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How the left-wing government created the UK’s jihadi breeding ground

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In total, highly concentrated Muslim enclaves in the United Kingdom, occupying a few square miles of the city, have produced one out of ten jihadis convicted in Britain of jihad terror crimes, “challenging the prevailing liberal view that Muslim neighborhoods such as Sparkbrook are symbols of thriving multiculturalism.”

The leftwing Labour-controlled government on the Birmingham City council, Europe’s largest local authority, has been consistently accused of turning a blind eye to extremism.

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How pandering PC Labour councillors helped create the UK’s jihadi breeding ground: One in ten convicted Islamic terrorists come from a tiny area of Birmingham. But the cause may be even more disturbing…

  • Sparkbrook in Birmingham has become synonymous with Islamic extremism
  • One in ten of all UK’s convicted Islamic terrorists have come from the area
  • Sparkbrook is more than 70 per cent Musli
  • Labour-controlled Birmingham City council accused of turning a blind eye

By Paul Bracchi For The Daily Mail, 20 March 2017:

Few people will have heard of Moinal Abedin. But he has a uniquely chilling CV. Abedin is widely acknowledged to be Britain’s first Al Qaeda- inspired terrorist.

In 2002, he was jailed for 20 years for turning a terrace house in Birmingham’s Sparkbrook district into a bomb-making factory.

Among the deadly haul was an industrial quantity of the chemical required for the high explosive HMTD, which was used in the July 7 attacks on London’s Tube and bus network in 2005.

The security services were convinced that Abedin, who had attended a terrorist training camp on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, was plotting to kill large numbers of people.

He was 25 at the time, married with two children, and working as a waiter, then a used-car salesman.

Moinal Abedin is 42 now and, according to someone who knows him, he has just completed his sentence and is back on the streets of Birmingham where his ‘career’ began.

During his time inside, Sparkbrook has become synonymous with Islamic extremism; one in ten of all Britain’s convicted Islamic terrorists, we now know, have come from Sparkbrook (population 30,000) and four adjoining council wards.

In total, these highly concentrated Muslim enclaves, occupying a few square miles of the city, have produced 26 of the country’s 269 known jihadis convicted in Britain of terror offences.

The disturbing statistic is contained in the most comprehensive study of terror convictions in the UK. The 1,000-page report, published earlier this month by security think-tank The Henry Jackson Society, challenges the prevailing liberal view that neighbourhoods such as Sparkbrook are symbols of thriving multiculturalism.

In truth, a parallel society exists in Sparkbrook. In the street where Moinal Abedin was once a familiar face, comprising 150 or so homes, we could find only one remaining white British household.

Most Muslims who live in what are effectively segregated communities do not turn out like Abedin. But it seems they are significantly more likely to if they live in Sparkbrook.

This is perhaps the key finding to emerge from the study.

The difference between Muslim communities in Birmingham and Leicester highlights this. Leicester, with a significant but more widely dispersed Muslim population, has bred only two convicted terrorists over the past two decades compared with the 26 from in and around Sparkbrook, which is more than 70 per cent Muslim.

But the sweeping social and demographic changes in the heart of Birmingham down the years are only part of the story.

The Labour-controlled administration on Birmingham City council, Europe’s largest local authority, has been consistently accused of turning a blind eye to extremism.

The council itself admitted in the aftermath of the Trojan Horse Scandal — when militant Muslims attempted to infiltrate state schools to impose an Islamic agenda — that it had shied away from the problem out of a ‘fear of being accused of racism’.

Others, including a former head forced out of her school by hardliners, are convinced there was another reason for the council’s inaction: that most Muslims and ethnic minorities in general tend to vote Labour.

This culture of acquiescence — and in some cases blatant pandering — has been exacerbated by many leading Muslim councillors. Only a couple of weeks ago, Waseem Zaffar, the council’s cabinet member for ‘transparency, openness and equality’, was forced to resign after pressurising a Catholic school to let a four-year-old girl wear an Islamic veil in class.

The school, which caters for Catholics and non-Catholics alike, had a uniform policy that banned headwear. He had not revealed that the girl was a relative of his. Councillor Zaffar, 35, said the policy breached the Equalities Act.

Mr Zaffar quit following the intervention of the Government’s integration tsar Dame Louise Casey, who wrote to the leader of the council condemning Mr Zaffar and questioning whether ‘sufficient lessons have been learnt’ from the Trojan Horse scandal, which culminated in an inquiry in 2014.

Some people, outside Birmingham, might question why Mr Zaffar was promoted to the cabinet in the first place, given his controversial past. He described Israel as a ‘terrorist state’ at a pro-Palestine demonstration, for example, yet still plays a hugely prominent role in local Labour politics.

He is the campaign chief for Labour’s candidate to become the first elected West Midlands metropolitan mayor in May, representing Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

The previous candidate — a veteran Muslim councillor called Muhammad Afzal — withdrew from the race following a series of controversies.

He lost support after branding David Cameron an Islamophobe and making inflammatory comments to a Muslim women’s group, when he claimed ‘domestic violence was happening mainly in the Christian community because they get drunk’.

His Labour colleagues at City Hall include a string of other hardline Muslim politicians. Among them, the councillor who once organised an election rally where the mainly Muslim men and women in the audience sat separately, on opposite sides of the hall; and another who was accused by a prospective female councillor of telling her she was ‘too white and Jewish’ to be selected.

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