Human Appeal International promotes WAMY cleric
On 25 August, Lewisham Islamic Centre will host a talk and fundraiser, “Gaza is Bleeding,” organised by Human Appeal International. The guest speaker will be Dr Majid al-Faryan.
Dr Faryan is a Saudi cleric and a leading member of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), a Saudi-funded NGO that sponsors terrorism and promotes extremism all over the globe. In 2003, for example, Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin thanked WAMY for its financial support.
WAMY has a long history of producing extreme anti-Semitism and anti-Shia publications. Its booklet, ‘The Difference Between The Shiites and the Majority of Muslim Scholars’ claims that Jews conspired to create division within Islam, and planted the “Jewish ideas” which became Shia Islam.
Dr Faryan’s hosts, Human Appeal International (HAI), is a UK-registered charity accused by the CIA and FBI of being “a fundraiser for Hamas.” HAI is a proscribed “Hamas-affiliated” organisation in Israel, and both the US Inland Revenue Service and State Department consider it to be a terror-funding entity.
The venue for the “Gaza is Bleeding” event, the Lewisham Islamic Centre, is reported to be the mosque at which the Woolwich terrorists who murdered Drummer Lee Rigby worshipped. According to a senior Whitehall source quoted by the Daily Telegraph, the mosque is known to “attract a radical crowd and radical speakers.”
The mosque’s Imam, Shakeel Begg, an admirer of convicted al-Qaeda operative Aafia Siddiqui who regards jihad as “the greatest of deeds,” is reported by the Sunday Times to have told students at Kingston University, “You want to make jihad? Very good … Take some money and go to Palestine and fight, fight the Zionists.”
Human Appeal has a long history of promoting fundamentalists. In December 2011, Human Appeal hosted Haitham al-Haddad, a notorious extremist preacher who regards Jews as “enemies of god, and the descendants of apes and pigs”, and disregards any form of peace until “Allah’s law [will] govern the whole earth, and for no other law to remain.” Haddad deems homosexuality a crime and supports the subjugation of women, telling them: “you must obey [your husband].”