18 February 2010

British Conservatives Support Hard Line Islam

Top Conservative party members have donated thousands of pounds to an organization that has hosted speakers known for their hard line Islamic views.

In August, Lord Sheikh, chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum (CMF), and Mohammed Amin, the CMF’s vice chairman, attended the launch of Iqra TV, founded by Al-Khair. According to the CMF website, after he had had made a presentation, Lord Sheikh gave a check for 5,000 pounds (approximately 8,000 US dollars) to Al-Khair for the establishment of a library. Al-Khair runs Islamic schools (in Britain and Kashmir), a prison outreach program, and hosts speaking and cultural events, including some that are “interfaith.” [The Brussels Journal] Read more