“The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand the people are safe” – Bullshit from Islamic Academy of Manchester

Posted on July 23, 2017


Here’s the response to the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena this year from the Islamic Academy of Manchester/City Jamia Mosque :

“Everyone at The Islamic Academy of Manchester (City Jamia Mosque) is extremely saddened and shocked by the terror attack which took place last night in our city. Our thoughts are prayers are with the victims and their families. This indiscriminate and senseless act of violence which has taken the lives of so many innocent young people is appalling and unjustifiable, and represents no faith or community. We condemn it in the strongest terms. We pray that such acts are not hijacked by those that seek to divide us. We urge our congregation and all our friends in the city to remain vigilant.”

And if you speak Urdu (I think) you can listen to a representative from the mosque condemning the attack in the video below:

That’s one more Manchester mosque ticking the anti-terrorism box.

IAM’s about section says:

“Islamic Academy of Manchester was founded in 1974 by Allama Dr Khalid Mahmud under the instructions and convictions of the great thinker of Islam Hadhrat Qari Muhammad Tayib (رحمة الله عليه), the Rector of Darul Uloom, Deoband, U.P, India.”

Some info on Mahmood:

“Allama Khalid Mahmood is a leading Islamic scholar, versatile and blessed. He is from amongst the senior most scholars of Dar ul Uloom Deoband. He served as justice of Supreme court of Pakistan (Shariat Appellate Bench). He is the patron of many Islamic organizations and research foundations.”

As Justice of the Supreme Court, Mahmood was one of the men to rule that life imprisonment for the ‘crime’ of blasphemy was just not acceptable. Only the death penalty will do:

As far as Pakistan is concerned, in October 1990, the country’s Federal Shariat Court had ruled that it was repugnant to Islam to permit life imprisonment as an alternative to a death sentence in cases pertaining to blasphemy under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Criminal Code, whereby holding strongly that the penalty for contempt of the Holy Prophet was none other than death.

Shortly after this ruling, Bishop Dani Tasleem had opted to file an appeal in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, which has the power to override the Federal Shariat Court decision.

On April 21, 2009, the Supreme Court rejected the appeal, ruling that the death penalty was the only punishment that Islamic law provided for blasphemy. The decision was given by the Apex Court’s Shariat Appellate Bench comprising Justice Javed Buttar, Justice Farrukh Mahmud, Justice Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Dr Allama Khalid Mehmood and Justice Dr Rashid Ahmed Jullundhri.

Mahmood is heavily involved with the anti-Ahmadi hate-group, Khatm-e-Nubuwwat (KN). Here’s a report on the kind of event KN puts together in Pakistan (Mahmood was one of the invited speakers):

LAHORE: The government has banned several Islamic books in a bid to curb extremism, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Alhaj Muhammad Ilyas Chinioti said, when it should have banned Ahmadi books. “The government is acting like a friend to Ahmadis…a friend of Ahmadis is an enemy of Islam.”

Chinioti was presiding over the International Khatam-i-Nabuwat Movement at Aiwan-i-Iqbal on Thursday. Three retired judges of superior courts including former Lahore High Court chief justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, former LHC judge Nazir Ahmed Ghazi (both counsel for Mumtaz Qadri*) and former judge of the Federal Shariat Court Khalid Mahmood spoke at the conference.

Chinioti said that the Constitution had declared Ahmadis non-Muslim, yet they continued to call themselves Muslim.

“Then they must give up their faith and become Muslim or face consequences,” he thundered.

Siraj shouted slogans against Ahmadis and their religious leaders.

Syed Kafeel Shah Bukhari, grandson of Syed Ataullah Shah Bukhari, said the government must implement legal provisions against Ahmadis in letter and spirit.

Justice (r) Ghazi said Ahmadis were pagans and the Supreme Court had declared them so in 1993.

He said the judiciary had fulfilled its duty, “it appears as if the Executive is aligned with Ahmadis”.

He said the recent Protection of Pakistan Act was drafted to protect Ahmadis, as anyone calling them non-Muslim could be penalised. At this, the hall rang out with slogans vilifying Ahmadis.

One of the participants in the audience said Ahmadis were pagans and citizens should step forward and file complaints against them. He said many Ahmadis had infiltrated the police and military forces.

“They are leading a crack down against Islamic scholars,” he said. He urged people to consider former governor Salmaan Taseer’s murder a “virtuous act” without question.

Ameer Hamza said one of the reasons why they wanted to wage jihad against India was to demolish the graves of Ahmadi leaders in Qadian.”

*Mumtaz Qadri was executed for the 2011 killing of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who sought to reform blasphemy laws.

Mahmood has played his part in bringing that hatred and discrimination towards Ahmadis to Britain. Khatm-e-Nubuwwat’s European Centre is based at the IAM, and annual conferences in the hate-group’s name are organised by the Manchester mosque (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).

Mahmood speaking at the Khatm-e-Nubuwwat conference 2016

This year’s conference is being held today:

The IAM invites the likes of Muhammad Hanif Jalandhri to speak at its events. Jalandhri objected to Ahmadis being referred to as ‘brothers’ and an ‘asset’ to the nation by Nawaz Sharif (now Prime Minister of Pakistan). Sharif made the statement to show solidarity with the Ahmadiyya community following two attacks on their mosques, leaving 80 people dead:

In a statement issued here on Sunday, leaders of the Wafaqul Madaris al Arabia – an umbrella organisation of more than 12,000 Deobandi madrassas – called Ahmadis “traitors”.

WMA leaders Maulana Salimullah Khan and Qari Hafeez Jahalindri urged Sharif to retract his statement and advised him not to “defy religion for petty political gains.”

The statement termed the Ahmadis as “infidels” and said that they could not be brothers of Muslims until they convert to Islam again.

Like Mahmood, Jalandhri rejects any amendments to blasphemy laws:

Wafaqul Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan Nazim-e-Aala Qari Hanif Jalandhri has said no compromise on blasphemy laws is acceptable and demanded that blasphemy cases be heard by military courts for early conviction.

“We know very well how to sacrifice our lives and how to kill others to protect the prestige of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). We will not spare blasphemers and their facilitators in the country”

Most of the speakers at the IAM’s conferences address the audience in Urdu. Here’s an English-speaking Imam, Mumtaz-ul-Haq from Streatham Mosque, at last year’s conference using the disparaging term ‘Qadianis’ and rejoicing at Ahmadis being declared non-Muslims:

“Pakistani parliament, they set a precedent. And they did something which no parliament has ever done in any part of the world. They called their [Ahmadiyya] leader , Mirza Nasir, gave him thirteen days…to present his case…After thirteen days of deliberation, cross-examination of Mirza Nasir, who was then head of the international movement, they saw no ground whatsoever to give them any recognition as Muslims.

Qadianis they claim ‘Love for All, Hatred for None.’ In fact, and in reality it should be the other way round, ‘Hatred for All, Love for None.’

The Qadianis deceive people, the Qadianis cheat people, the Qadianis lie. They do not promote tolerance.”

The BBC reported on the south London branch of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat, Stockwell Green mosque, last year:

Piles of the flyers, which say Ahmadis should face death if they refuse to convert to mainstream Islam, were displayed in Stockwell Green mosque.

The leaflet was authored by an ex-head of Khatme Nabuwwat, a group which lists the mosque as its “overseas office”.

Harry’s Place reported that the same mosque had hosted a KN conference on its premises the previous year. Chief guest was none other than Khalid Mahmood:

Here he is speaking at the event:

This is the message the Islamic Academy of Manchester has chosen to display on the outside of the mosque:





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