• Britain: "Convert to Islam" (or die?)

    From Xaragmata@3:800/432 to All on Monday, September 10, 2007 23:38:09
    Looks like Britain is about to get the "offer" to convert to Islam or die:
    More courageous reporting from Andrew Norfolk and "The Times".


    September 10, 2007
    Muslim group behind "mega-mosque" seeks to convert all Britain
    Andrew Norfolk

    A Muslim group that wants to open a giant UKP 100 million mosque in
    London has set its sights on "winning the whole of Britain to Islam".

    Tablighi Jamaat aims to build an Islamic complex near to the site of
    the 2012 Olympic stadium, with a mosque for 12,000 people, by far the
    largest religious building in Britain.

    The organisation, which has millions of followers worldwide, insists
    that it is a peaceful, apolitical revivalist movement that promotes
    Islamic consciousness among individual Muslims. However, intelligence
    agencies have cautioned that the group's ability to fire young men
    with a zeal for Islam acts as a staging post, for some, along a path
    that leads to jihadist terrorism.

    Kafeel Ahmed, the Indian doctor who died from burns last month after
    trying to set off a car bomb at Glasgow Airport, is the latest
    in a line of terrorists for whose initial radicalisation Tablighi
    Jamaat has been blamed. The group (literally, the preaching party)
    belongs to the ultra-conservative Deobandi school of thought within
    Sunni Islam, whose adherents run more than 600 of Britain's
    1,350 mosques.


    Full article at " Times Online" http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article2419524.ece

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