Documentary reveals hidden side of British mosque where extremist women urge Muslims to kill non-believers
Women preachers in one of Britain’s most influential mosques are calling on Muslims to kill homosexuals and adulterers, a television documentary will reveal tonight.
During a hardline rant at the London Central Mosque, one preacher said Muslims who switch to another religion should also be slaughtered.
The extremist sermons, filmed secretly by the Channel 4 Dispatches programme, encourage a circle of listeners to follow a hardline Islamic code, urging Muslims not to talk to people from other religions.
They describe Britain as the ‘land of evil’ and say the behaviour of other races is ‘vile’.
The mosque, known as Regent’s Park Mosque, is one of the most respected centres for moderate Islam in western Europe and has a major interfaith department which welcomes visits from other religious groups and thousands of British school children each year.
However, the documentary exposes a hidden side to the mosque, where hardline Muslim women preach to study groups.
The DVDs preach that disbelievers are ‘evil, wicked, mischievous people… they do the most evil, filthy things’.
In one of the recordings, a speaker says of the Jews: ‘Their time will come, like every other evil person’s time will come.’
The Muslim Council of Britain, of which the mosque is an affiliate, said: ‘Some of the statements are deeply offensive, but it would be very wrong, and quite unfair, to smear the whole centre.’
The documentary is a follow-up to Undercover Mosque, which investigated mosques in Britain more than a year ago.
Sep. 5, 2008 News Summary