16 September 2015

Islamists declare brotherhood with Islamic State in Stratford

About eight males protested throughout the afternoon outside Stratford Station, gathered around a single sign, which read: “Islam is superior #No2DemocracyYes2Islam.”

Abdul Hakim, who refused to disclose which mosque he was from, said the group protests against democracy every two weeks in different boroughs of London.

He said that although the apparently unnamed group does not follow a specific extremist group, its members refuse to condemn Islamic State, Al-Qaeda or the Taliban because they are “Muslim brothers”.

“I wouldn’t condemn them at all,” he said. “As Muslims we believe all non-believers who reject Islam will be in hell fire.

“People who hear the message have no excuse –they will be judged.”

The demonstration, which took place the day after the 14th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York, outraged passers-by.

Emma Hathaway, 28, was returning from a rally in Parliament Square calling for more struggling refugees to be welcomed in Britain.

She said she was angered by the demonstrators calling for sharia (Islamic law). [Newham Recorder] Read more