Nov 10 2010
‘Muslims Against Crusades’ has a nice ring to it. The world desperately needs another Crusades to wipe out the Muslim invaders.
NOTE to readers: Apparently there are some people in the UK who think I am on the side of the Muslims in this story, As anyone who has been here more than 5 minutes can tell, I am never on the side of the Muslims in any story and especially not in one that dishonors the troops. –BNI
Muslims Against Crusades On 11th November 2010, commonwealth countries will join together in a moment of silence to commemorate the sacrifices of their civilians and armed forces during times of war. For over a century these events have gone uninterrupted, as millions of people continue to reflect on the casualties of modern warfare.
Unfortunately, the bitter reality of Remembrance Day is that the majority of people (who participate in it) are blissfully unaware of the hidden truths behind this very distasteful event. Put simply, Remembrance Day is a symbol of imperialism and everything that is wrong with democracy and man-made law.
As Muslims, we can poignantly remember the victims of (British) military intervention, the bullets fired and the bombs dropped, the lands occupied and the resources stolen and in light of this find it very difficult to remember the perpetrators of such crimes without much anger and hostility.
The British military are currently at the forefront of some of the harshest campaigns against Islam and Muslims, and furthermore have played a crucial role in cementing economic and strategic interests that rob large Muslim populations of vital resources.
In light of this, Muslims against Crusades have organised an emergency demonstration, to highlight these injustices and to furthermore ensure that on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, this message is heard loudly and clearly.
English begins at 00:45
H/T Atlas Shrugs
Violent clashes break out between rioters and police after poppy-burning protest against British troops on Armistice Day.
UK TELEGRAPHMuslims clashed with police yesterday after burning a large poppy in protest at Britain’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which was timed to coincide with Armistice Day’s two-minute silence.
About 35 Islamic protesters, dressed in dark clothes and with many masking their faces, carried banners and chanted slogans such as “British soldiers: terrorists”.
The group confronted police officers and briefly fought with them, leaving one officer with a head injury requiring hospital treatment, and three arrests were made.
Around 50 counter demonstrators from the far-right English Defence League gathered nearby but officers kept the two sides apart. (Surprised they didn’t arrest them as they usually do)
The protesters said they were from a group called Muslims Against Crusades.
They gathered near Hyde Park in London before burning a model of a poppy on the stroke of 11am then marching along Exhibition Road and along an underpass, past the Victoria and Albert and Natural History Museums.
Asad Ullah, 23, a spokesman for the group who would only say he was from London, said: “The British soldiers you remember on this day are soldiers who have taken innocent lives in illegal occupations and unjust wars. “Our aim is not violence but if people come to us with violence, Muslims will defend themselves.”
He added: “We will do this again. Until the British people condemn the British Government for these illegal wars, we will not stop protesting.”
Posters bore slogans including “Hands off Muslim lands” and “Islam will dominate”, and flags bore Arabic writing with the words “There is no God but Allah”.
The group went to South Kensington Tube station, roughly circled by about 20 police officers as they were from the start of the march, and rode it to Whitechapel, in east London, where the organisers collected the flags and high-visibility vests some were wearing and the group dispersed.
One of the passengers on the Tube was Sylvia Black, 61, a retired sub-postmistress from Yeovil, Somerset. She was wearing a poppy in memory of her uncle, a corporal who was killed in the First World War. Mrs Black said: “I disagree with what they’re doing. They shouldn’t be doing it and they shouldn’t be allowed to do it.”
There are suspicions Muslims Against Crusades is a splinter group of Islam4UK, founded by Anjem Choudary, a British Muslim extremist formerly a senior figure in the now banned Al-Muhajiroun and Islam4UK groups.