Our old friend Omar Bakri is bubbling over with all kinds of “interesting” observations exposing the Alternate Moral Universe of Islam. We hope the government and the people of Britain are listening. This man means what he says. From the BBC, with thanks to Granny Weatherwax.
Islamic cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed does not believe the London bombers were Muslims, he has told BBC News.
The UK-based Syrian-born preacher said there was no evidence four young Muslim men filmed at a station prior to the attacks were responsible for the bombs.
He condemned “any killing of innocent people here and abroad” but said he would never co-operate with police.…
In an interview with BBC News 24, Omar Bakri Mohammed said the government, the public and the Muslim community were all to blame for not doing enough to prevent the 7 July attacks.
And he blamed the tabloid press for “distorting” his views and those of other clerics, including Sheikh Abu Hamza, currently on trial for allegedly soliciting people to murder non-Muslims and inciting racial hatred.
But in another interview, with BBC1’s 10 O’clock News, he said there was “no way” he would condemn Osama Bin Laden.
He said: “Why I condemn Osama Bin Laden for? I condemn Tony Blair, I condemn George Bush. I would never condemn Osama Bin Laden or any Muslims.”
And he blamed the UK government’s “evil foreign policy and the war on terror” for pushing Muslims in “the wrong direction”.…
The London-based preacher told BBC News 24 radical Muslims were “part of the solution” not part of the problem, because they were respected by Muslim youths.
By imposing restrictions on radical clerics, the government had reduced their ability to “hold back” young Muslims angry at events in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Palestinian territories and Kashmir, he said.
He distanced himself from “moderate” Muslims, who he said “cannot hold anyone back”.
He added that he would not co-operate with the British police, even to alert them if he knew another terror attack was imminent…
The cleric, who has lived in Britain for 20 years, indicated he would not resist if he were to be deported, saying: “If God destined for me to be deported, or to be imprisoned, nobody can save me.”