I’m putting this piece from Harry’s Place up without much comment from me, on the grounds that this is an example of how deeply the Islamists have embedded themselves into the British Establishment. This piece also illustrates how questionable Islamic Groups and individuals, have diverted criticism of their acts by the use of the Libel Laws and also other forms of legal action.
The question I ask is that although this particular Islamist is a big name, how many other dodgy Islamists are lurking in councils, health service offices, the civil service and the voluntary sector? How many of them are not working for the benefit of the whole nation but either wholly or partly for the benefit of Islamic conquest?
Uddin is the bearded savage who not only “embedded Islamist politics at the heart of London’s Muslim Community: he also made that politics respectable in the British political mainstream.” Please pay special attention to the paragraph which I have emboldened, as it shows just how Liberal Churchmen and Liberal and Reform Rabbis were hoodwinked into supporting the London Citizens campaign group which contained entities like the East London Mosque, which had a mass murderer like Uddin as vice-chair of the Mosque. Those of us who campaigned to keep their religious organisations away from London Citizens (and the Citizens UK movement as a whole) look like we are beginning to be vindicated.
From Harry’s Place Blog
Lucy Lips, October 14th 2012, 8:48 am
In 1971, Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin abducted, tortured and murdered a number of Bangladeshi intellectuals and patriots, who were seeking self-determination and independence for Bangladesh. As readers of Harry’s Place will be aware, following the failure of his campaign and Bangladesh’s independent. Mueen-Uddin then fled to Britain. Here. he established himself as a pillar of the Bangladeshi British Muslim establishment, the prime mover it its Jamaat-e-Islami directed Islamist politics, and – most shockingly – as the director of Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS and is also a chairman of the Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy.
How did he manage it?
First of all, almost nobody challenged him: certainly not from within the National Health Service. After all, the men and women Mueen-Uddin murdered were just brown Muslims from a far away place. Secondly, Mueen Uddin employed the services of Carter Ruck, the solicitors who make a speciality of helping foreign mass murderers from keeping their guilty secrets under wraps through the use of this country’s extreme libel law, aided by the cost that any trial involving flying witnesses over from Bangladesh would inevitably cost.
This is what happened when The Guardian tried to report on Mueen Uddin’s crimes.
Well, the game is now up. Bangladesh is now about to ask Britain to extradite Mueen Uddin. He won’t go: Bangladesh has the death penalty, and there are proper concerns about the functioning of the Bangladeshi justice process. However, the allegations are now fully in the open.
As a footnote, it is just not possible to overstate the importance of this man to Britain’s Jamaat-e-Islami nework. Mueen Uddin was the founder of the Islamic Forum Europe, Vice Chairman of the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, and indeed a trustee of the charity Muslim Aid. He is the man who not only embedded Islamist politics at the heart of London’s Muslim community: he also made that politics respectable in the British political mainstream. Ministers, judges, Mayors, rabbis visit the East London Mosque and hobnob with his henchmen. The Citizens UK/London Citizens movement, which represents an important current within Labour and Left politics, regards both this institution and the Islamic Forum Europe is its partners.
Mueen Uddin hasn’t lost. He won.
The Daily Mail has the story. Mueen Uddin’s libel lawyers appear to have failed to silence the allegations this time: but here they are just in case the man managed to get them taken down:
One of Britain’s most important Muslim leaders – who has a senior role in the NHS – is to be charged with 18 murders by a war crimes tribunal in his native Bangladesh, investigators have told The Mail on Sunday.
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, who is director of Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS and is also a chairman of the Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy, is accused of abducting, torturing and killing 18 journalists, academics and doctors during the bloody war of independence in Bangladesh in 1971.
Sanaul Huq, the Inspector-General of Bangladesh’s national police force, who is co-ordinating the ICT investigation, said his investigators believe that Mr Mueen-Uddin killed dozens of people during the independence war, but they can link him only to 18 murders with evidence and eyewitness testimonies.
The ICT said Mr Mueen-Uddin and his associates allegedly subjected their victims to horrendous torture before killing them and dumping their bodies in sports grounds which earned the nickname ‘killing fields’.
Mr Huq told The Mail on Sunday: ‘They abducted an eye doctor, and then gouged his eyes out before killing him and dumping his body.
‘They abducted a cardiologist and cut out his heart before killing him and dumping his body.
‘They kidnapped a woman journalist, and cut her breasts off before killing her. Her decomposing body was later found with her breasts cut off.
‘These victims were chosen because they were leading figures in the independence movement. Mueen-Uddin was a leading figure when it comes to killing activists. This is why we want to try him in court.
‘As soon as charges are made – which I can guarantee will happen in days – we will request the British Government to hand him back to Bangladesh, and we will ask Interpol for his arrest. We will use all means, diplomatic and legal, to bring him back. If we fail, we will try him in absentia.’
[A]fter a nine-month civil war, during which hundreds of thousands were killed by the Pakistan military. At the time, Mr Mueen-Uddin was among those who did not want a secular Bangladesh splitting from the ‘Islamic state’ of Pakistan, say ICT investigators.
They say that during the civil war, Mr Mueen-Uddin was working as a journalist for a newspaper called the Daily Purbadesh in the capital Dhaka. But he was also said to be a secret member of an Islamic terrorist group called the Al-Badr Brigade, which abducted and killed leading figures of the independence movement for the Pakistani military. Mr Huq says Mr Mueen-Uddin fled Bangladesh shortly after independence, and went to Britain via India, Nepal and then Pakistan, from where he caught a flight to London in the early Seventies.
Over the decades, he became one of Britain’s most influential Muslim leaders, was instrumental in setting up the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), and is now one of the trustees of the UK’s leading Islamic charity, Muslim Aid.
Mr Mueen-Uddin was one of the chief Islamic leaders who mobilised thousands of British Muslims to protest against the publication of Salman Rushdie’s controversial book, The Satanic Verses, in 1989.
He led a group of Muslim leaders who went to Downing Street to hand a petition against publication of the book to Margaret Thatcher, who was Prime Minister at the time.
Mr Mueen-Uddin has also met Prince Charles, including one occasion when the heir to the throne visited the East London Mosque in 2010.
Investigators say that Mr Mueen-Uddin’s official title in Al Badr was ‘operation-in-charge’, which made him a commander of the group.
He is accused of personally abducting six journalists – including a local BBC reporter – three doctors and nine academics from Dhaka University between December 10 and 15, 1971.
More than 1,000 Bangladeshi intellectuals and prominent supporters of the independence movement were killed in the dying days of the war by the Pakistani military in a calculated effort to deprive the new country of its leaders, says the ICT.
Mr Mueen-Uddin and his associates allegedly abducted their victims from their houses during the night at gunpoint, and took them to a gym called the Mohammedpur Training Centre in Mirpur, an area in north Dhaka. The gym was said to have been converted into a makeshift torture chamber.
Mr Mueen-Uddin led a protest against the publication of Salman Rushdie’s book The Satanic Verses, in 1989
After the victims were tortured and killed, their bodies were dumped in nearby grounds. The bodies of some victims were never found.
The ICT has interviewed 45 witnesses. Among them is Asif Munier, who is now 46. He was four when his father, Munier Chowdhury, then 45, was taken away from their house in Dhaka. Mr Chowdhury was a prominent playwright and professor of Bengali literature at Dhaka University. He also wrote many articles in support of the independence movement. Mr Chowdhury’s body was never found although the family frantically searched the ‘killing fields’ to find the corpse.
Mr Munier said: ‘My father was no criminal. He was targeted and killed for his views to uphold Bengali language and nationalism, so I feel these people left me and my brothers fatherless, made my mother a widow and took away a gifted teacher and writer from Bangladesh, for no fault except believing in freedom and justice.
Read the rest over at Harry’s Place it is a serious eye-opener
Maybe it is time for a Royal Commission or a Public Enquiry, with the powers to enforce witness attendance, to examine closely the phenomenon of Islamist infiltration of the departments and agencies of the British Government?
UPDATE: Some indication of just how influential Mueen-Uddin has been is he is the author of the lead document on selecting Muslim Chaplains in the NHS. See the pdf via this link. http://www.mfghc.com/VoluntaryChaplainRequirement.pdf
Credit for this update goes to ‘Judy’ ( http://www.adloyada.typepad.com/adloyada/ ) on Harry’s Place who said on there:
The mass-murderer Mueen Uddin wrote the NHS policy on Essential Requirements for Voluntary Muslim Health Care Chaplains in 2009, in his capacity as Director of Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS, a joint project of the Muslim Council of Britain and the NHS. Labour’s Gordon Brown was Prime Minister at the time. Perhaps someone can remind me who was Minister of Health at the time. I seem to remember that John Denham was minister for Community Relations.
I wonder how much Mueen Uddin was being paid for the Director post in 2009 and thereafter?”
A good point Judy (her blog is at http://www.adloyada.typepad.com/adloyada/ )