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AM's 'spiritual' leader Bakri scoffs at infidel mayor Livingstone stating : "I think he just forgets who he is sometimes "
UK News sources- AM press releases
July 25, 2004
AM Press Release July 25, 2004 MIM: The United Kingdom becomes the Ummah Khalifate ... AM's 'response' to Londinistan's mayor Livingstone's warning that they would face legal persecution if they went ahead with their rally in Trafalgar Square was to issue a press release citing a change of venue due to a 'ruling' by their leader Omar Bakri. How perverse and ironic that militant Islamists who have dispatched Muslims to fight in Afghanistan, been directly linked to suicide bombers in Israel, encouraged a chemical attack on Britain, and urged flying a plane into 10 Downing Street ,now cite 'public safety ' and 'security arrangements' as the reason for the relocation of their rally. Apparently the irony is also lost on their leadership and Omar Muhammed Bakri. who state that the 'anxiety for those who may be visiting London from abroad" was a reason to cancel their venue in Trafalgar Square. Which begs the question. as to how AM can explain why any of their fellow Muslims were allowed into the UK and that they are able to stage the rally at all , if the government is really as 'oppressive' and 'anti Muslim' as they claim. ---------------------------------------------------------- "This decision (to relocate) was taken by the Judge of the Shari'ah Court of the UK and Ameer of Al-Muhajiroun: Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, after consultation" The decision has been made mainly for the safety of the Muslim community and in order not to cause any extra anxiety for those who may be visiting London from abroad, bearing in mind the increasingly tense atmosphere existing regarding security arrangements." Rally for Islam IX – ' Challenging Freedom'
AM Press Release July 25, 2004
MIM: The United Kingdom becomes the Ummah Khalifate ...
AM's 'response' to Londinistan's mayor Livingstone's warning that they would face legal persecution if they went ahead with their rally in Trafalgar Square was to issue a press release citing a change of venue due to a 'ruling' by their leader Omar Bakri.
How perverse and ironic that militant Islamists who have dispatched Muslims to fight in Afghanistan, been directly linked to suicide bombers in Israel, encouraged a chemical attack on Britain, and urged flying a plane into 10 Downing Street ,now cite 'public safety ' and 'security arrangements' as the reason for the relocation of their rally.
Apparently the irony is also lost on their leadership and Omar Muhammed Bakri. who state that the 'anxiety for those who may be visiting London from abroad" was a reason to cancel their venue in Trafalgar Square. Which begs the question. as to how AM can explain why any of their fellow Muslims were allowed into the UK and that they are able to stage the rally at all , if the government is really as 'oppressive' and 'anti Muslim' as they claim.
"This decision (to relocate) was taken by the Judge of the Shari'ah Court of the UK and Ameer of Al-Muhajiroun: Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, after consultation"
The decision has been made mainly for the safety of the Muslim community and in order not to cause any extra anxiety for those who may be visiting London from abroad, bearing in mind the increasingly tense atmosphere existing regarding security arrangements."
Rally for Islam IX – ' Challenging Freedom'
Update: According to today's newsreports the planned Al Muhajiroun rally was both cancelled and 'relocated'.
Lastest news reports say that a 'quiet rally" was held in Essex but no attendance figures were given. (see below)
Reports which are headlined "Muslims cancel rally " also write that the event will be held either at an "undisclosed location", or "in Essex", (a town outside of London).
Depending on who is being citied the rally was cancelled for different safety reasons.
AM does not allude to Mayor Livingstone's threats of legal action if the rally had gone ahead as a the cause for the sudden change of venue,
AM leader Choudary claimed possible attacks by Al Qaeda, as the reason because Al Qaeda's ' 3 month truce' ,proclaiming it would not about not attack targets in Europe had expired .
This of course begs the question of why he thinks Al Qaeda shy away from attacking outside of the capitol and why it would want to attack a group staging mass conversions to Islam which is part of their network.
Any terrorist attack in Britain would most likely result in the arrest of AM leaders and members,
The media cited fear of attacks by the facist National Front or irate Hindu's and Sikhs.
Britains's Islamist friendly policies, which border on national suicide, and earned it thecapitol the name 'Londinistan', has proven to be no protection against militant Islamist agression .
In the past year one police officer was killed in a raid on an apartment where ricin poison was found.
Recently police uncovered a bomb plot which was intended for a stadium or shopping mall.
Several members of Al Muhajiroun were arrested in the terrorism sweep which followed.
AM posted a rant on their website which condemned the arrests as 'an attack against Islam'.
Al Muhajiroun 'spiritual' leader Bakri's retort to London mayor Livingstone, saying "I think that he forgets who he is sometimes", proves that dhimmitude doesn't appease militant Islamists.
Despite the personal letter written by Islamist London mayor Ken Livingstone to the group's 'deputy',Anjem Choudary, AM vows they will go ahead with their mass 'conversion' rally.
Last week, Livingstone welcomed Qatar based cleric Yusuf Qardawi, who proclaimed that women should become suicide bombers according to Islam.
While in the UK Qaradawi stated that, "If you give the Palestinians Apache helicopters they wouldn't have to blow themselves up. "
Livingstone,for his part, assured Qaradawi that he was welcome anytime in the UK.
The Al Muhajiroun has been "on and off " for several days so the link to the site may not be working,
You can see their press releases for the rally below .
The first is an "Open Invitation for Hindus and Sikhs to Embrace the Truth "
The second is a warning about "The Sexual Deviancy which is Homosexuality"
Besides staging mass conversion rallies. Al Muhajiroun has also vowed to thwart Israel's withdrawal from Gaza .
See Aaron Klein's WND article below: "London Terror Conference Vows to Stop Pullout "
For more information on AM and their planned rally in North America click on the links below:
MIM: 10 Downing Street becomes 10 Dhimmitude Street
Al Muhajiroun knows that the UK and Londinistan are their welcome mat .
AM is not planning on leaving their jackboots at the door ...
click on the link or see text below:
Islam the Future for Britain ...
Press Release - 26th July 2004
LONDONISTAN UNDER ISLAM
RALLY FOR ISLAM IX
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: 07956 600 569
The annual Rally for Islam in Britain took place yesterday. The purpose of the Rally is to emulate the Messenger Muhammad (saw) who called the society in which he lived to embrace Islam as a divine way of life ...
Islam the Future for Britain ...
MIM :This is a press release issued by AM on the day of the' Rally for Islam IX ' itself.
Note the addition of the words 'Challenging Freedom' to the name of the event.
The leadership of Al-Muhajiroun has decided to relocate ‘Rally for Islam IX – Challenging Freedom' scheduled to take place later today at Trafalgar Square.
This decision was taken by the Judge of the Shari'ah Court of the UK and Ameer of Al-Muhajiroun: Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, after consultation (Shura) with various Leaders within the Muslim community and after consulting lecturers and students of Shari'ah.
The decision has been made mainly for the safety of the Muslim community and in order not to cause any extra anxiety for those who may be visiting London from abroad, bearing in mind the increasingly tense atmosphere existing regarding security arrangements.
For those Muslims who want to participate in the relocated Rally today or media outlets who wish to speak to the organisers, please phone us on the below numbers.
News Reports on the planned rally and change of venue:
An Islamic group has held a rally in Essex after cancelling plans to meet in London because of "security fears".
"A spokesman for Al-Muhajiroun, which is alleged to have extremist views, said a "few hundred" people had turned up for the event.
The group said there were security concerns over the original plan to gather in Trafalgar Square.
And it said it was "prudent" not to meet in central London because of the threat of an attack by al-Qaeda. ..
..."In an audiotape broadcast by two Arabic television stations on April 15 this year, Osama bin Laden, the head of the terror group, offered a "truce" to European governments if they pulled troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the tape, which the CIA said it believed was genuine, Bin Laden set a three-month deadline, presumed to have expired on July 15.
Mr Choudary said the spiritual leader of Al-Muhajiroun, Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, had been told al Qaeda had repeated its warning of attacks
He added: "We decided it would be prudent not to go into central London.
"There hasn't been a specific threat, but you've got to be careful."
He added: "It could be anywhere in Europe but the most likely target is Britain."
But a spokeswoman for London's Metropolitan police said there was a long-standing national terrorism threat but she was not aware of any specific threat having been issued or repeated.... "
Muslims cancel controversial London protest
London - The radical Muslim group Al-Muhajiroun cancelled plans to hold an unofficial rally in London on Sunday, switching the demonstration to an undisclosed venue east of the capital over safety fears.
Up to 700 sympathisers had been expected in Trafalgar Square for the midday rally, which Al-Muhajiroun insisted on staging despite being banned from doing so by the capital's authorities.
But the head of Al-Muhajiroun's British arm, Anjem Choudary, said the group had now decided to switch the rally to the county of Essex because of security concerns.
"We could not guarantee the safety and security of the attendees," he said.
|Fears that Britain's extreme right-wing party organised a rival demonstration|
Islamic Extremists Spark Trafalgar Square Row
By PA News Reporters
Advertisment for Rally on AM site.
Below is the announcement for the North American event.
RALLY FOR ISLAM IX
Islam – The Future for Britain
TRAFALGAR SQUARE - 25th July 2004 - 12pm to 6pm
Do not miss the annual Rally for Islam this year, which will once again witness many non-Muslims: previously Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, Atheists, Socialists etc…giving up their false beliefs and ideologies in order to embrace Islam openly and publicly.
Debates and Discussions on the inimitability of the Qur'an and the finality of the Message (of Islam) from God through the Messenger Muhammad (saw) will be held, with an invitation for all present to either refute Islam or accept its superiority.
The Square will also host a number of Marquees presenting various aspects of Islam such as its unique economic system able to solve the problems of inflation, the hoarding of wealth and the fair distribution of resources - Islam's unique social system which eradicates the exploitation of the sexes and eliminates promiscuity, pornography and sexual deviancy and Islam's ruling system based upon the concept of sovereignty for Allah alone, where man is not a dictator (like Bush or Blair) but rather God's trustee on Earth managing mankind's affairs according to God's infallible law...etc...
If there are any other non-Muslims or Recent converts to Islam interested in declaring their Shahadah [Declaration of Islamic Faith] publicly before thousands of witnesses, then please contact us.
For all media enquiries please contact either 07956 920 006 or 07956 600 569.
Fax: 0208 803 4541
Mail: P.O. Box 349 London N9 7RR
This no longer appears on the site and there was no location provided.
Nationalism - Upcoming Event in Northern USA
This conference will look to the prohibition of nationalism in Islam and explain the concept of brotherhood in Islam From 1:15 PM - Saturday July 31st 2004
General Enquiries: Abu Yousef (347) 210 0919
Sisters should call: Umm Abdur Rahman (646) 361 - 3746
For venue, please phone on the day of
conference: 07939 737 727. For media
enquiries call: 07956 600 569
Press Release Dated 26th July 2004
LONDONISTAN UNDER ISLAM - RALLY FOR ISLAM IX
The annual Rally for Islam in Britain took place yesterday. The purpose of the Rally is to emulate the Messenger Muhammad (saw) who called the society in which he lived to embrace Islam as a divine way of life. Just as he would stand on the hills of Mecca calling the Quraishi citizens to Islam, enjoining good and forbidding evil – Muslims in Britain usually stand in Britain's Trafalgar Square with a similar call. However for the first time in 9 years the leadership of Al-Muhajiroun decided to relocate the Rally due to concerns for the security and safety of guests and attendees. Nevertheless we can conclude that the purpose of the Rally has been achieved. In this era of the global media phenomenon the call for Christians, socialists, Jews, Sikhs and Hindus etc… to leave their false beliefs and to embrace Islam as a perfect, just and divine alternative reached not only those in the UK but people as far and as wide as India, Russia and the USA. Countless messages of praise and a willingness to embrace Islam or to consider it came from everywhere around the world.
Muslims believe that Islam is a superior ideology able to resolve all of the many problems which mankind faces today, from the economic to the social, from international relations to the ecological. In the Qur'an Allah (SWT) completed his favour upon mankind and chose for them the Deen of Islam and the perfect example of the Messenger Muhammad (saw). Since the first Islamic State was established in 632 AD by Muhammad (saw) the Shari'ah was implemented as a law and order for over 1300 years until the destruction of the Othmani Khilafah on the 3rd of March 1924. At its height it covered a vast area from China through the Indian sub-continent, the whole of the Middle East, Southern Russian states, most of Africa and a large portion of Europe. The Shari'ah stipulated that the rights of food, clothing and shelter be provided for all citizens and that the sanctity of every person's life, wealth, honour and mind be maintained.
Allah (SWT) says in the Qur'an that: ‘He is the One who sent His messenger with the guidance and the Deen of truth, in order for it to be dominant over all other religions/ways of life…' and the Messenger Muhammad (saw) said that ‘Verily, Allah folded the earth for me, so much so that I saw its East and its West: The authority of my Ummah will reach the whole of it' hence it is a fundamental belief of every Muslim that Islam will one day dominate the world, including Britain, it is just a matter of time. Today we call for the people to embrace Islam and change the law and order themselves – tomorrow an Islamic State may forcefully remove all obstacles in the way of the implementation of Islamic law, as part of its foreign policy. The choice is ours. However we should have no doubt that the two camps of Islam and Kufr (non-Muslim camp) will not always exist – rather eventually there can only be one camp i.e. Al-Islam. That is the wish of Allah (SWT) and the ultimate objective of Muslims on this Earth, in order to please Allah (SWT).
If the Shari'ah was indeed implemented in Britain let us have no doubts that Britain would look very different to what it does today:-
Economically: The sale of alcohol or pork would be prohibited, gambling would be outlawed. The currency would change from paper money to the use of Gold as standard, thereby eradicating inflation. Stocks and shares would be prohibited as would insurance, interest based transactions and the current company structures - all of this would be replaced with a unique economic system encouraging distribution of wealth, banning exploitation and hoarding and ensuring transactions are done where the goods are tangible, the services specified and the companies are real. Man would be the trustee of God's wealth on Earth promoting investment of it to please God – as in Jihad to conquer other lands to spread the law and order of Islam.
Socially: There would be no pubs for example, and night-clubs, porn shops or other places of entertainment between men and women, encouraging promiscuity and sexual deviancy (such as homosexuality) will be banned. Both men and women will be required to cover themselves properly in public – with women wearing the Khimar and Jilbab (headscarf and long barrel shaped dress) and men covering at least from the navel to the knees at all times. Segregation (between men and women) in all public places will be enforced. All exploitation of the sexes in any way or form would be outlawed – even to employ someone for use of their femininity or masculinity (such as is done today with secretaries and air-stewardesses) would be prohibited, rather people will only be employed for their own skills and talents. All public adverts using men and women to sell products would be banned and Judges would roam the streets and markets accompanied by police to implement and maintain the Islamic public order.
Judicially: The Islamic judicial system would be implemented where adulterers would be stoned to death and thieves would have their hands cut. There would be no jury service or solicitors or barristers – rather Judges qualified in Islamic Law would preside over all cases and Judge according to God's law. If there is any doubt on the guilt of the accused, even it is unreasonable or unlikely, any punishment would be left out. Maximum jail sentences will be one year and concentration would be on reform as opposed to locking the problem away. The State will ensure that only the most qualified and trustworthy Muslims will preside as Judges and justice will be available to all free of charge – as opposed to only those able to afford expensive barristers and solicitors.
Education: There would be compulsory Islamic education for all with Arabic being the national language so that the people can properly read and understand the Qur'an. False ideas such as evolution and the equality of religions and corrupt subjects such as music, drama and art would not be taught. Rather every subject will be linked to the relationship with God and new subjects such as Islamic concepts, Shari'ah law and Islamic Jurisprudence will be introduced to the curriculum. Other subjects such as science and mathematics will be cleansed of any concepts contradictory to divine revelation. History from an Islamic perspective will be studied. There will also be an emphasis upon boys to have military training so that they can participate in Jihad after they become 15 years old and an emphasis upon girls to learn those subjects such as cooking, managing the household and looking after and bringing up children to train them properly for their roles as mothers in the future.
May Allah (SWT) grant us the implementation of the Shari'ah and the removal of servitude to man in Britain sooner rather than later.
P.O. Box 349 London N9 7RR
Press Release Dated 12th July 2004
AN INVITATION TO SIKHS AND HINDUS TO EMBRACE THE TRUTH
RALLY FOR ISLAM (IX) IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE - SUNDAY JULY 25TH – 1PM – 6PM – ALL WELCOME…
Hundreds of Muslims from across the UK are set to converge in London's Trafalgar Square on the 25th of July for the Annual Rally for Islam. This year will be the 9th anniversary of the rally and promises to be the best yet. The British public will once again witness many non-Muslims: previously Jews, Christians, Hindus & Sikhs (idol worshippers), Atheists, Socialists etc giving up their false beliefs and ideologies in order to embrace the divine way of life which Islam offers to them openly and publicly. Debates and Discussions on the inimitability of the Qur'an and the finality of the Message (of Islam) from God through the Messenger Muhammad (saw) will be held, with an invitation for all present to either refute Islam or accept its superiority. The speakers will also set out to present Islam as the only real future for Britain and indeed the World in terms of maintaining Honesty, Home-land Security, Morality, Mental well being, Family protection, continued scientific and material progress, psychological health as well as providing a comprehensive code for humanity to live their life by.
The Square will also host a number of Marquees presenting various aspects of Islam such as its unique economic system able to solve the problems of inflation, the hoarding of wealth and the fair distribution of resources - Islam's unique social system which eradicates the exploitation of the sexes and eliminates promiscuity, pornography and <admin-profanity filter activated> deviancy and Islam's ruling system based upon the concept of sovereignty for God alone, where man is not a dictator (like Bush or Blair) but rather God's trustee on Earth managing mankind's affairs according to God's infallible law...etc...
Here is a message to all the Sikhs and Hindus; put your pride to one side and accept the Truth. Yes, Islam, the religion that you detest the most is really the only religion that will help you when you leave this life.
To the Hindu's; forget the caste system and all the fuss about reincarnation and accept the fact that everybody is equal in the eyes of God and all will be accounted on the Day of Judgement. As for the Sikhs, acknowledge, that as a man-made system your belief is really just a hotpot of different religions and opinions "jumbled together".
The fierce disagreements between Muslims and Hindu's have been going since the advent of Islam.
Historically, the effect of Islam in the Indian sub-continent region was instant. Its emphasis on One God corrected many of the social issues and "mystical" beliefs associated with Hinduism at the time. The caste system was seen in its true nature; a racist structure geared to preserve the rich over the poor. Islam offered those at the bottom of the organization a way of being equal and simultaneously having a belief system that fitted naturally with the human self.
The Hindu tradition of worshipping idols was (and still is) seen as a major act of ignorance, as creation can never worship creation, particularly when there is a Creator who has designed and established everything from apples to zebras. Also, the heavy emphasis on superstition places the individual under much stress in his daily life. Islam in comparison has no place for false notions as everything is under the control of Almighty God therefore dismissing any talk of good or bad luck.
As mentioned, Islam corrected the numerous inadequacies Hinduism imposed on society; thus impressing on intellectuals such as Guru Nanak (the founder of Sikhism) that the religion of Muhammad (saw) was in fact the truth. However, Nanak could not accept Islam in its entirety so chose just the key features that favoured him and the people.
However, because Sikhism is man-made it has many weaknesses, all Sikhs must ponder the following: Firstly, the religion lacks depth and is easily brainwashed by more dominant systems. Hinduism still has a great influence on the Sikhs as the caste system highlight – the idea that everyone is equal in the eyes of God is rarely practised by the Sikhs, as inter-caste marriage is still a taboo subject. Secondly, Nanak made no claims to divinity or to kinship with God and did not want to be worshipped as a kind of prophet (K.Singh, 1953). But, today many Sikhs do this by hanging a picture of Nanak and directing their prayers towards it. Thirdly, unlike Islam where the doctrine has stood firm for over 1400 years, Sikhism has evolved; taking in new directions with every new Guru. Key elements of the religion have been dramatically altered such as the treatment of the dead; in Nanak's time they were buried whereas today they are cremated. Surely, these facts that are just a scratch on the surface emphasise the lack of Divinity found in this belief.
Islam offers the individual and society peace, happiness and security as everybody acknowledges his and her Creator, Allah (swt). All the problems that man faces are not sorted out via various mystical ritual acts but through having Trust in Allah (swt). Islam is the religion for the whole of Mankind, whether somebody comes from Africa, Asia or Europe. Furthermore, the love of money, which is so rife in both Hinduism and Sikhism, forcing some people to be treated or considered insignificant because they do not have the latest BMW or Mercedes, is considered unimportant in Islam. The good deeds of an individual in this life and worthwhile actions that are not motivated by economic reasons will help the Believer to attain blissful happiness in Paradise.
The Seal of Messengers, Prophet Mohammad (saw) said that at the lowest level of Paradise each person will have up to 10,000 servants! Another saying of the Holy Prophet (saw) was in relation to the love of this life to the Hereafter. He said (saw) the material life of this world is like a drop of water whereas all the delights in the next life are equivalent to the Ocean.
So, the message to any Sikh and Hindu is do your research and ask yourself "are you Sikh or Hindu because you really want to be or is it because your parents are". Remember, on the Day of Judgment, no religion will be accepted from Allah except Islam. Come to Trafalgar Square on the 25th July 2004 and give up your false beliefs and accept the perfect and embrace Deen of Al-Islam.
"And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers." [EMQ 3:85]
The Voice, The Eyes & The Ears of Muslims
P.O. Box 349 London N9 7RR
07956 600 569 or 07956 572 162 – Fax: 0208 803 4541 - Internet: www.muhajiroun.com
Posted: July 16, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Aaron Klein
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
A World Muslim Brotherhood conference in London this week pledged to disrupt Sharon's planned withdrawal from Gaza "by all means necessary," a member of the UK-based extremist group Al-Muhajiroun, which helped plan the conference, told WND.
Members at the conference, which featured a popular Egyptian extremist cleric, and representatives of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and local Muslim groups, constructed a detailed outline to thwart Israel's evacuation of Gaza in 2005, and to stop Egypt from assuming security responsibilities in the Gaza Strip, the Muhajiroun member said
Speakers at the conference vowed open confrontation with any country that aids Israel in the withdrawal, and warned that Israel, Egypt and Jordan should brace for an onslaught of terror attacks.
"The Israelis think they are going to get away with moving all their settlements from Gaza to the West Bank, and stopping the Palestinians from getting a State of their own. But all of us are not going to let that happen," said the Al-Muhajiroun member.
"Egypt and Jordan are collaborating with the Zionists and have been bought out by the American government to do whatever Sharon says. They are not going to get away with this," he said.
He said the conference declared that groups in the Palestinian territories should "use all means at their disposal to make sure Sharon's plan can't happen."
The Muslim Brotherhood, aligned with the views of al-Qaida, is an umbrella organization founded in Egypt that encompasses various Islamic extremist factions, and maintains powerful branches in the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Jordan and Qatar. Hamas and Islamic Jihad are bound by the decisions of the Brotherhood.
London has long been a hotbed of Islamic extremism. Groups like Al-Muhajiroun operate openly, and have held public rallies, drawing thousands of British Muslims, at which speakers have chanted "Death to America!" and "Kill Bush!"
Al-Muhajiroun's worldwide leader, Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, who has been interviewed by WorldNetDaily and is based in London, is a member of the Brotherhood's European Islamic Law Council. He has previously hosted leaders of Hamas at his London headquarters, and is suspected of ties to al-Qaida.
Israeli security sources say British law enforcement authorities were aware of the conference and did not attempt to detain one of the main speakers, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a member of the Brotherhood's Shura council, who flew in to London's Heathrow airport this week from Qatar. Al-Qaradawi has been arrested many times in several Arab countries and is not allowed to enter Egypt.
The conference, which was videotaped and was held in a Muslim center that is also used as a mosque, reportedly featured signs on the walls that included "Bush is a Terrorist" and another with a Jewish star that had blood dripping from it.
Al-Muhajiroun also maintains a branch in New York that holds closed-door meetings and study sessions at a mosque in Jackson Heights, Queens.
The Queens branch youth leader, Abu Yousuf, a U.S. citizen who told WND he attended a "camp" in Sudan and takes computer courses at the City University of New York, speaks at universities throughout New York City at events usually sponsored by the Muslim Student Association.
Al-Muhajiroiun member Muhammed Junaid Babar, a naturalized citizen from Pakistan, was recently arrested by the FBI in New York for aiding in a plot to blow up discos, restaurants and train stations in London. Babar faces 30 years to life in prison under an agreement with federal prosecutors.
The plot was foiled in late March when British authorities arrested eight suspects and seized 1,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, which can be used to make explosives, from a storage locker near central London.
Aaron Klein is WorldNetDaily's special Middle East correspondent, whose past interview subjects have included Yasser Arafat, Ehud Barak, Shlomo Ben Ami and leaders of the Taliban.
MIM: This Al Muhajiroun press release from 1999 protesting the arrest of an Egyptian implicated in the American embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya is similiar to the ones currently being issued as one can see above .
Al Muhajrioun has made no secret of being funded by Bin Laden. In a leaflet announcing a "Rally for Revival" in 1997 Bin Laden was listed by name and described as " a wealthy Saudi national". The fact that the group is still permitted to operate openly after 9/11 creates a major obstacle to the war on terror.
The difficulties the US is having in obtaining the extradition of Abu Hamza Al Masri, the AM cofounder , to stand trial for involvement in attacks on US targets, hightlights the international consequences and dangers inherent in Britain's suicidal militant Islamist tolerance policy.
Note the names of the groups at the bottom which are all Al Qaeda/AM linked groups .
For more information on the Islamic Tahreek of Pakistan see: http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/65
MIM: Article on AM websites details terrorist arrest in 1999 at the end of the article of a list with the innocuous sounding title of the Society of Muslim- 'doctors', 'women', 'lawyers', and 'parents'.
THE WEST AND THE BIN LADEN FEVER - NEW ARRESTS
OF INNOCENT MUSLIMS BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT
Press Release 11th July 1999.
Officers of Scotland Yard today arrested the Islamic
Lawyer Adil Muhammad Abdul Al-Majid Bari (39) at 11:43am
from his home.
Mr Bari, who is head of the committee for defending the
Egyptian people, was subsequently charged at 14:26pm with
allegedly conspiring with Ibrahim Hussain Abdul Hadi
and with Usama Bin Laden and others to 'murder citizens of
United States of America' within the so-called
'jurisdiction of The
United States of America' on or before the 8th of August
The arrests occurred pursuant to an extradition warrant
by the United States and relate to the bombing of the US
embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Mr Bari, a family man with a wife and six children, is
being held at Charing Cross police Station in Central
is due to appear before Bow Street Magistrates Court
morning at 10 am to hear the charges. Ironically Mr Bari
arrested for exactly the same crime some 9 Months ago in
September 1998 under the prevention of Terrorism Act and a
thorough investigation at that stage revealed that he was
innocent which begs the question as to why his liberty and
dignity is being violated again! Why have the US now
his arrest especially since in law evidence is known not to
increase but rather to lose some of its cogency in time?
arrest has yet again highlighted the crusade launched
Islam and Muslims by this government after last years
amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act targeting the
activities of Islamic movements. Clearly a firm and brutal
message is intended to go out to all activists challenging
to either remain silent or face similar harassment. Islamic
organisations are tonight meeting to consider their united
and strategy against the aggression of the British
They will seek to mobilise the Muslim community in order to
create public opinion against this prejudice so that
be borne on the establishment to avoid further arrests and
release of Mr Bari. The British government cannot deter the
Muslim community. We have suffered oppression, prejudice
violence for far too long. Muslims everywhere should know
be betrayed into believing that Britain is a haven where
seek sanctuary rather they should be aware that political
in Britain means that they are required to compromise their
Islamic beliefs and to remain silent about atrocities
against Muslims around in the world and that the current
confirms the Governments position on this issue. The
harassment and violation of Muslim rights contradicts the
fundamental principle of everyone being innocent until
guilty. May Allah be witness that we will never compromise
belief and the divine obligations upon us whether they be
our anger or to act against the oppression of Muslims
in Britain, until we see the establishment of an Islamic
where the justice of Islam will eradicate all the
O' Muslims, the freedom of our brother has been restricted
however remember that the slave is not he who is locked up
whose freedom has been restricted but who has free will and
allegiance but the slave is he who has not the will to
truth even if he has the freedom to roam everywhere.
The Society of Muslims Lawyers, CDLR, The Society of Muslim
Teachers, The Islamic World League, The International
Front, The Bangladeshi Muslim Literary Circle in Great
The Society of Muslim Scholars, The Shari'ah Court of The
The Society of Muslim Doctors, The Society of Converts to
Islam, The Association of Muslim Students, The Society of
Muslim Parents, As-sahwa Publications, Al-Fajr Magazine,
Al-Khilafah Newsletter, The London School of Shari'ah, The
Society of Muslim Youth, The Society of Muslim Woman,
Al-Maddad Organisation, The Muslim Cultural Society, The
Islamic Tahreek For Pakistan, The Taliban Council of
The Islamic Verdict Newspaper, The Islamic Viewpoint
Magazine, The Islamic Education Centre, Mujahid
Network, The Birmingham School Of Shari'ah, The Luton
of Shari'ah, The Derby School of Shari'ah, Al-Khilafah
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"Militant Muslims Find a Haven in Londinistan"
Some say Britain overdoing tolerance--attacks feared
London -- "Osama bin Laden is a good man. Osama bin Laden wants the same as me -- he wants to see the implementation of God's law," says Khalid Kelly as he sips coffee in a sun-filled London cafe and expounds on his allegiance to the man who has declared war on the West.
Kelly, an Irishman, converted to Islam two years ago while imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for distilling and selling alcohol. Since then, he has become the public face of the tiny London-based organization called Al-Muhajiroun. The radical organization is led by Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, who has long been linked to bin Laden's International Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders.
The presence of militants like Bakri has earned the British capital the sobriquet "Londonistan" among diplomats and terrorism experts, who see London as a worldwide center of Islamic terrorism.
"The Islamists use Britain as a propaganda base but wouldn't do anything to a country that harbors them and gives them freedom of speech," Camille Tawil, a terrorism expert at the Arabic daily Al Hayat, told the New Statesman magazine.
Recently, however, British security officials have staged several high- profile crackdowns on suspected terrorists.
On March 30, police netted eight suspects and more than half a ton of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, the ingredient used in the 2002 Bali nightclub explosion that killed more than 200 people. The bust came after months of bugging telephone lines and tracking suspects and following a web of leads across Europe and the Middle East, according to Peter Clarke, the deputy police commissioner who serves as Britain's anti-terrorism chief.
The scheme was apparently planned abroad but was to be carried out by British citizens. "That is something that is deeply worrying to us," Clarke said.
In April, 10 foreigners suspected of plotting attacks were arrested in central and northern England.
Then on May 27, acting on an 11-count U.S. indictment, police arrested Abu Hamza al-Masri, the fiery former preacher at London's Finsbury Park mosque, the spiritual home of several notorious terrorists, including convicted shoe- bomber Richard Reid.
Al-Masri, who lost both hands and an eye in Afghanistan, is being held in London's high-security Belmarsh prison pending extradition on charges of aiding al Qaeda, attempting to set up a terror camp in Oregon and plotting the hostage-taking of 16 tourists in Yemen in 1998. At a hearing Friday, a London court delayed a decision on his extradition until Oct. 19.
But other clerics continue to take advantage of official British tolerance to openly espouse jihad and support for al Qaeda.
In recent weeks, Britain has allowed visits by two high-profile Middle Eastern clerics -- Egyptian Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Sheikh Abdur-Rahman al- Sudais of Saudi Arabia -- who are known for their anti-Semitic and anti- Western views. Yusuf, who has been banned from the United States since 1999, has publicly expressed support for suicide bombers on the grounds that the "martyrdom operations" are the only available "weapons of the weak."
Publicly, officials justify what the French call Britain's indulgence of militants by stating that no law is being broken. Britain does not have laws against speech that incites religious hatred. Privately, security sources say that by allowing extremist leaders to speak freely, they are able to keep them under close scrutiny.
Although Britain allows incendiary speech, security sources note that it has introduced draconian anti-terrorism laws under which foreigners deemed to pose actual threats to the public can be held indefinitely without charge. Among the 14 foreigners being held under Britain's anti-terror legislation is Abu Qatada, who has been locked up in Belmarsh prison since October 2002 on suspicion of being a leading member of Al Qaeda.
Syrian-born Bakri, whose group's Web site often carries statements purportedly by Osama bin Laden and advocates support for al Qaeda activities, has lived in Britain since 1985, after being deported from Saudi Arabia. Police and intelligence organizations number his adherents between 300 and 800. He has bragged about recruiting young Muslim men to fulfill "religious obligations" by doing three months "military training" in such battle zones as Afghanistan, Chechnya and the Balkans. Since the Persian Gulf War of 1991, he has named British Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair as "legitimate targets."
Bakri claims the protection of a "covenant of security" under which he is left alone as long as he does not sanction attacks on British soil. Security forces deny that such an arrangement exists.
According to Magnus Ranstrop, director of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St. Andrew's University in Scotland, 75 percent of the resources of Britain's domestic security agency, MI5, are concentrated on Islamist terrorism.
"The threat is very real," he said. London "has the intelligence architecture because of Northern Ireland and the IRA, but the effort has been reoriented. ...We are not talking about a lot of individuals; the key is finding them."
Faced with the daunting task of unraveling amorphous networks, investigators said it was now essential to probe deeply. "What has emerged is the recognition that we need to look inward at our own communities," Clarke said.
Most mainstream Muslims in Britain strongly condemn Bakri's teachings.
"Al-Muhajiroun are well known for their notorious antics, including publicity stunts on the 9/11 anniversary, calling it a 'towering day in history' and the perpetrators 'the magnificent 19,' " said Inayat Bunglawala, a spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain. "They clearly set out to create a rift between the Muslim community and white society, and part of their agenda is to destabilize society."
Last spring, the council contacted 1,000 mosques, urging their congregations to maintain "utmost vigilance" against hard-liners seeking to infiltrate mosques and convert vulnerable young men into fanatics. It has also urged Britain to adopt a law, similar to the one in Germany, outlawing speech that is an incitement to violence.
Nevertheless, extremist proselytizers like Kelly continue to use London as their forum.
"George Bush said you are with us or with the terrorists -- we have no problem being called terrorists," he says. "When you call us extremists, it's OK because we are against all the pornography, drinking, homosexuality, pedophilia out there. When you call us fundamentalists, it's OK because we stick fundamentally to our beliefs."
By any measure, Kelly has executed a sharp about-turn in his life. Born Terence Kelly in south Dublin, he attended Catholic school there until age 15, when he left to work in pubs. At 23, he moved to London to train as an intensive care nurse and in 1996 took a job in Saudi Arabia, attracted by the tax-free salary.
Bored, as many foreigners in strict Islamic countries are, he began distilling alcohol at home, earning up to $10,000 a month. He was caught and spent eight months in a Saudi prison, where he found Islam.
"Before, I didn't know how I was supposed to feel about alcohol, about women walking in the street half-naked, about homosexuality and pedophilia, but now I know," he said. "Now, I have all the answers."
Despite the support network offered by al-Muhajiroun, Kelly says he hates life in free-wheeling Britain and wants "to go to an Islamic country to live a pious Islamic life." He thinks al Qaeda's efforts to drive foreigners out of Saudi Arabia could open up new opportunities there.
"It would probably be easy for me to get a job there," he said. "But I'm white, so they might kill me, too."
Radical Islamists in London
Muslims are the largest minority faith community in the United Kingdom, composing 3 percent of the population, or more than 1.5 million people. In London, this rises to 8.46 percent, or more than 700,000 people. Most British Muslims are moderate and disavow the small fringe who are militants. The major extremist Muslim leaders in London are:
Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, a Saudi exile who leads Al-Muhajiroun (the Migrant's Movement), an international organization founded in the 1980s. Bakri is anti-Israel and has encouraged young followers, including converts, to join Islamic factions in regional wars in the Balkans and Chechnya, and in Afghanistan.
Imram Waheed, London representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir (Islamic Liberation Party), a group led by Abdul Qadeem Zallum that claims to be nonviolent but supports suicide bombings in Israel and seeks to establish a worldwide caliphate, or Islamic regime.
Sheikh Omar Mahmoud Othman abu Omar, also known as Abu Qatada, a Jordanian Palestinian granted asylum by Britain in 1993. Tried and convicted in absentia in Jordan for terrorist activities, Abu Qatada has openly called for the destruction of the United States and its Arab allies and is known as "al Qaeda's spiritual ambassador in Europe." He is being held in a British prison as a suspected terrorist but still commands a large following.
Sheikh abu Hamza al-Masri, an Egyptian who lost both hands and an eye fighting in Afghanistan against the Soviets and was granted asylum in Britain in 1978. The spiritual leader of the Finsbury Park Mosque, now closed, where convicted shoe-bomber and convert Richard Reid worshiped. He is in jail facing extradition to the United States on charges of aiding al Qaeda and other militant groups.
-- Lynne O'Donnell
Chronicle correspondent Vivienne Walt contributed to this report.
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