A Muslim lobby group, which regularly works with police, MPs, and local government, promotes “extremism”, harbours anti-Semites, and gives a platform to Muslim grievance narratives and Islamist views, a report has found.
Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) claims to help British Muslims engage in the democratic process, but its leaders are detailed as opposing democracy in favour of sharia, having legitimised the killing of British troops, and promoting conspiracy theories about Islamist terror, The Henry Jackson Society report found.
They have praised and/or partnered with other groups linked to extremism, such as iERA, the anti-Semitic Friends of Al Aqsa and, most regularly, the allegedly “pro-terrorist” group Cage.
The report also explains how Mend has consistently fought against liberal, pro-West Muslims, and sought to destroy many counter-terror laws including Prevent.
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