Extremist Hatred Messages Unfolded Wednesday 10th of January 2007
Panthicn Weekly News Bureau
UK (KP) - An undercover investigation in a forthcoming Channel 4 'Dispatches' programme has disturbingly revealed shocking evidence of Islamic extremism at a number of Britain's leading mosques and Muslim institutions. Secret video footage reveals Muslim preachers urging followers to prepare for jihad, to hit girls for not wearing the hijab, and to create a 'state within a state'.
The 12-month investigation found radical and extremist Muslim preachers, including a deputy headmaster of an Islamic high school in Birmingham addressing crowds at the Sparkbrook Mosque in Birmingham to push their message of hatred for non-Muslims and the West. The documentary also shows the huge popularity of extremist DVDs and Internet sites targeting non-Muslims.
Elsewhere in the secret footage a preacher at a mosque in the East Midlands is caught on film, praying: "God help us in our fight against the kaffir, in every field, in every department of life. We beg you to help us fight against the enemies of our religion." Although the documentary does not cover the hatred aimed at Sikhs and Hindus, there is growing problem of Muslim extremists in Britain calculatingly targeting the Sikh community.
Recently some Muslim extremists have started to spread false propaganda against the Sikh religion by writing misleading and calculated articles on the Internet. Furthermore, in schools, colleges and universities there have been growing concerns of Sikh youngsters, in particular girls, being 'groomed' into conversion. The sexual abuse, harassment and grooming of Sikh students is racially motivated on the basis on Sikh history or politically driven.
On September 26, 2005, Britain's Social Affairs Unit published a report by Professor Anthony Glees and Chris Pope from Brunel University. This report, entitled "When Students Turn To Terror", listed 24 universities where radicalism flourished, including Birmingham, Brunel, London Metropolitan, Kingston, Durham, Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan, Luton, Leicester, Manchester Metropolitan, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading, Swansea, and Wolverhampton. The problem of radical Islam on British university campuses is entrenched, and any attempts to address the problem are met with whines of "Islamaphobia" from Muslims and those fearing political-correctness. Unfortunate the majority of Sikh students starting universities are ignorant and unaware of the tactful and sometimes subtle methods of conversions used by extremist Islamists.
Media sources say that last week it was confirmed that the Labour government will give 50 local authorities some 5 million pounds in special funding "to be the ears and eyes of the police" about possible risks and to keep a watch on suspected Muslim extremists in the major metropolitan areas of the country. Ruth Kelly, British Communities Secretary, stressed, "extremism is an issue for all of us. Local authorities must rise to the challenge, too. They have a pivotal role in winning the battle of hearts and minds in local communities. This funding will enable us to harness the long-established expertise of local authorities in developing deep insights into their areas in order to meet the challenge of tackling violent extremism."
'Undercover Mosques', Dispatches, goes out at 8pm on Monday, 15 January
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