Undercover Mosque

15th January 2007| Channel 4 Dispatches

Prime Minister Tony Blair recently described tolerance as ‘what makes Britain Britain’ but in this extensive undercover investigation, Dispatches reveals how a message of hatred and segregation is being spread throughout the UK, inspired by Saudi Arabia – a country our government calls its principal ally in the Middle East.

Dispatches has investigated a number of mosques run by high profile national organisations that claim to be dedicated to moderation and dialogue with other faiths. But an undercover reporter joined worshippers to find a message of religious bigotry and extremism being preached.

The investigation reveals Saudi Arabian universities are recruiting young Western Muslims to train them in their extreme theology, then sending them back to the West to spread the word. And the Dispatches reporter discovers that British Muslims can ask for fatwas, religious rulings, direct from the top religious leader in Saudi Arabia, the Grand Mufti.


Narrator: Rosie Rowell
Investigation and filming: Bobby Pathak
Producer Director: Andrew Smith
Executive Producer: David Henshaw