Omar Bakri said this years ago. The aspiration has not changed. The learned analysts, however, continue to dismiss it out of hand and assume that the vast majority of Muslims in Britain have no such aspiration. They have no grounds to assume, however, that the expansionist and supremacist imperative within traditional Islam, to spread the rule of Islamic law over the world, has been set aside by Muslims in Britain.
“I want to see flag of Allah flying over Downing St,” by David Cohen for the Evening Standard, March 13 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Muslim fundamentalist leader today told of his vision of Britain under Sharia law.
Anjem Choudary said he wanted the “flag of Allah” flying over Downing Street, all women wearing burkas and caning for drunkenness.
He is the leader of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah, founded as a successor to the banned fundamentalist sect al-Muhajiroun, which was led by now-exiled preacher Omar Bakri Muhammad.
The self-proclaimed Sharia judge admitted his followers had organised protests against British soldiers in Luton this week, waving placards which called them “murderers” for their conduct in Iraq.
Mr Choudary, a 41-year-old lawyer, said he was proud to be reviled. “It’s inevitable that when you offer an alternative morality and way of life many people will hate you for it.”
He said this “alternative morality” would mean “a pure Islamic state with Sharia law in Britain” and added: “Every woman, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, would have to wear a traditional burka and cover everything apart from her face and hands in public.”
“In matters to do with the judicial system and the penal code, one male witness is sufficient to counter the testimony of two females. People who commit adultery would be stoned to death.”
That is straight, traditional Islamic law.
Mr Choudary, a father of three, admitted he lived off benefits despite objecting to the British state. He rejected suggestions of hypocrisy, saying: “I don’t think it’s of any importance.”
It isn’t hypocritical from his point of view. From his perspective, the non-Muslims owe him jizya, as per Qur’an 9:29. Welfare benefits will do well enough in the interim.