Another moderate Muslim. I wish those who take such hope from statements of condemnation like Ali’s after the July 7 attacks will explain to us how we can distinguish sincere condemnations from insincere ones. From the TimesOnline, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
A LEADING imam in the mosque where the July 7 bombers worshipped has hailed their terrorist attack on London as a “good” act in a secretly taped conversation with an undercover reporter.
Hamid Ali, spiritual leader of the mosque in West Yorkshire, said it had forced people to take notice when peaceful meetings and conferences had no impact.
He also praised the bombers as the “children” of Abdullah al-Faisal, a firebrand Muslim cleric, who was convicted of inciting murder and racial hatred in 2003.
Ali revealed that the leader of the London suicide bombers had attended sermons in Yorkshire by al-Faisal and tapes of al-Faisal’s teachings were still circulating within his mosque.
Al-Faisal, who has branded non-Muslims as “cockroaches” ripe for extermination, is serving a seven-year prison sentence but is eligible for early release next week.
Evidence of continuing extremism and terrorist sympathisers in the bombers” community has been exposed by a six-week investigation by The Sunday Times. It contrasts with the public statements of condemnation by community leaders “” including Ali “” in the immediate aftermath of the July 7 attacks.