Good thing the Brits didn’t let Geert Wilders into the country to stir up intercommunity strife, eh? More on this story.
“‘Disgraceful’ Islamist protesters plan to target more soldiers returning from Iraq,” by David Byers and Steve Bird in the Times, March 11 (thanks to Block Ness):
Islamist extremists in the UK are plotting to repeat their protest of yesterday in which they held up banners labelling British troops on their homecoming parade as “cowards” and “butchers”.
The Islam for the UK group, believed to be a spin-off of the extremist al-Muhajiroun, called for similar rallies against other regiments coming home following protests in Luton town centre targeting the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.
Members of the local community in Luton claim that the protesters were members of al-Muhajiroun itself, a virulently anti-Semitic organisation which claimed to have been disbanded in 2004. Its founders replaced it with two spin-off groups, both of which were then subsequently made illegal by the Government for glorifying terrorism.
The Home Office said today that anyone found to be guilty of belonging to a banned organisation would be prosecuted, and that it was constantly reviewing whether to ban further groups emerging throughout the UK.
Uh, might not be a bad idea.
The group of demonstrators – who held up placards in Luton town centre with slogans including: “Anglian Soldiers: Butchers of Basra”, “Anglian Soldiers: cowards, killers, extremists” and “British Government Terrorist Government” and hurled verbal abuse at passing soldiers – were described by the local MP as having brought “disgrace” to Luton.
Yet in a statement posted on its website, Islam for the UK said further protests in a similar vein were needed, labelled the British troops as “terrorists” and compared them to the Nazis. Islam for the UK is run by Anjem Choudhury, the radical preacher who was right hand man to Omar Bakri Mohammed, former al-Muhajiroun leader….
“Muslim hate preacher ridicules troops abused in anti-war protests – and mocks their dead comrade,” by Michael Seamark, Andrew Levy and Matt Sandy for the Daily Mail, March 11 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Muslim preacher of hate today ridiculed British soldiers who were abused during a homecoming parade – branding them cowards who have an ‘uncanny knack for death by friendly fire’.
Firebrand preacher Anjem Choudary praised the Muslims who had protested at yesterday’s parade for the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment in Luton.
And in an inflammatory message posted on an Islamic extremist website, Choudary viciously mocked their comrade who was killed by friendly fire in Iraq.
But of course the dhimmi British officials go after not Choudary, but those who find this outrageous:
His words came as police charged a man who allegedly shouted abuse at the Muslim anti-war protesters.
Choudary, who has links with banned Muslim cleric Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, likened the soldiers to Nazis and branded yesterday’s homecoming a ‘vile parade’ of ‘brutal murderers’.
Choudary said: ‘On 10th March 2009 200 pathetic and cowardly British soldiers from the second battalion, of the Royal Anglian Regiment, pompously marched through Luton to demonstrate their skill at murdering and torturing thousands of innocent Muslim men, women and children (in Iraq) over a 24-month period.’
Choudary, you’ll recall, doesn’t believe any non-Muslim is innocent.
Choudary leads the controversial Islam For The UK organisation which wants Britain to be an Islamic state, ruled by Sharia law.
His group was formed after Bakri’s fundamentalist organisation Al-Muhajiroun was banned by the Government.
He said: ‘Non-Muslims in Britain must appreciate that the actions of the British soldiers must be condemned unreservedly; they are not heroes but closer to cowards who cannot fight, as their uncanny knack for death by ‘friendly fire’ illustrates.’…