The Jihadists and their British Websites

The Centre for Social Cohesion has published a detailed study of the material that British jihadists are publishing on their website, and calls for them to be shut down.

The report is here and the executive summary is here.

The conclusion of the report is that the pressure of the last few years is taking its toll on British jihadists, who have lost some of their larger mosques, seen their leaders deported, and have discovered that explicit public calls to engage in terrorism now carry a prison sentence:

Individuals who use websites such as Islambase often admit to feeling paranoid and persecuted. While they often say they feel increasingly under attack from the government (paranoid references to being bugged by MI5 abound), they admit to feeling shunned and rejected by the mainstream Muslim community.


Pro-jihadist activity has relocated to internet chat rooms, private study groups, and regional bases in Luton and Leicester. Deported pro-jihadist clerics stay in touch with their followers through these fora.

There’s a lot in the report, including a report on the discussions by forum participants on how to bring their children up as jihadists:

“As a Muslim woman and mother living in this kufr society, it is difficult for me to go by my day-to-day practises without being exposed to some kind of kufr. It’s hard enough to refrain from looking at it, let alone explain to my two-and-a-half year old daughter that not everyone is a Muslim. Al-Hamdulillah though, she knows the difference between a kaafir and a Muslim. Some days she’ll stand at the window telling me she’s looking at the kaafir go by. Other days when I speak to her about Sheikh Usaamah, she’ll think about it and reply with ‘Go away kaafir’, and raise her hand as if to hit someone … How can we say ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah’ and allow our children to be educated (and dictated) by the kuffaar in school everyday? With the introduction in the last few years of Citizenship into the Curriculum, we are allowing our children to be taught that they must give allegiance to the Queen, and have hatred towards our great scholars and Mujaahideen. In English, as part of GCSE, they must study Shakespeare, whose books are full of homosexuality, fornication and adultery, each of which are great sins in Islam.”

The post in question is here, and it concludes:

We need to ask ourselves what we want our children to be when they grow up. Do we want them to be great scholars like Imaam Abu Haneefah (ra) and ‘Aa-ishah bint Abee Bakr (ra) or pop stars and film stars? Do we want them to be like Usaamah bin Zayd and Sheikh Usaamah bin Laden or the next Michael Jackson or David Beckham?

Isn’t this just heartbreaking?