As Manchester begins to come to terms with last weeks vile terrorist attack committed as always by Muslim haters, killing and maiming innocent people including children. The spotlight has fallen on Didsbury Mosque where which Manchester Arena killer Salman Abedi attended.The mosque immediately went into denial mode after the suicide bomber killed scores in the name of the blood thirsty Allah in an attempt to divert attention away from their own extremist activities going on there.
Didsbury mosque has many skeletons hiding in its closet which are now being revealed due to the fact that Muslim child killer Salman Abedi and his jihad supporting family attended the so-called place of worship. It is quite clear now that Didsbury mosque is pumping out hatred to the Muslim masses. It should be closed down immediately not open and having day visits from local non-Muslim schools.
Whats more worrying had the Manchester bomber not attended this place of hate , we would be none the wiser to its part in radicalizing British Muslims. How many other so-called moderate mosques are equally extremist yet flying under the radar unnoticed
Trustee Fawzi Haffar appeared on British TV as the “voice of reason” of Didsbury Mosque in Manchester. He said that Salman Abedi’s attack had no place in the religion of Islam and said that “Manchester is a great city, with a great history and a prosperous and bright future ahead of it. The Manchester Islamic Centre is proud to be part of this great city of Manchester.” Yet Mr Haffar himself harbours extremist views as a post on Antisemitism UK below exposes
“In recent days, as Manchester reels from the atrocity inflicted at the Manchester Arena, Fawzi Haffar and Dr Siema Iqbal have been presented as local Muslim leaders in Manchester who speak out firmly against extremism, but according to a collection of tweets brought to light by Manchester-based North West Friends of Israel, both Mr Haffar and Dr Iqbal eschew their moderate messages when it comes to Jews.
Mr Haffar is a trustee of Manchester Islamic Centre, known as Didsbury Mosque, where the terrorist who committed the atrocity in Manchester on Monday night is said to have been a worshipper. Mr Haffar told the media in a widely-broadcast public commemoration of the victims of the attack that the centre caters to people of “all backgrounds and faiths, from our food and clothes banks, to all our inter-faith dialogues”.
Sadly, Mr Haffar’s tweets convey a very different message when it comes to Jews. In one tweet from 2014, he told another Twitter user (who has been suspended): “You are so ignorant!!! Your time will come and if you are a #Zionist then I know you will be gone”. Minutes later he tweeted: “You killed our #prophet Jesus and pretend you are our friends, you #ZioNazi are baaaaaaaad”. Screenshots provided by North West Friends of Israel showed further antisemitic tweets which appear to have been posted by Mr Haffar. Under the International Definition of Antisemitism, “Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g. claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterise Israel or Israelis” is antisemitic, as is “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis”.
Dr Iqbal is a GP who has written for The Guardian and The Huffington Post. In 2015, she presented herself as a voice of mainstream British Muslims whilst attacking then Prime Minister David Cameron’s counter-extremism policy in The Guardian, writing: “For the first time in my life I feel like I don’t belong. British Muslim communities have so many worries about your plans to tackle extremism, so why don’t you communicate with us?” In a more recent article in the Middle East Eye blog, she harangued Theresa May: “This isolation is the real driving force behind radicalisation and, until these issues are addressed, I feel you will continue to fuel radicalisation and the so-called ‘war on terror’ will never be won.” In an interview for Channel 4 following the terrorist attack in Manchester, she said that: “We grieve together and we will rebuild Manchester together.”
Unfortunately Dr Iqbal appears to have unsavoury views about Jews. Screenshots provided by North West Friends of Israel seemed to show her retweeting an antisemitic Twitter account called “Bob Kostic” in August 2014. In reference to the conflict between Hamas terrorists and Israel, the tweet allegedly said: “Truce in Gaza? Don’t you believe it! The Jews are shopping around for cheaper bombs. #FreePalestine”. According to North West Friends of Israel, she also tweeted the very same image calling for Israelis to be transported to the United States that resulted in the disgrace and suspension of Naz Shah MP from the Labour Party. At the time, she was one of the leaders of protests against a shop selling Israeli products where protesters were arrested on suspicion of hate crimes on more than one occasion, with Greater Manchester Police even having to invoke powers under section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 to place limitations on the protest. By law, section 14 can only be used when there is a likelihood of “intimidation” or “serious public disorder, serious damage to property or serious disruption to the life of the community”.
The Daily Mirror reported that hate preacher Abu Qatada a known Al-Qeada spiritual leader that was deported from the UK had been invited several times to Didsbury mosque as a guest speaker.
Hate preacher Abu Qatada delivered a speech at Manchester’s Didsbury Mosque in 1999, a former worshipper has claimed.
Adel Alrayni, 50, said he stopped going to the mosque – which Manchester Arena killer Salman Abedi’s father attended – after confronting Qatada.
Speaking outside the mosque before Friday prayers, Mr Alyrani said: “This mosque was always a peaceful place but then it started to change.
“I was there from 1994 to 1999 and left because I had arguments with people as I spoke out against Abu Qatada.
“He was trying to change the context of Islam and I thought ‘this is wrong’, so I stood up and had a dispute with him – 300 people were there inside the mosque at the time.
Whilst the Sun newspaper reported on speeches there by another hate preacher American Abdullah Hakim Quick. A notorious firebrand cleric who has called for homosexuals and infidels to be killed
Didsbury Mosque’s YouTube channel still features videos from clerics including American Abdullah Hakim Quick.
He called for homosexuals to be killed and death for those who do not follow Islam.
MPs accused the mosque of playing a part in Abedi’s radicalisation.
Labour’s Khalid Mahmood said: “It has to be asked where a 22-year-old man born and bred in Manchester gets that sort of hatred from.
“We tend to think the problem is the internet and social media.
“But people don’t just turn up one day and look at things online.”
During a broadcast of the BBC’s Question Time, a frustrated man confronted the panel and Muslim apologists in the audience with a pamphlet he was allegedly given at the mosque attended by the Manchester bomber’s family. (Video below)
“Anybody who’s prepared to do the sort of things that we’ve seen recently in terms of radical Islamic terrorism,” the man began, “there is something wrong with the basic ideology.”
“I think the problem comes from the mosques,” he continued.
“I’ve got something that I want to read you which actually came from Didsbury Mosque. Because I spent my time actually doing some research.”
“This is a leaflet that I was given on an open day,” he continued before beginning to read:
“‘Living in a society in which people have accepted Western lifestyle as their way of life brings immorality to every step. Modesty, shame and honour have no place in Western civilisation.’”
“That is direct from Didsbury Mosque. That was given in a very expensive package with DVDs – and this is from a charity. And that is what Muslims are listening to.
Whilst hosting his LBC radio show, Maajid Nawaz of the anti extremism think tank Quilliam revealed further ties between the mosque and Al Qaeda linked groups
Maajid said: “Not only did the Manchester Jihadist pray there, in Didsbury mosque, but it’s been associated with Al Qaeda linked groups, such as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, LIFG.”
The LBC Presenter went onto name some extremists who have been given a platform in the Mosque. One in particular even raised money for the LIFG.
Maajid added: “So if this mosque has got people raising money for al Qaeda-linked groups in it, and yet they’re claiming ‘we’re moderate because we reported an ISIS fighter’, well as I say, if Al Qaida opposes ISIS, that’s no definition of moderate.”
Maajid spoke of another who expressed extreme anti-semitic views, who was allowed to speak at the Mosque.
Maajid quoted the hate speech: “Look at the way they massacre, they blow up babies as if it’s computer games, they have no humanity, no morality, no ethics, no religion, no guidance, no light, nothing” – this is a speaker that was hosted in this Mosque speaking about Jews.”
The LBC Presenter added: “The spokesperson by the way, who is a trustee of the Mosque, claims that it’s a mosque for all the community, and this is what’s been going on inside this mosque?”
Maajid also spoke about the anti-secular rhetoric also preached by some at the Mosque.
He added: “Actually you know what the truth is, the biggest danger to our community at the moment is extremist preachers like this, using mosques that tolerate extremist preachers like this, that breed jihadist terrorists.
“That’s the biggest danger to our community, not liberal secular Muslims. When was the last time you saw a liberal secular suicide bomber go into a mosque and seek revenge against theocracy by blowing himself up? But that’s what’s been going on.”
Maajid continued: “If these are the views hosted in this mosque, and you go and report an ISIS bomber, and think I’m going to applaud you, think I’m going to congratulate you for being oh so moderate, when even al Qaeda oppose ISIS?
“Surprise, surprise you happen to have the same sorts of speakers, with the same sorts of views that would sympathise with the same sorts of things that al Qaeda want to implement in their theocratic Caliphate.
“So what you oppose ISIS, so what? That’s like saying “I oppose Stalin but I support the Nazis” or else “I oppose Hitler but I support Stalin gulags”.”
Maajid went on: “You think we’re stupid, you think the nation isn’t going to realise? Well you know, my job is to make sure everybody understands what’s going on, because you’re after people like me.
“You hosted a speaker in your mosque who says secular liberal Muslims are the most, are the biggest danger in the community, so of course I’m going to speak out against you.
“And of course you know when I talk about how deep the rot has spread.”
He finished off his epic polemic by saying: “Until we can separate, until we can separate these extremists from our community, and isolate them, don’t blame the rest of society for wondering whether every Muslim is an extremist, when our mosques are hosting the extremists themselves.”