3 Imams to be expelled
The Dutch security service AIVD said one of the imams originates from Bosnia and a second comes from Kenya. The AIVD did not want to declare the origin of the third imam.
Minister Verdonk took the decision in Inquiries by the AIVD indicated that the imams "contribute to the radicalization of Muslims in the Netherlands", the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday. All three imams work at the Al Fourkaan mosque at the Otterstraat in Eindhoven.
The ministry claims the imams tried to recruit, or tolerated the recruiting, of Muslims for Jihad, or holy war. They are also accused of using their sermons to urge Muslims to "isolate" themselves from the rest of Dutch society. The AIVD said the mosque in Eindhoven disseminated the Salafist philosophy — which is strongly opposed to Western society and the imams there were sponsoring aversion of the West in their sermons.
In the past the Al Fourkaan has been often in the news:
Jihadist die in Kasmir
Two young Moroccan boys: Ahmed el Bakiouli and Khariq el Hassnoui where regular visitors of the Al Fourkaan mosque. Ahmed was a brother of Youssef el Bakiouli who is teacher of the to Mosques allied school Tarieq Ibnoe Ziyad (the school that was attacked after the murder on Van Gogh). In January 2002 the two boys wanted to join the Jihad but where shot dead in Karmir.
Al Ouakf Al Islami Foundation
The intelligence service has reported in 2000 that the “Al Ouakf Al Islami” foundation operated from the same address. This foundation, funded from Saudi Arabia was propagating segragation to young Dutch Muslims. The family of died Jihadist Ahmed el Bakiouli was involved in the foundation.
The spokes person of the ‘el Bakiouli’ family was Mohammed Cheppih, he and his father act also as imam in the Al Fourkaan mosque. But he is also the Dutch director of the ‘Moslem World League’, an organization that is suspected of financing the 9/11 attacks. Cheppih is a very known muslim, who often has defended Moslem ‘rights’ on Dutch television. He was nearly the leader of the Dutch terrorist front organization AEL, but after much media attention and intelligence attention he decided that a less visible role would suite him better. In the past he has worked together with Wael Jalaidan, who is identified as the logistical manager of Bin Laden who also has visited The Netherlands. Cheppih: “I knew Jalaidan personally and he has done worldwide delivered enormously contribution for humanitarian work from Saudi Arabia”
Two of the 9/11 Hijackers have come from Germany to taken lessons in the Mosque prior to their terror attack in the US.
Abdul-Jabber van de Ven
The Dutch Muslim convert, van der Ven, who said just after the murder on Theo van Gogh that he hoped that Wilders would die also preaches at the Al Fourkaan mosque and is attached to the Al Ouakf Al Islami foundation.
The arrested Dutch/American jihadist, Jason Walters, who was planning to assassinated Wilders and Hirsi Ali and who throw hand grenades to the police during his arrest (See Chatting with terrorist) was a regular visitor of the Al Fourkaan mosque. He saw Abdul-Jabber van de Ven as his spirtual leader who could give fatwa's for the Jihad.
In 2003 it was reported that the fundamentalist's Al Fourkaan mosque in Eindhoven was recruiting people for a dive trainning at the Islamic Dive center Safe Divings.
This is only a list issues I remembered about this mosque. If you would do some research, I bet you find a whole lot more. So it is good that the Dutch government finally comes into action against this mosque. This the first time the government comes into action against Imams and it was about time they came into action. But wouldn’t you agree it is too little, too late?
See also part 2: 3 Imams to be expelled (2)