Lewisham Islamic Centre laughed off the recent media storm surrounding its alleged former worshipper and Islamic State member Khadijah Dare with a day of ‘extremism’.
The centre joined forces with two churches to host an ‘Interfaith Cricket Match’ in Catford.
In a newsletter report, they said: “The event was full of extremism – it was an extremely joyous match, there was extremely tasty food, extremely good British weather and above all, an extremely friendly atmosphere of communities of different faiths coming and working together for a community event.”
The event was held on August 31 at the Pavilion, St Dunstan’s College and featured St Laurence’s Church in Catford, St Margaret’s Church in Lee and the Jewish community of Lewisham and Bromley.
The Lewisham Islamic Centre had the victory against the other team comprised of members of the two churches and the synagogue with a final score of 179 runs compared with the other team’s 104 for all out.
Dare, a 22-year-old Lewisham resident who left the UK to join the IS in Syria, recently made headlines for tweeting her ambition to become the first UK woman to execute a British or US citizen.
Also in the tweet she requested links to the video of the August beheading of American journalist James Foley adding: “UK must b shaking up haha.”
Her twitter profile picture is a photo of her toddler son holding a gun.
In a statement, the Lewisham Islamic Centre said that Dare’s desire to travel to Syria has nothing to do with the centre or any of its staff.
The Lewisham Islamic Centre said they will be extremely happy to defend the trophy next year at the annual event.