Second Scout volunteer suspended and more groups referred to police amid extremism concerns

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The Scout Association has suspended a second volunteer and referred four more mosques to the police over extremism concerns following a Telegraph investigation.

Hussain Al-Rawni, (left) who runs the 304th Birmingham Scout Group on behalf of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), was placed under investigation after he was linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, which a 2014 Government report found has ‘consistently opposed programmes… to prevent terrorism”.

The move comes after Ahammed Hussain, leader of the Lewisham Islamic Centre’s scout programme was suspended and referred to the police last week after a Telegraph investigation exposed safeguarding concerns.

Like the Lewisham mosque, Mr Al-Rawni’s group segregates groups according to gender – contrary to the Scouts’ own policy.  

The 309th Birmingham group based at Green Lane mosque in London and the 466th Manchester group based at Khizra mosque also flout the co-education policy.

The mosques have been referred to the police along with three others under investigation by the Scouts – the East London Mosque, which hosts the Rashidun Scouts Group, the As-Suffa Institute, which hosts the 327th Birmingham Scout Group and the Cheadle Mosque hosts the 4th Heald Green CMA Scout Group.

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