Caption Competition – 04/03/11

Time for the mad dog to be put down.

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Hate Preacher Who Legitimises Rape To Talk In LSE Islamic Society “Celebration”

This is a guest post by Mr Happy

Looks like the LSE is in the news for all the wrong reasons again. If it isn’t Libyan blood money, then it’s cosying up to the most odious of hate-preachers.

For the committee of the London School of Economics’ Islamic Society’s 10th anniversary dinner, something special must have been ordered to mark the event. Speaking at the event is Muhammed Bin Adam Al-Kawthari, a vicious hate preacher.

Al-Kawthari is known for his extreme views on women, marriage, sexuality and violent Jihad.

From a website where you can post questions to him, he issues the following guidance for suitable punishments for those who commit adultery:

“If the crime of fornication is carried out by an individual who is sane, mature, Muslim and is married to a spouse who is also sane, mature, Muslim, and that their marriage is consummated, then the legal punishment is that he/she will be stoned to death (rajm). The Imam, witnesses and other Muslims would take part in the stoning.”

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Moazzam Begg To Give A Lecture On Jihadi Terrorism at Southampton Islamic Society

This is a guest post by Mr Happy

Moazzam Begg, the former Guantanamo detainee and Director of campaign group CagePrisoners, is to give a talk on Jihad and terrorism at Southampton University part of the Islamic Society’s Islamic Awareness Week.

Begg is on form when it comes to promoting Jihad. In an article in the Irish Times, when asked if the actions of the Taliban, and the resulting deaths of NATO soldiers and foreign aid workers, were justified, he answered:

“If you are asking me what are my feelings towards people fighting occupation, the answer is I completely support them. I believe in the inalienable right to defend yourself against foreign occupation.”

Of course, as Harry’s Place habibi noted the above quote is nonsense. There is no foreign occupation and NATO soldiers fight and train amongst the Afghan National Army to strengthen domestic institutions so Afghans can live in a civilised society.

Posted in Islamism, Terrorism | 5 Responses

Another Pakistani Minister Killed For Opposing Blasphemy Law

Four months ago, Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, predicted his own death for supporting Blasphemy law reforms. On Monday, Shahbaz Bhatti was shot dead by gunmen who ambushed his car in broad daylight in the capital Islamabad.

He was travelling to work through a residential district when his vehicle was sprayed with bullets, police said.

Mr Bhatti, the cabinet’s only Christian minister, had received death threats for urging reform to blasphemy laws.

In January, Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who had also opposed the law, was shot dead by one of his bodyguards.

The blasphemy law carries a death sentence for anyone who insults Islam. Critics say it has been used to persecute minority faiths.

The jihadis group Tehrik-i-Taliban have claimed responsibility for the murder:

“This man was a known blasphemer of the Prophet [Muhammad],” said the group’s deputy spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan.

Posted in Freedom of Religion, Islamism, Terrorism | 8 Responses

Iran Spells Out “Idiot” In Olympics Farce

This is a guest post by Mr Happy

It’s taken about four years but Iran’s clerical fascists have stumbled on a secret, but deadly, plot by Jews to deface the Olympic logo with the secret message of ‘Zion’.

No I’m not making this up. Jonathon Kay, who comments for the Canadian National Post has the lowdown:

The 2012 London Olympics are more than a year away, but Iran already is threatening to boycott them. According to Bahram Afsharzadeh, secretary general of Iran’s National Olympic Committee, the 2012 Olympic logo secretly spells out the word “Zion”, which makes it “racist”. The Iranians also claim that use of the logo “is a disgracing action and against the Olympics’ valuable mottos”.

But Kay asks could this be part of a bigger conspiracy?

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Muslim Aid’s International Network

This is a cross-post by Chris Blackburn originally published in e-Bangladesh

Muslim Aid UK and its affiliates such as the UK Islamic Mission have close ties to Pakistan’s largest Islamic fundamentalist party- the Jamaat-i-Islami. I have previously written a series of articles on Muslim Aid and the Muslim Council of Britain’s ties to Jamaat for David Horowitz’s in 2005.[1] As a result we were threatened with legal action by the trustees of both organisations.[2]

My investigations were originally centred on Jamaat’s links to Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and a charity front called KOMPAK which is based in Indonesia. Some of the al-Qaeda hijackers attended a final planning session for the 9/11 attacks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2000. Riduan Isamuddin (a.k.a. Hambali), a senior KOMPAK leader attended the conference. Intelligence officials now believe that the al-Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in Yemen was also planned at the meeting. The core leadership of KOMPAK have been arrested for having ties to al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah, a radical jihadi group which is believed to be behind the Bali bombings and other atrocities. KOMPAK was funded by Muslim Aid UK.

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Fear and HOPE: English identity, faith, and race

Hope Not Hate publish a new report called Fear and HOPE, available for download tomorrow. The report is based on a Populus survey exploring the issues of English identity, faith, and race. The findings are not encouraging.

The executive summary explains the depressing downside:

On one level it is not happy reading. It concludes that there is not a progressive majority in society and it reveals that there is a deep resentment to immigration, as well as scepticism towards multiculturalism. There is a widespread fear of the ‘Other’, particularly Muslims, and there is an appetite for a new right-wing political party that has none of the fascist trappings of the British National Party or the violence of the English Defence League. With a clear correlation between economic pessimism and negative views to immigration, the situation is likely to get worse over the next few years.

The key findings of the report:

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Muslim Aid Makes Lawfare Attack on Chris Blackburn

In December 2005 Frontpage Magazine published an article by Chris Blackburn called Bangladesh: Osama’s New Haven, which claimed that a Bangladesh foundation was a conduit for funds to terrorists. Last week, Frontpage posted a statement on their website with information about a letter they had received from Carter Ruck, solicitor for Trustees of the UK-based charity Muslim Aid, contesting claims made by Chris Blackburn in his article. In accordance with FrontPage Mag’s policy, they posted the solicitor’s letter and also the response from Chris.

Solicitor from Muslim Aid:

Dear Sir,

We write on behalf of our clients the Trustees of the UK-based charity Muslim Aid in order to record their concerns at the article entitled: “Bangladesh: Osama’s New Haven” published on’s homepage from December 29 2005.

Posted in Islamism, Lawfare, Terrorism | 8 Responses

Muslim Homophobia in the East End

When a campaign of professionally produced homophobic posters appeared in Whitechapel, the LGBT community were right to be angry. The posters showed a rainbow flag crossed out by a black diagonal with the slogan “gay free zone” and a couple of Qur’anic quotes:

Homophobia justified by the EMQ

“Arise and warn [EMQ 74:2]”
“And Fear Allah. Verily Allah is severe in punishment [EMQ 59:7]“

Johann Hari has written a piece calling for zero-tolerance on the question of Muslim homophobia. Thankfully, he has voiced his opinion without paying deference to the thinking which demands acceptance of the notion that Muslims ought to be allowed to practice homophobia because that happens to be one of their religious norms. So kudos to Johann for avoiding that particular kind of racism which cannot be said of so many of the liberal Left:

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“We call them the nutters, because that’s what they are”

This is a cross-post by Shiraz Maher from the Standpoint blog

And again! Hizb ut Tahrir holds yet another rally in London and is, for the third consecutive time, decisively rejected by ordinary Muslims.

Al-Jazeera reports:

Several hundred people have gathered outside the Libyan embassy in Britain once more to show their support for protesters, Jacqueline Head, Al Jazeera’s online reporter in London reports. However this time a small contigent appearing to represent Hizb ut Tahrir were also rallying, calling for a sharia state to be installed in Libya. The group said they were there to show their support for the Muslims in Libya. Muftah Abdelsamad, a 57-year-old Libyan living in exile in Britain for 35 years, told Al Jazeera:

“We call them the nutters, because that’s what they are. We are Libyans. We are Muslims… but these people don’t want democracy or freedom. What do they want, dictatorship? We always lived together – Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Jews. And we’re all going to live together again.”

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