Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mennonite church linked to "terror" in Pakistan...wait, what?

You know those pesky Mennonites, always blowing themselves up for God and country.

Another mosque in Britain linked to jihad activity, this one is the Stockwell Mosque in South London, and the trustees there are shocked, shocked I tell you that their mosque is being accused of hatred and supporting jihadist and Islamists.  It is more likely they are shocked at being found out, and thus must put up the front that this could not be, their mosque only preaches tolerance and bridge-building.

Uh huh.

From the BBC September 22 by Kurt barling

London mosque accused of links to 'terror' in Pakistan

Stockwell Mosque
Allah lives here

A south London mosque is at the centre of allegations it helped promote of acts of terror and hate in Pakistan.
Leaflets circulating in Pakistan calling for the murder of members of the Ahmadi Muslim sect directed readers to a website naming Stockwell Mosque.
The website mentioned on the leaflets in turn advised people with queries to contact the mosque in Stockwell.
Angry trustees at the mosque said its name had been misused and it had no links to the Pakistani organisation.
Trustee Toaha Qureshi said: "We don't have any linkage with this organisation which is promoting hate."
Minority communities in Pakistan have become targets of intense discrimination and even assassination.
A full scale assault by Jihadi gunmen on an Ahmadi mosque in Lahore in May 2010 left 93 people dead and a whole community terrorised.
The Ahmadis' beliefs are at theological odds with Islam and it has been a source of conflict for decades.
Seeking asylum
The Ahmadis have a display to "martyrs" at their international headquarters in Merton, south London.
Leaders of that community claim support from British Muslims is fostering a campaign of hate in Pakistan. They say as a result more people are arriving in London seeking asylum.
Dr Hamidullah Rehmatullah Mughal was a prominent dentist and elder in the Ahmadi community of Faisalabad. His family believe he was targeted by militants trying to cleanse Pakistan of religious opponents.
He was murdered in a sectarian killing shortly after the Lahore bombings.
His family say it was his desire to build a mosque for the Ahmadi community that brought him into conflict with Mullahs who are supported by the Pakistani Taliban.
His daughters Asifa and Zahida, along with their mother, have claimed they needed to go into hiding for several months and they have now sought asylum in the UK.
It is not only Ahmadis who are targeted by Jihadis in Pakistan but since the armed attack on the Lahore mosque, threats are said to have intensified against this community.
In London, too, hostilities have burst into the open. In Tooting last year a public campaign to boycott Ahmadi businesses was only halted after the intervention of local MPs and community leaders.
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