Wales Becoming a Hot Bed of Islamist Activity

Radical Islamists from the Salafist sect of Islam are targeting Welsh students and prisoners, according to the WalesOnline newspaper.

The story follows on from that of the jihadist student recruit whose father has publicly lamented his Nasser Muthana's joining of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis) terrorist group this week.

WalesOnline reports that the "ultra-conservative strand of Islam" is growing in popularity in Wales, with "up to six Welsh mosques" now part of the movement

Haras Rafiq, of counter-extremism group Quilliam said: “The theology used to recruit these guys has its roots very much in Salafi jihadism. So we can’t say all Salafi mosques believe in Salafi jihadism, but they do hold views that can lead people to go down that path.”

Salafism, the paper reports, is funded "by billions in petro-dollars from the Middle East" and "teaches democracy is a sin and death to those who change faiths."

Earlier this week, Breitbart London reported that national student group, the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) has repeatedly hosted events with extremist speakers, including the controversial Mohammed Al-Arifi, who may be linked to the radicalisation of Nasser Muthana.

FOSIS is particularly active in Cardiff, having hosted a number of events and conferences there.


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