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Chaos erupted in Ilford as two roads became the site of further police raids and investigation. A suspect home at 6 Wingate Road Ilford was cordoned
of with Police tape and a manned police vehicle was stationary on the drive of the property. Masses of reporters and photographers and video cameramen
were hovering waiting to catch any information related to this latest police investigation into the London Bridge terror attack. A man named Rashid
Raja is the main suspect of this investigation.
Meanwhile on St Lukes Road just two roads down and parallel to Wingate Road a road block was causing frustration with visitors to the road and residents alike. Police allegedly are focusing their investigations on Ummah Gym which is a venue that was being used dually as a centre for Islamic prayers and providing gym and exercise sessions including boxing lessons via the proprietor. Ummah in Arabic means people or community of common ancestry and is often used to label the people of Islam. A video uncovered by the Times reveals the terror trio involved in the London Bridge terror attack visited the gym only days before their violence (click here)
The Times revealed this week that the gym was run by Sajeel Shahid, 41, who allegedly helped to set up weapons training in Pakistan for the suicide bombers who killed 52 people in London on July 7, 2005.
The gym was using facebook to promote their services but the current page link has been taken down. For now it is unknown if the page was taken down by the owners of the business or the MET Police.
The unavailable Facebook link for Ummah Gym link can be found by (clicking here)
On this yell.com advert it is noticeable that the venue also purports to be a dojo, which is the name of a hall used for martial arts.
Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said:
"For some time I have been reporting radicalisation emanating from a mosque in Ilford after a series of reports from local Ilford people including Muslims.
"One of the frequenters of the mosque named Ismael would often would threaten me about the martial arts training he was giving to Jihadis and would show me images of several users of the mosque undertaking the 'sport'. He made out this Jihadist training was all a joke but listening to him was alarming
He would show me videos on his phone in an attempt to intimidate me and often during discussions would use some of the grips he had learned to pressure my wrist. He seemed to want to use this threat to convince me to convert to Islam stating it was safer being Muslim - a failed experiment.
"The man lived just behind the mosque in question and I always found it hard to avoid him as my office is next door. Often Ismael would enter my office unannounced and would just cause me distress for the sake of it. I knew the mosque wanted to buy my property and just thought it was an attempt to scare me away.
"When I reported the issue to local Police I was met with suspicion and disbelief being a Pakistani Christian who campaigns for the rights of minorities in the homeland, I felt they just thought I had a personal angst.
"I spoke with the Imam form the mosque yesterday and told him about the local community apprehension regarding radicalized men in the vicinity of the mosque. He has told me that if it had come to his notice he would have resolved the issue by teaching the true tenements of the Islamic faith that promote peace and tolerance.
"I do not know if the management of the mosque understood clearly enough about the fear of islamists linked to the mosque. However, If they did not recognize the risk despite so many local complaints it would illustrate a lack of desire to tackle the issue. This was most emphasized after a purported knife attack on a local pub landlord form one of the visitors to their mosque, led to a simple denial that he was a regular congregant (click here).