There is an uproar in England because a famous Islamist mosque is to get tax money to build a youth centre. The imam there went viral for publicly explaining how to “properly” stone a woman. There is also a long history of hate speech and extremism. Government funding for this mosque can be described as “state terror financing”.
The Green Lane Mosque in the English city of Birmingham has repeatedly been in the news in the past for promoting extremist material and spreading hate speech against people of other religions. One of the imams there also explained how to stone adulterous women “correctly” – that is, according to Sharia law. Additionally, speeches there explicitly called for the murder of homosexuals and preached violent jihad against the “kuffar” (“infidels”).
Now this mosque is in the headlines again. This time because officials at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport had given the organization a grant of £2.2 million to build a youth centre. The money comes from £300 million earmarked for the creation of youth centers across the UK. Payments were stopped after an initial tranche of £77,000 due to public outcry over such potential terror funding from taxpayers’ money.
Such financial support would have enabled mosque Islamists to radicalize even more children and youth and turn them into potential terrorists with the help of the state. Something that is appropriately met with resistance. Because when children and youth are taught that they must hate “infidels” and kill homosexuals, as well as how to “properly” stone adulterous women to death, then something is definitely wrong. But this also raises the question why this mosque, run mainly by Pakistanis, still exists.