KERCHING !! Notorious hate preacher Shakeel Begg has seen £ signs in front of his eyes and is attempting to sue the BBC. Demanding libel damages and BBC don’t call him ‘extremist’ again. You couldn’t make this stuff up. A Muslim extremist getting upset at being called a Muslim extremist.
Shakeel Begg is the Salafist imam at Lewisham Islamic Centre in South-East London, the mosque where Lee Rigby’s murderers attended. Another mosque regular was Khadijah Dare who used the Twitter name Muhajirah fi Sham (meaning “immigrant in Syria”). She was radicalised here in the UK and ran off to join ISIS and marry a jihadist. Making regular postings on social media calling for other British based Muslim women to join her in Syria. She recently caused controversy posting pictures of her young son who she took to Syria with her holding a AK-47.
The Mail on Sunday reported : A hardline imam at a mosque where the killers of soldier Lee Rigby worshipped is suing the BBC, saying it described him as an ‘extremist’.Shakeel Begg, 37, is taking legal action after presenter Andrew Neil said on the Sunday Politics Show that the imam had praised jihad as ‘the greatest of deeds’.Mr Begg, head of the Lewisham Islamic Centre in South-East London, is demanding libel damages and that the BBC doesn’t again call him an ‘extremist’ who ‘encourages religious violence’.
According to the High Court writ, Mr Neil interviewed Farooq Murad, then head of the Muslim Council of Britain, during the Sunday Politics Show in November 2013.
Mr Neil said the East London Mosque in Whitechapel was ‘a venue for a number of extremist speakers…who espouse extremist positions’.
The presenter added: ‘This year Shakeel Begg, he spoke there and hailed jihad as the greatest of deeds.’ Mr Begg has said he cannot recall making such a speech at the East London Mosque. But in 2011 he told guests at a charity dinner elsewhere that ‘jihad in the path of Allah is one of the greatest deeds a Muslim can take part in’. Asked about that speech, he explained that by ‘jihad’ he had meant ‘spiritual struggle’.
Mr Begg did not deny Mr Rigby’s killers – Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22 – attended the Lewisham Islamic Centre in the months leading up to the Woolwich attack.
But he said the Centre had issued a statement expressing ‘shock and sadness’.A Centre spokesman said: ‘We and our imam work closely with various community groups, including the police.’
The BBC last night declined to comment.
Begg has been regarded as an extremist since way before the Woolich murder of Lee Rigby. In 2006 he reportedly told students “You want to make jihad? Very good… take some money and go to Palestine and fight, fight the terrorists, fight the Zionists”.
Its not only non Muslims who consider him an extremist either. A Muslim website called Islam Against Extremism cites Shakeel Begg alongside the likes of Abu Hamza, Anjem Choudary and Abu Qatada in being responsible for the radicalization of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale. Their website states:
“As has come to light recently, Michael Adebolajo was influenced by Shakeel Begg in the latter’s verdicts of jihad in Syria, and is part of what led him to believe that unless you participate in jihad today you are sinful, and that jihad is fard al-ayn (an individual obligation). This is certainly the idea that is presented by extremists like Shakeel Begg“
They also state Begg is very devious and manipulative in his ways of radicalising those he preaches to. Pushing the work and ideology of Sayyid Qutb. An Islamist theologian who fused radical Safalist Islam with Marxism / Communism. Osama Bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Hasan al-Banna founder of the Muslim Brotherhood were all notable Qutbists.
Shakeel Begg has something of a fetish for Muslim prisoners and not your petty crook sort either. High profile Muslim prisoners charged with terrorist offences. Some who have murdered in the name of Allah, others who are said to of been behind terrorist attacks.
The above video shows the hate preacher speaking at a rally outside Belmarsh prison in London he spoke of solidarity for his fellow Muslim brothers locked up unfairly in Belmarsh and around the world. Those prisoners held in Belmarsh prison at the time included hate preacher Abu Qatada who was deported on murder/terrorism charges. Hook handed Abu Hamza, recently sentenced to life imprisonment in the USA for terrorism. Babar Ahmed who protested his innocence whilst held in Belmarsh only to plead guilty at his terrorism trial in America.
Again in the video below is Shakeel Begg at a conference staged by Cageprisoners, the terrorist support group. Begg finds former Guantanamo inmates “inspiring” and worthy of a divine salute.
“…[it is] inspiring to be amongst some of our brothers who madehijra [migration] in the path of Allah, who made jihad in the path of Allah, who suffered in the path of Allah, our brothers from Guantanamo Bay. May Allah have mercy upon them, may Allah accept all their good deeds and all their fasting especially in the month of Ramadan, and may Allah grant them jannah [paradise].”
Begg is a staunch supporter of jailed Pakistani scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui nicknamed Lady al Qaeda. Siddiqui’s release was included in the demands of terrorists ISIS for a failed prisoner exchange for an American hostage. Shakeel Begg has spoke at fundraisers for the terrorist prisoner.
Shakeel Begg is one of Unite Against Fascism’s favourite extremist guest speakers. He has been a regular at events run by the communist UAF over recent years. The UAF are more than happy to share the platform with Islamofascists.
The hate preacher has released a statement on his mosque website regarding the Mail’s article. Attempting to portray himself as the victim and likening the Daily Mail to Hitlers Nazi’s propaganda as he seized power in pre war Germany.