The London Central Mosque, also known as Regent's Park Mosque for its location, is the principal mosque of London and the spiritual focal point for Muslims throughout the UK. It is also home to the Islamic Cultural Centre, which provides education on Islam to Muslim children and the community at large.
LONDON (EJP)--- One of London’s most established mosques is selling DVDs predicting the mass-killing of the entire worldwide Jewish community, a British undercover television documentary will claim.
The London Central Mosque, in Regents Park, is later this month to be exposed as selling DVDs containing the speeches by two radical preachers, Sheikh Feiz and Sheikh Khalid Yasin, which predict the mass-extermination of the Jews on a "day of judgment," dismiss equal rights for women as "foolishness," and accuse the Christian faith of deliberately spreading the AIDS virus around Africa.
Dispatches, an investigative series on the UK’s Channel Four, is to reveal further details of the so-called ’hate’ preacher DVDs, which it discovered were being sold at the London Central Mosque shop, when its episode ’Undercover Mosques’ is screened at 8pm on Monday. The station says its revelations come after a 12-month investigation into hate-preaching and extremism in Britain’s Muslim religious institutions.
Day of judgement
In one of the DVDs sold in the mosque shop, the documentary will show Sheikh Feiz imitating the noise of a pig when referring to Jewish people, who he says will be killed on the "day of judgment".
Other DVD footage shows Sheikh Yasin saying: "The whole delusion of equality of women is foolishness... there is no such thing."
He also says: "Missionaries from the World Health Organisation and Christian groups went into Africa and inoculated people for diphtheria, malaria, yellow fever and they put in the medicine the AIDS virus, which is a conspiracy."
The findings will spark off further discussion within Britain about the radicalisation of extreme elements within the country’s Muslim community, which was highlighted on July 7, 2005, as a group of home-grown suicide terrorists killed 52 in simultaneous rush-hour Underground and bus bombings in London.
Despite the apparent radicalisation of some extreme elements of the Islamic community in the UK, the country still has a far poorer record of deporting so-called ’hate-preachers,’ or those who use inflammatory speeches to call for acts of terrorism against the UK and the USA, than continental European countries like France and Germany.
On Wednesday night, and faced with revelations of selling the extremist DVDs in his store, Hafiz Waheed, the manager of the London Central Mosque shop, said that the particular DVDs, of which there were about ten, were no longer on sale and appeared to have sold out.
They came from an Australian supplier and had been on sale four or five months ago, he said, alongside hundreds of other titles in the shop.
He said: "We don’t have DVDs which incite hatred. We do not intend to sell them and we don’t want to sell them.
"I contacted our supplier straight away and I mentioned our concern. They said that if you listen to the whole speech it is clearly out of context, and the media is not showing the whole picture."
He added: "Our mentality is not to keep anything which leads to this kind of incitement." He said the shop still stored other DVDs featuring Sheikh Yasin and he would be going through them to make sure none contained any such material.