Tabloids promote Anjem Choudhary’s Royal Wedding stunt; Muslim groups criticise it


by Sunny
18th April, 2011 at 9:27 am    

You won’t be surprised to hear that publicity hungry fanatic Anjem Choudhary, formerly of Al-Muhajiroun, Islam4UK and countless other nutjob groups, is trying to get some publicity over the Royal Wedding.

Him and his latest reincarnation, Muslims Against the Crusades, plan to demonstrate against the wedding. Not only that, he predicts a terrorist attack:

Firebrand cleric Anjem Choudary has warned that a terror attack is ‘highly likely’ at the Royal wedding. The hate preacher has told all Muslims to stay away from Westminster Abbey on April 29, describing it as ‘a prime target’.

Choudary has also been preaching to followers of the hate group, Muslims Against Crusades, and is backing its plan for a ‘forceful demonstration’ at the wedding. Choudary said: ‘All Muslims should stay away from the public gatherings like the Royal wedding and the Olympics because there is a very high likelihood of an attack.

I bet the chances of Choudhary making it to even a mile near the Royal Wedding are less than zero. And yet the right-wing tabloids still promote his publicity seeking stunts. The Daily Mail in particular loves him.

The stunt has now been criticised by other Muslim groups. The Green Lane Mosque in East London Birmingham, which is a pretty big mosque, has issued a press release criticising the stunt. Be interesting to see if other Muslim groups follow suit. They say:

Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre condemns the proposed demonstration organised by ‘Muslim Against Crusades’, a previously unknown group that has surfaced recently and has conveniently chosen the day of the royal wedding to hold its demonstration hoping to capitalise on the attention of the mass media.

We ask all responsible organisations to stand united against such acts that undermine community relations as the sole purpose of these groups is to drive a wedge between Muslim and Non-Muslim communities, wherever they may be. As a community we can no longer afford to stand back and tolerate such bigotry.

(Got the press release in text now….)


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  1. Cluebot — on 18th April, 2011 at 10:12 am  

    The stunt has now been criticised by other Muslim groups.

    Plural.

    The Green Lane Mosque in East London, which is a pretty big mosque, has issued a press release criticising the stunt

    Singular.

    Be interesting to see if other Muslim groups follow suit.

    Not as interesting as how singular became plural.

  2. Kismet Hardy — on 18th April, 2011 at 10:15 am  

    Cluebot, are you suggesting Green Lane Mosque is the only (singular) group who condemn this and all other Muslim groups (plural) are chanting ‘hear, hear’ as they raise their porridge in honour of the jihad?

    You’re mad if you are

    (if I were in any kind of Muslim group, I’d ignore the twat too)

  3. platinum786 — on 18th April, 2011 at 10:35 am  

    The police can lock people up for months on end for detention without charge. Anjem Choudary, a man known to be associated with extremists and with organisations with terrorist links, predicts a terrorist attack. Why is nobody locking up up for a couple of months to “interview” him?

  4. meatpie — on 18th April, 2011 at 11:00 am  

    At least Anjem is honest unlike the beardless islamists Hasen and Bungle,

  5. Optimist — on 18th April, 2011 at 11:05 am  

    The man is crazy, an attention seeking moron. But if he is to be locked up then so should be all the leaders of the EDL. In my opinion, although this man is dangerous but there is no way he and a handful of his crazy chums can organise marches of two to three thousand, almost every other week, and spread their hatred around to country while trying to intimidate communities.

    And that is exactly what the EDL does. So, lets not let this idiot manage to divert the attention away from the really dangerous people today – the EDL.

  6. BenSix — on 18th April, 2011 at 11:14 am  

    Al-Muhajiroun is dangerous…

    Over a third of terrorism convictions between 1999 and 2009, and every single major terrorist plot in the UK including 7/7, were linked to the extremist network formerly known as al-Muhajiroun. Yet despite being proscribed, the network has never been fully investigated by police. Many of its leaders roam free despite a track record of inciting violence, while its spiritual leader, Omar Bakri Mohammed, was able to escape to Beirut despite confessing to having advanced warning of al-Qa’ida plans to bomb London.

  7. Kismet Hardy — on 18th April, 2011 at 11:19 am  

    “The man is crazy, an attention seeking moron”

    He’s the equivilant of the nutter outside the tube station carrying THE WORLD IS NIGH placard. Just as abu hamza was. But the media does a wonderful job of giving them the power they crave to really cause some damage.

  8. Nikki — on 18th April, 2011 at 11:59 am  

    Jesus we really need to lock this nutjob up and ‘lose’ the key. He is nothing but a waste of space.

  9. Kismet Hardy — on 18th April, 2011 at 12:02 pm  

    What a frightening thing to say…

  10. damon — on 18th April, 2011 at 12:32 pm  

    Instead of UKuncut people postulating and causing a nusiance in Top Shop, I would support protests outside the newspapers who keep highlighting Anjem Choudhary and his group.
    I would join such a demonstration. A few placards of the newspaper pages in question and some others asking why they were stirring up trouble.

  11. Optimist — on 18th April, 2011 at 1:59 pm  

    BenSix, you only quoted one paragraph, the next paragraph in that article reads:

    These links are compounded by an interventionist foreign policy that has been heavily disfigured under the influence of short-sighted (and self-interested) US geostrategy. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, for instance, the radicalisation of the insurgency has accelerated in direct proportion to Nato’s troop surge, and civilian casualties from airstrikes have inflamed grievances both locally and in the UK.

  12. Hermes — on 18th April, 2011 at 2:03 pm  

    It’s the beard that does it…get him the publicity that is. Newspapers love people like him because their readers fear and hate all those that look like him. Their is no hope for Islam really. A few centuries ago they tried to convert people at the point of a sword and now they do it by threatening to bomb infidels into submission.

    Wonder what he has to say about Libya?

  13. douglas clark — on 18th April, 2011 at 2:14 pm  

    damon @ 10,

    Blooming heck! I take my hat off to you.

    damon actually standing up and being counted. And being right for once. Whatever next?

  14. Optimist — on 18th April, 2011 at 2:55 pm  

    Hermes, what have you been eating today ? Its just one man – and because of his stupidity you are blaming nearly a quarter of the population on this planet.

    “because their readers fear and hate all those that look like him”, – What right you have to speak for the whole population of this country ?

    May I suggest that you calm down a little and not get carried away with such wild talk.

  15. Tory — on 18th April, 2011 at 3:03 pm  

    He still has more notoriety than Guramit Singh.

    Strange that Sunny takes what Guramit Singh says seriously and considers him an extremist threat.

  16. damon — on 18th April, 2011 at 3:48 pm  

    Good point Tory. I was going to say ”Who cares?” on Jai’s thread on Guramit Singh, but thought it would just be seen as trolling.
    But who does care what one fool says?

    The only problem with Anjem Choudhary is that newspapers give him publicity.

  17. Don — on 18th April, 2011 at 4:21 pm  

    I’m going to ignore him completely.

    Damn.

  18. fugstar — on 18th April, 2011 at 4:21 pm  

    curious statement

    “Be interesting to see if other Muslim groups follow suit.”

  19. BenSix — on 18th April, 2011 at 5:06 pm  

    Optimist -

    Well, yes. But, er — so?

  20. BIGted — on 19th April, 2011 at 12:46 am  

    Aren’t you promoting it too? I’d not heard of it until I read about it here.

    Still it is good to see Green Lane mosque coming out with something that doesn’t involve throwing homosexual men off mountains – naturally only after they have had big big needles stuck in their gums.

  21. raff — on 19th April, 2011 at 1:09 pm  

    there is something ironic about an article criticizing the press coverage of Al Muj for giving them more oxygen – isn’t this just further compounding the issue?

  22. Ahmad — on 19th April, 2011 at 2:24 pm  

    For those of you saying what other groups there are against Anjem Choudhary.

    I caught this on the Guardian a while back

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/jan/17/muslim-resistance-struggle-within-video?INTCMP=SRCH

    That doesn’t mean that the remaining Muslims are silent. You go in every Mosque in the country and the vast nmajority see them as a pain in the backside. It’s just that it takes a lot of time and effort to get the views of the Muslim majority and translate it to media.

  23. Ghazala — on 20th April, 2011 at 9:20 pm  

    The man works for M15/6 he must do thats why hes not getting locked up as others are in his position. Personally i think he is suffering from a mental disorder too.

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