Islamic "cleric" defends Paris executions
Guess again. Firebrand Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary supports the murders.
USA Today published an op-ed by Choudary on the murders, in which he explained that
Muslims do not believe in the concept of freedom of expression.That's a direct quote. Far from condemning the murders, Choudary wrote
the potential consequences of insulting the Messenger Muhammad are known to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. ... The strict punishment if found guilty of this crime under sharia (Islamic law) is capital punishment implementable by an Islamic State. This is because the Messenger Muhammad said, "Whoever insults a Prophet kill him."Having just told us that the murders were justified by the words of Muhammed himself, Choudary doubles down by writing that the "sanctity" of French citizens--apparently his euphemism for their lives--was "placed at risk" by the French government because it allowed the magazine to "provoke Muslims."
So why in this case did the French government allow the magazine Charlie Hebdo to continue to provoke Muslims, thereby placing the sanctity of its citizens at risk?Do you finally get it? Do Choudary's written statements leave any possible room for a benign interpretation?
When Muslims have killed unarmed civilians in the past, as at Fort Hood, the emperor has quickly proclaimed that such murders do not represent "real" Islam. This will be a lot harder to do after Choudary just wrote that Muhammad himself said Muslims should kill those who insult "a prophet."
Since it's obviously hard to claim that Mohammed himself doesn't represent "real" Islam, you'd think that would have pretty much ended that constant defense. But the emperor seems to agree with his Grubers that "the American people are stupid," so we may well hear this bull trotted out again in a week or so--after 90 percent of the public has forgotten about the executions of unarmed cartoonists in Paris.