By Kanchan Gupta
Islamists swear Buckingham palace will become a masjid.
A ban will never stop Islam and the Muslims. We will not rest until the flag of Islam flies high over Downing Street... Buckingham Palace will make a good masjid and Trafalgar Square a good place to implement the penal code when the shari’ah is implemented here!”
That’s Anjem Choudary, spiritual leader of Muslims Against Crusades, a Britain-based radical Islamist organisation which was banned last Thursday by Home Secretary Theresa May, rallying round his forces. Muslims Against Crusades has been in the forefront of seeking to convert London into Londonistan, aggressively and belligerently. With the ban in effect, membership of Muslims Against Crusades would be deemed a criminal offence which could fetch violators a 10-year jail term. But that’s unlikely to prove to be much of a deterrent. Like the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba in Pakistan, which morphed into Jamaat-ud-Dawa’h and then into Tehreek-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool to avoid ban-linked sanctions, Muslims Against Crusades will soon resurface with a new identity and old faces, including that of Anjem Choudary.
After all Anjem Choudary, a British-born Muslim whose parents had migrated to the United Kingdom presumably seeking a better life and who really has no reason (deprivation, denial, discrimination — the usual causes trotted out by Left-liberal apologists of Islamic fanaticism) to turn into a vicious and vile propagandist of radical Islamism’s ideology of hate, is a past master at the game of defying proscription through deceit. A trained lawyer, he uses the law, meant to protect democracy and liberty, to Britain’s disadvantage. He began his journey into the dark, joyless world of Islamism under the guidance of the chief of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Syrian-born mullah Omar Bakri Muhammad who lived off Britain’ social welfare system while plotting to destroy the country that fed him. Together they launched Al Muhajiroun.
The organisation was banned for openly espousing the cause of terrorists and glorifying suicide-terrorism as a valiant act by the ‘soldiers of god’. Soon after Al Muhajiroun was banned, Bakri fled Britain to avoid arrest, prosecution and a long stint in jail. Undeterred, Anjem Choudary went on to found Al Ghurabaa, which too was banned. Since then he has floated a series of organisations to avoid subsequent proscriptions: Al Ghurabaa was followed by Islam4UK, Call to Submission, Islamic Path, London School of Shari’ah and The Saved Sect which was also known as the Saviour Sect.
Muslims Against Crusades is Anjem Choudary’s most recent organisation. The day it was banned, the organisation’s website hosted a statement inciting British Muslims against the Government: “The banning of Muslims Against Crusades by Home Secretary Theresa May is a great victory for Islam and Muslims and highlights the sheer hatred the British Government has towards sincere Muslims who wish to peacefully speak out against policies that are (from every angle) anti-Islam and anti-Muslim.” Its intent can only be overlooked by those who see merit in mollycoddling fanatics in the guise of promoting liberal Britain’s experiment with bogus ‘multi-culturalism’ whose toxic fumes now threaten to choke and kill the very basis of British democracy: An open society that guarantees freedom and liberty.
The British Home Office knows that the statement issued by Muslims Against Crusades mocking at the ban order is not empty rhetoric. Yet, there’s little it can do than to wait for the hydra-headed monster to sprout a new head before slicing that off too. Muslims Against Crusades was “simply another name for an organisation already proscribed under a number of names”, Ms May said after issuing the ban order, adding, “The organisation was proscribed in 2006 for glorifying terrorism and we are clear it should not be able to continue these activities by simply changing its name.” Ostensibly the ban follows a threat by Muslims Against Crusades to disrupt Armistice Day celebrations, but that may not be entirely true. A far more compelling reason would be its crude (and frightening) effort to impose shari’ah in those London areas where Muslims have a sizeable presence.
Earlier this year, east Londoners woke up one cold morning to find the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham plastered with posters that declared: “You are entering a shari’ah-controlled zone — Islamic rules enforced.” The posters also mentioned that smoking, alcohol and music were prohibited in these “shari’ah-controlled zones”. People reacted with horror, but local councils were more indulgent, laughing it off as a prank and promising to take down the posters. It was not a laughing matter, as was found recently when Dr Mike Freer, MP for Finchley and Golders Green, had to lock himself in his own surgery when confronted by a Muslims Against Crusades mob baying for his blood. He was luridly described as a “Jewish homosexual pig”. On September 11, a large crowd of Muslims Against Crusades members staged a noisy protest outside the US Embassy in London, chanting “Death to Americans!” and raising slogans glorifying Osama bin Laden.
Meanwhile, Anjem Choudary has decided to carry on his crusade against Christians, Jews and Hindus and fulfil his dream of planting the flag of Islam atop Westminster by flooding social media platforms with his evil thoughts. He is often spotted on Twitter (where his account describes him as “a Muslim who believes that Islam is something we must believe in (tawheed), live by (shari’ah) and struggle and sacrifice for (by way of daw’ah and jihad)”, tweeting furiously about taking his jihad to its logical conclusion. His tweets have been compiled by MEMRI, from which I reproduce the most anodyne and least offensive:
* Those who want to support the publication of “Charlie Hebdo” who insulted the Messenger Mohammed must take lessons from Theo Van Gogh!
* If being suspected of directing a criminal network is enough to target someone (Osama bin Laden) for killing without charge, what about President Barak Obama?
* I think Cameron & Obama are dictators, so what’s the solution? How would you like it if we started bombing Washington & London to remove them?
* What is the legacy of 9/11? Were the 3000 innocent? Were the 19 martyrs? What are the positive outcomes of 9/11? Find out at the US Embassy! September 11, 2011.
* 10 years after 9/11 the USA/UK economies collapse & their soldiers increasingly return in body bags so we can safely say ‘YOU LOST THE WAR’!
* Greece should adopt the shari’ah: Use the Golden Dinar and eradicate inflation. Ban gambling/porn/shares/alcohol/usury.
* Once Egypt adopts the shari’ah, the total liberation of Palestine & the return of all Jews to where they came (from) will be the next step forward!
What is it about Left-liberalism that breeds such hatred? How come Britain, the mother of democracies, has to confront such malcontents? Is it decades of turning a Nelson’s eye to the criminal deeds of Anjem Choudary and his ilk so as to appear to be tolerant and accommodating? Or is it because like much of Europe, Britain has been corroded from within by those of its men and women who have rejected faith in Christianity — and its values — to embrace secular libertarianism?