A few weeks ago we reported on the extremism of two of the members of the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Body. Daud Abdullah, of the Muslim Council of Britain, was a signatory of the Istanbul Declaration. Ahmed Al Rawi had signed a separate declaration which stated:
“(The signatories) call on our Arab and Muslim peoples and all religious authorities and liberation forces everywhere to oppose the occupation and savage crimes in Iraq and Palestine, by providing all kinds of material and moral support to the honourable resistance … until God’s victory comes”
It now appears that Abdullah and Al Rawi are no longer on the steering committee of MINAB. That is a welcome development. As Ruth Gledhill reported a few weeks back, MINAB’s funding was at risk if extremists were allowed to remain in place.
However, MINAB still includes representation from the Muslim Association of Britain, which – like Hamas – is nothing more than a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
That is less than optimal.