NHS Boss Suspended over Islamic Network Posts
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has suspended Shahid Sardar, Head of Patient Engagement at Princess Alexandra Hospital, following a report published by Stand for Peace pointing to the extremist, homophobic and deeply anti-Semitic ideas propagated by the Islamic Network, a British charity run by Sardar.
In a statement released to BBC News, which spoke to the NHS Trust following Stand for Peace‘s report, the Trust stated:
“Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust acted immediately to suspend a Trust employee as soon as it became aware of these very serious allegations. There is no evidence that the individual’s alleged membership of this third party organisation has impacted in any way on their role or duties at the Trust. We have alerted police and we are also conducting our own investigation. While this is ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
The Islamic Network is “a da’wah organisation which aims to promote awareness and understanding of the religion of Islam.” It is a UK-registered charity.
As part of its mission to “promote awareness and understanding” of Islam, the Islamic Network offers an Islamic advice service on its website. In a series of religious rulings, the Islamic Network advocates the murder of apostates and adulterers; urges Muslims to hate non-Muslims; states that when “kafirs” [derogatory term for non-Muslims] die, “the whole of humanity are relieved”; claims that music is a “satanic voice”; and describes Western civilisation as “evil.”
Moreover, the Islamic Network is brazenly anti-Semitic. One post on their website states:
“The Jews strive their utmost to corrupt the beliefs, morals and manners of the Muslims. The Jews scheme and crave after possessing the Muslim lands, as well as the lands of others. They have fulfilled some of their plans and continue striving hard to implement the rest of them. Even though they do engage the Muslims in warfare involving strength and arms and have occupied some of their lands, they also fight them by spreading destructive thoughts, beliefs and ideologies; such as Freemasonry, Qadiaanisim, Bahaaism, Teejaanism and others – seeking the support of the Christians and others, in order to fulfil their objectives.”
Further posts on the Islamic Network call for the killing of homosexuals:
The acts of homosexuality and lesbianism are certainly a perversion and a serious deviation from the inherent nature of man. These acts of defiance against human nature are also even viler and uglier than adultery. There is consensus among both Muslims and the followers of other religions that lesbianism and homosexuality are evil and filthy practices. …
The punishment awaiting such people in the Hereafter has already been explained, but what about their punishment in this world? …
It has been confirmed that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, ‘Kill the one who sodomizes and the one to who lets it be done to him.’ … Abu Bakr (RA) said that he should be executed by being thrown from a great height. Another view of Hadrat Ali (RA) was that a wall should be dropped upon him. … Hadrat Ibn Abbaas (RA) was once asked about the punishment for the homosexual. He replied, ‘He should be taken to the top of the highest building in the town and thrown headlong from there. Then he should be pelted with stones.’
The Islamic Network was established by a number of extreme Islamists, including Abu Abdissalam, who advocates “the stoning to death of the adulterer, cutting the hand of the thief, [and the] obligation of hijab,” and has expressed support for terrorist recruiter Ali al-Tamimi.