Search

South Woodford imam condemns ‘barbaric and inhumane’ acts of Islamic State

16:31 03 September 2014

L-R: Dr Mohammed Fahim and Met Commander Mak Chishty at Friday Prayers at South Woodford Mosque. Photo credit: Dr Mohammed Fahim

L-R: Dr Mohammed Fahim and Met Commander Mak Chishty at Friday Prayers at South Woodford Mosque. Photo credit: Dr Mohammed Fahim

Archant

As the world reacts to a second beheading of an American journalist, a South Woodford imam has condemned the “barbaric and inhumane acts” of Islamic State.

Dr Mohammed Fahim, of South Woodford Mosque, Mulberry Way, recently invited Metropolitan Police commander Mak Chishty, a Muslim, to address two congregations of 250 people each about the ongoing violence in Syria and Iraq during Friday prayers.

Dr Fahim said: “Islam is against these barbaric and inhumane acts which have been taking place.

“There are no sensible people supporting Islamic State (IS).

“At our mosque, we lecture them regularly to say that this is not our religion - it is not allowed, it is something that we distance ourselves from.”

On Tuesday, an IS video purporting to show the murder of a second journalist was released, just days after US cameraman James Foley was also killed in Iraq.

Dr Mohammed Fahim added he supported the fatwa - a Islamic religious ruling - issued last weekend, before the beheading of Steven Sotloff.

The fatwa is the strongest denunciation yet from the Muslim community in this country.

Dr Fahim added: “Islamic State as an army cannot pose a threat to this country, but when you talk about individuals coming back from the fighting who may have been brainwashed they may act in a different way.”

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

47 minutes ago
Barkingside's Make Believe Panto

The stars of Barkingside’s Make Believe performing arts company took part in their Christmas pantomime last week.

09:00
Artist Lucy Harrison at the free motion sewing event at Regent Home of Sewing in Ilford

The Ilford Palais nightclub, the Ilford Hippodrome and Fairchilds department store were all famous landmarks in the borough which have now been resigned to history.

Yesterday, 14:34
The mayor and mayoress of Redbridge, Cllr Ashley Kissin and wife Hilary, with their grandchildren at Ken Aston Square's Christmas event

Christmas fever officially came to Barkingside last night at the switch-on for the festive lights.

Yesterday, 13:20
Shazim Zaheer and other children in Pakistan remembering the victims. Picture: Abida Iqbal

The world has stood united in sorrow and horror since the Peshawar school attack, which saw more than 100 children murdered by the Pakistani Taliban.

Most read news

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition