I reported here yesterday that when Mr. Justice Sweeney sentenced Mujaahid Abu Hamza and Ismail ibn Abdullah (or as the media insists on calling them, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale) for the murder of Lee Rigby, he told them that what they had done was a “betrayal of Islam,” whereupon they became enraged and started a fight. This story gives more detail: they told him that their murder of Rigby was not a betrayal of Islam, and said that the U.S. and Britain would “never be safe.” It would be refreshing now if there could be a serious public discussion about whether or not their murder really was a betrayal of Islam, and what implications the answer to that question might have for domestic and foreign policy. But there won’t be. To have such a discussion would be “Islamophobic.”
The Islamist killers of Drummer Lee Rigby erupted into violence in an Old Bailey courtroom as they were sentenced for murder.
Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, had to be manhandled out of court by security guards after being told by Mr Justice Sweeney that their crime was a “betrayal of Islam”.
Adebolajo screamed at the judge as he was manhandled down the dock stairs in the historic Court No 2 but, in scenes lasting several minutes, his co-defendant was held to the floor and cuffed before being carried downstairs head first….
Angered by the judges’ comments about Islam, Adebowale stood up and shouted: “That’s a lie. It’s not a betrayal of Islam. You don’t know what Islam is.”
The struggle erupted as the murderer yelled: “I swear by Allah that America and Britain will never have any safety. Allahu Akbar [God is Great].”…