Boris chooses the wrong mosque for his message about Islam
Last week Boris Johnson encouraged people to learn more about Islam:
Fair enough but the Mayor of London chose to issue this message at the East London Mosque.
We learn from the excellent Harry's Place that...
- The ELM's imam, Abdul Qayum, is a signatory of the pro-Hamas Istanbul declaration.
- "In sermons at the mosque, Qayum himself has praised Hamas, denied that they are terrorists, cast Israel as an enemy of Allah that will be crushed, and compared Israel to Pharaoh, Genghis Khan, the crusaders, and Hitler."
- The ELM is due to be addressed by Anas al Tikriti, who supports the murder of coalition soldiers in Iraq.
Read the full Harry's Place post. Boris could hardly have chosen a mosque less appropriate to his message that the average Londoner has much in common with Muslims.