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The Didsbury Mosque, and the Manchester Islamic Centre, are co-located on Burton Road, West Didsbury, in Manchester, England. The building was originally the "Albert Park Methodist Chapel", which opened for worship in 1883, but in 1962 the chapel closed and was later converted into a mosque. 

Affiliation Salafi/Ikhwan

The mosque broadcasts, with radio coverage over most of South Manchester, adhan, prayers, Friday sermons, daily reminders as well as talks and lectures given in the mosque prayer hall. The Manchester Islamic Centre is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission.

There are strong Libyan ties within the mosque, with various people from the mosque having been involved, in Libya, in the civil war. In 2011, the (current) mosque imam travelled to Libya, where he aided moderate rebel groups to help topple Gaddafi. Another person from the mosque was described variously as a "member" and a "senior member" of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.( LIFG   was an armed Islamist group. Militants participated in the 2011 Libyan Civil War as the Libyan Islamic Movement (al-Harakat al-Islamiya al-Libiya), and are involved in the Libyan Civil War as members of the Libya Shield Force. Alleged militants include alleged Al Qaeda organizer Abd al-Muhsin Al-Libi who now holds a key command position in the Libya Shield Force).    

 A regular worshipper at the mosque, Abd al-Baset Azzouz, al Qaeda operative left Britain in 2009 to join the terror group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Pakistan, before heading to Libya to run an al Qaeda network in the east of the country.

At least two British recruits of Islamic Statealso worshipped at the mosque. Rapper and ISIS soldier Raphael Hostey worshipped at the mosque together with Salman Abedi, who went on to set off a suicide bomb at Manchester Arena in 2017. Hostey travelled to Syria where he was killed.

In December 2017, mosque attendee Mohammed Abdallah, was jailed for 10 years for being a member of Islamic State, where he was listed as a "specialist sniper".

Now the BBC have obtained footage from the mosque... �see video link below �

"We ask Allah to grant them Mujahideen - our brothers and sisters right now in Aleppo and Syria and Iraq - to grant them victory", he is reported to have said.

Elsewhere Graf says, “Jihad for the sake of Allah is the source of pride and dignity for this nation”, it is claimed.

In another passage he allegedly says “now it is time to act and do something”.

Let's not forget they also broadcast to other mosques!!!!

BBC News played the audio for two Muslim scholars who said they both believe the language of the sermon represents a call for armed jihad.

"He's giving them the narrative of them against us”, says Islamic scholar Shaykh Rehan, “He is psychologically and practically brainwashing young people into either travelling or to do something to take action."


The jihad he's referring to here is actually being on the battlefield, there's no if's and no buts in this".

"He's giving them the narrative of them against us”, he continues. “He is psychologically and practically brainwashing young people into either travelling or to do something to take action."

Usama Hasan, Head of Islamic Studies at Quilliam, agreed and told BBC News that "from the context and the way these texts [the religious passages quoted within the sermon] are used they are clearly referring to military jihad, to armed jihad".

He goes on to say, “I have known the Islamic discourse for pretty much 40 years, from being a child in this country and worldwide, and the Mujahidin are the group fighting armed jihad”.


This can not be aloud to continue. We need to make a statement and a very big one. Make am example of Didsbury mosque and close it down.


Our government need to grow a backbone. When do we do something. How much more evidence do you need. In the video it's clear what he's words are and 2 Islamic scholars said the words he used called for military Jihad. 

Close down Didsbury mosque it is an immediate threat to our safety!! 

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