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Al Muhajiroun /Saviour Sect- banned rally called for Islamist Britain - Flyers showed rocket launcher and Muslim fighter in front of Downing Street

Banned rally was booked at community center as EID religious festival celebration
November 19, 2005

MIM: An example of the confusion around the rise of new Islamist groups in the UK can be seen in the Saviour Sect and what is now being touted as the newly launched Ahl Wal Al Sunnah al a Jamma, both which consist of followers of Al Muhajiroun and very likely have an overlapping membership.

Islamic extremist rally calling for Islamic Britain is banned


Nov. 17,2005

LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Leaflets showing a Muslim fighter holding a rocket launcher outside 10 Downing Street are being probed by detectives amid claims they are linked to exiled preacher of hate Sheikh Omar Bakri.

The sickening pamphlets shows a black Islamic flag flying over Parliament and invite people to a rally in east London.

But shocked council officials and police discovered that the hall booked for the meeting was made under a false name apparently to celebrate the religious festival of Eid.

And officers revealed that the man behind the meeting is Abdul Muhid, a leading member of the Saviour Sect set up by Omar Bakri after his group Al-Muhajiroun was disbanded.

The group has justified the suicide terror attacks on July 7 in which 52 people were murdered as they were not innocent because they did not follow Islamic law.

The group had booked a community centre in Walthamstow claiming they wanted to celebrate the religious festival of Eid, but the leaflets declared "it is only a short matter of time before the black flag of Islam flies high above 10 Downing Street."

Muhid, 23, has twice been arrested over violence at rallies over the past year and now faces a police probe into the distribution of the flyers.

The leaflet for the banned rally on November 6 which was to have been held at The Asian Centre in Walthamstow had the headline "Islamic State for Britain. There can be no negotiations."

The leaflets go on to claim with 2,000 mosques, countless Madrassahs, Muslim Schools, Halal butchers and restaurants up and down the country, "Britain is already on the verge of becoming an Islamic State."

"The revival of Islamic awareness amongst the Muslims in the UK is at its fastest pace and more and more Muslims and non-Muslims are realising that there can be no negotiations with Islam, no negotiations with the implementation of the Khalafah and the Shari'ah law, it is an absolute inevitable."

Muhid, from Stoke Newington, east London, was last arrested when he was part of a group of 50 men using loud hailers to berate passer-bys in Southall on May 1 this year.

When police arrived to disperse the group, a scuffle broke out with some of the supporters.

He was arrested for violent disorder and assaulting a police officer in Chingford on July 13 and quizzed, but charges were dropped because of lack of evidence.

And he was arrested for inciting racial hatred after a man complained of homophobic and racist comments made when Muhid was in a group of eight manning a religious stall in Walthamstow on September 14 last year.

He appeared at Waltham Forest Magistrates Court and bailed, but again charges were dropped by the CPS.

A police source said: "Muhid is always in possession of the leaflets and he has only ever been seen with a loudhailer or distributing the leaflets at market stalls. We don't know if he is making them but we assume he is because he is always at the centre of things."

A police spokeswoman confirmed the group was now under investigation over the controversial flyers.

She said: "The first we heard about the event was from the council on October 23.The Asian Centre was booked for 2.30pm on Sunday November 6 and the booking was subsequently cancelled.

"An investigation is on-going into the printing and distribution of the leaflets but at this stage there has been no arrests."

A Waltham Forest spokeswoman said: "A booking had been made at the Asian Centre for a private party to celebrate Eid.

"In light of new information, the Council acted responsibly and cancelled the booking. It is clear that the centre was misled over the details of the booking and what is planned is a rally that is open to the public.

"Waltham Forest has a long history of good community relations and the Council takes it duty to promote good relations between people of different racial groups seriously.

"We became very concerned that allowing this event to go ahead could lead to a breakdown in community relations.

"It is a testament to the close partnership working that exists in the borough that this information was identified and was quickly acted on by both the Police and the Council."



New group replaces al-Muhajiroun
Omar Bakri Mohammed Omar Bakri Mohammed ran the disbanded al-Muhajiroun group
A new group has been formed to replace radical Islamic cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed's al-Muhajiroun group, which was disbanded last year.

Ahl ul-Sunnah Wa al-Jamma was launched in a north London charity shop, with leading member, Simon Sulayman Keeler, calling the Queen "an enemy of Islam".

The convert to Islam said she was head of a country that attacked Muslims.

The controversial new group is formed of ex-leaders of al-Muhajiroun, widely condemned by most British Muslims.

The Queen is enemy to Islam and Muslims. We are not interested in what she says, her public relations with Muslims and her subjects
Simon Sulayman Keeler

Self-styled "sheikh" Omar Bakri Mohammed, al-Muhajiroun's former spiritual leader and founder, said the organisation was dismantled in October 2004 because Muslims needed to unite together.

Mr Mohammed, famous for praising the 9/11 hijackers, was excluded from Britain in August after more than 20 years, when the Home Office decided his presence "was not conducive to the public good".

The same month, Prime Minister Tony Blair announced plans to ban al-Muhajiroun.

Joining Mr Keeler at the launch of Ahl ul-Sunnah Wa al-Jamma was Anjem Choudary, the former UK head of al-Muhajiroun, Abu Yahya, Abu Izzadeen and Abu Uzair.

The group, which claims to have up to 1,000 followers, said its purpose was the peaceful propagation of Islam, which included attending university fairs, and that it was not a "jihadi movement".

Where the frustration has got to a level where it is uncontrollable, you have what happened in France
Abu Yahya

When asked about Al-Qaeda's belief that the Queen is an enemy of Islam, Mr Keeler said the Ahl ul-Sunnah Wa al-Jamma group agreed.

He said: "My comments are in no way a call for arms or assassination. I do not call for assassination of the Queen."

But added she was sovereign of a country that attacked Muslims.

"The Queen is enemy to Islam and Muslims. We are not interested in what she says, her public relations with Muslims and her subjects," he said.

"We see in reality her actions all around the earth, her forces, army, navy, her air force bombing, destroying Muslims, killing our families, destroying our properties and occupying our land."

Sheikh role

He added that she was "mentioned by al-Qaeda" because "the reality speaks for itself".

Anjem Choudary said Omar Bakri Mohammed was not on the cosultative committee of the new organisation but said: "We would love for the sheikh to have a role."

Abu Yahya, a former spokesman for al-Muhajiroun, said: "Where the frustration has got to a level where it is uncontrollable, you have what happened in France."

Mr Blair has said "successor organisations" to al-Muhajiroun would be looked at but the group's ex-leadership was markedly more measured at its launch than in the past.

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