Muslim lawyer Anjem Choudary brands Christmas ‘evil’

Cross posted by Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

The war on Christmas is now international with Muslims stepping in to take pot shots at the holiday.

Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary has branded Christmas “evil” in a sermon posted on the internet.

The lawyer, who recently praised the Mumbai terror attacks, urged all Muslims to reject traditional Christmas celebrations, claiming that they are forbidden by Allah.

The 41-year-old shocked Christians and even those of his own faith by branding yuletide festivities as “the pathway to hellfire“.

Choudary, who is chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers, ruled out all celebrations, including having a Christmas tree, decorating the house or eating turkey.

In the sermon posted on an Islamic website, he said: “In the world today many Muslims, especially those residing in western countries, are exposed to the evil celebration Christmas.

“Many take part in the festival celebrations by having Christmas turkey dinners.

“Decorating the house, purchasing Christmas trees or having Christmas turkey meals are completely prohibited by Allah.

“Many still practise this corrupt celebration as a remembrance of the birth of Jesus.

Choudary is Principal Lecturer at the London School of Shari’ah and a follower of the Islamist militant leader Omar Bakri Mohammed.

Earlier this year, he led a meeting at the heart of the area where the liquid bombers lived, which warned of a British September 11.

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Isn’t it strange that a Muslim would condemn the birth of Jesus as a pathway to Hell since under Islamic teachings, Jesus was a prophet of God.

Behold! the angels said “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus the son of Mary held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah. ( Quran, 3:45)

So wouldn’t honoring this prophet be an acceptable idea? I guess not according to Anjem Choudary.

is an outspoken hatemonger. Here are just a few examples:

In October of 2000 Choudary issued a press release as the UK head of Al-Muhajiroun, threatening British Jews not to support Israel in any way. The press release said, in part, that it is an “Islamic obligation upon Muslims everywhere to support the Jihad against those who fight Muslims anywhere in the world or who occupy Muslim land,” “the Qur’an is explicit in making Israeli aggressors and occupiers legitimate targets for Muslims wherever they may be” and that “if you support Israel financially, verbally or physically you will become part of the conflict.” And did the British government arrest him for this act of hatred? No.

At a press conference in Walthamstow, East London, on the eve of the first anniversary of the 7 July 2005 London bombings, Choudary said that Muslims in Britain were “oppressed” and had the right to defend themselves “by whatever means“. He also said that he would not notify police if he were to learn of another terrorist bombing plot, and that “I don’t think Muslims can co-operate with police.

Choudary told a reporter, “Whoever insults the message of Muhammad is going to be subject to capital punishment. I am here have a peaceful demonstration. But there may be people in Italy or other parts of the world who would carry that out. I think that warning needs to be understood by all people who want to insult Islam and want to insult the prophet of Islam.” Police launched an investigation into the protest, but no charges were laid.

In a BBC interview Choudary was asked why he would not say with Omar Bakri Mohammed, “I condemn the killing of innocent people.” Choudary replied,

At the end of the day, when we say “innocent people” we mean “Muslims”. As far as non-Muslims are concerned, they have not accepted Islam. As far as we are concerned, that is a crime against God.

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Choudary lost no time in seizing upon the Archbishop of Canterbury’s well-publicised remarks in February 2008 concerning shariah law in the UK. He held a public meeting in Harmony Hall, Walthamstow, calling for the implementation of Shariah law in its entirety in the UK. In posters that were fly-posted near tube stations in East London, he billed himself as Judge of the Shari’ah Court of the UK.

Speaking a conference on September 11th, 2008 in London, Choudary, referring to the high birth rate of Muslims, stated that “It may be by pure conversion that Britain will become an Islamic state. We may never need to conquer it from the outside.”. He also stated that “We do not integrate into Christianity. We will ensure that one day you will integrate into the Sharia Islamic law.”.

Speaking at a UCD Debate on Shariah Law in Ireland, Anjem contended that Shari’ah law is the future for Ireland and Britain and was opposed by professors and students of the University.

In November 2008, Choudary organised a meeting of the ‘Islam for the UK‘ group in the Brady Arts and Community Centre in Tower Hamlets at which Omar Bakri Mohammmad spoke via a video-conference link. At this meeting, in response to a question from a female Muslim with regard to Islam being a religion of peace, Choudary stated that “Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a religion of submission. We need to submit to the will of Allah.”

By his own words does he admit that Islam is not a religion of peace.

So now he hates Christmas. Maybe he should move to a nation that he would be happy in, but alas he can’t. He was thrown out of Lebanon in 2005. They don’t want him either.

And what does the Association of Muslim Lawyers say about their leader’s words? Nothing. They neither condemn nor condone. They are silent. And silence equals consent. By their silence they are agreeing with Choudary 100%.

So much of a joyous Christmas with your Muslim friends. Pretty soon it will be illegal in Great Britain to even celebrate Christmas. But don’t worry, you can celebrate Eid and slaughter a goat instead.

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Muslim lawyer Anjem Choudary brands Christmas ‘evil’

Cross posted by Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

The war on Christmas is now international with Muslims stepping in to take pot shots at the holiday.

Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary has branded Christmas “evil” in a sermon posted on the internet.

The lawyer, who recently praised the Mumbai terror attacks, urged all Muslims to reject traditional Christmas celebrations, claiming that they are forbidden by Allah.

The 41-year-old shocked Christians and even those of his own faith by branding yuletide festivities as “the pathway to hellfire“.

Choudary, who is chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers, ruled out all celebrations, including having a Christmas tree, decorating the house or eating turkey.

In the sermon posted on an Islamic website, he said: “In the world today many Muslims, especially those residing in western countries, are exposed to the evil celebration Christmas.

“Many take part in the festival celebrations by having Christmas turkey dinners.

“Decorating the house, purchasing Christmas trees or having Christmas turkey meals are completely prohibited by Allah.

“Many still practise this corrupt celebration as a remembrance of the birth of Jesus.

Choudary is Principal Lecturer at the London School of Shari’ah and a follower of the Islamist militant leader Omar Bakri Mohammed.

Earlier this year, he led a meeting at the heart of the area where the liquid bombers lived, which warned of a British September 11.

Full Story

Isn’t it strange that a Muslim would condemn the birth of Jesus as a pathway to Hell since under Islamic teachings, Jesus was a prophet of God.

Behold! the angels said “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus the son of Mary held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah. ( Quran, 3:45)

So wouldn’t honoring this prophet be an acceptable idea? I guess not according to Anjem Choudary.

is an outspoken hatemonger. Here are just a few examples:

In October of 2000 Choudary issued a press release as the UK head of Al-Muhajiroun, threatening British Jews not to support Israel in any way. The press release said, in part, that it is an “Islamic obligation upon Muslims everywhere to support the Jihad against those who fight Muslims anywhere in the world or who occupy Muslim land,” “the Qur’an is explicit in making Israeli aggressors and occupiers legitimate targets for Muslims wherever they may be” and that “if you support Israel financially, verbally or physically you will become part of the conflict.” And did the British government arrest him for this act of hatred? No.

At a press conference in Walthamstow, East London, on the eve of the first anniversary of the 7 July 2005 London bombings, Choudary said that Muslims in Britain were “oppressed” and had the right to defend themselves “by whatever means“. He also said that he would not notify police if he were to learn of another terrorist bombing plot, and that “I don’t think Muslims can co-operate with police.

Choudary told a reporter, “Whoever insults the message of Muhammad is going to be subject to capital punishment. I am here have a peaceful demonstration. But there may be people in Italy or other parts of the world who would carry that out. I think that warning needs to be understood by all people who want to insult Islam and want to insult the prophet of Islam.” Police launched an investigation into the protest, but no charges were laid.

In a BBC interview Choudary was asked why he would not say with Omar Bakri Mohammed, “I condemn the killing of innocent people.” Choudary replied,

At the end of the day, when we say “innocent people” we mean “Muslims”. As far as non-Muslims are concerned, they have not accepted Islam. As far as we are concerned, that is a crime against God.

View at YouTube

Choudary lost no time in seizing upon the Archbishop of Canterbury’s well-publicised remarks in February 2008 concerning shariah law in the UK. He held a public meeting in Harmony Hall, Walthamstow, calling for the implementation of Shariah law in its entirety in the UK. In posters that were fly-posted near tube stations in East London, he billed himself as Judge of the Shari’ah Court of the UK.

Speaking a conference on September 11th, 2008 in London, Choudary, referring to the high birth rate of Muslims, stated that “It may be by pure conversion that Britain will become an Islamic state. We may never need to conquer it from the outside.”. He also stated that “We do not integrate into Christianity. We will ensure that one day you will integrate into the Sharia Islamic law.”.

Speaking at a UCD Debate on Shariah Law in Ireland, Anjem contended that Shari’ah law is the future for Ireland and Britain and was opposed by professors and students of the University.

In November 2008, Choudary organised a meeting of the ‘Islam for the UK‘ group in the Brady Arts and Community Centre in Tower Hamlets at which Omar Bakri Mohammmad spoke via a video-conference link. At this meeting, in response to a question from a female Muslim with regard to Islam being a religion of peace, Choudary stated that “Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a religion of submission. We need to submit to the will of Allah.”

By his own words does he admit that Islam is not a religion of peace.

So now he hates Christmas. Maybe he should move to a nation that he would be happy in, but alas he can’t. He was thrown out of Lebanon in 2005. They don’t want him either.

And what does the Association of Muslim Lawyers say about their leader’s words? Nothing. They neither condemn nor condone. They are silent. And silence equals consent. By their silence they are agreeing with Choudary 100%.

So much of a joyous Christmas with your Muslim friends. Pretty soon it will be illegal in Great Britain to even celebrate Christmas. But don’t worry, you can celebrate Eid and slaughter a goat instead.

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What the Right Bloggers Are Saying

Here’s my hat-tip to some of my favorite blogs today! Listed in no particular order.

America in Danger

The Golden State Fence Company, which built part of the border fence that is used to keep illegal immigrants out of the US, has been fined almost $5 million for hiring illegal workers. Two executives may face jail time. . .

Dumb OX News

War on Christmas . . . “ELF yourself?” Go Elf Yourself. “Elf your mother.” “Elf your children.” Quote unquote on the CBS’s movie tonight for children!!! THAT is the lovely Christmas gift from OFFICE MAX and CBS. Oh, right, it’s a cute website (elfyourself.com) where you can put your picture and message on an elf-o-gram, etc. BUT, duh! There’s only one allusion intended here. Ha, ha. Hilarious. Go Elf Yourself for Christmas! Courtesy of OFFICE MAX and CBS. . . .Take Action . . .Click Here to Send an Email to CBS . . .

Our Eternal Struggle

Scotland’s first contemporary feature film in Gaelic is in post-production. The BBC has begun broadcasting live sports coverage in Gaelic. A Gaelic-only high school has opened in Glasgow. A leading Scottish politician is seeking, via Brussels, to ensure Gaelic’s place as a European language. . .

Wake Up America

Victory Over Defeat and Defeatists
The one thing I will never understand is the political need from the left and Democratic party to see this country defeated. Does it stem from their deep seated hatred of Bush and the republican party or are they incapable of seeing the United States of America win the war on terror? . . .

Coalition of the War of the War on Christmas

Talks about A new Christian video game for Christmas . . .Filed under War On Christmas Toy BoycottsBoy this is tough……what happens when secular Santa brings you a Christian video game….where your goal is to kill the secular non-believers…….

Freedom Folks

Quote of the Day – you can’t miss this one!!!

Talk Wisdom

Entertainment Industry Hostile to People of Fatih . . .The Parents Television Council revealed in a new study that religious content on television is shown less frequently and more negatively on television. The new study, “Faith in a Box 2005-2006,” is a review of how religion is portrayed on prime time broadcast television. . .

Christmas Watch

This Christmas letter to Democrats is just really too good. Go read and enjoy.

Woman Honor Thyself

The epic Second Vatican Council in the 1960s introduced many changes, the chief among them being the declaration Nostra Aetate.

Meaning: In Our Time, it officially rejected the charge of deicide, and criticized hatred, persecution, or displays of anti-Semitism directed against Jews at any time, under any circumstance and by any one. It calls out for mutual respect between Catholics and Jews. . .

Jihad Watch

Russia defies West and goes ahead with nuclear fuel sale to Iran RUSSIA is to begin supplying Iran with nuclear fuel early next year despite mounting concern in the West that this could accelerate Tehran’s plans to build a nuclear bomb . . .

Kingdom Advancing

An excellent reply to criticism of I finally went to see The Nativity Story

Gates of Vienna

The Government is Not Your Friend . . .The government is constrained by political reality, and political reality is conditioned (if not generated) by the MSM, so we are stuck with a useless government. Eventually the new media will supplant the old, and our viewpoints will become more like the norm. At that point elections might start to reflect what the majority of people really feel about Islam, multiculturalism, and illegal immigrants (a.k.a. “undocumented Democrats”). But we’ve got at least another ten years before that happens . .

My Weekly Thoughts

There are a few facts to be considered by those who think Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust Conference was a great open forum. For starters, only those who believe the Holocaust is a hoax were invited to attend. (…still think it was a fair and open debate?…

Independent Conservative

I Think NYC Police Should Protest to Demand Better Treatment
It is the police that should be protesting for better treatment. They should protest that people they ask to stop their cars actually stop them. And that people not hit cops with their cars as well. . . . I’m Black and I’ve spent time in New York City. While there and every other place I’ve been in America I can never say I left a town with the feeling I was “treated like dirt”. . . . The fact of the matter is that Black kids don’t live to see 21 because of other Black kids that kill them. . . . Now given we know who really does the killing of Blacks in NYC, why won’t Sharpton and his followers shut down shopping in Harlem (Uptown), to remind Black New Yorkers that it should not be business as usual till Blacks commit less crime? . . .

World War III Began With the Culture Wars

(But then, of course, no such thing exists . . . or does it?)

If you don’t read anything else today, please read Dr. Michael D. Evans, blog post
The First War of the Twenty-first Century.”

Best quote about Leftists: “Peddlers of Weapons of Mass Deception”

Read about “A new movement against “Islamofascism

“I am all for new anti-jihad movements. The more the better. There is certainly a great deal of work to be done, and no one can say he is doing it all or can do it all himself. And now here is, possibly, a new attempt to put together a movement: “A new movement against radical Islam?: Modeled after anti-Communist efforts, activists plot strategy,” from WorldNetDaily.com, with thanks to DC Watson:”

Read about it at the Discerning Texan.

910Group.com (Anti-Islamo-fascism Freedom Fighters)

Visit to Moonbattery to see what dreadful things the Pelosilanders are doing.

Learn about all the Leftist Socialists, Marxists, Communists etc. in Congress and Hollywood at New Zeal (the New Zealanders are watching us!)

Today’s feature is Dennis Kucinich. “My second “Socialists in Congress or Senate” profile deals with Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the new chair of the US Congress’ Government Reform Subcommittee.”

Read “New York Town Declares Santa a Religious Figure” at One Country Voice.

Note to all you Loose Bolts: Go have some green tea (be sure it’s really Green), get Zenned out, and don’t worry your little heads about this.

A Progressive God Responds to the War on Christmas

Yesterday I was forwarded a rather long e-mail letter from God, so I thought you just might be interested. If you are reading this, then you will most likely receive it too. I was really disappointed, however, that I wasn’t on God’s initial list of friends, but I guess I should be thankful that the e-mail finally made it into my inbox.

The letter starts out . . .

“Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you’ve forgotten that I wasn’t actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of you’re predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although Ido appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don’t care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth just, GET ALONG AND LOVEONE ANOTHER. . . .”

The letter goes on to suggest that we all stop worrying about the War on Christmas, and start acting like real Christians by performing acts of Christian love and charity etc. Now who can argue with that? And more to the point, who would dare argue with God???

Well, for starters, how can I be sure that God actually wrote this e-mail? I did notice that there were a few grammatical errors, but perhaps God doesn’t really care much about grammar either or perhaps His secretary was off for the day?

The next question I had was that if God really did write this e-mail, which person of the Trinity was actually involved in the writing? The implication is that it must be Jesus because God is talking about “MY birthday.” We Christians all know that God the Father “Is, Was, and Always Will Be.” God the Father never had a birth date. If Jesus is writing about “My name” and “My birthday”, why didn’t He even once mention His name??? He could have at least signed the letter but HE didn’t.

Perhaps God was avoiding any mention of Jesus in order to keep Christians and Non-Christians alike from Christmas-time divisiveness? But that doesn’t ring true. It’s really hard to imagine a God “who sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him” (John 4:19), not even wanting to mention that fact on his only son’s birthday.

But this letter is hard to figure out, kind of like trying to figure out God. So I’m just not sure. Isn’t it funny that God would remind folks to read John 15: 1 – 8 (“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. . .), tell folks to pray, and to send money to missionaries who would spread his name, but fail to spread His name in this very letter???

And why wouldn’t God want folks to heed Jesus’ own words?

“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.” (John 14:13)

God made several good suggestions in his e-mail but I was struck by the fact that God had little interest in keeping alive the Christian tradition of Christmas. I would assume from reading this e-mail from God that He’s not at all opposed to secularizing the day.

“Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees.”

That got me to thinking about the importance of tradition – to humans at least. Why should protecting our cherished religious traditions be important to all Americans regardless of our differing faith perspectives?

Oddly enough I found the answer from an Australian – Professor Mark Cooray. Dr. Cooray was once a socialist/progressive activist but he turned from socialism because, “I have come to believe that socialism and progressivism are in practice, as far as human development is concerned, retrogressive philosophies.”

Here’s a quote from a very interesting chapter on Tradition from the book, The Australian Achievement: From Bondage To Freedom by Dr. Mark Cooray.

“The Internationale contains a line “No more tradition’s chains shall bind us.” This is one of the fundamental ideas of socialist/progressivist thinking. Man must be freed from tradition. Reason is to be the guiding light. The devil can cite scripture for his purposes. Reason can often be used to support any position. If men and women are freed from tradition, the experiences of history and the family environment, they can be manipulated and used by ideological and religious leaders, eccentrics and maniacs. If tradition declines, ideologues can mould and influence individuals.”
Source: http://ourcivilisation.com/cooray/btof/chap11.htm

Note: The Internationale is the international song of both Marxist and non-Marxist socialist parties. It was written in French by Eugene Pottier, a woodworker from Lille, after the fall of the Paris Commune of 1871, and set to music by P. Degeyter.
Source: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/INTERNAT.html

Now it’s just possible, even plausible, that perhaps God didn’t really write this e-mail letter. And if the devil can cite scripture for his purposes, then who is to say who really wrote the letter? That got me to thinking about “inversion” – the turning of faith or any philosophy inside out.

Now anyone can be susceptible to ideologues who would manipulate faith, and those who are only too willing to overthrow tradition for political correctness are often the most susceptible. The clever part about the inversion of faith is that it is often very subtle. The primary rule of inversion is that the big lie is usually hidden amid much truth. And that big lie is often hidden through the process of expanding definitions and redefining commonly accepted theological truths. We usually call it “revisionism”.

I don’t know who wrote the letter and most likely it was written by someone who has the best of Christian humanistic intentions. I do know that the letter was forwarded to me from one of my liberal/ progressive friends who is a member of a very liberal/progressive Christian denomination. I won’t mention the particular denomination’s name but you can usually tell which Christian denominations have a liberal/progressive bias. They are the denominations with well known old names that are rapidly losing membership due in no small part to the fact that they subtly promote moral equivalency with any faith perspective, and they avoid, at all costs, the mention of sin. The easiest way to spot them is that they quote every Biblical verse devoted to Love but recoil from any passage having to do with the cost of sin. And if you read any of their literature you will find that they have quite neutered the language by never referring to God as “He”. The most extreme of the progressives refer to God as “He/She”.

My friend sent the e-mail on to all of her many church friends and to me because she was afraid that we Americans are “politicizing our God.” But somehow this letter from God feels just like a politicized message especially when God tells us to pray for George.

I do not doubt the sincerity and devout faith of my friend and of most liberal/progressive Christians. But what I do know is that, as Dr. Cooray aptly pointed out concerning the progressives, “they can be manipulated and used by ideological and religious leaders, eccentrics and maniacs.”

If anyone would like me to send them the entire e-mail from “God”, please e-mail me.