Sunday, September 20, 2015
UK Gov new 'plans': Imams will have to register, Leaked Document Calls Muslim Brotherhood “Extremist Movement”
UK Gov new 'plans': Will Have To Register With Gov. Under Proposed Regulations; Leaked Document Calls Muslim Brotherhood “Extremist Movement” HT: Telegraph.
Imams, priests, rabbis and other religious figures will have to enrol in a ‘national register of faith leaders’ and be subject to government-specified training and security checks in the Home Office’s latest action on extremism.
The highly controversial proposal appears in a leaked draft of the Government’s new counter-extremism strategy, seen by The Telegraph, which goes substantially further than previous versions of the document
The strategy, due to be published this autumn, says that Whitehall will ‘require all faiths to maintain a national register of faith leaders’ and the Government will ‘set out the minimum level of training and checks’ faith leaders must have to join the new register.
Registration will be compulsory for all faith leaders who wish to work with the public sector, including universities, the document says. In practice, most faith leaders have some dealings with the public sector and the requirement will cover the great majority.”
With respect to the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK, the report cites the following section from the document that describes the Muslim Brotherhood as an “extremist movement”:
The document defines extremism as “the vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs,” or as calling for the death of members of the British Armed Forces.
It also names a number of specific groups – including the Association of Muslim Schools, which has close links to a number of the Trojan Horse plotters.
A Government review into the Brotherhood, completed months ago, has still not been published. Hmmm......Maulana Shah Raza, founding member of the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (Minab), a self-regulatory body designed to promote best practice, warned the Government “not to meddle in religious affairs or to expand the state’s involvement in deciding on religious and theological issues”. Read the full story here.