Radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, who Twitchy has reported on in the past, is back in the news today, this time for calling the new Charlie Hebdo cover that features a tearful Prophet Muhammad a literal “act of war” and warned of “repercussions” because of its release:
An excerpt from the Telegraph:
Hundreds of copies of the ‘survivors’ edition of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine are expected to go on sale in the UK when the magazine is published on Wednesday.
Radical preacher Anjem Choudray has criticised the magazine’s controversial cartoon front cover of the Prophet Mohammed as “an act of war” and warned there will be “repercussions”.
So, what are the “repercussions” you speak of?
On the other hand, Choudary might just be Charlie Hebdo’s new salesman-of-the-moth:
Choudary later tweeted out another link to a story quoting his “act of war” threat:
An excerpt from the link above:
To depict Mohammed in this way is “attacking the honour of the Prophet” as most Muslims do not draw or depict Mohammed in any way because it is deemed to be sacrilegious.
He said if the “act of war” was to be tried in a Shariah Court it would carry capital punishment.
The lecturer in Shariah law, who was arrested last September as part of an investigation into Islamist terrorism, described it as “blatant provocation”.
And as you can see from our previous coverage of Choudary, this type of rhetoric from him is nothing new:
Heh. Maybe we’ll add toileting expert to his bio?