Nor does he mean a “spiritual struggle.” Search for Bakri in the archives here and you will see that this is really nothing new for him. Note also his declaration that British moderate Muslims are not true Muslims: variations of this statement form a cornerstone of jihadist recruitment efforts, and are virtually impossible for moderates to refute, since Bakri and his ilk can so easily invoke the Qur’an and Sunnah in support of what they say. “British Muslims called to take up jihad,” from UPI, with thanks to Twostellas.
LONDON, Jan. 10 (UPI) — Muslims living in Britain are facing two choices; either to migrate or to join the jihad, a key Islamic figure has said.
Sheikh Omar Bakir Muhammed, leader of the now officially disbanded Islamic militant group Al Muhajiroun told United Press International Saturday that as the covenant of security under which Muslims previously lived in Britain has been broken, Muslims must now consider themselves at war.
“And I declare we should ourselves join the global Islamic camp against the global crusade camp,” he said.
What violated the covenant, according to Sheikh Omar, was the anti-terrorist legislation introduced in the United Kingdom after the 9/11 attacks. If the British government would review these policies and release those detained without trial in Belmarsh prison and elsewhere, Muslims could live at peace in Britain. Otherwise, they must prepare themselves to fight.
“The response from the Muslims will be horrendous if the British government continues in the way it treats Muslims,” he said, adding that suicide bombings were a possibility.
He called on Muslims to form a new coalition united behind al-Qaida with Osama Bin Laden as their leader.
This jihadi group would replace Al-Muhajiroun, which is no longer needed, he said. By dissolving such parties the Muslim community will have to come together, and as the judge of the Sharia court in Britain, he is the one to unite them, he added.
Those who did not wish to either leave or fight would not be regarded as Muslims, said Sheikh Omar, condemning in particular the Muslim Council of Britain for urging the Muslim community to cooperate with the British government.
“They are hypocrites, we don’t believe they are Muslims,” he told UPI. “In a time of crisis, who ever allies with them (the kuffaar — non-believers) is one of them, so I don’t believe they are Muslims in the first place.”
“I doubt if one of them would dare to walk the streets of Mecca by themselves,” he added.