Sunday, 11 August 2013

Anjem Choudary seeks to blame victims for their suffering

The disgusting acid attack on two young girls in Zanzibar last week was widely and rightly condemned. The Sunday Mirror has published an article speculating that the attack was because they were Jewish. The paper also reports that:

An extremist Islamic preacher who ­allegedly inspired the acid attack on two British volunteer teachers was shot and captured in Tanzania earlier today
Police hit Sheikh Issa Ponda Issa in the shoulder with a tear-gas canister after cornering him near the capital Dar es Salaam.
A manhunt was launched after it was claimed he provoked the attack on Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18.
Sheikh Ponda was taken to hospital where he was fighting for his life under armed police guard.
The Sunday Mirror goes on to state:

Cleric Sheikh Ponda returned to the island a week ago to try to drum up ­support for protests against the ­government.
It has been claimed that he provoked the ambush to raise the profile of his ­campaign to rid Zanzibar of ­foreigners and impose ­hardline Islamic law.
Police have released seven people after questioning them about the attack and are believed to be ­looking for two more suspected assailants.
Sheikh Ponda was arrested in October 2012 for stoking religious hatred after Muslim protesters vandalised and torched five churches. He was released in May.
He has links to the fanatical Islamic group Uamsho, which is ­suspected of involvement in an acid attack on a ­moderate imam and the murder of a Catholic priest.
Nick Lowles of Hope not Hate focuses on the appalling comments made by Anjem Choudary, a well know preacher of hate:
The horrible acid attack on two young women in Zanzibar have rightly shocked and appalled all decent people. Not so Anjem Choudary who, in a series of tweets earlier this morning, sought to blame the two women for the attack.
"Non Muslims must behave themselves when they go to Muslim countries where Muslims want Shari'ah. Otherwise the consequences could be serious," he tweeted.
A few minutes later he tweeted: "There is an Islamic revival among the youth who reject the regimes trying to please non Muslim tourists with alcohol, clubs, promiscuity etc"
"Zanzibar should be an eye opener for anyone travelling to Muslim countries: The situation is very volatile & Shari'ah is a matter of time."
Of course, Choudary doesn't just confine his thoughts to Muslim countries. Unlike other Islamist extremists groups, like Hizb ut-Tahrir, which claim to only agitate in the Muslim world, Choudary believes that his mission is to fight for Shariah in every country in the world. On Friday he tweeted: "Muhammad (saw) said 'Be busy in the big things in this world' eg establish the Khilafah, engage in Jihad & command good & forbid evil openly."
This explains why so many of his followers go on to commit terrorism and why HOPE not hate intends to do more to oppose him and his group.
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