Saturday, October 30, 2010

British Imam Tells the Truth

This is a clip from CNN's Parker Spitzer show in which they interviewed British Imam Anjem Choudary (I'm not sure when it aired). Choudary explained the beliefs of Islam and how he expects his fellow Muslims to live that out. Greg Hengler at TownHall posted the video.

I don't know why TownHall included the clip of Obama at the end. It doesn't belong.

Here's the key exchange:

SPITZER: Mr. Choudary, are you communicating with individuals within the United States and encouraging them to participate in attacks of this sort?

CHOUDARY: Of course I am. You know I am participating in communication with people all around the world. As you know, the internet makes the world a very small place....

SPITZER: Mr. Choudary, based upon your answer I believe, and I'm sure many prosecutors will listen to your answer. You violated US law. You deserve to be arrested, prosecuted, jailed for the rest of your life. That is what you, sir, deserve. You are a violent and hated terrorist. You could speak it from behind prison bars as far as we're concerned, sir.

CHOUDARY: My invitation is a peaceful one to people to embrace Islam and to warn them obviously of the consequences of occupying Muslim land. I think that's a very decent thing. If we said to you, "Look, there's not going to be any consequences by people attacking Muslims," I think that would be not a very honorable thing to say.

Yes, the imam's invitation is a peaceful one. But if you don't accept it, be prepared for violence. Oh, that sounds fair!

I find Spitzer's reaction surprising, considering his Democrat background and his employment by CNN , but he handled Choudary's answer perfectly. If he worked for NPR, though, he might have been fired by now.

1 comment:

Delta said...

After being warned of this radical agenda for over 15 years - PLUS the 9/11 attacks, the bombing of the WTC in the 90's, the bombing of the U.S. Cole, the TWA hijacking and murder, the Achille Lauro hijacking and murder, both bombings of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, the numerous attempts before 2001 (and after) against the U.S. homeland with the number of those stopped being unknown (DEEP BREATH) - how can ANYONE actually be surprised at the words of this Iman?

I wonder if we are just delusional to not open our eyes and see that which we have to face again and again. (small sad sigh)