Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: COPS SEIZE SECRET FILM OF MOSQUE RANT
Posted on 02/04/2007 8:28:27 PM PST by PRePublic
4 February 2007 EXCLUSIVE: COPS SEIZE SECRET FILM OF MOSQUE RANT
By SIMON WRIGHT, MICHAEL DUFFY & SUSIE BONIFACE
POLICE holding the Birmingham terror suspects have seized secret TV footage of an Islamic preacher praising the death of a British Muslim soldier in Afghanistan.
The mystery cleric - now being urgently hunted by detectives - ranted about the dead serviceman at a meeting in a Birmingham mosque. He said: "There was an individual killed in Afghanistan recently. Do you know what was written in a newspaper? Hero of Islam! The hero of Islam is the one who separated his head from his shoulders!"
The hate-filled speech at the meeting in Jamia Mosque in the mainly Asian neighbourhood of Sparkbrook was secretly filmed by an undercover reporter for an edition of the Channel 4 series Dispatches screened last month.
During the session the preacher hailed the death of Jabron Hashmi, 24, a British Muslim Lance Corporal killed by the Taliban in Helmand Province in July last year.
Tapes of the programme were seized on Thursday in the week nine men were arrested over a plot to kidnap and behead a British Muslim soldier. A West Midlands Police source said: "These tapes could be crucial to the investigation.
"Not only is the death of a British Muslim soldier applauded, but there is talk of beheading.
"Considering the mosque is only a stone's throw from where some of the arrested men lived, it is important we analyse the footage."
A Channel Four insider said: "All tapes, including filming that was not transmitted in the broadcast, were called in by police and can no longer be released to the public.
"Police are investigating allegations of incitement of racial hatred and a claim made on the programme about killing a British soldier."
There is no suggestion any of the arrested suspects attended radical meetings at the mosque.
But relatives of one, Azzar Iqbal, have confirmed that he did worship there. A cousin, Abdul Khan, 38, said: "Azzar did worship regularly at this mosque.
But he gave no sign of having any belief in terrorism. He couldn't possibly behead anyone."
The Dispatches documentary Undercover Mosques also showed preacher Dr Ijaz Mian spouting anti-Western hatred.
Saudi-educated Dr Mian, 65, has for years toured British mosques giving controversial lectures championing extreme Islam.
In one talk - also shown by Dispatches - he raved: "King, Queen, House of Commons. If you accept it, you are a part of it.
"You don't accept it, you have to dismantle it. There will be no House of Commons. Muslims must grow in strength then take over."
Last night the Sunday Mirror tracked Dr Mian down to a £200,000 detached home he shares with his wife two miles from six of the 11 Birmingham addresses raided by anti-terror police last week.
He said: "I have been reading about what has happened. I think it is very bad."
When asked what he thought of Muslims joining the British army, he said young men should "choose a more useful career, such as a mechanic".
Police are also investigating claims that one of the nine suspects had been involved in a fight with a Muslim British soldier.
The suspect is alleged to have added that "he should have his head chopped off".
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I'm sure we got his kind here....only we aren't looking for them. Least not so'es one could tell!!
They want to find who it is, they could put it up on You Tube.
Well that's one reason moderate muslims may want to keep quiet.
We need to do a LOT more of this. Expose the enemy within. If the truth about Islam were widely known, they would all be deported from Western democracies.
Did you see that thing on Fox last night and today with E.D. Hill, "In their own words," or somethign like that?
I couldn't stop watching it.
My gut tells me there are many, many more situations like this right here at home.
They don't need to analyze the tape. They need to deport them ALL. End of story!!
A mosque is simply another name for terror funding and/or training center.
We watched E.D. Hill's documentary too. Recently, in a conversation (heated debate) with an idiot (who didn't believe that radical Islam was as serious a threat as some (me) were making it out to be) I said, "well, fine, don't believe ME.....listen to THEIR OWN WORDS!!"
I would have loved to duct tape that person to my living room sofa and make them watch, listen, and learn from the "horses mouth", or ass, so to speak.
Didn't see it. What was the upshot?
This is the equivalent of allowing KGB outposts throughout the United States during the Cold War.
Also recruitment, training, funding, intelligince, logistics.
What I am waiting for, but know I'll never see, is the BBC do a story on how and why so many Muslims were given preferential immigration status in the 70's and 80's.
If they give his picture or description to the public, it is "a violation of his [European] civil rights", I kid you not!
"I do believe that this guy is known to LEO in the U.S. but they haven't gone after him yet."
Here is the video...it is chilling. There are six parts