Come on in and make yourselves at home, fellows. What could possibly go wrong?
Notice the grievance-mongering. Assad Ullah is situating any potential attack within the Islamic theological framework of defensive jihad.
“Muslim group claims royal wedding is legitimate terror target,” by Victoria Ward in the Telegraph, April 27 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The royal wedding is a “legitimate target” for a terrorist attack because of Britain’s foreign policy and the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, a radical Islamic group has claimed.
Muslims Against Crusades, which had its application to protest on Friday turned down by police, yesterday urged Muslims to stay away from central London when Prince William marries Kate Middleton and to avoid all means of public transport due to the heightened risk of an attack.
Assad Ullah, leader of the extremist campaign group, insisted that it had no “inside knowledge” but was simply repeating security fears that have already been widely reported.
“There is a legitimate Islam opinion that those who have been attacked have the right to retaliate,” he said.
“To those against whom war is made, permission is given to fight), because they are wronged; and verily, Allah is most powerful for their aid.” — Qur’an 22:39
“British foreign policy is causing this kind of feeling and increasing the instability in this country. We do not advocate violence but can see how they made themselves a legitimate target for others.”
Announcing that the group had abandoned its plans to protest against the wedding, group spokesman Abu Abbas said: “We urge all Muslims to stay away from the royal wedding, not only because of the drinking, drug taking and sexual promiscuity but because of the likelihood of an attack by the Mujahideen.
“We urge all Muslims to stay away from public places and all public transport, trains, buses and tubes around central London.”…
Abbas said: “The killing of Muslims, the raping of Muslim women and the imprisonment of Muslims are increasing the instability in this country.
“We will not be participating and demonstrating, we are withdrawing our souls due to the risk of an attack. We believe it is highly likely, it is a prime target.
“Many people feel that they have been oppressed and have a score to settle with the Royal Family. We can see why they see them as a legitimate target.”
As the group accused the Royal Family of being responsible for war crimes, onlookers shouted: “You’re all on benefits anyway” and “Long live the Queen”.
One of the Muslims retorted: “You paid for this camera, you pay for my benefits, you’re basically my slave.”…
Indeed. That’s how the jizya works.