The report colorfully describes Choudary as “barmy,” but as is so often the case, the idea of Muslims’ conquering Rome as a prelude to the end of days comes from Muhammad himself.
“Hate preacher Anjem Choudary vows to establish Sharia law across Europe,” from the Daily Star, January 24:
Barmy Anjem Choudary last night vowed to send out former Islam4UK devotees to establish Sharia law across Europe.
Following a recent ban by Home Secretary Alan Johnson, Choudary says his followers are already starting to move to the continent in a bid to spread their hardline Islamist message.
The London-based cleric says Muslims have a duty to “Call for Sharia” wherever they can in the world.
Speaking of his former Islam4UK supporters, Choudary added: “At the end of the day there is no prohibition for anyone to set up new organisations or platforms calling for something peaceful.
“As long as they are not doing anything illegal under the Terrorism Act.
“We are most interested in establishing the Sharia in France and Rome.
“We need to go to Rome and raise a banner saying the Day of Judgment will come when the Muslims take Rome. We will definitely conquer Rome one day.”
Choudary also spoke of taking Sharia law to Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Germany.