Its been reported that there is concern Darul Ihsaan centre in Birmingham, known locally as “Jimmy’s gym over radicalising influence on the Muslim’s who train there. This is after it emerged 2 different Muslim terrorist groups who were at advanced stages of planning an attack on innocent Brits used the Muslim only gym. 2 of the Islamic jihadists even worked at the gym. The Islamic chanting, beards only policy and the black flags of jihad on the gym walls should set alarm bells ringing on their own as to the gyms nature and the possibility of more sinister goings on that just pumping iron.
Apparently police sources say they are working with its management to reduce the risk of radicalization there. It would be an better idea if they closed the place down
The Daily Telegraphs sub heading below says the gym is used as a “recruiting ground for extremists”. Surely that is a bit of an understatement and should say “recruiting ground for terrorists at gym used by extremists” If simply speaking out against Islam and peacefully protesting gets you branded an extremist.These men were 100% terrorists
Fresh concerns over radicalising influence of gym used by Islamic terror group
A Birmingham gym fuelled fresh concerns it is being used as a recruiting ground for extremists after being associated with a second terror gang.
The Darul Ihsaan centre, known locally as “Jimmy’s gym”, was used by members of the Jihadist group that planned to attack the English Defence League.
Two of the gang, Mohammed Saud and Anzal Hussain, also worked there, and the six met in the building the night before the planned attack.
The same gym was used by at least four members of a separate terror cell which planned to attack the UK with eight suicide bombers.
Earlier this year those four admitted travelling to Pakistan for terror training and will be sentenced at a later date.
While the gym is not directly linked to either plot, police sources say they are working with its management to reduce the risk of radicalization there.
Fundamentalists seek out the gym because they play Islamic chanting rather than music, ban women and offer halal body-building supplements.
The Darul Ihsaan gym’s website, which does not even carry its address, says: “This centre was much needed in our local community, due to the disgraced state of the youth.
“They are losing their Islamic identity and moral foundations which is central to the teachings of Islam.
“It is our duty as Muslims to try to guide and support them and others from all walks of life back to the deen (way of life) of Islam.”
In its mission statement, it adds: “By the Grace of Allah we aim to provide a centre free of fitnah (trials and tests) which may enable the youth to come back to the correct way of behaviour and conduct, embodying that of a true Muslim.
“Through providing a very intimate one to one mentoring approach we hope that will (inshaa Allah) achieve our goal.
“We offer to educate the youth and let them know how far they have strayed away from Islam i.e. inappropriate attitude, swearing, wearing of earrings and chains, non-Islamic hair styles and dresscode.
“We encourage attendees to adopt the important, forgotten and ignored pillars of Islam especially the salah (prayer).”
However, a posting on an extremist website in 2011 claimed the gym was “full of wanabee mujahideen [holy warriors]” who committed “credit card and insurance fraud and other despicable acts.”
The gym, then known as Chic Physique and located on Foremans Road, was the site of the shooting of Azmat Yaqub in 2004, in a row over another man’s love affair at the Birmingham Central Mosque.
It has since moved to a two-storey warehouse off Baker Street, with a boxing and martial arts area on the ground floor and weights room and prayer area on the first floor.
Inside, the walls carry an inscription in Arabic and songs called Nasheeds were playing on the PA system.