Rabbi teams up with Islamist Hate Preacher
Rabbi Natan Levy, along with notorious jihadist hate preacher Haitham Al-Haddad, has put his name to a letter warning that allowing couples of the same sex to marry will cause “injustice and unfairness”. According to Harry’s Place, Levy is an “advisor” to the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
No respectable faith leader worried about the effects of immigration would sign a letter along with BNP leader Nick Griffin; why, then, does a leading Rabbi legitimise someone like Haddad as representative of the Islamic faith?
In a sermon entitled The Intifada and the Signs of Victory, and delivered at the al-Muntada al-Islami mosque in London, Haddad describes Jews as ‘eternal enemies’ and quotes from the anti-Semitic forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion:
“[W]e must reflect on the reality of the conflict between us and the Jews, the enemies of God, and the descendants of apes and pigs. O brothers! The conflict between us and the Jews is religious, historic, civilizational, and infinitely complex; it is not bounded by time or place, and it has more than one dimension … We know that the Jews are using all that they can to end this conflict in their favour. They are doomed and will lose. They are one of the armies of the devil … Do their Protocols [of the Elders of Zion] not say: “We must seduce the world with women and wine, through gambling and recreation, and if this is not sufficient then their reality will testify to this.” O brothers: their weapons in this battle are like the weapons of Satan: all kinds of desires, money, women, alcohol, games, media, so-called sports and art. All of these are amongst their weapons.”
Al Haddad used to appear at the same meetings with the late Al Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki.
According to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the ‘underwear’ bomber, al-Haddad exerted a powerful influence on his turn to terrorism during a ‘retreat’ that he attended where al-Haddad spoke. In an autobiography written by Abdulmutallab, he cited and praised al-Haddad’s influence:
This course was a 3 day intensive program organised by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation headed by Sheikh Haitham Al Haddad.
The MRDF committee includes students from Madinah. University and Professional from a variety of backgrounds. The course Manhaj Al Istidhlal was the ﬁrst 3 day intensive retreat organised by MRDF and alhamdulillah I was one of the pioneering students. The course is actually in 3 parts and the 2 parts are to come in the near future. We studied the sources of Knowledge in Islam. We looked at the Quran, Sunnah, Ijma and Qiyaas. The course also included sessions on build many team building and media skills sessions. The other two parts of the course will look at the understanding and implementation of the sources. Alhamdulillah, I passed the course with a Distinction.”