A MUSLIM activist is taking responsibility for having right-wing Activist Tommy Robinson, along with thousands of Ukippers removed from Facebook.
Mohammad Shafiq was reportedly involved in the decicion to remove Tommy Robinson, Raheem Kassam, Politicalite founder Jordan James and many others.
He tweeted that the Ramadan Foundation had been involved in the decision, but Shafiq is a shady character and last year, Politicalite exclusivley revealed that the head of the Ramadan Foundation defended an Imam that was arrested for child abuse via a group allegedly linked to the murder of Alan Henning.
Shafiq was also invited to Parliament by Commons speaker John Bercow in June 2018.
Mr Shafiq defended and praised Imam Abdul Rauf, 52 who was charged with two section 47 assaults against two boys aged 10 and 12 and 19 charges of section 39 assault against unidentified children.
Shafiq reportedly posted the video to a Facebook group for the Milaad Committee in Rochdale and in the video, he sat next to the Imam and described him as a “Great man who wouldn’t hurt children” in an attempt to shut down criticism of the local Imam through cries of Islamophobia.
Weeks later, Abdul Rauf was charged with two section 47 assaults against two boys aged 10 and 12 and 19 charges of section 39 assault against unidentified children.
Following the exclusive story last year, we came across more details about the Chief Executive of the Ramadan Foundation. – for legal reasons we have had to leave out many parts of the information – as we have not yet verified the details.
What we can say is that the group Mr Shafiq used to defend the Imam called the “Milaad Committee” was allegedly linked to the murder of a British aid worker in Syria.
A source told Politicalite that the same committee is allegedly indirectly linked to the murder of Alan Henning in Syria and Imam Abdul Rauf was the chairman of the Milaad Committee.
Al Fatiha global was the Syrian Aid charity Henning was driving for when captured. They were given oversight by the Milaad Committee in Rochdale.
Waheed Ahmed, 21, the son of Rochdale Labour councillor Shakil Ahmed was arrested with eight relatives – including four children – in a remote Turkish border town on the border with Syria. He was working for Al Fatiha global and attended the Mosque ran by Imam Abdul Rauf, who was defended by Mohamed Shafiq.
A source told Politicalite that “Qari Abdul Rauf Naqshbandi is allegedly an ISIS recruiter in Rochdale and Mohammed Shafiq is often available to issue condemnations for any of these events.”
In the photo above is Cllr Ahmed’s son not blurred and The other men are doing a one-fingered ISIS salute, one is Abdul Rauf and one of the other men pictured is Mohammed Hussain Syeedy
In 2016 Syeedy murdered fellow Muslim Jalal Uddin in a Rochdale children’s play area. Manchester Crown Court heard he hated the imam’s practices and he was jailed for life with a minimum term of 24 years.
When Imam Uddin was murdered on the streets of Rochdale last summer by Syeedy, Mohammed Shafiq went on Sky News to say how frightened his community was as they feared a far-right extremist had done this and their mosques and streets needed extra police presence.
Greater Manchester Police even made a press conference to ask the community to remain calm and if this was a far-right extremist they would be found. No apology was given when it transpired he was killed by another Muslim.
Shafiq is still used as a contributor on BBC Radio Five Live. We contacted the BBC for comment on why they continued to use Mohammad Shafiq on air, the BBC told us: “Mr Shafiq is one of a range of contributors to BBC 5 live.”
Facebook, in a statement, said: “When ideas and opinions cross the line and amount to hate speech that may create an environment of intimidation and exclusion for certain groups in society – in some cases with potentially dangerous offline implications – we take action.
“Tommy Robinson’s Facebook page has repeatedly broken these standards, posting material that uses dehumanizing language and calls for violence targeted at Muslims. He has also behaved in ways that violate our policies around organized hate.”
Politicalite founder Jordan James, who is of mixed-race heritage slammed the move adding: “Removing Tommy, who is a key political figure and represents millions of working-class people across the UK is tantamount to foreign political interference and an attack on democracy.”
“Banning admins related to the Politicalite page and taking away our access is the direct suppression of free speech – and to highlight the ridiculousness of this move, take this – Facebook says that I promote ‘Hate Speech’ – but hang on a moment, I’m a queer mixed-race Jamaican guy – how can Facebook BAN me for being ‘racist’ and promoting ‘Hate Speech?’, those are TWO things i’m against given my background. This stinks.”
The move came after almost 850,000 people had watched Tommy’s expose on the BBC and Hope Not Hate.