Muslim community unable to move on as uncertainty remains over suspected suicide bomber Abdul Waheed Majeed


SOME relatives of suspected suicide bomber Abdul Waheed Majeed are still hopeful he is alive and will return home despite his brother appearing on national TV to claim he was a hero for carrying out an attack in Syria.

Arif Syed, a leader of Crawley’s Muslim community, says that not all family members share the views of Majeed’s brother, Hafeez, who appeared on BBC2’s Newsnight earlier this month.

Majeed, 41, is believed to be responsible for a suicide bombing at a prison in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which reportedly allowed hundreds of prisoners to escape.

Hafeez said on the programme last Tuesday night that his brother was a hero as he was fighting the Syrian regime.

It was the first time a family member had accepted that the dad-of-three was responsible.

However, Mr Syed, who is close friends with Majeed’s uncle, Mohammad Jamil, said: “The position is still the same. There is still no evidence, DNA or otherwise, from the officials to say it definitely happened [that Majeed was involved].

“The family at large – I am good friends with his uncle – are still hopeful. Within the family there are different views.”

Hafeez told Newsnight his brother was not a threat to the UK and never had been.

He added that the bombing was carried out to free prisoners of President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.

Speaking on the programme, he said: “If my brother had been a British soldier and there were British people in that prison and [he carried out] the act of heroism or bravery that he did, I know he would have been awarded the posthumous Victoria Cross.”

Majeed had gone to Syria as part of a humanitarian aid mission last summer.

His family believed he was helping in refugee camps but got a phone call shortly before the bombing, when Majeed told them he might not be able to contact them again for some time.

As well as Majeed’s house in Martyrs Avenue, Langley Green, homes in Langley Drive, Langley Green; Punch Copse Road, Three Bridges; and St Joan Close, Langley Green; were searched by counter terrorism officers following the suicide bombing, but this didn’t lead to any arrests.

Crawley mosques have, as a result of the bombing, banned worshippers from going on aid missions to Syria, fearing that they could be radicalised once in the Middle East.

The attack on Aleppo Prison is believed to have been led by Chechen fighters from the al-Nusra Front, a jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaeda.

A video posted online has shown an English-speaking man resembling Majeed standing next to a truck that is later seen driving towards the prison, seconds before an explosion.

But his family have previously said this is not conclusive evidence that he was responsible.

Neighbours of Majeed have mixed feelings about the attack.

Muslim residents living in Martyrs Avenue said they did not wish to comment on whether they agreed with Hafeez’s comments because of the uncertainty surrounding the situation.

One Muslim resident, who asked not to be named, explained: “To be honest, people just want to get on with their lives, but also people don’t know what actually happened.

“No one really wants to talk about it out of respect to the family because there is still no evidence to say that he did it.”

Other residents in Martyrs Avenue said that if Majeed did carry out the attack he should not be considered a hero regardless of his intentions.

Frances Beckinsale, 77, said: “It’s an act of terror, isn’t it? It’s as simple as that.”

Frederick Whiteman, 85, added: “It is an act of terrorism. It is a suicide bombing. It’s the same sort of thing, I think [as an attack on people]. I think he was just a bit misguided.”

Farakh Jamal, a trustee at Langley Green Mosque, said the uncertainty around exactly what happened has made it difficult for the Muslim community to know how to react.

He said: “We have been shocked in hearing the news [that he is suspected of the attack].

“However, there has been a mixed reaction because, like any community, we don’t want the media spotlight it has brought. A lot of people have been asking probing questions.

“It is sad if a member of the Muslim community has been radicalised in the way the media is portraying it.

“He had taken it upon himself to relieve some of the hardship and suffering which is going on [in Syria]. From what I understand [from the Newsnight programme] he was influenced by the suffering he saw there.

“If there is something which would drive someone to that extreme it is going to be graphic suffering.”

Mr Jamal said the incident, if it is what it seems, has divided opinion because of the reported nature of the attack – that the bomber was trying to free prisoners rather than attempting to kill people.

He said: “What he [Hafeez] was saying on the programme, about if it had been British citizens in jail then he would have been awarded the Victoria Cross, is quite a striking point if you think about it.”

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Never Shall Be Slaves – please circulate

The rape gang cases that have been uncovered so far most likely represents the tip of the tip of the iceberg. The overall numbers of both victims and perpetrators is almost certainly orders of magnitude higher than so far reported.

The true level of this strand of crime needs to be revealed. And to do that, Councils need to be forced to listen better. And, where they’re concerned, nothing talks louder than money!

I would love to be able to sue the Council officers for damages out of their own pockets for their neglect and acquiescence. But this is not possible yet. Maybe one day, when the PC fog has cleared further.

Until then, we do what we can.

The aim is to force Councils and Police Authorities to pay. This will lead negligent Council Officers and Police chiefs to get demoted and sidelined, and investigation of these crimes to be taken seriously. And force them to move from turning a blind eye, to actively investigating for such crimes.

This in turn should lead them to detect more of them, which will put further pressure on them to pursue such cases harder, and so on.

Comprehensive Report on the Grooming Gangs

Please click the image below for a link to the comprehensive report on the grooming gangs: ‘“Easy Meat” – Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery

The report examines in detail:

  • What these gangs  do
  • The chronology of the problem
  • Institutional failure and the abuse of the narrative of racism
  • The Islamic cultural background
  • The scale of the problem

It establishes that 20 years ago child-care professionals dealing with the victims made recommendations which could have protected the schoolgirl victims, but these steps have never been implemented.

The report is definitive – there is no analysis of this problem of this quality anywhere.

It goes into substantial detail, but anyone interested in the subject will find their time is well invested.

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Transcription Real Khilafa



A Message to Muslim Youth

Real Khilafa – A Political Reality From Dr. K M Farukh.

For Private Circulation

We are each and every weekend having stalls where we give out literature about Islam. We have these stalls in may [sic] areas

especially in areas where there are a lot of kafirs (Sikh Hindu Jews AND OTHER NONBELIEVERS) We would like to extend our

activities further.We are in many ways surprised that so many Moslems have come to buy our books and provide funds for relieving the distressed Moslems of the world especially in places such as Kossovo and Kashmir. The government and local authority is not interested in our cause as they would rather fund Gurdawaras and Gays and Homos.

We have many interesting books about Islam showing why Islam is the only human way of life and other so called religions are

animalistic. The teaching of the great Prophet Mohammed must be passed on until the whole world is Islam. The world will only thus be

saved.We call upon our fellow youth to come and join us in our mission -universal and global Islam.The job is big but nothing is impossible.If the Kafir non believer does not accept by gentle persuasion or reasoning then other methods which are allowed for in the holy Quran must be used such as – going to war with the kafir or converting them by manipulation. We need to send out our boys to bring the Sikh girls into the umma or community of Islam.

This task is getting easier by the day as the Sikh and hindu [?] girls are not taught (as is done in Islam) much about their religion at all.

They have a westernized upbringing and the school college and university campus is the ideal place for our youth to carry out their

duties easily in this way. It is easy to take the Sikh girls out on a date as they generally like a good drink and from these gradually they can be brought into Islam. This is not a hard job at all as the Kafir women they like Moslems. Hardly surprising as we are attractive and intelligent compared with Kafirs. This is common sense and everybody knows. Otherwise why would Indian films have so many Moslem actors. There is not a single Hindu or Sikh actor in Pakistani films. We need more funds desperately to carry on our job and we need volunteers from amongst the youth specially. Come and join us this weekend and every weekend – we will be in an area near you.

We need your help at this crucial time when our moslem brothers and sisters are being killed in countries all over the world.