Ali Hammuda, an Muslim preacher and Imam at a Cardiff mosque, has been suspected of radicalizing three British jihadis. The three young jihadis have traveled to Syria to join ISIS.
Hammuda has told teenage disciples that it is ‘permissible’ under Islam to have sex slaves.
Hammuda is still preaching at the same mosque, two years after the three ‘Cardiff jihadis’ – Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, then 20, and Muthana’s younger brother Aseel, then 17 – left for Syria in 2014.
The cleric’s extraordinary preachings were recorded secretly at a halaqa, or religious study circle, at the Al-Manar mosque by an undercover reporter. The event was publicized by posters mimicking the famous British wartime propaganda slogan, declaring Keep Calm And Come To Halaqa. Fringed by drawings of sports equipment, the poster added: “Brothers Only, Ideal age 13-18. Followed by indoor football.”
In the most disturbing section of the recording, Hammuda, the English Islamic Programmes officer at the mosque, explains a series of Hadiths, or teachings of the Prophet Mohammed with his group. He inserts his own twisted interpretation of a Hadith in which the Prophet says one of the Doomsday signs will be when a slave girl gives birth to her master.
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