January 12, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Indicating that the U.K. has learned little from the 7/7 London bombings and the increasing militancy of its Muslim population, construction plans continue unabated on the largest mosque outside of the Arab world, a huge 17 acre complex in East London that will accommodate 70,000.
The group behind the mosque is Tablighi Jamaat [TJ] meaning "proselytizing group" an association of Islamic fundamentalists whose aim is to spread their creed throughout the world.
Middle east scholar Alex Alexiev calls TJ "wolves in sheep's clothing" quoting the FBI's Deputy Chief of International Terrorism who said there is "a significant presence of Tablighi Jamaat in the United States?and we have found that Al-Qaeda used them for recruiting now and in the past." [source Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2005 http://www.meforum.org/article/686#_ftn13]
According to Alexiev, Tablighi [also Tabligh] Jamaat which originated in India but is active in Pakistan "have long been involved in terrorism" and have created spin off organizations including Harakat ul-Jihad-i Islami and Harakat ul-Mujahideen. which has conducted airline hijackings and mass murders.
It is believed that London bombing kingpin Mohammad Sidique Khan, leader of the July 7 might have been associated with Tablighi Jamaat.
Quoting from an investigative piece by MSNB:
"If al-Qaida needed a fresh set of bodies in order to pull an operation, one of the places that they would go to for that fresh set of bodies would be Tablighi Jamaat, whether it's in the United States or not," says former FBI agent Steve Denny, who has investigated members of Tablighi."
This makes it all the more surprising that the Blair government would be so tolerant of such a huge potential terror risk.
Not only are American security officials highly suspicious of the group behind the new mosque, but so are members of London's Muslim community:
Dr Irfan al-Alawi, Chairman of the Muslim Heritage Foundation opposes the building of the mosque, saying it is an obvious security risk.
"I think, yes. Once the youth have been brainwashed, and been captured by the satanic ideology of the Tablighis, yes, it will come as a very hard-hitting movement?The person who is really behind it is Ken Livingstone," al-Alawi said." [source CBN news http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/83805.aspx]
Livingstone is the notorious "Red Ken" the anti-Semitic mayor of London and his support of this monstrosity is indicative of the still growing unholy alliance between the left and the Islamists.
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