June 11, 2009
They're Baaaack: British Terror Supporters Re-launch al-Muhajiroun, Dedicated to "Raising Flag of Islam over Downing Street"
A group of terror supporters in the UK have relaunched an organization dedicated banning criticism of Islam, beheading "blasphemers", and killing adulterers.
The new and improved al-Muhajiroun will once again be led by Anjem Choudary, chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers. The organization was originally founded by Omar Bakri Muhammad who was recently convicted in absentia by a Lebanese court of helping train al Qaeda's local affiliate. He has also been banned from reentering the UK.
The group disbanded after a conference at Finsbury Park Mosque sponsored by al-Muhajiroun in which indicted terrorist Abu Hamza al-Masri praised the 9/11 hijackers and Bakri Muhammad refused to condemn them. Later, Choudary and other followers of Bakri Mohammad founded two successor organizations -- al Ghurabaa and The Savior Sect -- both of which were banned by the UK government.
Recently the group has been calling themselves simply the followers of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah -- a reference to the Salaafi, or the earliest followers and companions of Muhammad. Several offshoots of the group operate in the U.S., most prominently the Islamic Thinkers Society of New York. Other American fellow travelers include Samir "Inshallahshaheed" Khan of Charlotte and and Youssef al-Khattab of New York.
Evidence suggests that a number of the local chapters of the Islamic Society of North America are heavily influenced by adherents to the Bakri/al-Masri version of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah.
Dozens of Bakri Mohammad's followers have been jailed for various terror related offenses. Bakri Muhammad himself faces the death penalty in Lebanon for his al Qaeda related activities.
The fact that Anjem Choudary now feels comfortable enough to relaunch an organization with so many links to terror says much about the present state of British society.
Established in 1996, Al-Muhajiroun has long been regarded as one of the most influential Islamic organisations to have pierced the United Kingdom. For almost a decade it struggled in its quest to re-establish the mighty Islamic State and moreover see the black flag of Islam fly high over 10 Downing Street; it also strived to confront the ills of society and invite the masses to the Deen of al-Islam as a complete way of life, and was extremely successful in doing so.Bonus: they leave convicted al Qaeda supporter Omar Bakri Mohammad's phone number as a point of contact.
Following months of contemplation and research Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, the former worldwide Ameer of Al-Muhajiroun, notably declared his change in aqeedah and subsequently Al-Muhajiroun also became a prominent front for the sect Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah, continuing to struggle in its confrontation against man-made law.
In late 2004, due to significant circumstances (post 9/11), Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad dissolved Al-Muhajiroun and consequently this highly influential organisation was unfortunately disbanded.
However, we would like to declare that after almost 15 years since the establishment of Al-Muhajiroun, and 5 years since its disbandment, Al-Muhajiroun is to be re-launched in the United Kingdom and to resume its activities as normal.
Omar Bakri Muhammad's phone number: 00961 7095 7759.
Double bonus: if you want to hear Anjem "Islam is a religion of terror" Choudary debate Douglas Kear Murray on the merits of Islamic law for the UK, you can see it at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square from 6pm - 9:30pm on June 17th. Be prepared to hear some pretty disgusting stuff.