Jan 24 2011
If you recall from a recent story posted here, Obama sent the U.S. Ambassador to the UK to praise the extremist East London Mosque and invite its youth to participate in an embassy-funded initiative to travel to the U.S.
Ed Husain, author of “THE ISLAMIST” talks about what makes a young teenager from a pious Muslim household become a radical, when at 16, he ran away from home and joined the East London Mosque. The book “Milestones,” still being displayed by the mosque, is by Sayyid Qutb, who advocates using Islam to seize political power, that attacking the non-believers in their territories is a collective duty,” says Hussain. And these ideas are still part of the weekly lectures at the mosque.