May 12 2009
ISLAMIC extremist who hurled abuse at Britain’s home-coming troops has been beaten up by fellow Muslims.
Sayful Islam was set upon by moderates who say his controversial beliefs are making their lives hell. Their mosque was firebombed after he led the now notorious protest against the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment’s homecoming parade in Luton in March.
Islam – former leader of the local branch of extreme Islamic group Al-Muhajiroun – told how he “felt elated’’ at the sight of terrorists steering two passenger jets into the Twin Towers in New York on 9/11.
But moderate Muslims claim the 29-year-old’s doctrine of hatred has led to them being shunned and want him driven out of town. Since the Islamic Education Centre was burned down they have been left with nowhere to pray.
“The group did not like the fact his actions have caused them problems. They are now being treated as outsiders and extremists.“Their place of worship has been firebombed. Luton has become a difficult place to be a Muslim thanks to Sayful.”
He added: “These people are not extremists and do not share his beliefs. They believe they are suffering unnecessarily because of his actions.“Punches were thrown and Sayful legged it. He will be looking over his shoulder from now on.’’
One Muslim posted on an Islamic website: “He got bust up. Wherever they go they’d best watch out.’’
“Feelings are running high. The majority of people who attended the centre are not extreme in any way. They are peace-loving members of the community.” Islam was unavailable for comment last night. UK DAILY STAR
Too bad it took a mosque bombing to get them to speak out against a Muslim extremist but better late than never.