June 7, 2017
London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt worked out at a gym ‘for Muslims’ where women exercise in segregated classes.
It is reportedly run by Sajeel Shahid, who is said to have ties to the extremist preacher Anjem Choudary.
It would appear women are allowed to take part in segregated cardio classes most mornings, while men get to hone their fighting skills in the afternoon.
The gym offers wing chun martial arts sessions, run by Brother Yusuf, and taekwondo MMA, led by Master Khan – it also runs a class called “the insanity workout”.
There are also boxing and cross fit classes.
Ummah means “the whole community of Muslims bound together by ties of religion” and the gym itself is located above a shop called Quality Fish Bazar on St Luke’s Avenue – Westmonster contacted a nearby shop and a worker confirmed it was a gym “for Muslims”.
There are Islamic scriptures visible on the walls of the gym, and on the website there are quotes saying: “A strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than a weak believer.”
There is another slogan on the site reading: “After yaqeen (certainty) one is granted nothing better than health” – that is a direct quote from Islamic scholar al-Tirmidhi.
A review on Facebook describes it as “a great halal environment to work out”.
Butt went two or three times a week and was “very friendly”, according to an employee.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:17 am