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Ali Hammuda, an Imam at a Cardiff mosque where three young jihads from the city worshipped before travelling to Syria to join Islamic State, also told the group of boys as young as 13 that the ‘day of judgment is close’ – a key part of IS’s warped propaganda.
The revelations come amid heightened fears over the Islamist terror threat in the UK in the wake of the bloody attacks in France.
Hammuda is still preaching at the same mosque, two years after the three ‘Cardiff jihadi’ – Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, then 20, and Muthana’s younger brother Aseel, then 17 – left for Syria in 2014.
The cleric was recorded secretly at a halaqa, or religious study circle, at the Al-Manar mosque by an undercover reporter. The event was publicised by posters mimicking the famous British wartime propaganda slogan, declaring Keep Calm And Come To Halaqa. Fringed by drawings of sports equipment, the poster added: ‘Brothers Only, Ideal age 13-18. Followed by indoor football.’
In the most damning section of the recording, Hammuda, the English Islamic Programmes officer at the mosque, explains a series of Hadiths, or sayings of the Prophet Mohammed with his group. He inserts his own twisted interpretation of a Hadith in which the Prophet says one of the Doomsday signs will be when a slave girl gives birth to her master.
He tells them:
‘One of the interpretations as to what this means is that towards the end of time there will be many wars like what we are seeing today, and because of these wars women will be taken as captives, as slaves, yeah, women will be taken as slaves.
‘And then, er, her master has relations with her because this is permissible in Islam, it’s permissible to have relations with a woman who is your slave or your wife.’
In his rambling address to the boys, Hammuda also stated that another interpretation of the Hadith is that children will come to treat their mothers like slaves. He said: ‘The one I think is strongest is that towards the end of time you will see a lot of Muslims disobeying their mothers and fathers… you see children speaking to their mothers and fathers as if they are your slave.’