Friday, April 24, 2015

Blackburn teenager charged over ‘bid to incite beheading’

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy from Blackburn will appear in court today after allegedly inciting a beheading in connection with a terrorism plot in Australia.
The boy, whom police linked to a plot at the country’s ANZAC Day memorial ceremonies after they discovered alleged communications between him and a man in Australia, has been charged with two offences.
Deborah Walsh, deputy head of counter terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Following an investigation by police in the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, we have authorised charges for a 14-year-old male of two offences of inciting terrorism overseas, contrary to section 59 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
“The first allegation is that, between 15 and 26 March 2015, the defendant incited another person to commit an act of terrorism, namely to carry out an attack at an ANZAC parade in Australia with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury to people.
“The second allegation is that on 18 March 2015, the defendant incited another person to behead someone in Australia.
“The decision to prosecute has been taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest.”
The teenager, believed to be from Audley, Blackburn, was charged following an investigation by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit and Lancashire police.
A Greater Manchester police spokesman added: “A 14-year-old boy who can’t be named for legal reasons has been charged with two counts of inciting another person to commit an act of terrorism overseas.
“The boy will be appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today. (fri)”
Yesterday community leaders reacted with shock after hearing that the boy had been charged.
Faz Patel, who was awarded an MBE for community cohesion work and acts as an advisor to the Duke Of Lancaster’s Regiment, said: “It is very hard to believe. I think it is absolutely shocking if these allegations are true especially coming from a 14-year-old boy.”
Cllr Salim Mulla, member for Queen’s Park on Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “My initial reaction is that I am shocked that a 14-year-old could be accused of ordering something like that. I think it is alarming.”
ANZAC Day commemorates the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ and is held on April 25 to mark the casualties of the First World War battle in Gallipoli.
This year’s events take on extra significance because it is the centenary of the conflict in Turkey.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Barking mosque that erected illegal marquee granted expansion

Part of the extension will link the Islamic centre to the Bengal Lancer
Part of the extension will link the Islamic centre to the Bengal Lancer
A mosque that flouted planning rules has been granted permission to expand – despite objections from its neighbours.
Akanjee Foundation Islamic Centre was given the go-ahead at a council planning meeting on Monday to erect a single-storey rear extension and first floor extension joining onto the Bengal Lancer restaurant.
The Longbridge Road mosque’s expansion bid was to replace an illegally-erected marquee used to accommodate newcomers from a Goodmayes mosque under repair.
But angry residents complained the mosque also put loudspeakers outside the building so outdoor worshippers could hear the Imam – which council officers witnessed for themselves on Friday.
Kevin O’Sullivan, 41, lives in Cranleigh Gardens which backs on to the site and said the noise has driven him mad.
“When it went up [the marquee] we put up with it because we have a lot of Muslim friends and we didn’t want to upset anyone,” he said. “But it got so bad with the sleep deprivation.”
“From hearing it constantly and then trying to get up at five o’clock in the morning – it grinds you down. It drives me wild. I don’t want to have it anymore.”
Kevin said that he had spent £2,500 on double-glazed windows but he could still hear the prayers over his television.
But Cllr Bill Turner backed the expansion, saying that a permanent and council-approved build subject to conditions such as the removal of any loudspeakers and religious activity from areas outside its walls, would be a “win-win” situation for residents and worshippers alike.
“It seems to me common sense that if the marquee was replaced with bricks and mortar that the noise problem will be reduced,” he said. “We are looking at a win-win situation – a more permanent structure will be effective at containing the noise.”
Cllr Syed Ahammad, who attends the mosque, was not convinced by the noise compaints.
“You say it’s noise but there’s noise everywhere – it’s a town centre,” he said.
Kevin also asked how a building the same size as the marquee could contain the worshippers, when they currently congregate for prayers in the car park precisely because the space is not sufficient.
The expansion was granted with unanimous agreement.

Labour Party: “We will introduce state funded Islamic schools in 2015″

A new proposal under the Labour party could see that some church of England schools are replaced by Islamic schools in order to embrace multiculturalism at primary school age level.
State funded Islamic schools: white British children wearing burkas alongside Muslim kids.
The proposal which is being drawn up by Ed Miliband seeks to bring cultural fairness across the board and allow the Muslim council of great Britain to provisionally run the proposed islamic schools.
In the interest of fairness, application to entry of these ‘Islamic Schools’ would be open to anybody from any cultural or religious background but uniform rules would apply to all, meaning that a white British girl would be made to wear the traditional Islamic burka whilst boys would be made to wear Islamic robes.
A spokesman for the Labour Party, John Chapman said, ‘The idea of having Islamic schools running alongside state Christian schools is an exciting idea and the way forward in terms of bettering Britain’s understanding of the islamic religion’
‘These state funded Islamic schools would be maintained by the Islamic council of great Britain who currently form an impromptu government over the Islamic states of great Britain, we seek to further our relationship with the council and work with them constructively to build a better multiculturalist future for Britain’.
The Labour party would hope to have the first Islamic School up and running by 2017, providing its a success then they plan a further 20 across the country for 2018,
This new move comes amidst a series of new policy moves introduced by the Labour Party which they hope to implement should they win the general election in 2015.

Grinning rapist finally jailed almost SIX years after attacking teenage girl, 14, as police admit 'unacceptable delays and failures' allowed him to live freely near his victim

  • Arman Nejad, 24, dragged girl into his house and raped her in October 2009
  • Police interviewed the victim in 2010 but then the case was never pursued 
  • In 2013 teenager had demanded to know why Nejad still living close-by
  • Nejad was then arrested and jailed on Friday for five years for the rape
No shame: Child rapist Arman Nejad grinning after his arrest in 2013 - he was free for several years after the attack because of a bungled police investigation and was jailed for five years on Friday
No shame: Child rapist Arman Nejad grinning after his arrest in 2013 - he was free for several years after the attack because of a bungled police investigation and was jailed for five years on Friday
A grinning child rapist able to live streets away from his victim for years afterwards because of a bungled police investigation has finally been jailed for five years.

Arman Nejad, 23, dragged the teenager into his house and abused her in October 2009 as she walked to a youth club in Moss Side, Manchester.

The girl, now 18, eventually went to police in February 2010 and was interviewed by officers who then mysteriously dropped the case.

Three years later police visited her about a different matter and she asked why her rape case was shelved, and detectives then arrested and charged Nejad with rape. 

Today Greater Manchester Police admitted 'unacceptable delays and failures' allowed the rapist to live as a free man just streets away from the girl he attacked.

She has made a formal complaint about the conduct of the officers involved, and the Independent Police Complaints Commission is aware of the case, which will be investigated internally.

Superintendent Simon Retford, from GMP's Professional Standards Branch, said: 'There were unacceptable delays in bringing the case to court after the initial complaint was made.

'The victim received a service that I believe fell below the level which we strive to offer to victims of rape and other sexual abuse.

'An investigation is underway to establish the reasons and circumstances around our initial response and apparent lack of action in progressing this case.' 

In October 2009, the victim was walking along Caythorpe Street, Moss Side with her friends and all were making their way to a nearby youth club.

Nejad called the girl over his house on false pretences, separating her from her friends.

Once her friends had walked out of view he dragged her into the house and raped her. 
Last year it emerged that Greater Manchester Police faced ten investigations into alleged mishandling of sexual assault and rape cases.

One included a claim that a vulnerable child was able to enter the home of a suspected paedophile, who was already under surveillance.

In 2013, the same year Nejad was finally arrested, GMP chief constable Sir Peter Fahy admitted that six out of every ten crimes were not properly investigated.

Greater Manchester's officers only 'actively pursue' criminals in 40 per cent of cases reported to them, he said, with detectives effectively shelving or 'screening out' the rest because there are no witnesses or clues.

It meant that more than 106,000 crimes in Greater Manchester were all but given up by the force as lost causes. 

Today the force said that it takes sexual abuse seriously.

Detective Inspector Debbie Oakes, from GMP's Phoenix Protect Team, said: 'Greater Manchester Police's Protect Team was first made aware of Arman Nejad's appalling crimes in 2013.

'As a result, a full and thorough investigation was completed that resulted in this matter being brought to court and which aided in bringing Arman Nejad to justice.

'While the Force absolutely accepts the failures in this case, we should also stress that the work of Protect and the Phoenix partnership over the last few years that has made huge strides 
towards protecting vulnerable people who are at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

'Working with our partner agencies, we can make use of legislation at our disposal to disrupt premises where we suspect CSE may be taking place, shut those premises down and also arrest and investigate suspects so we can put them before the courts, as we have done with Arman Nejad.

'With the launch of the 'It's not Okay' campaign we are increasing public awareness of how to protect children at risk by increasing people's understanding of child sexual exploitation and how to spot the warning signs of CSE.

'Together, we will continue to tackle CSE and continue to pursue people like Arman Nejad and expose them for the criminals they really are'.

British and European Tax-Payers are Supporting Tens of Millions of Muslims on Welfare

Truthful Muslim woman.
“There are about 50 million Muslims in Europe, and 80% are beggars living on Western welfare.” The author of this stunning quote is not Geert Wilders or Marine Le Pen; it is Swedish/Algerian journalist Yahya Abu Zakariya who revealed this fact during a talk show on Lebanon TV on October 12, 2012.
Zakariya can be called anything but pro-Western. He also stated in the broadcast, “Let’s bring down America, but first, let’s stop slaughtering one another, and then we can attack America.”
Some three years ago, ex-Great Britain recognized Islamic polygamous marriages; “Oh, how tolerant we in Great Britain are!” After having admired their own generosity, tolerance and devotion to democracy, the British started to calculate the costs. 
The results were disastrous: Muslim immigrants’ wish to enjoy a happy marital life with four wives cost British taxpayers £5 million every year. And that is not all; the figure was calculated on 2007 statistics; keeping in mind the dramatic increase of the number of Muslim immigrants to Great Britain in the last 6 years, when over 500,000 of only “legal” Muslim immigrants arrived to this unfortunate immigration- hit country every year, the costs now are much higher.
Christian married couples on benefits in Britain receive less money than they would if they were two single people. This is not a problem for Muslims though, as each wife gets the full rate of a single person anyway.
In general the top five immigrant groups ranked by benefits dependency in ex-Great Britain are Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Turks, Somalis and Persians: all Muslims. And of the total number of Muslim immigrants living in Britain, more than 50% are economically inactive. Recent 2012 reports claim this number to have escalated to almost 85%. In 2012 75% of all Muslim women and 50% of all Muslim men were unemployed. And that is not the entire picture.
Muslims claim disability more than any other group including British natives: 24% of female and 21% of male Muslim immigrants in Britain claim a disability. In monetary terms, it means that out of five million Muslims living in Britain (according to 2012 statistics), 4.25 million Muslims, or 85% are living off taxpayers.
A minimum benefit payment in Britain is £67 a week, which multiplied by 4.25 million will give us an astronomic figure of £284,750,000 per week, or £1.1 billion per month, which are paid from the pockets of British taxpayers who by the opinion of their government must feed, care, teach and kiss Muslims and their numerous children goodnight.
But even this is not the end of the story, because this exorbitant sum does not include housing benefits, medical care and other rights utilized by the population. If we include them, then with housing, child subsidies and healthcare, Muslims cost the British taxpayers at least £18 billion a year. Instead of informing the native Brits about how they must tighten their belts, all the British government has to do to lighten the burden on the public budget is to reduce the 85% inactive Muslim population.
Muslims constitute only five percent of the population in Denmark, but they consume 40% of the Danish welfare budget.
The Swedish statistics on welfare recipients correlate quite well with similar statistics from Denmark and Britain. On average 60-70% of the entire nation’s welfare payouts in Sweden to go to Muslims who make up only five percent of the total population.
The statistics for Britain are representative of elsewhere in Europe too.
Such alarming numbers are common for all the European countries. And it’s not because Muslim immigrants cannot find a job; quite often, it’s a conscious policy. Some years back, a Sunday Times reporter spent two months as a recruit in a Muslim group called “Savior Sect”:
The Saviour Sect was established 10 months ago when its predecessor group Al-Muhajiroun was disbanded after coming under close scrutiny by the authorities. Its members meet in secret in halls, followers’ homes and parks. They are so opposed to the British state that they see it as their duty to make no economic contribution to the nation. One member warned our undercover reporter against getting a job because it would be contributing to the kuffar (non-Muslim) system…
Instead, the young follower, Nasser, who receives £44 job seekers’ allowance a week, said it was permissible to “live off benefits”, just as the prophet Mohammed had lived off the state while attacking it at the same time. Even paying car insurance was seen as supporting the system. “All the (Saviour Sect) brothers drive without insurance,” he said.
Europe is experiencing astronomical levels of debt, and it is widely known that deep cuts are needed. The recent recession in 2007 contributed to the problem, however, it was not some Great Depression. It would be logical to ask why on earth Europe has not been able to bounce back. There is one very obvious drain on the economy, and that is immigration. Muslim immigration in particular throughout Europe and the rest of the West hinders recovery, and the statistics prove it.
But try to say it in the mainstream media, and even if you succeed- which is highly unlikely because the theme of Muslim immigration is taboo in the Left-wing media- prepare to be called an Islamophobe, racist, retrograde, enemy to progress and peace, fascist and a Nazi. And also get ready for an avalanche of law suits.
What makes the situation absolutely surrealistic is that Muslims want to destroy that same Western civilization that feeds them, and they do not even bother to hide it. Their political and religious leaders speak about this in mosques, newspapers, on TV, in public speeches…
Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi
Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi is without any exaggeration one of the most influential figures in modern Islam. What he says is for hundreds of millions of Muslims a “Guidance above Doubt”. And in one speech after another, this pastor of Muslim souls sends to his flock a very clear message: Muslims will conquer and rule Europe.
Another prominent figure, Egyptian Cleric Salem Abu Al-Futouh, recently said exactly the same:  that Muslims would soon conquer Rome.
Hamas MP and cleric Yunis al Astal:  Muslims Will Conquer Rome – Islam Will Rule the World.
Sheikh Muhammad bin Abd al-Rahman al-’Arifi, Imam of the mosque of the Saudi government’s King Fahd Defence Academy, wrote, “We will control the land of the Vatican; we will control Rome and introduce Islam in it.”
Quite “coincidentally” of course, it was Saudis who have gifted trillions of petro-dollars since the ‘70s to build mosques all over the world. The biggest in Europe is in Rome, next to the Vatican, holding over 30,000 people. Let’s not forget that according to Muhammad, mosques are none other than military outposts (footholds) in the enemy’s land of infidels, or in other words, us.
Without any exaggeration, I could continue the list of such quotes coming from Muslim parliament members, ex- and acting ministers and prime ministers, journalists, writers and politicians for 10 pages more.
When you hear many influential people saying the same thing, it’s called a plan. Or maybe that’s just my Islamophobia talking? Judging by the number of terrorist attacks perpetrated by Muslims against the native population in Britain, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and other European countries – it is not.
So, Europe generously feeds those who want to destroy it.

Muslim prisoners 'attacked fellow inmate over insult to Prophet',

A CHRISTIAN prisoner was attacked by two Muslim inmates at a maximum security jail because he "defiled the image of the Prophet", a court heard.
Simon Richards was assaulted by Mahad Ali, 27, and Umar Arshad, 26, at HMP Full Sutton over comments Richards allegedly made to another prisoner, Luke Elliott, who was considering converting to Islam, Hull Crown Court heard.
Ali and Arshad were motivated by a "fanatical loathing" of Richards when they attacked him in a holding area as a group of prisoners left the exercise yard in E Wing on March 24 last year, prosecutors say.
A jury was shown CCTV footage of the prisoners walking circuits of the yard, with Ali and Arshad allegedly "stalking" Richards as he walked in front of them.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Muslim men 'set up stall on Oxford Street and handed out ISIS propaganda leaflets to shoppers'

  • Shah Jahah Khan and Ibrahim Anderson are accused of terror offences
  • The pair appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in Islamic dress 
  • Accused of handing out ISIS propaganda leaflets on Oxford Street 
Two men accused of setting up a stall on London's Oxford Street and handing out ISIS propaganda leaflets to shoppers have pleaded not guilty to terror offences.

Shah Jahah Khan, 62, and Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38, both from Luton, each deny one charge of inviting support for a banned organisation.

Anderson appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court wearing dark grey Islamic dress with a grey cardigan, while elderly-looking Khan appeared with a long white beard and light blue Islamic dress.

Ibrahim Anderson, left, and Shah Jahah Khan, who have both pleaded guilty to terror offences today at Westminister Magistrates Court 

The court heard that the charge relates to an offence on August 9 last year, when the pair are alleged to have handed out leaflets about ISIS on the busy shopping street.

Anderson also denied one charge of possessing information likely to be useful for the preparation of or carrying out an act of terrorism, when police searched his property in December last year.

Prosecutor Adam Harbinson told the court: 'On the August 9 last year a group of around six men erected a stall near Oxford Street.

'There were leaflets being handed out by the people running that stall. It is alleged that Anderson and Khan were two people assisting in the running of that stall and they were both taking part in handing out the leaflets.

The court heard that the charge relates to an offence on August 9 last year, when the pair are alleged to have handed out leaflets about ISIS on the busy shopping street, pictured 
The court heard that the charge relates to an offence on August 9 last year, when the pair are alleged to have handed out leaflets about ISIS on the busy shopping street, pictured 
Shah Jahah Khan
Ibrahim Anderson
Khan,  and Anderson are accused of setting up a stall on London's Oxford Street and handing out leaflets inviting shoppers to join ISIS

'Although the leaflet doesn't mention ISIS in Iraq or Syria, an expert in Islamic studies has concluded the only circumstances the leaflets could possibly be making reference to are the declaration by ISIS and its leader of the establishment of an Islamic State last summer.

'The leaflet sets out that Muslims have a duty to further the causes of the caliphate.
'One of the men was challenged by members of the public as to why he was handing out leaflets calling for support of this organisation.

The court heard how the leaflets handed out related to ISIS.  Pictured are members loyal to ISIS waving the group's flag in Raqqa, Syria 
The court heard how the leaflets handed out related to ISIS.  Pictured are members loyal to ISIS waving the group's flag in Raqqa, Syria 

'He responded by saying in general terms that non-believers, or Kafirs, should be killed.'
Anderson and Khan remained standing throughout the hearing, 'in accordance with their religious beliefs', defence counsel Tony Lodge said.

Senior district judge Howard Riddle granted the two men conditional bail and they will appear at the Old Bailey on May 15.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Calls for inquiry as figures show 27% of London's prisoners are Muslim

More than a quarter of London’s prison population are Muslims, prompting urgent calls for an inquiry into what is happening in the justice system.

Official figures have revealed that record levels of Muslim people are serving jail sentences and that the numbers are still growing. Across England and Wales the proportion has risen from eight per cent a decade ago to 14 per cent now.

In London, the figure is an “astonishing” 27 per cent, which is more than double the 12 per cent of the capital’s population who are Muslim. In two prisons, Feltham and Isis, a third of the inmates were Muslim.

The data was obtained by Sadiq Khan, the lawyer and shadow justice secretary who is himself a Muslim. He told the Evening Standard that an inquiry was vital to explain why the increase is happening.

“What’s really worrying is the rise, year after year, in the number of Muslims behind bars,” he said, adding: “We need to know why that’s the case if we’re to stop this rising further, reduce crime and prevent people needlessly becoming victims.”

Half of the top 10 prisons with the highest Muslim populations are in London, including Belmarsh, where the percentage has risen since 2010 from 19 to 29 per cent, Brixton (24 per cent), Pentonville (28 per cent), Thameside (25 per cent) and Wormwood Scrubs (27 per cent).

Mr Khan accused the Government of sitting on its hands after a 2010 call by the Chief Inspector of Prisons for a National Strategy to deal with the growing numbers of Muslims behind bars.

He said: “Four years on and ministers have ignored this call. The Government is utterly clueless about what to do about this growing problem. This is a waste of human talent and a huge drain on the hard-pressed taxpayer.”

Higher offending rates is only one of many possible reasons why the prison population is higher for some groups of the population. Other explanations could be that Muslims are more frequently caught and prosecuted, or sentenced to longer prison terms compared with other offenders.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “We have already implemented many of the recommendations from the 2010 report.”

FGM being inflicted in new ways to avoid detection, MPs warned

Cutters are using new techniques to inflict female genital mutilation on girls living in Britain in an attempt to avoid detection, MPs have been warned.

The Royal College of Midwives said that the “communities” who carried out FGM had begun to “vary the practice” to stay “one step ahead” of those seeking to stop the crime.

It cited one recent case in which mutilation of a type “never seen before” had been inflicted, and added that the new tactics were creating “difficulties” for medical staff as they battled to eradicate the barbaric practice.

The warning came during a hearing of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, which also heard claims that adult British women are being forced to undergo mutilation after marrying men from communities that practise FGM.

There was a separate warning from the Met — which disclosed it is currently conducting 18 “live” investigations into suspected mutilation — about a continuing lack of cases being referred to police by NHS staff and teachers.

But the most disturbing evidence came as the Royal College of Midwives’ FGM adviser Janet Fyle told MPs that new methods are being used to inflict mutilation.

“As we get more vigilant the communities who practise FGM vary how and what they do and when,” she said.

“There are standard types of FGM,  but recently somebody has come across something that we have never seen before and they do it in a different way.

“They are always one step ahead of those who are trying to stop them.”

Ms Fyle said she was also concerned that cases involving adult British  victims who married men from cultures that believed in FGM were being overlooked.

She said: “Another issue for me is that we are just focusing on under-18s.

“When you open this can of worms you will find that you have British born children, European children, who might marry into that community and at 18 plus they might be pressured into having FGM.”

In earlier evidence, Detective Chief Superintendent Keith Niven, who leads  Scotland Yard’s efforts to combat mutilation, said police were liaising with prosecutors over four cases and that another 18 “live investigations” were underway.

He admitted, however, that the overall number of probes remained “very small” and that law enforcers were “certainly not going to prosecute our way to eradicating FGM” in time to meet the government’s target of eliminating the practice in Britain within  a decade.

Mr Niven blamed a low level of referrals from the NHS and schools for the lack of action so far.
He added that only a handful of the 83 suspected cases passed to police during the past nine months turned out to involve suspected FGM.

Boney M singer’s brother, a convert to Islam, arrested for jihad terror offenses

The brother of the lead singer of Seventies pop group Boney M has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after first being quizzed over the murder of a Syrian-born preacher.
Muslim-convert Burnell “Bernie” Mitchell, 61, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder on Tuesday by counter terror detectives investigating the killing of Abdul Hadi Arwani.
Mr Arwani, 48, a father of six, was shot dead as he sat in his car near Wembley Stadium last week.
Mr Mitchell, a builder and trustee of the An Noor mosque in Acton, where Mr Arwani used to preach, is the younger brother of Liz Mitchell, the former lead singer of the disco group.
boneymHe is the younger brother of Boney M’s Liz Mitchell , third left,
Detectives have been searching his Wembley home. Scotland Yard said: “A 61-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Abdul Hadi Arwani was further arrested on Wednesday, 15 April on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.”
Detectives searched the An Noor Cultural and Community Centre mosque on Tuesday. The inquiry is believed to focus on possible tensions at the centre, where Mr Arwani was a founder member and imam between 2005 and 2011. The centre attracted a number of radical preachers following Mr Arwani’s departure.
Mr Mitchell is listed at Companies House as a secretary of the centre, which was bought for £1 million in 2005 by Brickridge, a company he owns.
Mr Mitchell, his sister and their four siblings emigrated to London from Jamaica when they were children. They are said to have been brought up in a “churchgoing” family in north-west London. He is thought to have converted to Islam several years ago and is now known as Khaled. His wife is a former model who wears a hijab….

'Chilling' posters in Cardiff warn Muslims not to vote in the general election because 'it violates the right of Allah'

  • Posters were stuck on lampposts and bus stops in Grangetown suburb
  • They told Muslim electorate Islam was 'only real workable solution' for UK 
  • Cardiff Council has begun removing the posters dubbed 'chilling' by locals
Posters telling Muslims not to vote in the election were plastered across an area of Cardiff
Posters telling Muslims not to vote in the election were plastered across an area of Cardiff
Posters telling Muslims not to vote in the election were plastered across an area of Cardiff yesterday.

They read: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah.'

Posters were stuck on lampposts and bus stops across the Grangetown suburb telling the Muslim electorate: 'Islam is the only real workable solution for the UK'.

Cardiff Council have begun removing the posters, dubbed 'chilling' and 'threatening' by locals. 

The full message on the poster reads: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah and decides what is permissible or impermissible for mankind, 
based solely on their whims and desires.

'This leads to a decayed and degraded society where crime and immorality becomes widespread and injustice becomes the norm.

'Islam is the only real, working solution for the UK.

'It is a comprehensive system of governance where the laws of Allah are implemented and justice is observed.' 

Local parent Greg Pycroft, 36, was with his two-year-old son when he came across 20 posters plastered on his walk to nursery yesterday.

The Welsh Government worker said: 'It was quite chilling and threatening to see these posters.' 
Cardiff Council says any religiously motivated or offensive stickers will be removed as a priority.

Grangetown councillor Ashley Govier said: 'People have a right to vote and that needs to be respected. Grangetown is a very tolerant area but it's got to go both ways.

'If they do choose not to exercise their right to vote, that's their business but we're trying to encourage people to do so and this is unhelpful and not very nice.'

Mr Govier said the council's response has been immediate and 'pretty incredible'.

Sahar al-Faifi, 29, of the Muslim Council of Wales, said the anti-voting posters were put up in response to the voter registration campaign in Cardiff for the last three months.

Miss al-Faifi added: 'The reason behind these posters is we have had such a successful voter registration campaign across mosques in Cardiff.

'We have been doing it every Friday for three months to encourage worshippers in an unpartisan way to participate in their civic duties.

'Most mosques were on board and the hateful people behind these posters do not represent us.

'The mosques believe they can be part of the political process of this country.'

The groups Muslim Council of Wales, Hope Not Hate and CitizenUK have been leading the voter registration action across the Cardiff suburbs of Cathays, Grangetown and Butetown. 

Anti-voting Islamic stickers posted around Leicester