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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