Lewisham Islamic Centre where ISIS bride said to have worshiped hosts day of 'extremism' following media storm

The centre described the event as being full of extremism

The centre described the event as being full of extremism

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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.

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2:50pm Fri 5 Sep 14

white rabbit9 says...

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.

As much as most of this hype about beheadings is fake there are a few radicals who would love this and follow like lemmings because of there faith. I rememeber 911 how many American haters loved it. 911 was an inside job and the psychopaths are doing anything hell bent to get peope on side to bomb the crap out of iran, syria. Once that happens all humans can kiss there freedoms goodbye.
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. As much as most of this hype about beheadings is fake there are a few radicals who would love this and follow like lemmings because of there faith. I rememeber 911 how many American haters loved it. 911 was an inside job and the psychopaths are doing anything hell bent to get peope on side to bomb the crap out of iran, syria. Once that happens all humans can kiss there freedoms goodbye. white rabbit9
  • Score: 13

2:55pm Fri 5 Sep 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Nice little get together for all eh?
Was Dare actually a follower of the Lewisham Islamic Centre, or was that just made up? If she was - Were there any indication that she had become radicalised by any of the other female members when attending the centre at all? If so, why did they not report it? Perhaps then someone would have had the sense to take her in hand and convert her back to the true religion. Failing that, report their suspicions to the police who may, just may, have been able to prevent her from leaving the country to fight with these fanatics.
We could have had one less nut job to worry about roaming the streets of London, with ill intent.
Nice little get together for all eh? Was Dare actually a follower of the Lewisham Islamic Centre, or was that just made up? If she was - Were there any indication that she had become radicalised by any of the other female members when attending the centre at all? If so, why did they not report it? Perhaps then someone would have had the sense to take her in hand and convert her back to the true religion. Failing that, report their suspicions to the police who may, just may, have been able to prevent her from leaving the country to fight with these fanatics. We could have had one less nut job to worry about roaming the streets of London, with ill intent. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 8

3:16pm Fri 5 Sep 14

concerned.erith says...

This just proves it needs to be shut diown and something done to stop this happeing otherwise we'll end up with another Finchley situation and more Abu Hamza's.
This just proves it needs to be shut diown and something done to stop this happeing otherwise we'll end up with another Finchley situation and more Abu Hamza's. concerned.erith
  • Score: 4

7:29pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Harold Larwood says...

Not much of a match report, and a shame that 2 churches AND a synagogue couldn't muster more than "104 for all out" (sic). How many overs? Was there a coin toss, or is that un-Islamic? Did the wickets fall to spin, or was it fearsome pace? Were all the 2 churches and a synagogue team members as old as the 2 in the photo? If 2 churches and a synagogue win next year, how much will it cost to engrave all THAT on the trophy? Still, good that they can all get together and see the lighter side of extremism...perhaps if we just laugh off ISIS they'll just disappear.
Not much of a match report, and a shame that 2 churches AND a synagogue couldn't muster more than "104 for all out" (sic). How many overs? Was there a coin toss, or is that un-Islamic? Did the wickets fall to spin, or was it fearsome pace? Were all the 2 churches and a synagogue team members as old as the 2 in the photo? If 2 churches and a synagogue win next year, how much will it cost to engrave all THAT on the trophy? Still, good that they can all get together and see the lighter side of extremism...perhaps if we just laugh off ISIS they'll just disappear. Harold Larwood
  • Score: -3

1:46pm Sun 7 Sep 14

hooper88 says...

Just because one person from there went over to fight doesn't mean everyone else is. You get douches in every group of people and a whole group can't be blamed for the actions of an individual.
Just because one person from there went over to fight doesn't mean everyone else is. You get douches in every group of people and a whole group can't be blamed for the actions of an individual. hooper88
  • Score: 8

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