''Scholars of Islam'' like Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson insisted that the gruesome murder of a British soldier by two Muslims shouting ''Allah Akbar'' and quoting the Koran had nothing to do with Islam. I'm sure the majority of their citizens would beg to disagree or better yet tell them to ''rack-off''! However, this pile of camel dung, Imam Bakri Muhammad, who influenced Mujaheed Adebowale, the lead ''beheader'', disagrees saying, ''Under Islam this can be justified. I saw the film and we could see that he was being very courageous,'' adding ''To people around here (in the Middle East) he is a hero for what he has done.'' That's right, there's nothing more courageous and heroic than two men running down one man in a car and then cutting him up, tossing his body parts on the road while screaming praises to Allah.
What are Imam Bakri Muhammad's qualifications as an Islamic scholar? Aside from being a former member of that notoriously moderate Islamist organization; the Muslim Brotherhood? It seems from the age of five he was brainwashed in the al-Kutaab Islamic boarding schools (a primary school teaching children nothing about the real world) where he learned how to recite the Quran by heart and the sayings of the Prophet and Fiqh (Islamic Religious Philosophy). Later joining the Shari'ah Institute in Damascus University then studied more Fiqh to get an MA from Uzaic University, Lebanon. He moved to Saudi Arabia, where he joined the Madrassah Al-Saltiyyah studying and getting a diploma in Jami' Al-Qur'an. Then, unfortunately he was allowed to enter Great Britain.
|Bakri leading a march in 2012 with Adebowale behind him.|
Offhand, I would say Bakri's qualifications as a scholar of Islam top those of Boris Johnson and David Cameron. And he has some scholastic views on killing infidels derived from one of those many degrees in how to kill infidels the Islamic way. It was bad enough when he was secretly recorded in a series of rants in which he calls on Muslims to behead their enemies and kidnap Westerners. Investigators further discovered that Bakri encouraged a kidnapping terrorist act just months before he was banned from the UK last year. On another occasion, he specifically mentioned planning to capture a British Muslim serving in the Army to punish him.
Bakri, who has frequently suggested that ''the enemy'' are Westerners, particularly Americans and the British, says: ''When you meet the enemy, slice their own necks. And when you make the blood spill all over, and the enemy becomes so tired, now start to take them prisoners. Verily they remind the sunnah (actions/sayings of Mohammad) of removing the head of the enemy. They remind the sunnah of slaughtering the enemy. They remind the sunnah of how to strike the neck of the enemy. Use the sword and remove the head of the enemy.'' So a well indoctrinated Adebowale and his friend couldn't get hold of a sword so they used a meat cleaver instead doing Bakri proud. His comment to a reporter about such a despicable act was, ''We don't make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents. Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity.'' Nothing to do with Islam...right?
The consequences of the sick and barbaric murder of Lee Rigby has fueled racial hatred. Islamophobic hate crimes are running at more than 10 times their usual rate, with more than 140 reported to a government hotline in the 48 hours after the Woolwich killing. Since then more than nine attacks on mosques, assaults, racial abuse and anti-Muslim graffiti. An improvised petrol bomb was thrown at a mosque in Milton Keynes during Friday prayers, while more attacks have also been reported in Gillingham, Braintree, Bolton and Cambridge. Members of the English Defence League shouted out that ''the killing shows Britain is at war with Islamic extremism and staged a march in Newcastle. The British National Party leader, Nick Griffin (photo below) was on YouTube today saying ''the time has come for the British people to take their country back from the flood of immigrants that don't have any pride or allegiance in British citizenship or in our culture."
Mr Griffin went on to say, ''Britain now has sharia banking, a sharia law tribunal, halal butchers and fishmongers, sharia school meals and even Islamic patrols in some London neighbourhoods there are gangs of Muslim youths who survey the streets to ensure that no-one is playing load music, men aren't walking home with alcohol from the local liquor store, and women are ''appropriately'' covered. All these rules are aimed at non-Muslims, of course. We've bent over backward to accommodate these people and we got back sweet F.A. While left wing detractors claim that the reason for Muslim terrorism in our country is due to poverty and 'exclusion', it should be noted that the two men who attempted to crash a Jeep loaded with explosives into Glasgow airport in 2007 were educated and well financed. Bilal Abdulla was a physician and his friend Kafeel Ahmed was an engineering student. We must tell our weak and spineless leaders....enough is enough!"
The Way I See It.....this has been a wakeup call for all British people. They are finally seeing, what I warned my country about in a previous posting ''Stealth Jihad Comes to Australia'' (May 18, 2011), and Gert Wilders of The Netherlands has been saying. I am sure the National British Party membership will increase with this ''re-awakening'' and once again become a political force for positive change. There is no question that Britain is undergoing a cultural shift, and for the worse. Perhaps the most bewildering aspect of this is the fact that the UK takes in 250,000 immigrants and refugees annually; about the same as Canada. Yet Britain is barely one-third the size of the Province of Alberta with a population of 65.2 million people and growing! It's crazy!
But Islamism is not Islam. Islamism is the politicisation of Islam, the desire to impose a version of this ancient desert faith over modern society. To achieve this, Islamism uses political grievances and a big dash of victimology, to alienate and then provide an alternative sense of belonging to vulnerable young Muslims. Preying on the unrest of disaffected young men is the bedrock of Islamism. Like all bigoted ideologies, it plays on the identity politics game, creating a ''them and us'', in order to provide a home for the ''us'' against the alien ''other'' and control the community by acting as the sole ''representitive'' of Muslims. Spreading this sense of exclusive Muslim victimhood is crucial to the radicalisation process.
NOTE: In my previous posting, ''The Global Recanting of Multiculturalism'' (April 19, 2011) I quoted David Cameron declaring in an impassioned speech on the perils of political correctness and multiculturalism in England. I find it strange that he is tight-lipped at this point in time when his firm leadership to voice his people's fears and desire to reform their immigration policy is sorely needed.