Almost half of Britainâ€™s mosques are under the control of a hardline Islamic sect whose leading preacher loathes Western values and has called on Muslims to â€śshed bloodâ€ť for Allah, an investigation by The Times has found.
Riyadh ul Haq, who supports armed jihad and preaches contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus, is in line to become the spiritual leader of the Deobandi sect in Britain. The ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the Taleban in Afghanistan, now runs more than 600 of Britainâ€™s 1,350 mosques, according to a police report seen by The Times.
The Times investigation casts serious doubts on government statements that foreign preachers are to blame for spreading the creed of radical Islam in Britainâ€™s mosques and its policy of enouraging the recruitment of more â€śhome-grownâ€ť preachers....
Perhaps Rowan Williams and a few of his lib Bishops could run a few ecumenical sessions with these Deobandi's. They might even try some of their preaching tactics, to fill the Anglican pews with more followers.