Will there never, ever be an end to the galloping, raging Islamophobia? “Cleric’s Call for Shariah Law and Islamic Destruction of Hindu Idols,” from IndiaWires, February 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Implementing Sharia law, Islamizing India, destroyig [sic] idols of Hindu deities, Fatwa against Indian political parties, and axing Bollywood: the agenda on shariah4hind.com is clear. The website calls for the implementation of these aspects on a gathering scheduled on 3 March, 2012.
The website splashes a slideshow depicting Fatwa against Indian political parties, with pictures of Manmohan Singh, LK Advani, Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi displayed on the front page, ostensibly their prime targets. A war cry has been issued calling for the axe to be laid on Bollywood in 2012. The slide show ends with a “˜beheaded” statue of Lord Shiva, with the warning: Islamic destruction of Indian idols and statues. The website also refers to Father of Indian nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as tyrant Mohandas Gandhi.
The agenda on destruction of idols has been made clear in the website. The site calls Islamic rule of India, before the British conquest as “˜glorious Islamic past” and makes it clear that “˜large scale projects outlining the destruction of public idols and statues will most likely be enforced”.
The establishment of the shariah in India will ultimately see an end to all public idols and statues. Although non-Muslims (Hindus, Buddhists etc.) will not be prohibited from practising their religion privately, construction of idols and statues (in the public arena) will. As a possible replacement to India’s (public) idols and statues, we envisage the construction of Masjids (mosques)”¦”¦”¦
The owner of the website is Anjem Choudary, a self styled British based Islamic Cleric. Through the website, muslims have been exhorted “to establish the Khilafah and rule by the [sharia] laws of God alone”. The designs have been laid thread bare and clear in the About Us section: “fulfil the prophecy of the Messenger Muhammad (saw) i.e. Izhar ud-Deen, the complete domination of the world by Islam”….