The group running things is under the aegis of The Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE). Is IFE part of the Muslim Brotherhood, so active in this country? It’s hard to say without a score card, but it would appear that the British infiltrators answer to Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan. The Muslim Brotherhood — which has infiltrated the American government and much of Europe — is a Sunni creation, descended straight from the founders in Egypt, and supported by Saudi Arabia. Although Pakistan is also Sunni, the Muslim Brotherhood is more active in the Arab world, with Tablighi Jamaat being an equivalent force in South Asia.
Of course both groups are dependent on the establishment of mosques as places from which to stage their planning, recruitment, and dispersal of the troops. In a related article, The Telegraph says:
On Whitechapel Road in the heart of the East End stands the East London Mosque
For most of the 15,000 ordinary Muslims who pray there each week, it is simply a place of worship. For many, it provides valuable social facilities, and creche and outreach services.
But for a small number, the mosque is the headquarters of a secretive, fundamentalist political network. The Islamic Forum of Europe is dedicated, in its own words, to changing the “very infrastructure of society, its institutions, its culture, its political order and its creed … from ignorance to Islam”.
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The mosque and IFE are inextricably intertwined. Dr Mohammed Abdul Bari, the chairman of the mosque, and its vice-chairman are former IFE presidents.
The director and imam of the mosque are trustees of the group. Of 22 IFE trustees in recent years, only five have not also been trustees or officeholders of the religious centre.
The mosque calls the IFE a “social welfare organisation” and the IFE presents itself as committed to “community cohesion” and “tolerance”.
But the undercover reporters discovered that it was also a sophisticated political group with a structured rank system and hardline goals.
Prospective recruits must attend training. One undercover reporter was told that she would have to take an exam and swear an oath of allegiance and ordered to keep her membership of the IFE a secret.
The reading list for the recruits’ training course consists of the key works of the revolutionary political creed known as Islamism, which advocates the overthrow of secular democratic government and its replacement by Islamic government.
The key text, Let Us Be Muslims, by Syed Mawdudi, a high priest of Islamism, instructs recruits: “The sacred duty of Muslims … wherever you are, in whichever country you live, you must strive to change the wrong basis of government, and seize all powers to rule and make laws from those who do not fear God.”
Recruits are drawn from prospective volunteers, weeded out, trained, and then sent into political parties to slowly take charge.
Meanwhile, moderate Muslims were to be ostracized for flirting with the West and the media to convince them that we are ‘good peaceful Muslims’”…
…they were examples of “deviation” who would go to hell. Another IFE document said: “IFE’s primary work is in Europe because it is this continent, despite all the furore about its achievements, which has a moral and spiritual vacuum.” [my emphasis – D]
Sad but true. The alcoholism rate, the social havoc caused by the massive immigration on top of whole classes of native Brits who neither work nor toil nor spin yet who are supported in their lethargy, has created a cesspit of no-go zones and public apathy as police and government nannies increasingly invade and degrade British life. In such circumstances, it isn’t difficult for groups like the IFE to make inroads.
The Telegraph interviewed the MP who outed the IFE’s activities:
Jim Fitzpatrick, the Environment Minister, said the IFE had become, in effect, a secret party within Labour and other political parties.
“They are acting almost as an entryist organisation, placing people within the political parties, recruiting members to those political parties, trying to get individuals selected and elected so they can exercise political influence and power, whether it’s at local government level or national level,” he said.
“They are completely at odds with Labour’s programme, with our support for secularism.”
Congratulations to this minister, Mr. Fitzpatrick, for bringing the infiltration to light. One wonders what price he will pay for shining a light on the truth. It is beyond the ability of any American politician to point out the infiltration here of the Muslim Brotherhood, though that may change with the election of Allen West to Congress at the end of this year.
However, in the UK is Islam the only group at odds with Labour’s programme of secularism? If so, that may be part of the problem for Britain, and for all of Europe. Pat Condell’s clever diatribes aside, if there is no higher ideal, no vision larger than the individual or his political allegiance, than Islam may well prevail in all those places where Christianity has receded in the face of secularism. With secularism, there is no “there” there, only the empty pleasure of the moment. Families fail to form, or they form briefly and end in divorce. The priesthood of the Famous and the fecklessness of political class has hollowed out a once-great country. In this respect, the militant secularists who preceded these Islamists simply softened up the country for a tyrannical take-over by zealots.
Religious faith is simply not done much by those who see themselves as part of the ruling class in Britain (Tony Blair being an exception). Faith is considered the refuge of the less-than-bright, or those who can’t abide the idea of mortality. But unless spiritual transcendence can be replaced with something equally compelling — and Islam is indeed compelling to certain groups of youngsters — the IFE may succeed in their efforts to bring Britain to her knees.
The hardest part to accept is that the immigration “programme” which has resulted in this mess was a conscious scheme. It hardly bears thinking about.
Many blogs are on this. Tops, of course, are those in the UK itself:
But there are lots of others reporting on this story also. Here are a few:
It’s a sad story, but perhaps this exposure by Mr. Fitzpatrick will make some difference.
Or not. Is Labour slated to win again?