‘Jihad by sword is a fundamental obligation in the Quran’


A mosque leader accused of encouraging terrorism told a court ‘Jihad by sword’ was a fundamental obligation in the Quran. Abubaker Deghayes, 53, allegedly made a stabbing motion with his hands as he promoted Islamic extremist violence to his Brighton Mosque congregation on November 1, 2020. Libyan-born Deghayes said: ‘Jihad is compulsory, upon you, you, you and you until the Day of Resurrection, whatever the British Government thinks, whatever Prevent thinks, whatever Israel thinks. ‘Jihad by fighting by sword that…

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