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    Al-Muhajiroun relaunching themselves despite ban


    by Sunny on 1st June, 2009 at 3:07 pm    

    I’ve just learnt that al-Muhajiroun, the extremist publicity-hungry trouble makers led by Omar Bakri Muhammed, are trying to relaunch themselves.

    Established in 1996, Al-Muhajiroun has long been regarded as one of the most influential Islamic organisations to have pierced the United Kingdom. For almost a decade it struggled in its quest to re-establish the mighty Islamic State and moreover see the black flag of Islam fly high over 10 Downing Street; it also strived to confront the ills of society and invite the masses to the Deen of al-Islam as a complete way of life, and was extremely successful in doing so.

    However, we would like to declare that after almost 15 years since the establishment of Al-Muhajiroun, and 5 years since its disbandment, Al-Muhajiroun is to be re-launched in the United Kingdom and to resume its activities as normal. We would also like to stress particularly to the British public that Al-Muhajiroun is a completely legal organisation and hence the recommencement of its structure, activities and projects should be seen in this light.

    No they’re not a completely legal organisation since their successor organisation Al-Ghurabaa was banned by the home office. It should just be a matter of time until al-Muhajiroun also get banned (quite rightly). I laid out my reasons for the ban a couple of years ago and they still apply.



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    1. Don — on 1st June, 2009 at 5:21 pm  

      Black flag of Islam?

      How will we know whether Downing Street is under control of Islam, Anarchists or Neturei Karta?

      Or just making a pit stop?

    2. Jai — on 1st June, 2009 at 5:44 pm  

      Oh dear. Poor Anjem appears to have become a little overexcited again.

      He really needs to find a new hobby, considering that the current one has already cost him his wife and kids.

      Al-Muhajiroun has long been regarded as one of the most influential Islamic organisations

      “Most influential” ? Lies and propaganda right from the very first sentence.

      re-establish the mighty Islamic State

      Which one ?

      The Ottoman Empire ?

      The various Muslim Persian Empires post-821 AD ?

      The Mughal Empire ?

      The last one’s a freebie for Anjem and his Urdu-speaking buddies, since they frequently seem to forget that their ancestral roots are in the subcontinent and — brace yourself, Anjem — not actually in the Middle East.

      it also strived to confront the ills of society and invite the masses to the Deen of al-Islam as a complete way of life,

      Let’s not forget that the particular interpretation of “al-Islam” that Al-Muhajiroun promote was not only opposed & contradicted by multiple revered Muslim saints in the subcontinent, but it wasn’t the version practised or encouraged by any of the Mughal emperors either (apart from Aurangzeb, and he renounced this interpretation in his dying days — a fact Al-Muhajiroun and the Wahhabis conveniently ignore).

      and was extremely successful in doing so.

      Yet more lies. It’s been “extremely successful” in poisoning the perception of Islam, Muslims, and Asians of all religious backgrounds on the part of the non-Asian majority in Britain.

      We would also like to stress particularly to the British public that Al-Muhajiroun is a completely legal organisation and hence the recommencement of its structure, activities and projects should be seen in this light.

      Pffft. Whatever. I do keep saying that Al-Muhajiroun and the BNP are two sides of the same coin.

    3. Katy Newton — on 1st June, 2009 at 9:55 pm  

      Doesn’t his daughter’s name translate as “The Black Flag of Islam”?

    4. Adnan — on 1st June, 2009 at 10:12 pm  

      Established in 1996, Al-Muhajiroun has long been regarded as the foamiest, foaming-at-the-mouth Islamist organisation to have pierced the United Kingdom. We guarantee more foam, blood-curdling slogans, de-ranged facial expressions, fist shaking, shouting, and bigger and bushier beards than other cartoon Islamists for the discerning think-tank, politician on-the-make, or Jihad “documentary” maker. We also provide a superb collection of authentic props: hooks, eye-patches.

      However, we would like to declare that after almost 15 years since the establishment of Al-Muhajiroun, and 5 years since its disbandment, politicians want a distraction to take the mind off other things so Al-Muhajiroun has been invited to re-launch in the United Kingdom and to resume its activities as normal.

    5. platinum786 — on 2nd June, 2009 at 8:45 am  

      ^^^^ Well said Adnan. this is probably some attempt to bury the expenses hoo-haa.

      Why is it world wide nations can ban these groups, yet we still don’t? The government doesn’t bat an eyelid taking your and my freedoms, why not these guys?

    6. KB Player — on 2nd June, 2009 at 7:09 pm  

      What is it with making Anjem Chodary the representative Muslim? I’ve read somewhere that his knowledge of Islam is considered pretty thin by proper Islamic scholars and his followers number less than a couple of football teams. Asking him for an Islamic view of anything is like asking Fred Phelps for a Protestant Christian view. Yet he is constantly quoted, which is bad for him, as it feeds his horrible ego, and bad for us generally, as he becomes, in effect, the PR man for British Muslims in the media. He’s a kind of Katie Price of Islamism - always good for media coverage which bears no relation to his talents, abilities or political influence. It’s total poison that he gets the attention he does.

      Every time I see him in action I groan that another vote is going to the BNP. Their propaganda is full of raging jihadists.

      Adnan -very funny and apt.

    7. dave bones — on 2nd June, 2009 at 10:35 pm  

      I totally understand your reasoning but there is just no point banning anyone or moving into any style of thought police territory. They come back under another name or, which could be much worse, they go underground. If people have something to say they should say it.

    8. soru — on 2nd June, 2009 at 11:07 pm  

      In the credit crunch, a whole lot of bankers said ‘well, there is no actual law stopping me pricing these risks in a way that happens to boost my annual bonus’.

      In the expenses scandal, a whole lot of MPs said ‘well, there is no actual law stopping me claiming for a second duck moat’.

      There’s no actual law stopping journalists from picking Bakri, or some equivalent cartoon character, as ‘the voice of muslimkind’. There probably can’t be such a law - how could you possibly frame it in a way that wouldn’t do infinitely more harm than good?

      The whole idea of the ‘rule of law’ is a bit of a misnomer. Society doesn’t survive so much by actual formal laws, as by the rule of _not being a complete twat_.

    9. bananabrain — on 3rd June, 2009 at 7:52 am  

      lol@ soru. i do think, though, that the ridicule road is worth going down, i particularly like “the katie price of islamism”, although i think the “kerry katona of islamism” works just as well. or even the “pete doherty of islamism”, which gives you the law-and-order troubles combined with the media adulation-despite-inexplicable-lack-of-talent and obvious-borderline-personality-disorder.

      b’shalom

      bananabrain

    10. munir — on 3rd June, 2009 at 8:02 am  

      Al Muhajiroun etc are nobodies. They have no standing in the Muslim community. Without the media hype they would be totally unknown. I dont know why (well actually I do) the media give them such publicity.
      Its because of the media that their numbers have grown (though even then they are insignificant)

      If you ignored them theyd die a death

    11. dave bones — on 3rd June, 2009 at 7:28 pm  

      I don’t think their numbers have grown. I don’t see the excitement at all and if you went to their meetings you wouldn’t see the excitement either.

    12. Alex — on 9th June, 2009 at 12:14 pm  

      For almost a decade it struggled in its quest to re-establish the mighty Islamic State and moreover see the black flag of Islam fly high over 10 Downing Street; it also strived to confront the ills of society and invite the masses to the Deen of al-Islam as a complete way of life, and was extremely successful in doing so.

      I wonder what failure would look like?



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