Police quiz manager of Birmingham mosque 'after he shared Facebook post praising Taliban leaders in Afghanistan takeover'

Police quiz manager of Birmingham mosque 'after he shared Facebook post praising Taliban leaders in Afghanistan takeover'



A mosque manager has been questioned by police after he shared a social media post that appeared to support the Taliban



Saddique Hussain, general manager of Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif in Small Heath, Birmingham, was quizzed by officers after he shared a video showing an armed group of Taliban leaders in Kabul on his Facebook page.



The post has now been removed and the mosque manager has issued a full apology for any offence caused after he was issued a warning by police.



Mr Hussain said he 'does not and never has supported the Taliban' and 'should have thought before he shared the post'.



In the post, Mr Hussain shared a video showing an armed group of Taliban leaders at at the presidential house in Kabul reciting from the Quran, and wrote: 'How beautiful and civilised and no 'I'. May Allah SWT guide us on to His beautiful religion.'







Furious worshippers, who include Afghan refugees who fled the Taliban regime 20 years ago, contacted police and mosque trustees over the post, claiming it indicated support for the Taliban regime, a claim Mr Hussain denies.



One worshipper, who has submitted a formal complaint, said: 'There is nothing civilised about the Taliban holding guns and reading Quran.'



In his complaint, seen by Birmingham Live, he wrote: 'He (Saddique) wrote the video is civilised and beautiful. The Taliban are civilised?Latest Post
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