29 September 2016

Stockwell Green mosque under investigation after 'promoting killing of Muslim Ahmadis sect'

A London mosque is being investigated by the charities watchdog following allegations it promoted the killing of Muslims from a minority sect.

The Charity Commission announced the inquiry into Stockwell Green mosque today after reports that leaflets were found suggesting Ahmadis who did not convert to mainstream Islam within three days should face “capital punishment” — the death penalty.

Mosque leaders previously denied the leaflets were found at the premises.

Ahmadis are banned from referring to themselves as Muslims in Pakistan because they believe their founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, was a prophet — something perceived as blasphemous by many Muslims.

The commission first visited the mosque — also known as Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat, a registered charity — in May and launched the statutory inquiry this month.

It will probe suspicions of poor governance, financial management and trustees “carrying out activities outside the charity’s stated objects”. [Evening Standard] Read more