On May 14, the Islamic Center of England is hosting an event with an extremist preacher named Abdul Nasir Jangda. The event is cosponsored by the Qalam Institute and the prominent Muslim charity, Islamic Relief.
Abdul Nasir Jangda is an apologist for sex slavery. According to detailed notes published by one of Jangda’s students during one of his seminars, Jangda has defended the use of slavery within Islam, reportedly stating that: “Slavery in Islam … is vastly different and superior morally and spiritually to the atrocious, obscene, and vile Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.” Jangda adds that Muslim men may have sexual relations with their slaves provided she is unmarried and a follower of an Abrahamic religion.
Furthermore, Jangda reportedly:
- expressed support for the killing of apostates and adulterers;
- claimed that a wife cannot refuse her husband sex: “The thing to understand is that the husband has his set of divinely given rights one of which is the right to have his physical desires satisfied”;
- and called for people who drink alcohol to be beaten: “One of the largest causes of death in the United States is drunk driving. Such policies would help curb them immensely and avoid harm to the people at large.”
Jangda is also an instructor at the Al Maghrib Institute. His colleagues at Al Maghrib include Abu Eesa Niamatullah, who has said of Jews, “They find it so easy and natural to do what they do….Look at them today, look at the way they massacre. They blow up babies like as if it’s a computer game. They have no humanity, no morality, no ethics.” The founder of Al Maghrib, Muhammad Al Shareef, has written a paper titled, ‘Why the Jews Were Cursed,’ in which he claims that Jews control the media and murder prophets, and advises Muslims not to “take Jews as our close allies.”
One of the sponsoring organisations of the event, Islamic Relief, is a prominent Muslim Brotherhood charity with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.