Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Mosques being 'hijacked'

from Asian Image

A new report by the Policy Exchange entitled, The Hijacking of British Islam: How extremist literature is subverting Britain's mosques, says most of the extremist literature is published and distributed by agencies linked to the Saudi Arabian government. The report is the most comprehensive academic survey of its kind ever produced in the UK and is based on a year-long investigation into the availability of extremist literature in more than a hundred mosques and Islamic centres. Some of the most high-profile and prestigious mosques in Britain are among the worst offenders; in many of them, it is openly available. Pamphlets, books and leaflets obtained from mosques and Islamic centres contain an assortment of shocking statements including: "Jihad against a tyrant, oppressors, people of bid'ah Muslim innovators, or wrongdoers. This type of jihad is best done through force if possible."; "The Jews and the Christians are the enemies of the Muslim."; and "Whoever changes his religion, kill him." ... Anthony Browne, Director of Policy Exchange said, "The fact that the Saudi regime is producing extremist propaganda and targeting it at British Muslims must also be challenged by our own government."

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