Hate preacher Anjem Choudary of Islam4UK, a branch of the radical al-Muhajiroun movement, has planned a march with coffins through Wootton Bassett in the coming weeks. He planned his anti-UK march along the same route that is used to return troop’s bodies killed in Afghanistan. He wants people to be aware of the million of innocents lost during the Afghanistan War. Choudary blames the UK for the deaths.
Choudary also compared UK troops to Nazi stormtroopers in his latest statement on the protest.
The Daily Mail reported, via Free Republic:
The hate preacher organising a march of Islamic extremists through the streets of Wootton Bassett sparked outrage today by comparing British troops fighting in Afghanistan to Nazi stormtroopers.
As more than 190,000 people signed an internet petition objecting to the march, Anjem Choudary said he had chosen to protest in the town – renowned for honouring soldiers killed in Afghanistan – because it would attract ‘maximum attention’.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today such a march would be ‘completely inappropriate’.
But in remarks designed to cause maximum offence, Choudary compared fallen British heroes to Nazi stormtroopers and the September 11 and July 7 terrorists. He even claimed his plan was backed by families of servicemen and women.
Admitting a march through the town would be ‘provocative’, he launched into a bizarre explanation of why he opposed crowds honouring fallen British soldiers.
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In an earlier protest in March 2009 Choudary and his followers hurled abuse and waved “baby killer” signs at parading British troops returning from Iraq.
More… Choudary wrote a letter to the families of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
Following the public announcement of an impending procession by islam4uk (a branch of Al-Muhajiroun) through the Market Town of Wootton Basset we thought it only appropriate that we provide an explanation and a little more about the purpose behind the procession, especially to the family and friends of those who have died there and who may have been led to believe that it is merely an act of incitement or provocation.
We begin by inviting all non-Muslims to Islam, the perfect and most beautiful way of life, a favour from Allah (God) to mankind to take him out of the darkness of worshipping his own desires to the exclusive worship, submission and obedience of Allah alone, without partners and to testify the Messenger-ship of the final Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). We urge you to embrace Islam and save yourselves and your family from the hellfire and not to believe the lies and distortions which the Western media and non-Islamic regimes would have you believe about Muslims and their true intentions. Islam means submission and the Muslim is the one who submits to the will of God in his life. Verily the Messenger Muhammad told us that whoever heard his name from the Jews and Christians and did not believe would be held accountable for that on the day of judgement.
We start by pointing out what many wise people already know i.e. that the British public have once again been lied to by their politicians about the war in Afghanistan. What began as a fight for freedom and democracy and to protect the human rights of the civilians and to find Sheikh Usama Bin Laden (by the use of B52 bombers) has today become a campaign to protect the security of the British public back home and it has gone from being a campaign which could be completed without firing a weapon within 3 years to one which could go on for 40 or 50 years with a heavy cost to the participants…
What a horrid man. He sounds like a complete leftist.