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What is true and isn't true about Imam Abdul Makin and Attorney Choudary

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Submitted by The riff (United States), Jul 10, 2008 at 18:39

Thank you for your response. In my article, "What a Difference a Day Makes," I referred to a London-based Imam and attorney as advocating the killing and rape of non-Muslims. My quotes were based on reputable news and numerous internet sources, including Fox News (see below). However, I understand now that Islam Watch, to which these quotes were attributed, has a disclaimer.

It appears that Islam-Watch published a "satirical" and "fictional" account of real-life Iman Abdul Makin that included valid Islamic verses that justify killing and raping. The "fictional" account also included mention of real-life attorney Anjem Choudary. However, quotes attributed to the attorney in the account were in fact true, and were taken directly from a BBC interview.

Also, Islam-Watch included a link to a video of an extremist Muslim man demonstrating outside the Danish Embassy in London in 2006: "Europe, you will pay, your annihilation is on its way. May Usama Bin Laden bomb you....[May they] bomb Denmark so we can invade their country and take their wives as war booty." These are quotes taken directly from the video (see below).

It has been a rather confusing task to sort all of this out, and I'm pleased to be able to clarify what was true and what was, indeed, "satirical" and "fictional."

I'm going to request that danielpipes.org allow me to resubmit my article, editing out the two paragraphs that refer to Iman Abdul Makin and attorney Anjem Choudary, and substitute quotes from extremist Muslims taken from videos with accompanying links.

http://www.islam-watch.org/AyeshaAhmed/London-Imam-Attempt-to-Carry-Out-Sunna.htm

http://youtube.com/watch?v=maHSOB2RFm4&feature=related

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=574545628662575243

http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,344409,00.html

Submitting....

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