|A view from inside an
Islamic Terror Cell in London
Bakri was the star attraction that night. Under bright fluorescent
lights, he preached to the 50-strong audience about the need for a
violent struggle to defend Muslims who, he claimed, were under
With a new member in the audience, he added carefully that he was not
actually "inciting anyone to violence in the UK". But the violence
was not far away. The following afternoon the reporter witnessed an
Asian man being beaten by members of the Saviour Sect for "insulting"
their version of Islam.
The victim had struck up an argument with one of the group at the
market stall. When he threw a leaflet to the ground he was punched in
the face and a fight started. Up to seven members of the sect jumped
on the man and began kicking him as he lay on the floor. A late
intervention by one of the other stallholders gave him the
opportunity to escape — his face swollen and bleeding.
Unabashed, one of group, dressed in an Arabic shawl, shouted out to
onlookers: "You should not feel sorry for him. He is a kuffar and
deserves it." Aged between 20 and 30, the members of the sect mostly
wore traditional Islamic clothing, although some were in jeans.
Later that day it emerged that the man who had been assaulted had
been a member of the moderate Young Muslim Organisation and was also
a supporter of Galloway's Respect party.
One of the sect told the reporter that "the brothers" needed to calm
down and stop attracting attention to themselves in public. "They
should have taken him round the corner and beaten him there," he
ON July 3, Sheikh Omar Brooks of Al-Ghuraaba addressed the group at
its Saturday night lecture.
The 30-year-old, who comes from a Caribbean background and used to
work as an electrician, converted to Islam after coming under Bakri's
spell. He claimed that he had had "military training" in Pakistan.
His speech that night at Oxford House, a Victorian hall in a side
street off Bethnal Green, was intended to stir passions. He said that
it was imperative for Muslims to "instil terror into the hearts of
Occasionally sipping a can of Fanta and gesticulating wildly, he
declared: "I am a terrorist. As a Muslim, of course I am a
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