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Luton Muslims website offers 'poetry' by jailed terrorist Babar Ahmad - while essays warn "Islam is under attack by unbelievers"

August 7, 2005

MIM: Measures proposed for a government crackdown on radical Islamist activity would entail shutting most the mosques and Islamic institutions in Luton - starting with the community website promoting Jihad.

The articles and information on the Luton Muslim website look like it could be the new Al Muhajroun or Hizb ut Tahrir info board but is actually the main community site. The extremist content of the website reflects provides a look into the extent of the problem the authorities will have to crack down on radical Islam and how it means virtually shutting down all the Muslim institutions in the community. The situation in Luton (which is an Al Muhajrioun center) shows how firmly entrenched radical Islam is in Muslim life in Britain. Judging by the contents of this Luton website any crackdown and closures of Muslim institutions could spark major riots (a misnamed 'race war') which is why the government may be too afraid to do anything. The Luton Muslim website shows that is already part of the United Khalifate instead of the United Kingdom.

In another example of the UK's suicidal policies towards Islamists it is likely that website is tax exempt and that many of the activities are funded by government subsidies. The Luton Muslim website advertises the local Muslim Boy Scouts and other Muslims 'kids activities' on their events page together with Islamist conferences like one from Al Azhar Institute . The venues are public and muncipal premises,such as schools, libraries and universities, which also reveals how the UK government is actively aiding and abetting the spread of radical Islam. The proposed anti terrorism crackdown which is supposed to allow for closing of 'bookshops and places of worship' which incite terrorism must also allow for local governments to refuse the use of public institutions for Islamist gatherings that promote the radical Islamist agenda.

Note that the listing under 'Luton Library shows a Muslim Prayer room on the third floor' under facilities. (Luton is the home of Denbigh High which is Shabina Begum's school - the Muslim teenager who received international attention after she took her predominently Muslim school to court, on the grounds that she was forbidden from wearing a burqa like robe called a Jilbab.

The article below (or click this url) shows that all of the Muslim activities are being held in venues like public schools and municipal premises. http://www.lutonmuslims.co.uk/events.htm

The site has a web page in support of terrorists like Babar Ahmed called "The UK campaign against criminalising communities" seems like an ironic reference to Luton's Muslims .http://www.lutonmuslims.co.uk/justice.htm

This is from the Pearls of Wisdom page: http://www.lutonmuslims.co.uk/Pearls.htm

"...Acquire knowledge because doing so is good. Seeking it is worship. Reviewing it is glorifying Allah. Researching it is jihad...

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MIM: An article on the homepage of the Luton Muslims website reflects their Islamo facist 'mission statement' which says that the only civilisation is Islam and that anyone who doesn't accept Allah's religion must die.

http://www.lutonmuslims.co.uk/ '

'Welcome to the Luton Muslims website'

"...In face of the attacks on Islam by the disbelievers, some Muslims turn to the defensive with an inner feeling of defeat as they try to show that the Islamic values are no different from the western ones..."

"...Civilization starts with the correct belief and faith. The material aspects of civilization will come later as a by-product. On the other hand, the disbeliever, no matter how materially advanced he might be, is an uncivilized person and bears in his soul the germs of his own destruction. This is why you should take pride in your religion. This is why you should take pride in Islam..."

"...Allah has sent us to His creatures with His religion. Whoever accepts it, we accept from him and whoever refuses, we fight him until we get the Promise of Allah?" "And what is His Promise?" asked Rostom. "Paradise for those who die and victory for those who survive" answered Rabi`e. Rostom said: "Can you delay this matter until we think about it?" Rabi`e answered: "Yes. How many days you need, one or two?" Rostom said: "More. Until I write to my people." Rabi`e said: "We can't. Our Prophet does not authorize us to delay our enemies more than three days. So make up your mind..."


Take pride in Islam

In face of the attacks on Islam by the disbelievers, some Muslims turn to the defensive with an inner feeling of defeat as they try to show that the Islamic values are no different from the western ones. If they are told that the Islamic political system is dictatorial, they respond by trying to show it is democratic. If they are told that Islam spread with Jihad, they respond that Muslims fought only to defend themselves when attacked. If they are told that there is a problem with the status of women in Islam, they try to prove that Islam allows polygamy only under strict conditions which most men do not fulfill and hence they conclude it is virtually not allowed! Such apologetic attitudes should be put behind. Islam is a way of life given to us by Allah, it cannot be put on the same level as other man-made ideologies or corrupted revelations. Muslims should have enough confidence in themselves to go on the offensive rather than stay on the defensive like an accused person.

When Quraysh accused the Muslims of violating the sanctity of the sacred months on the occasion of the fight between the Muslim brigade of Abdullah bin Jahsh and the disbelievers, Allah(SWT) revealed: "They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months (these are the 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th months of the Islamic calendar). Say: ‘Fighting therein is a great transgression but a greater transgression in the Sight of Allah is to prevent mankind from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to prevent access to al-Masjid al-Haram (Makkah), and to drive out its inhabitants, and polytheism is worse than killing. And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever." (Qur'an 2:217) This is how the Qur'an argues with the disbelievers. The Qur'an starts by attacking them on their greatest crime: their disbelief in Allah and their association of partners with Him. One should not present a false interpretation of our religion for the purpose of pleasing the disbelievers.

Some Muslims try to hide their Islamic identity for fear of being labeled as "fundamentalist". Men are shaving their beard and women are trying to make their hijab look like the latest fall fashion. If presented with food or drink that is haram, they say we are full at the moment, or they say we do not like the particular food. Only few say that they cannot eat it because it is unlawful in Islam. This is not the way of the companions of the Prophet, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, behaved. When the companions accepted Islam, they became proud of it and felt that all other ideologies and ways of life are inferior to what has been revealed to them from above seven heavens.

In the battle between the Muslims and the Persians, Rostom, the leader of the Persian army, asked to negotiate with the Muslims. Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas, the Muslim leader in that battle, sent a group of companions among which was Rabi`e ibn Amir. The Persian leader prepared a magnificent reception in order to impress those "Bedouins" and weaken their position. The Persians asked Rabi`e to enter without his arms. HE refused and entered with his arms and his horse and tied his horse next to Rostom. Rstom asked: "What brings you?" Rabi`e said: "Allah has sent us to convert mankind from the worship of people to the worship of Allah and from the narrowness of this life to its wideness and from the oppression of the religions to the justice of Islam. Allah has sent us to His creatures with His religion. Whoever accepts it, we accept from him and whoever refuses, we fight him until we get the Promise of Allah?" "And what is His Promise?" asked Rostom. "Paradise for those who die and victory for those who survive" answered Rabi`e. Rostom said: "Can you delay this matter until we think about it?" Rabi`e answered: "Yes. How many days you need, one or two?" Rostom said: "More. Until I write to my people." Rabi`e said: "We can't. Our Prophet does not authorize us to delay our enemies more than three days. So make up your mind."

This companion came from a society which was materially far behind the Persian empire. Nevertheless he had in himself the seed of Truth and righteousness that allowed him not to be distracted or impressed with the glamour surrounding the Disbelievers. Civilization starts with the correct belief and faith. The material aspects of civilization will come later as a by-product. On the other hand, the disbeliever, no matter how materially advanced he might be, is an uncivilized person and bears in his soul the germs of his own destruction. This is why you should take pride in your religion. This is why you should take pride in Islam.

Source: Extract from Al-Jumuah magazine

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MIM: The cultural offerings on the Luton Muslim website contains poems and letters by Muslims jailed on terrorism charges, including a poem and letters from Babar Ahmad, who was accused of inciting murder of US soldiers and encouraging Muslims to train for Jihad :

"... BRITISH computer expert ran websites raising cash and recruiting fighters for the Taleban and the Chechen Mujahidin, an extradition hearing was told yesterday.

Babar Ahmad allegedly operated websites in the United States that revealed links to Shamil Basayev, the Chechen leader behind the Beslan school attack. There was also advice on smuggling cash to the Taleban, and Muslims were urged to take arms training for a jihad.

Mr Ahmad, 30, of Tooting, South London, is fighting extradition on five charges stretching from 1997 to 2004 alleging that he used websites to incite the murder of US servicemen in Afghanistan and elsewhere..." http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,4484-1509043,00.html (see complete article below).

MIM:Given that the US and UK are 'angry' with Ahmad and it would be a safe bet to assume that the one who Babar doesn't think is angry with him must be none other then Allah.

As long as you are not angry with me then I do not care

In Lam Takun Ghaadiban Annee Falaa Ubaalee)
A poem by British political prisoner, Babar Ahmad

Read 2nd letter
Read 3rd letter

As long as You are not angry with me then I do not care
For me is the model of Musab bin Umayr
The best dressed man in the city
But that was for him a state of pity
Until there came to him the Message
All did he leave of his privilege
For the sake of Allah and His Beloved

As long as You are not angry with me then I do not care
For I think of Bilal when his chest was bare
On the burning sand did they make him lie
Until he thought he was going to die
They crushed him with rocks in the blazing sun
And begged him to reject the Almighty One
But never did he give in to the wicked

As long as You are not angry with me then I do not care
I remember Khabbaab when they pulled his hair
In the blacksmiths of his evil mistress
With burning rods did she cause him distress
She twisted his neck and burnt his skin
Until his fat dripped into a tin
But he remained firm to his belief as long as he lived

As long as You are not angry with me then I do not care
For I picture Khubaib when he was there
Tied and bound to an immovable tree
With no chance of him being free
Their spears and arrows did they fling
Yet grapes to him did his Lord bring
Until his noble soul was lifted

As long as You are not angry with me then I do not care
I think of Yasir, Sumaiyah and their heir
Even when placed on sizzling ember
None but their Lord did they remember
Patience you all when paying this price
Indeed your abode is Paradise
As a reward for all that you did.

As long as You are not angry with me, then I do not care
My example is Your Beloved when struck from the rear
By the sticks and stones of Taif's crowd
Yet he did cry in a voice so loud:
"O Lord! Forgive my people for they do not know,"
And even thought I am feeling so low...
As long as You are not angry with me, then I do not care.

by British Political Prisoner Babar Ahmad MX5383

http://www.lutonmuslims.co.uk/babarcomment1.htm

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MIM: The events page on the Luton Muslims website combines radical Islamist conferences and kids activities which include scouting. Note the the local (public) library boasts a Muslim prayer room on the third floor.

Current Classes in Luton

Class & Tutor Time Location Sisters area

Monday
Spoken Arabic

Fiqh Essentials (Br. Nooruddin)

6 - 7:30pm

7:30pm

The Islamic Centre, Bury Park Road

Westbourne Road Masjid

-

Y

Tuesday Spoken Arabic

Tajwid (Mwl Abdul Hamid)

Tajwid
(Mufti Sadiq)

Aqeeda

7:15pm

7:15pm

7:15pm

After Isha

Rabia School / Masjid, Portland Road

Bury Park Masjid -Bury Park Rd

Jamiat Al Abraar - Leagrave Road

The Islamic Centre, Bury Park Road

-

-

-

Y

Wednesday Arabic (SISTERS ONLY)

Arabic
(Mwl Abdul Hamid)

Fiqh
(Mufti Sadiq)

Tajweed (Br. Nooruddin)

Sisters Tajweed

6 - 7:30pm

7:15pm

7:15pm

7:15pm

7:15pm

The Islamic Centre, Bury Park Road

Bury Park Masjid -Bury Park Rd

Jamiat Al Abraar - Leagrave Road

Westbourne Road Masjid

8 Westbourne Road

Sisters only

-

-

-

Y

Friday

Islamic Methodology

Aqeeda (Hafiz Abdul Quadeer)

Dars ul Hadith (Mufti Sadiq)

After Jumuah

7:15pm

7:30pm

The Islamic Centre, Bury Park Road

Westbourne Road Masjid

Jamiat Al Abraar - Leagrave Road

-

-

Y

Saturday Islamic Halaqa
Seeking the Pleasure of Allah(SWT)

Tafsir (Mufti Sadiq)

5:45 - 8:00pm

7:30 pm

CYCD, Leagrave Road

Jamiat Al Abraar - Leagrave Road

Y

-
Sunday

Sunday School - Muslim children

Arabic Language

Sisters Study Circle

Tajweed (Qari Nazir Sahib)

Fundamentals of Islam

Dars-e-hadith (Sidi Dr. Ridwan)

Arabic Language (Br. Faraz Mir)

10am - 1:00pm

10am - 12:00pm

11:00-1:00pm

12:15 -1:30pm

After dhuhr

5:00 - 7:00pm

7:00pm

Denbigh High School

The Islamic Centre, Bury Park Road

Madina Mosque, Oak Road

Madina Mosque, Oak Road

The Islamic Centre, Bury Park Road

The Fountain, 373 Dunstable Road, LU4 8BY

290a Biscot Road, Next to Islah Cash & Carry

Y

-

Sisters only

-

Y

-

-

Recreational Activity

Every Monday

7-9pm

Weekly Swimming sessions for brothers only.

Costs - £3.50 per adult
£2 boys up to 15
Venue : Lea Manor Recreation Centre, Luton
Date : Begins Monday 10th Jan 2005, 7-9pm

Contact : Abdus Salaam 07830219169

There will be a male lifeguard.
Please note that Islamic rulings on covering the body must be observed.
Every Thursday

7-8:30pm

Muslim Scouts
- Scouting in an Islamic environment -

Official scouting group - working with the National Scouts for the best
training and activities but in an Islamic environment.

Date: Begins Thursday 24th Feb 2005
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Beech Hill Community Primary School

Organised by Islamic Society of Britain (ISB Luton)

Contact: 07961432775

Every Saturday

9:30am
-12:45pm

Az-Zahrah Weekend Kids Club
Contact: 07932 735649

Costs - 2.50 per child per session

Open to Boys & Girls Aged 5-15
Venue: Saints Community Centre 83 - 85 Solway Road North LU3 1TU

Arts & Crafts
Sports activities
I.T.
Model making
Trips & much more

Every Sunday

10am -1:00 pm

Muslim Childrens Sunday School
Contact: 07930 656566

FREE for all
Open to Boys & Girls Aged 6-15
Segregated gender environment
Venue: Denbigh High School, Alexandra Avenue, LU3 1HE

Maths, English, Sciences & Islamic Studies classes
Football
Cricket
Swimming

Local Facilities

Luton Library

Muslim prayer room located on 3rd floor

If you would like further information on any of the above events or to advertise further events or programs on this site please email events@lutonmuslims.co.uk with details of time, venue and contact details

Past Events
FIQH Weekend

MCLU Community Meeting
Conference: Time for Justice

The importance of Fiqh
Notes on Fiqh Islamic circles

Further details

Further details

http://www.lutonmuslims.co.uk/events.htm

Upcoming Events

Info about Local Classes
Info about Recreational Activities
Local facilities

Al-Azhar Institute in association with The Open School for Arabic & Islamic Studies presents

DAY & NIGHT OF A BELIEVER
A day study course for brothers and sisters
Shaykh Awadallah Al-Azhari

Date: Saturday 6th August 2005
9:30am - 7:15pm
Venue: Centre for Youth & Community Devt. (CYCD)
94-106 Leagrave Road (Opposite Khidmat)
Luton LU4 8HZ
Fees: £5 (covers cost of materials and lunch)

Rules of hijab & segregation apply. No creche facilities available.

To reserve your place please email theopenschool@hotmail.com before 3rd August

Contact : 07967 151442

Seeking the Pleasure of Allah
SATURDAY HALAQA

Date: Fortnightly from Saturday 30th July 2005
Time: 5:45 -8:00 pm
Venue: CYCD
94-106 Leagrave Road
Luton
LU4 8HZ

For more information please contact:
Tel: 07946 417916

Open to Brothers & Sisters with complete segregation

Al-Azhar Institute & Salford University Islamic Society
In association with The Open School for Arabic and Islamic Studies (OSAIS) presents:

ILM AL-TAJWEED - Intensive week study course
The Science of reciting the Noble Quran

For adult seekers of knowledge - brothers & sisters

Senior Tutor : Prof. Sheikh Awadalla Al-Azhari

Date: Saturday 22nd - Sunday 30th Rajab 1426H
27th August - 4th September 2005
Study hours: 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
Location: Salford University Mosque
Newton Annex Building
Salford University, Manchester

COURSE FEES: £60 (Including course materials & Lunch)

Brothers & Sisters welcome. Rules of Hijaab apply. Time allocated specifically for sisters; questions.

No creche facilities available

All applications or details must be submitted no later than 10th August.

Further information: 07967 151442
theopenschool@hotmail.com
OSAIS P.O. Box 21 Manchester, M15 9FL

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MIM: Article about Babar Ahmad's Jihad network. His 'poetry' appears on the Luton Muslim website.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,4484-1509043,00.html

Terror suspect 'ran jihad web network' from South London
By Stewart Tendler, Crime Correspondent
A BRITISH computer expert ran websites raising cash and recruiting fighters for the Taleban and the Chechen Mujahidin, an extradition hearing was told yesterday.

Babar Ahmad allegedly operated websites in the United States that revealed links to Shamil Basayev, the Chechen leader behind the Beslan school attack. There was also advice on smuggling cash to the Taleban, and Muslims were urged to take arms training for a jihad.

Mr Ahmad, 30, of Tooting, South London, is fighting extradition on five charges stretching from 1997 to 2004 alleging that he used websites to incite the murder of US servicemen in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

At the start of a two-day hearing, John Hardy, for the US Government, said that the websites "sought and invited and solicited contributions to terrorist causes in Afghanistan and Chechnya".

The material inciting murder in both the countries and elsewhere was "established, operated and maintained by this defendant", he told Tim Workman, the senior district judge at Bow Street Magistrates' Court. Muslims were told that "military training is an Islamic obligation, not an option" and it was suggested that they should get hold of weapons such as AK47s.

One of the websites, named after the spiritual teacher of Osama bin Laden, announced that it had been set up "to propagate the cause of jihad among Muslims who are sitting down ignorant", Mr Hardy said.

The website said that the best way to help would be to "go to the lands of jihad" to fight. The website included a disclaimer suggesting that there was no suggestion of promoting illegal action. Mr Hardy said that this was "manifest nonsense".

Potential militants were told that they should read US military manuals and the memoirs of British soldiers, take martial arts training and learn knife fighting. Recruits were urged to be discreet and advised to make contact with veteran fighters who had come home.

Website readers were also told: "The most important thing a Muslim can do in the West is raise money."

Edward Fitzgerald, QC, for Mr Ahmad, asked the court to consider whether the Act allowing extradition was at odds with an extradition treaty signed in 1972. The treaty requires prima facie evidence but the Act under which Mr Ahmad faces extradition does not. Mr Fitzgerald said that the definition of terrorism as "an act of violence for political ends" was far too broad. On that basis he said: "One would say President Bush was a terrorist. He is constantly concerned in violence with political ends."

Looking at the charges, Mr Fitzgerald said that the Taleban were the de facto Government in Afghanistan, and Chechnya was invaded by the Russians despite a peace treaty in 1998. The Mujahidin were acting in self-defence.

Mr Fitzgerald said that there was also a danger that once in the United States Mr Ahmad could be held indefinitely without trial by the military. Legislation allows a president to sign an order designating a foreigner as an enemy combatant and send him to a military prison or a military tribunal.

Scores of protesters, including Martin Mubanga, the former Guantanamo Bay detainee, gathered in Bow Street to support Mr Ahmad.

The hearing continues.

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