Dec 3 2010
The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom visited and praised a well-known extremist mosque in London Monday, and invited its youth to participate in an embassy-funded initiative to travel to the United States.
Now the Muslim-in-Chief’s Muslim outreach extends to extremists in the UK, and funded by US taxpayers.
Investigative Project – The East London Mosque(ELM) hosted recent speeches by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula leader and now Specially Designated Global Terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, a prominent leader of extremist group Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, and a wide variety of other radical leaders. That’s beside hate and terrorism promoted by the mosque’s leaders and the Islamic Forum for Europe (IFE), a group headquartered in the mosque complex.
U.S. ambassador Louis B. Susman went to ELM, which, in combination with the adjoined London Muslim Centre, holds more than 5,000 worshippers. During his visit, Susman said he had “great admiration” for the mosque and was “looking forward” to a dialogue with community members. He also invited young people from the community to enroll in the U.S. embassy’s cultural and interfaith program, which coordinates trips for young leaders to the United States.
ELM’s long history of radical ties was the focus of a major documentary on Britain’s Channel 4 in March. A cursory search on Google of the terms “East London Mosque Radical” generates multiple hits that show the mosque’s radical connections. Recent reports have also appeared in major British papers such as the Independent and the Telegraph. Read More: US Ambassador at radical mosque
This is the DISPATCHES documentary of the radical East London Mosque shown on British TV.
Journalist Andrew Gilligan investigates how a fundamentalist Muslim group – the Islamic Forum of Europe – has infiltrated the British political system. Based at the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, the IFE has received millions of pounds of public money and has been visited by government ministers and royalty. Despite claiming to support tolerance and community spirit, Gilligan reveals it also hosts extremist speakers and stocks radical books.