In a show of power and control over the United Kingdom, British-Bangladeshi Muslim Kazi Shafiqur Rahman broadcast the Islamic call to prayer (adhan) through a PA system on London’s iconic Tower Bridge. Wearing a white thobe and Saudi ghutra, Rahman performed the controversial Saudi-inspired version of the Adhan on May 7, 2021, the last Friday of Ramadan 2021. The event was organized by a terror-tied mosque and an extremist who preaches hate, terrorism, antisemitism, anti-gay, and Islamic supremacism.
The adhan declares the supremacy of Allah of Islam and sends the strongest message to Christians that Allah is superior to the Trinity and Jesus. The following is a translation of the adhan by RAIR Foundation USA:
Allah is greater [than your God], Allah is greater [than your God]
I testify that there is no god [who is worthy of worship] except Allah.
I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
Come to prayer. Come to prayer.
Come to success. Come to success
Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.
There is no god except Allah.
A hadith reports that when the Islamic prophet Muhammad traveled on his military expeditions, he would listen to whether a place had the morning call to prayer. If it did, he would leave it alone, as he determined that it was a Muslim place. If he did not hear it, that gave him a warrant to attack.
This is the second time Rahman delivered the Muslim call to prayer at an iconic London location. Last year, he performed the adhan in the heart of London’s financial district, Canary Wharf.
Extremists Behind the Event
The Tower Bridge adhan marked the end of iftar (the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan) hosted by the extremist East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre (ELM), Fokrul Hoque, and several other troubling groups. UK politicians and organizations jumped to be part of the event organized by a terror-tied mosque and Islamic supremacist.
While some Muslims are looking to take power through terrorist attacks, others aim to transform Western society from within, so they can eventually be brought under Islamic law. Either through the strength of arms, or subversion, or the subtle imposition of Islamification of territory through the rhetoric of tolerance.
East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre
Politicians or media did not question the organizer’s troubling terror-ties or radical and supremacist views; the radical East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre (ELM) and its extremist leaders have a long history of promoting hate and extremism. The Centre hosts terrorist groups and individuals, antisemitic and homophobic clerics, and sells radical literature.
For years, activists have been calling on the ELM to stop allowing their premises to be used to ‘promote gay-hate campaigns.’ The Mosque has “hosted numerous hate preachers who have promoted the most vicious homophobia imaginable over the years.”
Journalist Julie Bindel and Pride trustee Colm Howard-Lloyd reported that the Islamic centre is known to,
create an atmosphere in which hate is socially acceptable; they have spread a message in which maiming and violence is the most dutiful, honourable, devout thing to do.
The ELM has previously blasted the adhan across London:
The East London Mosque blasts the Adhan, Islamic Call to Prayer— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 26, 2020
This Saudi funded jihad center preaches hate towards, Jews, Christians, Hindus, LGBT, women, the west, hosted terrorists such as Anwar Al Awlaki, produced ISIS fighters, etc.
The mosque has more than 7,000 devotees pic.twitter.com/72rKDfJrj1
Kazi Shafiqur Rahman gave thanks and credit to another organizer, antisemite, and sharia-adherent extremist Fokrul Hoque for putting the event together :
Alhamdulillah all praise be to Allah for honouring me to call the #Azaan on #TowerBridge for the first time in history on Friday Evening. Thanks to @FokrulHoque for putting this together and inviting me for a second time. pic.twitter.com/uA80cfaGXj— Kazi Shafiqur Rahman (@kazimsrahman) May 9, 2021
Fokrul Hoque openly defends sharia and tries to mislead non-muslims about its brutal, oppressive laws aimed to conquer. The pro-Palestinian radical promotes anti-Jewish conspiracy theories and Islamic terrorism.
Fokrul Hoque openly brags on terrorist-friendly Facebook about his latest conquest:
Ex-Muslims Reveal the Adhan’s True Meaning
Ex-Muslim and former communist Ridvan Aydemir, known as the ‘Apostate Prophet,’ does not believe European and North American cities should have allowed the Islamic Call to Prayer (Adhan), a “warlike declaration,” to be blasted through amplifiers during the month of Ramadan.
As previously reported at RAIR Foundation USA, Aydemir, a former devout Sunni Muslim born to a Turkish family in Germany, explains how the Adhan declares all religions except Islam to be false. The ex-Muslim explains that the Adhan and is a symbol and declaration of Islamic supremacy. He compares the Adhan to “singing and broadcasting nazi songs in Jewish cities and neighborhoods.”
Imagine escaping a country that would “jail, lynch, beat and torture” their citizens for leaving Islam, only to be forced to listen to the Adhan again. Aydemir explained:
…many other people around the world who live in countries where they cannot leave Islam. Well they can’t say I have left Islam because there they could be executed, they could be punished, they could be thrown in jail, lynched, beaten, tortured… Imagine we come from those cultures – come to the west, come to free countries like America and Canada – and here suddenly we hear that same dominating supremacist march over us and our naive American neighbor says well it’s just their religion let him have it…
Aydemir assures Westerners that, “There is no religious obligation for them [Muslims] to blast it [Adhan] outside in cities that are in non-Muslim lands.” He assures Westerners bound by political correctness that their “concerns and anger about this intrusive, this vile practice” of religious supremacy is not “Islamophobic,” nor is it hateful or intolerant.
if you – a Western person – since we have to be so politically correct, if you want to reject and voice your disagreement, your concern your anger about this intrusive this vile practice then you are not bigoted, you’re not Islamophobic, you’re not hateful, you’re not intolerant, you’re not any of those bad things. You are simply rejecting a shameless disturbing practice of religious supremacism.
Watch Ridvan Aydemir video about the Adhan and its meaning:
Tomas Samuel, a former imam, says that according to Islamic text the Muslim call to prayer “shows power and control over the country.”
Samual cites one of the most important books for Islamic law, “Omdat Al-Ahkam”;
“Adhan is a very important ritual in the religious practice of Islam, one can liken it to the Muslim flag. Its proclamation shows that the people of the city are Muslims.”
Normalizing the Adhan
Islamic supremacists use psychology on those they aim to conquer. For example, they know it’s important to make people in the West accustomed to hearing the call to prayer. If heard often enough, it no longer sounds out of place and instead becomes as normal as hearing church bells ringing. Meanwhile, in some Islamic lands, it is illegal for Churches to ring bells, as per Islamic law (Sharia). The same concept applies to seeing women walking the streets in burkas or watching as the halal sections of grocery stores slowly begin to occupy more space. These seemingly small concessions are strategic wins in Islamic supremacist’s larger battle to conquer.
Islam has a long history of triumphalism in its conquest of non-Muslim power centers, which is also part of its strategy. It’s not accidental Muslims built a mosque over the Great Cathedral of Cordoba as a symbol of its conquest of Spain. Nor it by chance that Muslims fought to build a giant mosque adjacent to the World Trade center and call it “The Cordoba Mosque.” This also applies to Judaism’s most central and sacred site in Jerusalem, where their religion holds the Arc of the Covenant is buried, the Temple Mount. The most sacred site to Jews, yet Jewish people may not pray or perform any religious behavior there. Muslims built The Dome of the Rock and The Al Aqsa Mosque there as beachheads and triumphalist symbols of conquest while inventing a narrative of claim.
Is multiculturalism or other religions mentioned by any Islamic leaders, promoted in Islamic press, or appears in any form in Muslim countries? The west is told to embrace multiculturalism & respect each other’s beliefs, ideals & values. However, Islam does not reciprocate.
For years, this author has documented the Islamic call to prayer being blasted across the United Kingdom and other non-Muslim countries.
Below are some examples:
Christians being conquered & subjugated in real time— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) November 19, 2018
Imam recites “Call to Prayer” during Church of England cathedrals Armistice concert WITHOUT PERMISSION
‘Allah is the greatest; I bear witness there is no other God but Allah; I bear witness Muhammad is the messenger of Allah’ pic.twitter.com/KsB9pmdiTG
Islamization of Europe…— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) February 26, 2020
Christians attempting to worship are interrupted by the Islamic “Call to Prayer”
Ex-imam says the Call to Prayer “states everyone should submit to Islam & proclaims power over the area of the prayer & control over the country”https://t.co/nrj3Qvrnvn pic.twitter.com/NLY48HchsP
SUBMISSION: Islamic Call for prayer at Trafalgar Square in London!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 25, 2019
Allah is greater [than your God]
I testify that here is no god but Allah
I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s prophet
Come to prayer
Come to security
Allah is greater
There is no god but Allah pic.twitter.com/6QZdIHTTSf
Loudspeakers blast: “Allahu Akbar”, “Allahu Akbar”, “Allahu Akbar”— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) October 4, 2018
Not in Pakistan, Afghanistan or Egypt, but in Queens, New York.
Noise complaints are ignored… pic.twitter.com/kx3jzfHuVH
Masjid-Al-Aman is a mosque that sits near the border of Queens & Brooklyn in NY— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) October 5, 2019
Residents complain the mosque’s azan (call to prayer), 5xs a day, 7 days a week, is a nuisance—neighbors filed hundreds of noise complaints against Masjid-Al-Aman
The Mosque demands it’s their right pic.twitter.com/bSdJzXiSfE
Brooklyn, NY – June 2019, Eid Outdoor Prayer…— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) August 9, 2019
Homeowners must deal with the the noise pollution from street payers & the adhan, congestion, and litter.
Instead of elected officials or those running for office caring about resident complaints….they come to pander for votes. pic.twitter.com/q8dEvJI6z0
Minnesota— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) August 13, 2019
Terror-linked Dar-Al-Farooq mosque is blasting Islamic call to prayer across residential area.
Traffic is another issue: city refuses to enforce traffic ordinances
Dar-Al-Farooq was instrumental in electing Ilhan Omar & Keith Ellison to officehttps://t.co/BAznPvsQFf pic.twitter.com/OovssS4rEQ
HAMAS-Linked CAIR Victory: Islamization of New Jersey!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 14, 2020
Paterson, City Council ordinance will allow mosques to broadcast “Call to Prayer” 5xs a day, 7 days a week.
Ex-imam says Call to Prayer “states everyone should submit to Islam & proclaims power and control over the area” pic.twitter.com/p6rt1312BR
NY @Mets Baseball Team hosted their 1st ever Muslim Night at Citi Field!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) October 16, 2018
Barbarically-slaughtered halal meat was served, prayer space was provided & the azaan, Islamic call to prayer, was broadcasted throughout stadium
Did the Mets ever host Christian or Jewish Night?
Akayed Ullah lives in Brooklyn, NY….— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) December 11, 2017
In parts of Brooklyn, you are forced to wake at dawn everyday to the Islamic Call to Prayer! This neighborhood used to be predominantly Jewish & Italian Americans…
Jihadists have effectively cleansed it! #MondayMotivation #RAIR pic.twitter.com/HWsZMRMuJW
Austrian chapel will blast the Islamic Call to Prayer each day, starting at 5:00 AM between December 2nd & 23rd— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) November 29, 2018
During Advent, Christians are reminded they have been conquered.
This is what it sound like in Hamburg, Germany, beginning at 5:00 AM everydayhttps://t.co/JljfUsvwpA pic.twitter.com/5PsvVcISKH
“Call to Prayer” not in Islamabad, Kabul or Cairo, but in Hamburg, Germany!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 29, 2020
The Sultan Ahmet mosque blasted the Adhan from loudspeakers this past Friday to remind unbelievers they are living under sharia.
This mosque is tied to Turkey & is just another outpost for Erdoğan. pic.twitter.com/8aD3Nwe9Ij
Good Friday in Germany: Churches Closed, Mosques Blast Adhan!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 10, 2020
Muslims defy lockdown and gather in Mönchengladbach, Germany to listen to the Islamic call to prayer
If Christians decided to gather in front of Churches on Easter I can promise you, Merkel will have them arrested. pic.twitter.com/RV5XNlXZO5
GERMANY: Allahu Akbar!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 4, 2020
Muslims took to the streets to celebrate the Islamic “Call to Prayer” to being broadcasted throughout Berlin.
Merkel Enforces Quarantine for Germans citizens, but not for mosque-goers.
This mosque is tied to Turkey & is just another outpost for Erdoğan. pic.twitter.com/WgPVElECQE
Turkey Controls Germany— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) July 28, 2020
Police Arrest Man for Protesting ‘Call To Prayer’ blasting from Erdoğan-Controlled Mosques
“I’m neither left, nor right-wing – in my view this is nothing more than calling out a Caliphate. I don’t want to have Sharia here”
READ: https://t.co/zCQvE4qAZ3 pic.twitter.com/BIh0GLt9mA
Without firing a shot, Turkey Seizes control of Germany!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 11, 2020
Erdoğan uses Coronavirus Lockdown as a vehicle to Blast the Islamic Call to Prayer from HUNDREDS of his DITIB Mosques in Germany
This is one more victory in Erdoğan’s plan to Islamize Europe
READ https://t.co/5cbyflzGOj pic.twitter.com/ti7VDaG7Eb
Allahu akbar! Turn the volume up Germany, it’s your new normal…..— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 9, 2020
The adhan is broadcasted from mosque speakers that can be heard throughout Hamburg.
Noise complaints are ignored, police are busy arresting thought criminals who dare to speak out against this takeover. pic.twitter.com/YTuynwHB8b
Just another day in Merkel’s Germany…— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 6, 2020
In Erlenbach near Frankfurt the Adhan is being broadcasted from roof tops to remind German’s they are living under sharia
Stop lying to yourselves if you believe this is just going to take place during the coronavirus pandemic. #NewNormal pic.twitter.com/Egfk3dCZEe
Allahu Akbar! Turkey Celebrates their Victory over France— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 30, 2020
This evening, the Mosquée de Annonay blasted the Islamic “Call to Prayer” to remind the French they have been conquered by Turkey
This mosque is one of many in France controlled by Turkey & used as an outpost for Erdoğan pic.twitter.com/tVsf4xu1OZ
France surrenders (again)— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 26, 2020
The Grand Mosque of Lyon blasts the Adhan, Islamic call to prayer.
This $5M controversial mosque was funded by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia & other Islamic countries.
The mosque held a seminar supporting jihad & turning France into an Islamic nation. pic.twitter.com/oYzZ9nBt3c
SPAIN: “Allah-u Akbar”, “Allah-u Akbar”, “Allah-u Akbar”— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 28, 2020
Islamic “call to prayer” this Friday from the minaret of the Granada mosque
“Great Mosque of Granada” was inaugurated in July 2003, the 1st mosque to be seen in the city since it fell to Christian armies over 520yrs ago pic.twitter.com/E39ySDojQg
Muslims across Spain celebrate their victory…— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 24, 2020
Al-Bayyazin Mosque in Granada made public Adhan after 500 years since the Islamic call to prayer was banned in Spain.
During the coronavirus lockdown, Muslims throughout Spain have been screaming the Adhan from windows & streets. pic.twitter.com/DOPxHkZCyc
Brussels Police Do Nothing to Stop this Illegal Noise Pollution!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 6, 2020
In the no-go-zone of Molenbeek the Islamic “call to prayer” is being broadcasted from buildings to remind unbelievers they are living under Sharia
Majority of Jihadis in Europe have originated from the Molenbeek! pic.twitter.com/3bX74SxwT1
Islamic State of Belgium!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 31, 2020
In the no-go-zone of Molenbeek the Islamic “call to prayer” is broadcasted to remind unbelievers they are living under Sharia.
The majority of Islamic terrorists in Europe have originated from the Molenbeek neighborhood – WHY APPEASE THEM?
Belgium— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) July 30, 2020
Molenbeek, is a famous no-go-zone in Europe. The area boasts 26 mosques that proudly blast the “call to prayer” 5xs a day, 7 days a week.
The majority of terrorists in Europe have originated from Molenbeek.
Pay attention America, this is their goal for your town! pic.twitter.com/OBOsVKcsao
Islamic call to prayer broadcasts in a residential area in Växjö, Sweden— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 8, 2020
Allah is greater [than your God]
I testify there is no god but Allah
I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s prophet
Come to prayer
Come to security
Allah is greater
There is no god but Allah pic.twitter.com/nGwtoPs9cv
Meanwhile in Turkey…— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) November 21, 2020
Just kidding, this is in Östermalm, Sweden.
Do not be mistaken, these ostentatious prayers in the street are a declaration of supremacism.pic.twitter.com/SqUA2mHe2o
The New Sharia Netherlands….— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 3, 2020
Nearly 40 mosques will broadcast the Islamic call to prayer today!
Leaders & Mosque officials are pretending this is only going to take place during the coronavirus pandemic
WAKE UP: These mosques are 100% funded by foreign Islamic nations! pic.twitter.com/9M5tOy6jJB
Erdoğan has conquered the Netherlands without firing a shot— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 8, 2020
Turkish controlled mosques operating inside the Netherlands proudly blast the Adhan while flying the Turkish flag.
This is all part of Erdoğan’s plan to re-establish the caliphate – MUST READ: https://t.co/qTu7hyPdOI pic.twitter.com/JYRoxp3pOT
New Zealand’s PM dons sharia Hijab while praising “prophet” Mohammad & identifying her nation with Islam— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 22, 2019
PM ordered the national broadcast of Adhan (Muslim call to prayer) this Friday
In the NZ Parliament & Gov’t buildings
There’ll be no escaping Islam’s Adhan pic.twitter.com/bdrJY57TjU
Denmark is FED UP!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) July 20, 2017
Local activists played the Islamic Call to prayer outside their mayor’s home to oppose the building of a new Mosque. pic.twitter.com/RCY0DhXo8K
Amsterdam Has Fallen: Is America Next?— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) October 29, 2019
The foreign funded, Muslim Brotherhood’s Blauwe Mosque Is Blasting The ‘Call To Prayer’
Why are mosques that receive terror-tied foreign funding allowed to operate in the West AND able to proclaim Islam over a city?https://t.co/WIZP5L4WWJ pic.twitter.com/TU3E5ajqYZ
There is a reason why the “Call to Prayer” is being broadcast across Israel!— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) July 10, 2018
Ex-imam says the Call to Prayer “states everyone should submit to Islam, & proclaims power over the area of the prayer – it shows power & control over the country”https://t.co/nrj3QvIYTX @KTHopkins pic.twitter.com/r5vRZC1ooG
“Call to Prayer” not in Pakistan, Afghanistan or Egypt, but in India— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) February 1, 2020
Why is the Marina Mall blasting the azan (call to prayer), 5xs a day, 7 days a week!?
Fmr. Imam Tomas Samuel says the azan states that “everyone should submit to Islam & shows power & control over the country” pic.twitter.com/VgdwTXq6CL