Anjem Choudary part of the Muslim Lunatic Fringe - updated 8/5/2015

Sheila Musaji

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Anjem Choudary part of the Muslim Lunatic Fringe

by Sheila Musaji

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Anjem Choudary/Islamic Thinkers “March for Sharia” Does Not Represent American Muslims

We have reported in the past about the fringe group(s) Revolution Muslim and the Islamic Thinkers Society who seem to share the same few members.  See Abdullal El Faisal, Revolution Muslim, and Islamic Thinkers Society, Muslim Day Parade Hijacked by Islamic Thinkers Society Extremists, and South Park Cartoon and the Muslim Lunatic Fringe.  These groups may be very small but they get a lot of press.

Although their “Sheikh” has been arrested, many of their members have been arrested, and one member, Zachary Chesser of Revolution Muslim who encouraged attacks on the South Park creators has been given 25 years in prison for using the internet to incite violence — this doesn’t seem to have discouraged these folks from continuing their insanity.  It has has been reported that they plan to bring Anjem Choudary to D.C. to lead a demonstration rallying Muslims to establish Sharia law across the United States. 

Choudary is the British nutcase from Al-Muhajirun and Muslims4UK that many Muslims have warned about (see list of articles below).  You can find many more responses to these sorts of individuals and groups here.  This “Imam” from Britain has in the past sent letters to the grieving families of fallen British soldiers, telling them he has “no sympathy whatsoever” for their plight, urging them instead to become Muslims to “save” themselves “from the hellfire”.  With this disgusting stunt he placed himself squarely in the same league as the “Reverend” Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church.

In 2008 Choudary launched his sickest rant yet as he branded Christmas “evil”. The Muslim fanatic shocked Christians and even those of his own faith by slamming the festival as “the pathway to hellfire”. And the hardline nut, 41, who recently praised the Mumbai terror massacre, urged all Muslims to reject traditional yuletide fun.

Muslims in Britain are totally fed up with Choudary and his organizations:  Muslim communities around the country have shunned al-Muhajiroun and its various entities for years and refused to give them a platform. Instead, they have to work through front organisations, hire private halls, set up high-street stalls or leaflet people with their poisonous little tracts. They are utterly marginal but are still able to generate huge coverage through provocation. Their recent barracking of British troops returning from Iraq and a counter mini-riot in Luton has poisoned relations in the town. The Muslim community of Luton, which had already chased them out of the mosques, has taken to chasing them off the streets too in a desperate bid to signal their utter disgust and consternation.  Anjem Choudary’s latest wheeze to incite the ire of the national press and to irritate the hell out of Britain’s Muslims as well as everyone else is to use a legal loophole to relaunch al-Muhajiroun this week, which had been disbanded in 2004. Only its successor groups, al-Ghurabaa and the Saviour Sect, were banned in 2006 under terrorism legislation. It seems fairly clear that Choudary expects, and indeed makes the calculation, that the reformed al-Muhajiroun will be banned pretty quickly to generate the notoriety and street-cred that he wants to sustain. As they play a propagandistic role, they will continue to find ways to dodge past legal restrictions by using coded language or forming new entities. The law is obviously a blunt and ineffectual tool. Yahya Birt

Choudary repeated his despicable “Christmas is evil” stunt in 2010. 

Sean Hannity wasted his viewers time with this marginal and crazed goon as if he was representative of anything except the lunatic fringe of Muslims.

These non-representatives of any religion like publicity, and sadly the media gives it to them. 

The success the protestors have had in attracting news coverage in the past and now only further encourages them to carry on and seek out additional new opportunities to inflame passions and stir up mischief. Would it not be a better strategy for our media not to give al-Muhajiroun airtime in order to frustrate their ignoble aims? And if the protestors resort to ever more ludicrous antics to try and gain attention and actually step over the line into breaking the law, then they can always be hauled before a court of law and prosecuted.    This course of action would require our media executives to adopt a more responsible and less sensationalist attitude, however. I am not convinced that they want to, though. Inayat Bunglawala

Now, Anjem Choudary says he is coming to the U.S. to hold a Sharia demonstration in front of the White House.  In November of 2009, he widely publicized a plan to hold exactly the same sort of “Sharia” demonstration in Britain which was cancelled due to lack of any interest on the part of the Muslim community.  And, I can’t imagine that he will have any more success here. 

Our sensationalist and irresponsible media has, in fact, been deeply complicit in the rise and