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Islamic Hate Preacher Shakeel Begg Hosted Workshop For Muslim Foster Parents In London

Following on from this weekends breaking story about a Christian girl placed with Muslim extremist foster parents in Tower Hamlets. Who forced the child to remove a cross necklace she wore and encouraged the child to live an Islamic lifestyle. The Telegraph today reports that notourious Muslim hate cleric Shakeel Begg ran a workshop for potential Muslim foster carers. 

Shakeel Begg is the imam at Lewisham Islamic Centre, where the Muslim radicals who murdered Drummer Lee Rigby attended on a regular basis. 

Shakeel Begg recently failed in the High Court when he took exception to being called an extremist in the press. The judge like anybody else with common sense disagreed with the hate preacher, ruling he did have extremist views and threw his case out. Begg is a regular guest speaker at communist front group Unite Against Fascism events which speaks volumes about his character.You dont have to be a genius to imagine what kind of advice he was giving to the  Muslim foster parents

 

Revealed: Extremist Islamic preacher hosted foster care workshop
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29 AUGUST 2017 • 10:00 PM

An extremist Islamic preacher helped in the recruitment of foster parents, The Telegraph can disclose, amid a growing row over a Christian child placed in the care of devout Muslims.
The imam hosted a workshop for would-be foster carers just months after the High Court ruled him an “extremist Islamic speaker ” who had “promoted and encouraged religious violence”. His mosque, the Lewisham Islamic Centre, was attended by the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby. The imam and the centre had condemned the murder.
The event was organised on behalf of the London borough of Lewisham as part of a drive to find more Muslims willing to foster children.
The disclosure comes amid a growing furore over the decision by crisis-ridden Tower Hamlets, another London council, to place a five-year-old girl in the care of two Muslim households.
A council source said the borough had a shortage of non-Muslim carers with whom to place Christian children.

Shakeel Begg at a protest event in 2009

In contrast, most councils have a shortage of Muslim families to provide foster care for children of Islamic heritage.
Lewisham Islamic Centre was chosen as the venue for a workshop “on the importance and need of foster carers in the Muslim community” in March this year. A photograph from the event posted on the mosque’s website shows the gathering being addressed by Shakeel Begg, the imam.
Mr Begg had just a few months earlier lost a High Court libel case against the BBC which accused him of promoting extremism.
Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, ruling in the BBC’s favour, described Mr Begg as a “Jekyll and Hyde character” and “an extremist Islamic speaker who espouses extremist Islamic positions”.
Tom Wilson, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society who has written a research paper on Begg, condemned the hosting : “It is inconceivable that those who espouse extremism should be overseeing childcare of any kind, including fostering. Shakeel Begg was found to be an extremist in the High Court as recently as October, and despite this Lewisham Islamic Centre has kept him in place as Imam and a trustee.

“Institutions linked to extremism are in no position to be involved in the foster process”.
Lewisham Council declined to comment on Mr Begg’s suitability to host the meeting. A council spokesman said: “Like all councils we need foster carers from all parts of the community and we will continue to visit a range of groups to encourage more people to foster in Lewisham.”
NRS Foster Care Recruitment, which organised the workshop on behalf of Lewisham council, said it had no idea that Mr Begg had been branded an extremist and said he was not involved in the event. “We have no control over who may or may not be at an information sessions,” said a spokesman, adding: “We promote our services to different faith groups.”
Mr Begg was unavailable for comment. But he has in the past vigorously contested the High Court decision. “As regards the Judgment and the ‘extremist’ label, this is fully rejected,” according to a post on the Lewisham Islamic Centre website.
The Department for Education said it was undertaking a national fostering ‘stocktake’ that would examine the recruitment of foster carers.
The case in Tower Hamlets highlights the difficulty of matching children to the right carers. A council source suggested the borough lacked sufficient Christian families where children could be placed.
Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, said: “I am concerned at these reports. A child’s religious, racial and cultural background should be taken into consideration when they are placed with foster carers.”
Michael Nazir-Ali, former bishop of Rochester, said: “It is quite clear that birth parents retain the right to a child’s religious beliefs and, in any case, guidance to foster parents requires that they give attention to a child’s cultural and religious identity.
“At the very least there’s been a violation of that requirement.”
Confidential local authority reports suggest one of the girl’s foster carers removed her necklace, which had a Christian cross, and also suggested she should learn Arabic. The girl was said at times to be “very distressed”. Her present carer allegedly wears a burka when with the child in public.
Tower Hamlets Council said in a statement on Tuesday that it disputed some of the claims in the case. A spokesman said: “While we cannot go into details of a case that would identify a child in foster care, there are inaccuracies in the reporting of it.
“For example, the child is in fact fostered by an English speaking family of mixed race in this temporary placement. We would like to give more details but we are legally restricted to do so.”
The spokesman added: “Tower Hamlets Council has the welfare of children at the heart of what we do. The decision to choose foster carers for a child is based on a number of factors including cultural background and proximity to promote contact with the child’s family and the child’s school in order to give them as much stability as possible.”

Hate Preacher Shakeel Begg Loses Libel Action Against BBC For Being Called Extremist

Shakeel Begg, one of the UKs most notorious hate preachers has lost a libel action against the BBC after a judge ruled he had promoted violence.

Begg at an extremist rally in support of jailed Muslim terrorists
Begg at an extremist rally in support of jailed Muslim terrorists

 Begg who is the imam at  Lewisham Islamic Centre, London tried suing the BBC after being accused on the Sunday Politics show by host Andrew Neil of espousing extreme beliefs. Something those of us familiar with Shakeel Begg know to be completely true.

The judge said that Lewisham Islamic Centre’s chief imam had hidden his true views behind a cloak of respectability.Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said he “clearly promotes and encourages violence in support of Islam and espouses a series of extremist Islamic positions”.”On occasions when it has suited him…he has shed the cloak of respectability and revealed the horns of extremism.”

Lewisham Islamic Centre has long been known as an extremist hotspot. Both Woolwich killers of Lee Rigby regularly attended the mosque. Extremist Shakeel Begg has often spoke in favour of jihad and is a known supporter of terrorist sympathisers  CAGE(prisoners). Speaking at many of their events  in support of jailed Muslim terrorists including one outside Belmarsh prison.

Shakeel Begg has also spoken at protests calling for the release of Aatifa Siddique aka ‘Lady Al-Qaeda’ who is a convicted killer and serving a life sentence in the US. His fellow LIC mosque imam  Ilyas Townsend is a leading figure in the extremist group campaigning for the female jihadist murderers release from prison

Begg  is also a favoured guest speaker of far-left extremists, Unite Against Fascism. The communist UAF more than happy to get in bed with islamofascists to help attack the establishment from within.

Below is a video of Begg speaking  at an event for Hhugs, a charity entirely dedicated to helping the families of terrorists arrested and convicted here in the UK.

“Helping the families of brothers who are in prison, giving to those families, supporting those families, coming to their aid when they are in times of need and help, is like as if we are making jihad in the path of Allah. And we know jihad in the path of Allah is of the greatest of deeds that a Muslim can take part in.”

Here’s Begg at another terrorist cheerleader event. Its Cageprisoners this time, the fans of jailed terrorists founded by an ex gitmo detainee. Begg hails former Guantanamo inmates as “inspiring” and worthy of a divine salute. 

“…[it is] inspiring to be amongst some of our brothers who made hijra [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].”

Andrew Neil on the set of Sunday Politics
The BBC said it was right to stand by the journalism of the Sunday Politics show, presented by Andrew Neil

Shakeel Begg is extremely influential among islamists in the UK where he promotes Salafi (wahabi) brand of Islam. The same warped ideology as that of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Anjem Choudary and the majority of other Muslim undesirables.

In November 2013, BBC presenter Andrew Neil alleged on the Sunday Politics that the imam had said that jihad was the greatest of deeds.

Despite the imam’s protestations during the libel trial, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said four of his speeches showed he had promoted such violence and two that he had espoused extremist positions.

“Shakeel Begg, is something of a Jekyll and Hyde character,” he said.

“He appears to present one face to the general, local and inter-faith community and another to particular Muslim and other receptive audiences. The former face is benign, tolerant and ecumenical.”The latter face is ideologically extreme and intolerant.”

In one speech in 2006, Imam Begg encouraged a student audience to fight in the Palestinian territories. Two years later he praised Muslims who had travelled abroad to fight enemies of Islam.

A third speech outside the maximum security Belmarsh Prison in south-east London, which holds some of the most dangerous terrorism convicts in the country, was described by the judge as “particularly sinister”. 

“The various core extremist messages which emerge from the claimant’s speeches and utterances would, in my view, have been quite clear to the audiences.

“The claimant’s ostensible cloak of respectability is likely to have made his [extremist] message in these speeches all the more compelling and seductive. For this reason, therefore, his messages would have been all the more effective and dangerous.

“It is all too easy for someone in the claimant’s position of power and influence as an Imam to plant the seed of Islamic extremism in a young mind, which is then liable to be propagated on the internet.”

A spokesman for the BBC welcomed the ruling against the imam who now faces an enormous legal bill.

“We were right to stand by the journalism of the Sunday Politics. The judge has concluded, based on the evidence, that Imam Begg has preached religious violence and an extremist worldview in his remarks.”