Like bigoted ranting father… like bigoted ranting son: Abu Hamza's son captured on video calling for holy war while praying in London mosque
Uthman Mustafa Kamal has built up a following at the An-Noor mosqueHead of London mosque accepted speeches could be used by extremistsKamal is the second-youngest son of notorious hate preacher Abu HamzaQuilliam Foundation: 'One video twists the meaning of the Qur'anic verses'
Arthur Martin and Paul Bracchi
17:05 GMT, 19 March 2013
00:59 GMT, 20 March 2013
Abu Hamza's son has given vitriolic sermons in which he calls for a holy war and backs a Pakistani mother who tried to kill US agents.
Othman Mustafa Kamal, 24, urged followers at a London mosque to 'destroy' the enemies of 'mujahids', who are holy warriors.
Videos of his rants have been turned into jihadist propaganda films which have been put on the internet.
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Videos: Uthman Mustafa Kamal has built up a following at the An-Noor mosque in Acton, west London
His hate-preacher father Hamza, 54,
was jailed for seven years in 2006 for inciting violence during his
sermons at the Finsbury Park mosque in London.
Hamza was finally extradited to the US to face 11 terror charges last October after years of legal wrangling.
In one of his videos, Kamal recites
the Koran to worshippers at the mosque before graphic images fill the
screen. The video shows a man holding the head of a decapitated enemy
soldier like a war trophy. It also shows a cartoon of a jihadist
wielding a sword dripping with blood.
The footage goes on to show a dead soldier lying on the ground with his limbs missing.
Kamal tells his followers: 'Oh God.
Help our mujahid brothers everywhere. Unite their word. Correct their
aim. Destroy their enemies.'
In another video, which was also posted on the internet, Kamal can be seen at a demonstration outside the US embassy.
During the clip he prays for Aafia
Siddiqui, dubbed 'Lady Al Qaeda', who was jailed for 86 years in New
York in 2010 after attempting to murder US police officers and FBI
Speeches: The son of Abu Hamza (left) was also seen at a U.S. embassy demonstration praying for Aafia Siddiqui (right) – one of the most wanted woman in the world before she was convicted of attempted murder
Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist,
was named as a relative of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged
mastermind of the September 11 attacks in New York.
Kamal ranted: 'O God! Unbind Aafia's
chains of imprisonment. Pardon her, forgive her. Be with her. Plot on
her behalf. Dignify her.'
Kamal, who was preaching at the
An-Noor mosque in Acton, West London, is the second-born of Hamza's
seven children. One of his younger brothers, Imran Mostafa, was jailed
for 11 years last year for his part in a 70,000 raid on a jeweller's
store in Norfolk.
Another son of Hamza, Yasser Kamel,
23, was jailed for attacking police during anti-Israel riots in London.
Last night critics expressed concern at the videos.
Conservative MP Patrick Mercer, a
former shadow defence minister, said: 'I hope the mosque has looked at
the full implications of what this man is saying. The police must
monitor this very carefully. If Mr Kamal is outside the law, he needs to
be dealt with swiftly.' Dr Usama Hasan of the Quilliam Foundation, a
counter-extremism think tank, said: 'We are extremely concerned at this
'The Qur'anic verses are sacred and
accepted by all Muslims as teachings about just war, but this video
twists and perverts their meaning by putting a narrow, jihadist lens on
Farouq Malik, the head of the An-Noor
mosque, claimed Kamal was referring to Muslims fighting 'occupying
forces' in overseas lands, such as Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan.
However, he admitted this was not made clear and the sermon could be
used by London-based Islamic extremists to foment hatred in the capital.
Mr Malik said the video should not
have been uploaded and blamed 'a person we hire to put our sermons on
YouTube' whose 'enthusiasm doesn't allow him to think'.
Kamal declined to comment.
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