May 24, 2013

The Very Quiet and Shy Mujahid Adebolajo

A video of a speech given by Michael Adebolajo at a Muslims Against Crusades rally.
He has been described by his mentors Anjem Choudary and Omar Bakri Muhammad as quiet, shy pleasant.

Speech includes quotes against the Pope and the Catholic Church and predicts a Wold Wide Islamic Caliphate who will convert, subjugate or kill all those who resist.

Selected Quotes

If you embrace Islam then you will be safe from the anger of the Mujadhideen.

If you don't we give you the threat of the almighty.
When we conquer the Vatican maybe if the pope embraces Islam, we will make him governor of the Vatican.

We were looking at this yesterday, the identity of the speaker was confirmed by both ABC and BBC last night.

Choudary even claimed he's not seen Adebolajo in two years, not a very likely story considering Adebolajo is reported to have still been actively preaching jihad and participating in protests right up until a week before he murdered Lee Rigby.

Adebolajo also isn't really very sweet as described he has a long history of violence, including violence against women.

Graham Silverton, 63, who lived two doors down from the family, said Adebolajo assaulted a girl after a petty row.

He said: A previous neighbour went to retrieve a ball. When Michael answered the door he gave her a load of abuse and punched her in the mouth.

A female neighbour, who asked not to be identified, she was told Adebolajo spat in the girls face before he punched her.

She added: I looked out the window and he was in his front garden in a rage. The police came but I dont think he was arrested.

As we well know a history of a willingness to use violence is a red flag.
Internet Haganah:I wasn't there, and I'm sure more information about the deceased Mr. Todashev and the events leading to his death will emerge. Thus the following is subject to error. That said, were I to have a checklist to guide me in assessing the degree to which a person represents a threat, from (but not limited to) a counterterrorism perspective, these are the items I would check:

X Knows someone involved in terrorism?
X Has connection to conflict zone?
X Has history of violent behavior?
X Trained in methods of engaging in violence?

Based on this, I would be quite concerned about Mr. Todashev.

Note that I don't even mention ideology or radicalization.

Update and here's pic of Adebolajo standing right behind Anjem Choudry.

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Here is a more recent video protesting in support of AQIM in Mali and against the French actions there.

Update/correction: BBC and ABC had both run an image of this video as of Adebolajo, we we're not so sure so we went with their reports. The two are similar in appearance and dress except for Adebolajo appears to be clean shaven in all other images.

Update II:

Tthis time I got it right.


A video of a speech given by Michael Adebolajo at a Muslims Against Crusades rally

Michael Adebolajo has been described by his mentors Anjem Choudary and Omar Bakri Muhammad as quiet, shy and pleasant.

Anyway yesterday's downloader sucked, thanks to DMartyr.

By Howie at 07:48 AM | Comments |