadhi and Abu Eesa Niamatullah, Mahmood is an excellent match for MEND.
Consider Mahmood’s enthusiastic backing for Hamas. He was a leader of Viva Palestina, George Galloway’s Hamas support operation. Here he is, very excited, at [...]

Abu Eesa Niamatullah, MEND and Baroness Warsi

You have seen American preacher Yasir Qadhi’s backwards “women shouldn’t work” message. Qadhi will speak alongside Baroness Warsi next month at an event in Manchester organised by MEND. MEND is the Islamist political agitation outfit of Sufyan Ismail, Shenaz Bunglawala and Azad Ali.

Another speaker at the event is Manchester preacher Abu Eesa Niamatullah, [...]

Haitham Haddad – No apostates will escape death

Haitham Haddad wants a world where there is no escape from death for apostates from Islam. None at all.
Not even “private” apostates will be spared. They will be spotted when they stop praying or wearing the hijab. Execution will be their reward.
See for yourself. Here he is at a laughably [...]

Haitham Haddad at the University of Westminster

A familiar figure is in unsurprising trouble:
Students are mounting a last-minute campaign to prevent a preacher accused of having homophobic views from speaking at their university the day before it hosts a national gay pride event.
Haitham al-Haddad, who is alleged to have described homosexuality as “a scourge” and “a criminal act”, has been invited to [...]

David Cameron and Muhammad Salah

Top Tories are not shy when it comes to rhetoric about Islamist hate preachers. Here is David Cameron just a few days ago:

He insisted countering the threat was about more than just military action. “We have got to go after the hate preachers, we’ve got to go after the radicalisation.”
The reality on the ground [...]

Shakeel Begg: Lawfare Thug

One of the hazards of even the most scrupulous and careful reporting on extremists is lawfare.
Hate preachers may have no case at all but they often try to use the law anyway to intimidate their opponents.
It works a treat when the opponents know they are right but don’t fancy six figure legal bills.
Hopefully the [...]

Muhammad Salah – Another extremist on the way to London

Some time ago the al-Muntada mosque in Parsons Green, London, changed its name to the “West London Islamic Cultural Centre”.
Extremist business as usual has continued, of course. Apparently Ismail “homosexuals are worse than animals” Menk was a guest earlier this month.
Here’s another. Next month the centre will welcome the extremist preacher Muhammad Salah.
Salah’s [...]