THE SHARIAH PROJECT, a Walthamstow organisation, has been banned by the Government under the Terrorism Act 2000.
Along with Need4Khilafah and the Islamic Dawah Association, the group was, said immigration minister James Brokenshire (Conservative, Old Bexley and Sidcup), an alias of the proscribed organisations Islam4UK, Al Muhajiroun, Al Ghurabaa and the Saved Sect.
Sites linked to the Shariah Project have been closed and show a 404 message.
The ban means that being a member of or supporting any group using the proscribed names could incur a £5,000 fine or up to ten years’ jail.
The Shariah Project has campaigned in Walthamstow, the marshes pictured above, against the consumption of alcohol, which is considered haram, forbidden. By a historical coincidence, the word “alcohol” derives from Arabic.
Activist Anjem Choudary, who has had links to al-Muhajiroun, described the Home Office banning order as an attack on people who were merely propagating Islam.
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