The Westminster Attack

Brixton Mosque – Press Release The Westminster Attack Brixton Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre is repulsed by the callous and repugnant terrorist attack at Westminster in London on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 which has resulted in the death of four people with forty other people seriously injured and maimed. Such barbaric attacks on innocent people are totally contrary to the fundamental teachings of Islam, and Islam is free from such criminal and heretical acts. We at Brixton Mosque have no compunction when it comes to directly taking on, refuting and repudiating extremists wherever they may be, be it on our own doorstep in Brixton, London generally, Birmingham or wherever the Takfiri-Jihadi fanatics may hide in the UK and use their tactics to sully the beautiful name of Islam. Brixton Mosque further condemns in no uncertain terms the cowardly attacks on the Muslim community which usually follow such heretical and terrorist actions. Muslims should not only be on guard and protect themselves where necessary, but also seek to report any hate crimes directed at them in the appropriate manner. The Brixton Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre has, all praise is due to Allaah, a consistent and unblemished record when it comes to challenging, refuting and exposing extremism. It is to the Mosque’s credit that it has been at the forefront of directly taking on extremism head-on before it became a fashion trend to do so post 9/11. The same can be said of other established Salafi communities in the UK. The Salafi ethos of Brixton Mosque has been pivotal in critiquing and rebuffing the Khawarij and Jihadi-Takfiri method over the...

Brixton Imam speaks out against Islamic extremism – South West Londoner

A Brixton imam today expressed the disgust felt by Muslims in reaction to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby and described the terrorist group ISIS as ‘bandits’. Omar Jamaykee, Brixton Mosque’s imam, spoke on the day an official report declared the Woolwich beheading unpreventable by British intelligence agencies. Mr Jamaykee also commented on Theresa May’s counter-terrorism bill and emphasised the responsibility of Muslims in dealing with radicalisation. He said: “The people who are most suitable to deal with these people are those within the Muslim community. “People with credibility who understand these matters and can discuss it in an open format without feeling fear of what they say being used against them.” The bill, being presented to parliament tomorrow, looks to increase police powers and encourage councils and educational institutions to work as watchdogs against extremism. Mr Jamaykee described religious extremism, such as the activity of terrorist group ISIS, as a misrepresentation of Islam and denounced the actions of the Woolwich murder. He said: “The majority of the Muslims did unite in disapproval and disgust with that particular act. “And I think with that act, or any other act that occurs, the stand will still be the same.” Mr Jamaykee concluded that education and understanding are the only way forward in eradicating religious radicalism. The mosque reacted in October to repeated press allegations linking it to extremists over a number of years. An official statement read: “It is to the Mosque’s credit that it has been at the forefront of directly taking on extremism head-on before it became a fashion trend to do so post...

Lambeth-Based Teenagers Supposedly Going to Syria

Brixton Masjid – Press Release Some of the tabloid press have attempted to claim that certain Muslim teenagers from the Lambeth area who may have gone to Syria were themselves attendees of Brixton Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre. We warn such junior and amateur tabloid journalists that firstly, if they can care to furnish us with the evidence that such teenagers were attendees we would be sure to look into the matter. Secondly, such journalists should not fall into the trap of making false links with extremists and our Mosque and the example of Martin Bentham in 2007 when writing for the Evening Standard (of London) should be a lesson to them. Martin Bentham described the Jamaican extremist Takfiri preacher Abdullah El Faisal al-Jamaykee as “the Brixton Mosque preacher” in the Evening Standard (of London) on Thursday 12 April 2007. A complaint about Bentham’s article was subsequently put forward by us to the then Press Complaints Commission which resulted in a published apology and a documented record of our complaint which can be accessed Online. Thirdly, such journalists should at least have the community awareness to know that there are around 8 Mosques in the Brixton, Stockwell and Vauxhall vicinities and not just Brixton Mosque on Gresham Road! In the last nine years some sections of the Tabloid media have also attempted to contact Brixton Mosque after the events of: 7/7, 21/7, the Woolwich incident and the recent Brixton slavery case. Amateur and junior tabloid journalists, in trying to get a scoop for their editors as if genuflecting in from of them, would simplistically, disrespectfully and erroneously turn up...