On the 31 December-2 January 2015, Luton Islamic Centre are organising a conference entitled “Return of Khilafah and Jihaad, the correct understanding”. The purpose of this conference is to clarify to the Muslim community, the deviated beliefs of ISIS, Al-Qaida, and their followers. From the supporters of ISIS are the UK based group Al-Muhajaroon.
Luton Islamic Centre has been in the forefront of warning against violent extremism and its advocates. We have produced and distributed across the UK, tens of thousands of anti-extremism leaflets, including 50,000 leaflets entitled: “Al Muhajaroon, the extremist cult exposed”. We have also funded the publication of several books written to refute the ideology of Al Qaida. (pdf link: http://www.calltoislam.com/pdf/Al-Muhaajiroon%20-%20The%20Extremist%20Cult%20Exposed.pdf)
In light of this, the imagery on the recent youtube clip calling for a protest against our conference is completely deceptive and dishonest. The clip shows images of the key Al Muhajaroon leaders, deliberately giving the impression that they are behind this conference. This couldn’t be further from the truth; the whole purpose of this conference is to refute the ideas of ISIS and Al Muhajaroon.
Those individuals who follow the EDL need to know: “Not only are the EDL playing on your ignorance of Islam, they are blatantly lying to you about this conference. Don’t waste your time protesting against this anti-extremism conference. Don’t let the EDL make fools of you”.
Board of Trustees
Luton Islamic Centre
29 December 2014
See also “English Defence League protest in Luton ‘on hold'”, Luton on Sunday, 30 December 2014
Update: See “English Defence League demonstration under control”, Luton Today, 31 December 2014
And “Huge police presence in Luton greets handful of English Defence League protesters”, Luton on Sunday, 31 December 2014
Also “EDL in Luton, 31 December 2014”, Luton Borough Council news report, 31 December 2014
This is the EDL video publicising their protest against the conference. Even by EDL standards, the lies and distortions are jaw-dropping.