Wikipedia 6 April 2010
Undercover Mosque is a documentary programme produced by the independent television company hardcash productions for the Channel 4 series Dispatches which first aired on 15 January 2007 in the UK.
The film caused a furore in Britain and the world press due to the content of the released footage. The documentary presents film footage gathered from 12 months of secret investigation into mosques throughout Britain.
West Midlands Police investigated whether criminal offences had been committed by those teaching or preaching at the Mosques and other establishments and found that there had been insufficient evidence to bring charges against anyone featured in the documentary.
1 Content 2 Mosques and Islamic Centers investigated 3 Response 4 Similar programme on the BBC 5 Investigations by the police and the CPS; Ofcom, libel case 6 Sequel 7 See also 8 References 9 Video 10 External links
Undercover Mosque generated controversy because it contained footage of British imams making the following statements:
Dr. Ijaz Mian on the subject of non-Muslim laws: You cannot accept the rule of the kaffir [w]e have to rule ourselves and we have to rule the others. Abu Usamah saying of apostates: If the imam wants to crucify him he should crucify him. The person is put up on the wood and he's left there to bleed to death for three days. Abu Usamah speaking on the deficiency of women's minds: Allah has created the woman, even if she gets a PhD, deficient. Her intellect is incomplete, deficient. She may be suffering from hormones that will make her emotional. It takes two witnesses of a woman to equal the one witness of the man. Praises the killer of a British soldier serving in Afghanistan, stating "The hero of Islam is the one who separated his head from his shoulders. Abdullah el-Faisal: You have to bomb the Indian businesses, and as for the Jews you kill them physically. Advocates violent Jihad against the non-Muslims and predicting that an army of Muslims will arise against the non-Muslims in England.
Dr Bilal Philips on marriage with girls before puberty: The prophet Muhammad practically outlined the rules regarding marriage prior to puberty. With his practice, he clarified what is permissible, and that is why we shouldn't have any issues about an older man marrying a younger woman, which is looked down upon by this society today, but we know that Prophet Mohammed practised it, it wasnt abuse or exploitation, it was marriage.
Condemns Muslim integration into British society.
Calls for the overthrow of the British government and democracy. [T]hey will fight in the cause of Allah. I encourage all of you to be from amongst them, to begin to cultivate ourselves for the time that is fast approaching where the tables are going to turn and the Muslims are going to be in the position of being uppermost in strength, and when that happens, people wont get killed unjustly.
Dr. Mian: You are in a situation in which you have to live like a state within a state, until you take over. Al Jibali: By the age of ten, it becomes an obligation on us to force her to wear hijab, and if she doesnt wear hijab, we hit her. Dr. Mian praised the Saudi religious police practice of imprisoning people who do not pray: They send the police, and they say, well, if you dont come for prayer, close your shop, we will arrest you But if you dont, then we have to bring the punishment on you, you will be killed, and nobody will pray on you. Abu Usamah saying that homosexuals should be killed by throwing them off a cliff, stating throw [the homosexual] off the mountain.
2 Mosques and Islamic Centers investigated
Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith , UK Islamic Mission
London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent's Park Green Lane Mosque, Birmingham Ahl-e-Hadith mosque, in Derby UKIM's Sparkbrook Islamic Centre, Birmingham