Brahim Belkaid is a German citizen of Algerian origin living in Leicester city. He is German Islamic hate preacher who fled Germany after being accused of leading a group inspiring 140 terrorists to join IS and al-Qaeda, has been allowed by the British government to settle in the United Kingdom.
Brahim Belkaid settled in Leicester in late 2013 after returning from Syria, where authorities suspect him of providing support to terrorists. Since then, the 41-year-old has spent his time proselytising in cities across Britain and using social media to promote extremist views.
Belkaid began travelling to a region in Syria that was controlled by anti-government rebels linked to Al-Qaeda in 2013. Although he claimed to be delivering aid, he also reportedly urged others to follow him by saying: ‘Allah loves those who fight in his cause.’
His trips to Syria led to German authorities keeping a close eye on him, an informed source said, according to the Times. This prompted him to move to the UK at the end of 2013.
The German banning order cited Belkaid as the leader of the DWR and cited his sermons as evidence of the group’s rejection of democracy and the rule of law.
Brahim Belkaid is currently taking Islamic classes in Leicester where he studies Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and Aqeedah (Matters of Faith).