Muslims declare sovereignty over U.S., UK
Hear Islamic leaders in London: 'Queen Elizabeth, go to hell!'
July 9, 2007 By Art Moore © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
Choudary - cheerleader of the 9/11 attacks
Across town from the site of the recent attempted car-bomb attacks,
several thousand Muslims gathered in front of the London Central
Mosque to applaud fiery preachers prophesying the overthrow of the
British government – a future vision that encompasses an Islamic
takeover of the White House and the rule of the Quran over America.
"One day my dear Muslims," shouted Anjem Choudary, "Islam will
govern Britain!". Choudary was a co-founder of Al Muhajiroun, the now-banned
group tied to suspects in the July 7, 2005, London transport bombings
cheerleader of the 9/11 attacks.
"Democracy, hypocrisy," Choudary chanted as the crowd echoed
him. "Tony Blair, terrorist! Tony Blair, murderer! Queen Elizabeth, go
The Muslim leader's charge, along with interviews with protesters
and a "literal foaming-at-the-mouth" diatribe by another speaker, were
captured on tape June 22 by
nationally syndicated talk radio host Rusty Humphries.
Humphries, who was in London with WND Jerusalem bureau chief
Aaron Klein, recorded angry Muslim leader Abu Saif, who kept his voice
at a fever pitch through declarations such as: "Brothers and sisters,
make no mistake. Make no mistake. The British government, the queen,
the MPs in this country, they are enemies to you, enemies to Allah and
enemies to the Muslims."
Abu Saif is believed to be a member of the group Hizb
ut-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation, which states its aim is to unify
Muslims and establish Islamic rule over the world. The group's
Cambridge cell reportedly had tried to recruit the Iraqi doctor now
suspected of mounting the attack on Glasgow's airport June 30. The
failed car-bomb assault followed two similar attempts in London the
Abu Saif spoke with disdain of Blair's appointment as a
special envoy to the Middle East, issuing an apparent threat.
"Inshallah," meaning "Allah willing," he told the crowd, Blair
will "go to the Middle East as an envoy, and he'll come back in a box.
Inshallah. What box that is, we leave that up to you."
Humphries estimated nearly 3,000 Muslims were gathered in
front of the mosque in north London June 22, after Friday prayers, to
protest Queen Elizabeth's knighting of Indian author Salman Rushdie,
the target of a death-sentence fatwa for "insulting" Islam's prophet
Muhammad in his 1988 book "The Satanic Verses."
For Humphries, the response of the Muslims at Islam's
largest house of worship in the UK was telling.
"Not one said, 'You're not speaking for me' or 'Not in my
name.' They stood there and watched and applauded," he told WND.
Like the UK, Humphries said, the U.S. has three major
vulnerabilities to patient, fundamentalist Muslims who believe their
purpose for living in the West is to help fulfill Islamic prophecies:
The loss of border control, the inability to say no and lack of
"I feel like I'm Rusty Revere. I'm out there yelling the
Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming," he said. "But we don't
want to hear it. We don't want to hurt people's feelings."
Humphries' interview with Abu Saif underscored the radically different
vision many of Britain's citizens have for the country's future.
The Muslim leader said he does not believe in democracy and
insists there is no such thing as freedom of religion, "because
freedom is an absolute term."
"Are we to say that Muslims can fully practice religion in
America," he asked in an attempt to explain. "Say, for instance, I was
a Muslim in America. Could I call for the destruction of the American
government and establishment of an Islamic state in America? No. So
where is the freedom of religion? There is none."
Humphries asked: "Do you call for that?"
"Of course," he replied, "we want Islam to be a source of
governance for all of mankind. And we also believe that one day
America will be ruled by Islam."
Abu Saif explained Islam, like Christianity, has a prophetic
"One of the prophecies of the message of Muhammad was the hour
will never come, i.e., the last day – which you also believe in – will
never come until a group of the Muslims … will rise and conquer the
The reference, many Muslims believe today, is to America's
symbol of executive power.
Islamic leaders in the U.S. largely have been careful to not
assert publicly the Muslim belief that Islam ultimately will gain
worldwide supremacy. As
WND reported, Omar Ahmad, the founder of a prominent U.S.-based
Islamic lobby group, denies a newspaper report that he told a group of
Muslims in the San Francisco Bay area they are in America not to
assimilate but to help bring about Islam's rule over the nation.
Like other protesters, Abu Saif presented a typical list of
grievances Muslims have with the U.S. and Britain, such as the
nations' part in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the wars in
Afghanistan and Iran.
But the Islamic leader admitted he believes Jews and
Christians will always hate Muslims, because Allah has said it is so.
"There's nothing we can do to be friends?" Humphries asked.
Abu Saif replied: "There is something you can do to be
friends. You can become Muslim."
He also had a simple solution to the conflict in the Holy
"We want the Jews to leave Israel, and to hand the whole of
Israel, not just Gaza and the West Bank – the whole of Israel to the
Muslims. Only then will the Muslims stop."
'Politics of terror'
BBC-TV last week highlighted Hizb ut-Tahrir in a program called
"Politics of Terror," noting "the attempted terrorist attacks on
London and Glasgow have once again focused attention on the rise of
If al-Qaida is to be defeated, the narrator said, "the key
battlefield is in the realm of ideas. Today's would-be suicide bombers
are almost invariably yesterday's campaigners for political Islam."
During the Prime Minister's Questions session in Parliament
Wednesday, opposition leader David Cameron left the new premier,
Gordon Brown, stammering after demanding to know why the government
had not banned Hizb ut-Tahrir after promising to do so two years ago.
Brown replied: "Of course in all these details – and I have
had to deal with this in the Treasury, when we're dealing with
terrorist finance – you have to have evidence to do so."
The answer was met by a chorus of jeers from MPs.
Cameron responded: "The prime minister said we need evidence
to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir. This organization said, and I quote, 'Jews
should be killed wherever they are found.' What more evidence do we
need before we ban this organization? It is poisoning the minds of
young people. Two years ago the government said it should be banned. I
ask again, when will this be done?"
Brown seemed even more hesitant this time.
"We can ban it under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, and, of
course, of course, of course ... I think the leader of the opposition
forgets I've been at this job for five days ... ," he said, as jeers
once again filled the chamber.
Brown already, in fact, has issued a ban of another kind –
prohibiting his ministers from using the word 'Muslim' in connection
with the worldwide terrorism threat. He also has instructed his team
to drop the phrase "war on terror," Britain's Daily Express reported.
The paper says the "shake-up is part of a fresh attempt to
improve community relations and avoid offending Muslims, adopting a
more 'consensual' tone than existed under Tony Blair."
The New York Times reported last week many Britons were happy
with Brown's tempered approach to the foiled terrorist attacks just
days after he succeeded Blair.
Brown, wrote London-based reporter Alan Cowell, "played down
the threat, treating the episodes as a crime rather than a threat to
civilization. Yet, his minimalist approach seemed to strike a
reassuring chord with Britons, many of whom had expressed fatigue with
Mr. Blair's apocalyptic view of terrorism."