The British mosques where speakers 'are fanning flames of hatred and division' trends now
Speakers at British mosques are stoking hatred against Jews and Israel, a Mail investigation has found.
Records of talks to Muslim worshippers since the Hamas terrorist attack reveal alarming anti-Semitic rhetoric being preached by some.
Our revelations have provoked calls from Jewish organisations for a police investigation and prosecution of 'anyone who has broken the law'.
Last night, the Campaign Against Antisemitism told the Mail that it would be referring the incidents to the Charity Commission and, where relevant, the police.
And the Community Security Trust, which is responsible for security for the Jewish community, said the comments were 'playing with fire'.
A general view of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is the first Qibla of Muslims, and Haram al-Sharif complex, in Old City of Jerusalem
The sermons we monitored were at mosques in London, Bradford, Leeds and Manchester. Recordings of sermons were translated from Arabic, where necessary, by an independent company.
At Lewisham Islamic Centre, chief imam Shakeel Begg, 44, told his followers on the Friday after the attack: 'Grant victory to the people of Palestine, the people of Gaza, support them over their enemy, your enemy. Punish the oppressors [Israel]… destroy them and tear them apart.'
Mr Begg, a prominent UK Muslim who unsuccessfully launched a libel case against the BBC for calling him an extremist, added that the West and Israel were 'smearing' Muslims by saying that they had killed 'innocent children' in Israel.
'We know that's a lie,' he told worshippers. He went on to slam pro-Israeli celebrities, naming Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner and Floyd Mayweather, as 'sick' people.
At other mosques, the Mail found that there had been alarming rhetoric, with Jewish people called 'filth' and 'usurpers' since the October 7 massacre.
A preacher at the Islam Bradford Centre on the same Friday prayed for the purification of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem – a revered centrepiece of the Islamic world – against the 'filth of the Jews.'
The Mail also has a record of a Friday service at the London borough of Redbridge's Islamic Centre during which an un-named speaker told the congregation in Arabic: 'Curse the Jews and the children of Israel. Curse the infidels [a term that includes Christians and all non-Muslims]… tear them apart and destroy their homes.'
He added, in a later clip, that the Al Aqsa Mosque must be kept safe from the 'usurping' Jews.
At Lewisham Islamic Centre, chief imam Shakeel Begg (pictured), 44, told his followers on the Friday after the attack: 'Grant victory to the people of Palestine, the people of Gaza, support them over their enemy, your enemy.'
Our footage shows Jamal Abdinasir, a speaker at the Alfurqan Islamic