Not to worry. Their views are only ‘anti-western’ and ‘controversial’. Â I’m sure Davoud Camoron’s special Muslim advisor ‘Baroness’ Sayyeda Warsi can talk them out of it.
Say It Ain’t So, Mo – Olympic legend’s foundation is linked to charity run by jihad cleric
OLYMPIC hero Mo Farah’s charity has been linked to a controversial Islamic cleric who has urged British ÂMuslims to wage holy war.
NO MO’ BOT: Farah’s charity has severed links with the two suspect groups [PA]
But the body originally charged with delivering Mo’s mission on the ground in the country is headed by Dr ÂMusharaf Hussain, an Islamic Â scholar with anti-West views.
“The Koran says get out and go whether you are lightly armed or heavily armed, whether you have all the means or not, you must take part in this jihad”
Dr ÂMusharaf Hussain
The Nottingham cleric features in a number of videos on YouTube Âincluding one in which he uses the offensive ÂArabic term “kuffar” to describe non- Muslims.
He goes on to justify the use of jihad by Muslims against non-believers.
In a 2010 sermon, he said it was a “wise cause” to fight non-believers “because they are tyrants”.
He added: “This is why the Koran says get out and go whether you are lightly armed or heavily armed, whether you have all the means or not, you must take part in this jihad.”
The cleric, awarded an OBE in 2009 for services to community relations, then ranted about Britain and ÂAmerica’s involvement in conflicts in Muslim lands.
He is the head of Muslim Hands, a charity that raised an income of more than Â£13million last year alone.
In accounts posted on the Charity Commission website for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, trustees of the Mo Farah Foundation boasted of their close relationship with Muslim Hands.
They said they helped feed 20,000 people, sunk 50 wells, restored three canals and set up a clinic with Dr Hussain’s help.
AWARD: Controversial Hussain meets Her Majesty the Queen in 2009 [PA]
Rules at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School also require its 800 pupils to “not bring stationery to school that contains un-Islamic images”. In 2011 Sheikh Abdul Rahman al-Sudais, a Saudi cleric alleged to have referred to Jews as “pigs” and “scum”, visited the school.
Last night Diana Nell – Mo Farah’s sister-in-law, inset, and spokeswoman for the Mo Farah Foundation – claimed the partnership with Muslim Hands was now defunct.
She initially denied any link, saying: “I can categorically tell you we are not partnered with Muslim Hands.”