According to the article, a number of the supporters of “Muslims Against Crusaders” are former members of Islam4UK, which actually got itself banned earlier in the year. No problem; they’re taking a page from Pakistani groups like Jamaat ud-Dawa and simply re-branding as needed.
And also, according to the article, Anjem Choudary continues to pull down Â£25,000 a year in state benefits. Sometime, and somehow, someone should find something wrong with that.
“Muslim Extremists Threaten New 7/7,” by James Murray and Neil Doyle for The Express, August 1 (thanks to Twostellas):
A new Muslim extremist group threatened a terrorist atrocity Âsimilar to 7/7 during a highly Âprovocative demonstration outside the front gates of Downing Street.
Calling themselves Muslims Against Crusaders, they chanted furiously against British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
One could be clearly heard saying through a loud hailer: “There is no terrorism, only police terrorism. So if you want to cause terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, know that you are going to cause terrorism in the streets of UK.
“You should realise that the same people you are hunting down in Iraq and Afghanistan, they have ambition to come and do some Âterrorism in UK.
“They wanna see the streets of London and the same way you oppress the people in our lands, they will show you that oppression on the streets of UK.
“So, wake up before it’s too late, before there is another 7/7 or a 9/11. Wake up and stop the terrorism, stop the terrorism of your troops, of your Government.”
Some of the demonstrators were Âsupporters of Islam 4 UK, run by former solicitor Anjem Choudary. The group was banned by former Home Secretary Alan Johnson this year as it planned a protest march against soldiers at Wootton ÂBassett, the Wiltshire town which honours the war dead from Afghanistan.
Mr Choudary insists he has nothing to do with Muslims Against Crusaders and was not at the Downing Street protest on Monday but he does promote their protests.Last night the Centre for Social Cohesion think tank said the ÂGovernment must adopt a different approach to the constantly evolving extremist groups.
Director Douglas Murray said: “They are one step ahead of the Government because they are Âconstantly changing their names and thinking of ways of getting their message across but the Government has to be one step ahead of them.”
Father-of-four Choudary lives on state benefits of around Â£25,000 a year, like many of those who organise meetings and events to promote their extremist views.
Mr Murray said: “There is one solution… stop paying for their benefits. It is utterly ridiculous that the state is effectively financing this Âproblem.”
Today we reveal that Choudary and two hate preachers have joined forces to launch an internet operation devoted to their views. Their sermons are broadcast around the clock using a system called Paltalk.
Choudary has joined forces with Omar Bakri Mohammad, who is banned from re-entering the UK after he fled to Lebanon in the wake of the 7/7 bombings in London. With them is Abdullah el-Faisal, deported from the UK in 2007 after being jailed for distributing recordings of speeches in which he solicited the murders of Jews and Hindus.
In a speech to supporters, Choudary said: “Taking power forcefully is what is happening, inshallah [God-willing], nowadays in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Somalia, in Sudan, et cetera.
“In the meantime, we create Âpublic opinion, the public awareness about Islam as a way of life… at the same time as our brothers are fighting to remove the physical obstacles.”
He also cracked jokes about acts of terrorism and spoke of a ÂBritain governed by sharia law where non-Muslims would be banned from driving on main roads.
“There is no equality, my dear brothers and sisters, between Islam and non-Islam,” he said. “Islam is superior, the Muslims are better, the Muslims are the best.
In a related development, poverty, misery, lack of education, dependence on foreign (and kuffar!) aid, and political instability are the new status symbols. That’s when you’ve really arrived.
“They [non-Muslims] cannot use the main highway, only the small streets [under sharia law]. That would solve the traffic problem we in fact face in England because the M1, the main motorways would be used by Muslims….