iEngage: Islamophobia as determined by Islamists
On Sunday 26 May, the South London Mosque & Islamic Centre will host an event, “Islamophobia,” run by iEngage and the South London Council of Mosques. Speakers include Saghir Hussain and Azad Ali, among others.
Saghir Hussain is a spokesman for CAGE (formerly CagePrisoners), run by the jihadist Moazzam Begg, who was recently arrested on terrorism charges following his return from Syria. Begg has also spoken out in defence of convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, described by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller as “an al-Qaeda operative and facilitator.”
Azad Ali is linked to the fundamentalist Islamic Forum of Europe, and was once suspended by the civil service for blog posts that appeared to refer supportively to the killing of British soldiers in Iraq. He lost a libel case against the Mail on Sunday in this regard with the judge, Justice Eady, finding that he “was indeed … taking the position that the killing of American and British troops in Iraq would be justified.” He further described the now dead al-Qaeda leadership figure Anwar Al-Awlaki as “one of my favourite speakers and scholars” and claimed that, despite some disagreements, Awlaki had “an uncanny way of explaining things to people, which is endearing.” Ali has also admitted to attending “many talks” by hate preacher Abu Qatada. Ali was filmed by Channel 4 undercover reporters saying, “democracy, if it means at the expense of not implementing the sharia, of course no one agrees with that.”
iEngage is an Islamist campaign group whose founding members include Mohamed Ali Harrath, an anti-Semite and convicted terrorist. The group has also promoted the viciously anti-Semitic rants of blogger Laura Stuart.
As Stand for Peace has previously explained, iEngage’s activities are part of the “real Islamophobia” agenda promoted by British Islamism.