Baroness Warsi shares stage with Hitler-apologist Yasir Qadhi and anti-Jewish preacher Abu Eesa
Former government minister Baroness Warsi is due to speak on April 3, alongside two radical preachers accused of extreme anti-semitism, at an event organised by the Islamist lobby group, MEND (formerly known as iEngage).
Warsi will be speaking as part of a day of events organised by MEND. The main event, named ‘Islam in Britain: Shaping our Future’, is due to feature:
Yasir Qadhi – a Holocaust denier who has claimed that “Hitler never intended to mass-destroy the Jews … ‘The Hoax of the Holocaust’, I advise you to read this book … a very good book. All of this [the Holocaust] is false propaganda … The Jews, the way they portray him [Hitler], also is not correct.” He then went on to ask, “Why are Jews studying Islam? There is a reason, not [because] they want to help us, [but because] they want to destroy us.” Qadhi has denounced Shia Islam as “the most lying sect of Islam,” and has said that “the Shias are allowed to lie and it is their religion to lie.” In 2008, Qadhi claimed to have recanted his extremist views. Around the same time, however, he expressed support for the Holocaust denier David Irving.
Abu Eesa Niamatullah – an instructor at the Al Maghrib Institute, who has said of Jews (whom he refers to as the “children of Israel”) that, “They find it so easy and natural to do what they do….Look at them today, look at the way they massacre. They blow up babies like as if it’s a computer game. They have no humanity, no morality, no ethics.” The Al Maghrib Institute, at which Abu Eesa teaches, is based in Texas but branches in the UK. In 2008, the ‘underwear’ bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attended seminars run in both London and Houston by Al Maghrib. Muhammad Al Shareef, the founder of the Al Maghrib Institute, has written a paper entitled, ‘Why the Jews Were Cursed’ – in which he claims that Jews control the media and murder prophets. He goes on to advise that Muslims should not “take Jews as our close allies.” Shareef also calls on Christians to “join the [Muslim] ranks and start to stand up and speak against things like this [homosexuality]…praise to God that you are homophobic.”
Zahir Mahmood – an Islamist preacher and supporter of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, the charter of which calls for genocide against the Jewish people. Mahmood claims that, “Hamas are not terrorists. They’re freedom fighters.”
Former government minister and former chair of the Conservative Party, Baroness Warsi, is due to speak alongside Hiter-apologist Yasir Qadhi and the anti-Semitic Abu Eesa Niamatullah at a second event held in the same venue later that evening.
MEND is an Islamist organisation that defends hate preachers and works to paint attempts to tackle radical Islamism as government-sanctioned Islamophobia. MEND was launched in 2008 under the name ‘iEngage’ by Mohammed Ali Harrath, an anti-Jewish veteran of the Tunisian Islamic Front terror group. MEND has promoted the writings of Laura Stuart, an openly anti-Semitic blogger who cites the Quran as proof that “the Jews are always arguing and plotting.” MEND has also partnered with the Muslim World League, which, according to the Anti-Defamation League, “has a long history of providing financial support to terrorist groups or having organisational links to them, including to Hamas, Abu Sayyaf group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Jemaat al Islamiyya, and Al Qaeda.”