Residents of a wealthy village in Buckinghamshire fear their community could become involved in a global conflict between different Muslim sects after a hate preacher was given permission to broadcast his sermons from a former church.

Sheikh Yasser al-Habib spent £2million buying a disused hall in Fulmer and turning it into a mosque which is also the base for his controversial satellite TV channel.

Last week, Ofcom revealed it was powerless to stop the cleric’s incendiary broadcasts, which are said to stir up conflict between al-Habib’s Shia sect and rival Sunni Muslims.

Now locals in the small village–favoured by celebrities such as Vernon Kay and Ozzy Osbourne–are concerned that Fulmer will become the unlikely setting for a vicious war of words between the two sects.

The Kuwaiti preacher, who has previously been jailed in Kuwait for insulting the faith of Sunnis, bought the former evangelical church last year and converted into a mosque and broadcasting centre.

His channel, Fardak TV, is registered by Ofcom–but most of its broadcasts cannot be controlled by the regulator because they are only shown outside the UK.

Among the controversial sermons al-Habib has delivered over the airwaves was a celebration of the death of one of Sunni Islam’s most revered figures.

Two years ago, Ofcom investigated the preacher after it emerged that he had suggested one of the Prophet Muhammad’s successors was gay.

And in another slur directed at a figure beloved by Sunnis, he referred to Muhammad’s wife Aisha as an ‘enemy of God’.

Residents of Fulmer, where the average home is worth nearly £1million, reacted with dismay to the news that Fardak would be allowed to continue broadcasting hate speech.

‘We have no objection to any religious group being there as long as they fit in with this community,’ Kenneth Peters, 84, told The Sun. ‘Does any community want to be the source of vitriolic and poisonous output?

‘What half of us fear is a load of angry Sunnis from Slough coming here and having a rumble.’

Another local added: ‘I have Muslim friends who are so angry that lot can get away with spreading their bile.’

The village is situated in an idyllic cluster of Home Counties towns which are frequently used to film Midsomer Murders, while it is also close to Pinewood Studios where quintessentially British films such as the James Bond and Carry On series were produced.

Last week, Labour MP Khalid Mahmood described al-Habib’s rhetoric as ’10 times worse’ than Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses, which drew death threats from Islamic extremists.

He added: ‘If somebody was being anti-Semitic, we would take action. If somebody was being racist we would take action–even if it was an Asian person having a go at a black person. And it’s quite right to do that.

‘Because this is seen as intra-faith, nobody seems to be bothered. It is already causing problems in the Gulf and the Middle East. It will start to bubble up here as well.’

Stirring up hatred against Sunni Muslims could potentially be a breach of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006, although it is not know whether police have ever investigated al-Habib.

The rivalry between Sunnis–who include up to 90 per cent of the world’s Muslims–and the minority Shias lies behind many of the world’s most vicious conflicts, including the insurgency in Iraq.

Fulmer, a village of fewer than 500 people, is in the commuter belt just outside the M25, and is inhabited by rich families who value the rural atmosphere and proximity to London.

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  • dd121

    The religion of peace strikes again.

    • MekongDelta69

      That would be, “The Religion of Pieces.”

      • Aditya Vivek Barot

        Religion of Piss.

    • The religion of bloody, mangled pieces, and raped nine year-olds.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Midsomer Murders….one of the last all-White casts on television which normalizes homosexuality in 90% of their programs.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Now that Muslims are moving there they’ll have plenty of real-life murders.

    • saxonsun

      Homosexuality is normal. If it were not, we’d all be straight–and quite clearly we are not. If someone told you that you had to hook up with another woman, you’d be outraged. That’s how we gays feel when told if we want to marry, we have to marry an opposite sexed person. Get over your fear and hate, lady. We are here to stay and we’ll not tolerate any crap from your kind again. And the great civilizations you folks propose to admire contained tons of gays who contributed. Remove gays and you remove Classical Greece and the Italian Renaissance. We wouldn’t be here as we are. Just get over it and fall into line with reality.

      • Alexandra1973

        No, it’s not normal.

        The definition of marriage is “one man, one woman.” Even biology should teach you that you need a male and a female.

        I for one do not fear or hate gays, I just think that whatever passes for gay sex is disgusting.

        http://www(dot)newswithviews(dot)com/Devvy/kidd490.htm (Warning: graphic descriptions)

      • Katherine McChesney

        I stand by my statement. Homosexuality is perverted and you are proving that you are bullies.

  • DaveMed

    Britons need to realize that these people will never see themselves as British.

    (Not that we want them to.)

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    A steadily growing population of Muslims in Britain just means more poverty, unemployment, crime, illiteracy, domestic terrorism, misogynist hatred of women and religious intolerance. There’s a reason Islam generally appeals to primitive tribesmen and other low IQ types. If you want to destroy Britain, or any other western state for that matter, just keep importing Muslims until they become a large majority of the population.

  • Anglo

    “We have no objection to any religious group being there as long as they fit in with this community,’ Kenneth Peters, 84, told The Sun. ‘Does any community want to be the source of vitriolic and poisonous output?”
    Where has this Kenneth Peters’ mind been? “as long as they fit in with this community” ?? Mr. Peters must be suffering from a mentally debilitating disease.

    • How did he get to be 84?
      He seems not to possess survival instincts.

  • Martel

    There is nothing English about the article besides the language in which it is written, disgusting.

  • JSS

    Uh oh, maybe NATO needs to draw up planes for intervention in the U.Ks comming war between Sunni and Shia and Indians and Pakis. I know I sound like a broken record but every time I read these stories about England I always wonder what the hell the point of WW2 was.

    • David Ashton

      Maybe this WAS the point….?

  • JohnEngelman

    Last week, Ofcom revealed it was powerless to stop the cleric’s incendiary broadcasts, which are said to stir up conflict between al-Habib’s Shia sect and rival Sunni Muslims.

    – Hugo Gye, Daily Mail (London), March 26, 2014

    I would rather they fight each other than us.

    • me

      In their own countries, sure…

      • JohnEngelman

        I do not think Western countries should admit the immigration of Muslims.

    • Jotun Hunter

      who’s ‘us’ engelman – on behalf of what people do you speak, exactly?

      • JohnEngelman

        Jews and Christians.

        • Jotun Hunter

          what about your precious buddhist asians? you certainly can’t speak exclusively on behalf of white people (who largely reject you in return), whom you renounce as inferior and in the way of your holistic low-achieving but high-iq elites.

  • Muzzies can’t get along with each other. How’re they going to get along with Christians? They aren’t. Realize that the West is at war with muzzies. It’s a religious war, not a secular one. Unless they change, the war will continue forever until the muzzies win or the last one is dead. Any Western politician bringing them into his country is a traitor.

    • Petronius

      You would think that after 13 centuries of experience with Islam we would have learned something by now.

      But no, we seem to have swallowed the Liberal Death Wish hook, line, and sinker.

      For ideological reasons, peace with the Islamic world is unattainable. Given the doctrine of jihad (holy war), no lasting peace can be achieved with them except by surrender. And since surrender to Muslims normally results in death or at best subjugation (dhimmitude), it is better to fight them to the death. The Crusaders learned this the hard way.

      • Jesse James

        Muslims are only a problem for the US because the government, the universities and the refugee resettlement NGO’s bring them here by the hundreds of thousands. Without our broken student and tourist Visa programs the 9/11 terrorists would never have been in this country in the first place. The NWO uses them as a chaos factor to allow them to gain more and more control over us. I believe the key to peace is respecting regional and cultural boundaries. Muslims belong in the Middle East not in Minneapolis or Manhattan.

    • me

      History has to bloody repeat itself because people are too stupid to learn from their forbearers…

      • Jotun Hunter

        fabulous – yes, there’s only one way to deal with semites, rape monkeys, sand-kikes

      • Petronius

        Ah, the Crusades! Were you there, too?

        How I loved whacking the barbarians alongside Godfrey of Bouillon and Baldwin the Leper.

        Those were the days, my friend.

        • me

          Yeah, you seem kind of senile….

  • Petronius

    How nice to hear from the flying imam. From Sheikh Yasser al-Habib. From this bridge-builder, this visionary, this peacenik, with his fancy new digs within the friendly confines of the Mohamed Atta Memorial Mosque, plunked down in this quintessentially English village. Isn’t that sweet? So picturesque.
    How lovely it all sounds. How tolerant. How very multicultural.
    But the line between the good Muslims and the bad Muslims is sometimes becoming blurred in my mind. Sometimes I can hardly tell them apart without a scorecard. Every day the so-called “moderate Muslims” wage ideological jihad against the West, constantly complaining about this-that-or-the-other aspects of our society, our landscape, our women, our schools, our ale, you-name-it, always working to undermine our sovereignty, our laws, our cities, our businesses, religions, customs, monuments and culture, and to transform our societies into their own.
    Meanwhile with Easter fast approaching local councils across the UK have again banned the traditional hot cross buns from the school menu, thereby ending an ancient English custom. Our barbarian conquerors were offended by the iced cross on the bun; consequently, the buns had to go. A spokesman for one of the East End councils said: “We are moving away from a religious theme for Easter and will not be doing hot cross buns. We can’t risk a similar outcry over Easter like the kind we had on Pancake Day.”
    You can’t make this stuff up.
    But if Muslims want all things to be exactly as they are in their homelands, why don’t they remain there?
    Wouldn’t we be doing them –– and ourselves! –– a great favor by calling a halt to Muslim immigration?
    But instead our rulers seem intent on dispossessing indigenous Europeans and Americans from our homelands and building up conflicts for the future.
    Yes, perhaps someday we will all have rugs, burkas, hijabs, writing, algebra (whoops, my bad! writing and algebra were invented before Islam, and were stolen from other cultures anyway), and swell with pride as the most beautiful sounds call us to the prayers that keep all of us sorted by sex (whoops! I mean gender) and assembled cheek-to-jowl, nose-to-asshole, and much too busy to work or invent stuff. And our children will have little toy IEDs to play with and little Jewish dolls they can stomp on. Oh, won’t that be fun!
    But how much diversity will there be then? Yes, that is a worry.

    • Anglo

      In my community, our town’s methodist church daily plays old traditional hymns on chimes from the church steeple. It’s very beautiful; no one minds; this is a traditional Christian community. I’m just waiting for the first Muslims to move in, object, insist on their mosque and minaret to call the faithful to daily prayers to Allah.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Islam is the cancer, deportation is the answer.

  • MBlanc46

    ‘We have no objection to any religious group being there as long as they fit in with this community.’

    Right. As if any Muslims would “fit in” in the Home Counties.

  • Rosenmops

    Exactly. I hope thousands of them move in next door to these elite snobs who are always putting down the English Defense League and UKIP.

  • My understanding of British law is that this incitement to ethnic hatred would be a serious crime if a white person was doing it.

    Buy British last.

    • me

      So true! The Brits have lost their collective minds (and balls). A true, ethnic and racial Brit will get slammed into jail for even looking wrong at an imported deviant. But, oh how the British authorities love to cater to Muslims–Muslims who would just as soon kill them than to look at them.

  • rightrightright

    Fulmer is a understatedly chichi little village. Very nice, very rich and some of them well connected individuals. These complacent and cushioned residents are being forced to wake up to what Islam is and what the multi-culti communists who run our country have forced upon us. Unlike our White working class which is denigrated, silenced and ignored by Westminster, these residents can make themselves heard without being dragged off by the Law for “Islamophobia”. More of these savages should be planted in the wealthy villages rather than in working class areas of our towns and cities.

    What will the residents do once the “Game of Mosques” starts and their streets and private driveways are occupied by moslems every Friday? What will they do when moslems knock on their front doors with suitcases stuffed with money and threats in their mouths to “persuade” them to move out?

  • mobilebay

    Can someone from the other side of the pond tell me that with the influx of Muslims, are they illegal or are they coming in legally. If the latter is true, why is your government allowing them in?

    • Katherine McChesney

      Many of them come into the country illegally. They just walk in from Brussels as Brussels doesn’t have strict watch over who crosses the border into England. I read this about a year ago on a website called Gates of Vienna.

  • Paleoconn

    These people shouldn’t be in England to begin with. They need to spill each other’s blood back in the lands where they came from. The English people have nothing to do with their conflicts. The English people were never asked if they want these people as neighbors.