Seyed Moosavi, the director of the Islamic Center for England, made the comments in a speech to his followers on social media. The manager and personal representative of Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has also condemned women who remove their hijab for spreading “poison”.
He said, “We expect no good from the soldiers of Satan, but we are lovers of Allah.
“We are trying to protect our religion, to protect the truth.
“One of the teachings of Islam is the hijab, right?
“They [the protesters] are against the teaching of Islam.
“Obviously they come [from] outside and say that we are against this kind of teaching of Islam. . . if they have an effect on our life, it will be like poison.”
Protests have spread across Iran following the funeral of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died after being arrested by vice squad for her “inappropriate dress”.
There was also a protest outside the Maida Vale-based charity, located in a former cinema.
The center is one of the main Shia Muslim mosques in the UK and is part of a network of organizations considered close to Tehran, including the Islamic Human Rights Commission.
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She said: ‘We are aware of a speech given by an administrator of the Islamic Center of England.
“We are aware of a speech given by an administrator of the Islamic Center of England.
“We will evaluate this speech in the context of this case.”
However, Kasra Aarabi of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change tweeted that the government should take action against the center.
He said; “The UK Government must take action against the Islamic Center of England.
“It is clear that the opinions propagated at the center are a direct threat to British values and citizens.
“The center should be closed and Khamenei’s representatives should be expelled.”