Speaking at last Friday’s prayer at the North London Central Mosque, also known as Finsbury Park Mosque—and formerly controlled by convicted terrorist recruiter Abu Hamza al-Masri—Ken Livingstone, the Labor party’s candidate for mayor of London, pledged to “educate the mass of Londoners” about Islam, declaring: “That will help to cement our city as a beacon that demonstrates the meaning of the words of the Prophet,” according to the Telegraph.
Livingstone described Mohammed’s words in his last sermon as “an agenda for all humanity.”
He added: “I want to spend the next four years making sure that every non-Muslim in London knows and understands [its] words and message.”
The Telegraph reports that Livingstone has been “dogged by allegations of links to Islamic fundamentalism.” Back in 2010, Livingstone campaigned against his own party’s candidate in support of Lutfur Rahman, who had been dropped by Labor for his links to the Muslim extremist group, the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE).
When he was Mayor of London, Livingstone’s London Development Agency channeled close to $1 million in city funds to the East London Mosque in Tower Hamlets, controlled by the IFE. In return, IFE activists got out the vote for the Mayor in the 2008 elections, with strong results in East London.