The Charity Commission is investigating an organisation amid allegations that its leaders promote antisemitism and have called for homosexuals and female adulterers to be stoned to death.
The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) lists among its advisers two preachers banned from the UK for extremist views. The commission is investigating the organisation, which has been barred from the University of London after imposing gender segregation, over its “governance”.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that the charity’s chairman, Abdurraheem Green, has been filmed calling for a Jew to be removed. “Why don’t you take the Yahoudi [Jew] over there, far away so his stench doesn’t disturb us?” he is heard to say while preaching.
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) reported that Mr Green had described gay people as “evil” and suggested that women adulterers should have a “slow and painful death by stoning”. Two of the charity’s advisers are Bilal Philips and Dr Zakir Naik, both of whom are banned from the UK.
The charity says that the council targeted the research academy as part of its “anti-Muslim and anti-religious rhetoric”. It said it was supporting and assisting the commission’s investigationand rejected allegations that it is “antisemitic”, adding: “We take such allegations extremely seriously.”