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Convicted Islamist terrorists seizing ‘control’ of prison wings and setting up sharia courts. Staff terrified of confronting Muslim inmates for fear of being accused of racism.
Devout prisoners dictating the diets of fellow non-Muslim prisoners, and even appointing their own ‘emirs’ — unofficial leaders — to whom prison officers appeal to maintain order.
On 12 February 2022, Anti Zionism Coordination (AZC) held online its annual rally, entitled 2022, The Year to Combat Normalization: We Will Resist the Entity and Protect the Homeland. The AZC — said to be based in Istanbul — was launched in February 2021, bringing together ‘anti-normalisation’ and ‘pro-Palestinian’ activists from 20 countries.
In an Ofsted report published on January 14, 2022, Bristol’s only Islamic faith school, the Andalusia Academy Bristol, the watchdog found that the school failed to meet the standards for independent schools during a school inspection that took place in November 2021.
In recent months, French authorities have inspected 99 mosques suspected of promoting separatist ideology. 22 of them have now been closed.
On 19 November 2021, Home Secretary Priti Patel laid before Parliament an order to outlaw the Islamist terrorist movement Hamas in its entirety from the UK, stating “This action will support efforts to protect the British public and the international community in the global fight against terrorism”. This step has extended the proscription of Hamas’s ‘military wing’, which was implemented back in 2001. The List of proscribed international terrorist groups declares “The government now assess that the approach of distinguishing between the various parts of Hamas is artificial. Hamas is a complex but single terrorist organisation”.
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After Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi took power in Egypt in 2014, leading figures in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood fled to Middle Eastern countries – especially Qatar and Turkey – as well as to several Western nations. It should be remembered that Egypt is the country where the Muslim Brotherhood was established in 1928, and therefore the ‘mother movement’ is still highly regarded within the global ranks affiliated with the Ikhwan.