How far the mighty have fallen! England was once so powerful that it was said that the sun never set on the British Empire. Today, the British find themselves with a mayor pushing radical Islam.
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UK: Two Weeks After Radical Islamist is Elected Mayor of London Council, He Places CDs of Sermons by an Extremist Imam in Town Hall…
(Telegraph)- 'Two weeks after the extremist-backed politician, Lutfur Rahman, became mayor of Tower Hamlets, his council has placed CDs of sermons by an extremist Islamic preacher in its Town Hall.
The preacher, Abdur Raheem Green, has stated that “Islam is not compatible with democracy.” He also says that a husband has the right to administer “some type of physical force… a very light beating” to his wife, to prevent her from committing “evil.” There is, of course, a considerable irony here. You may remember that Lutfur won the mayoralty with the help of smear literature falsely claiming that his Labour opponent was… a wife-beater.
The CDs are being handed out to council workers and visitors as part of an official council-sanctioned display mounted in the Town Hall reception area from last week by an organisation called One Reason. Two councillors have been given them and have passed them to me.
One Reason’s website includes a link allowing you to order the Green CD and a clip of one of Green’s sermons. The YouTube link from One Reason’s homepage connects to the YouTube channel of an organisation called iERA, whose advisers include
- Bilal Philips, described by the US an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the 1993 al-Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center;
- Zakir Naik, banned from the UK for saying that “every Muslim should be a terrorist;”
- Haitham al-Haddad, who believes that music is a “prohibited and fake message of love and peace;” and
- Hamza Andreas Tzortzis, another man with extremist connections.
Several of these people have also preached at the hardline East London Mosque, the chaps whose backing for Lutfur has proved so important in his political career.'