Britain’s Sun tabloid reports some intriguing statements from Muddassar Arani, the lawyer for Abu Hamza, the former imam of the notorious terror-supporting Finsbury Park Mosque. (Thanks to Nicolei.)
Rallying support for her opinions in an interview she claimed: “There is clearly a war that is taking place against Islam.
“That is why our people have to wake up and realise that one day it will be them and not others that this is happening to.
“Once we learn to forget our differences and speak with one voice and realise that we all are viewed as Muslims, we will be able to win this war that is taking place against us Muslims.
“We have to wake up to the fact that this is only the beginning of the war.”
Yet Arani seems well aware of how she can win this alleged war by using the West’s own mechanisms of justice:
Home Secretary David Blunkett has revoked [Hamza’s] citizenship after a string of vile outbursts.
Yet Mr Blunkett is unable to remove him because of an appeal which Ms Arani “” an expert in the minute detail of human rights “” has warned will drag endlessly through the courts.
She said: “The appeals process under the immigration laws and, if necessary, before the European Court of Human Rights could take five years, seven years.
“There are going to be quite heavy legal arguments.”
Ms Arani, who wears the traditional hijab over her head and thick black-rimmed glasses, has admitted using her religion to win cases.
She said: “I have noted that having the Islamic background has helped me have the edge over my opponents, since I am able to use this to my client’s advantage.”
Question for Ms. Arani: if this is a war against Islam, why is her Islamic background an advantage?