Whilst the global media understandably focused its attention upon the commemoration of 9/11 in New York and rival protests against and for the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’, a smaller protest was underway outside of the US Embassy in London. Unsurprisingly, the face and voice of Anjem Choudary were to be seen and heard as he addressed protesters from a group naming itself ‘Muslims Against Crusades’ (MAC). Highly vocal and bad-tempered, members of the mob shouted themselves hoarse as they chanted qur’anic slogans, cursed America and set fire to American flags and a picture of Tony Blair. One protester held aloft a rather comically worded placard reading ‘Jesus will destroy the cross and follow the Quran’.
As at previous outings, members of MAC denounced ‘man-made law’ and called for the introduction of Shariah. Two or three men from the EDL turned up to voice their disapproval of MAC’s actions, whilst the doctrinaire Muslim mob received the sort of photographic attention that is normally reserved for the international catwalk, with photographers from the press and police surveillance snapping away with merry abandon. They must have felt flattered, for after all, these men cannot exactly be described as photogenic. If politics is rock and roll for ugly people, Islamist militancy is the X-Factor for ugly Muslims: “Look at me dad, I’m famous! Inshallah I’ll win me virgins! Good, innit?”
This protest rounded off a week during which Christine Tasin received a Facebook Fatwa in France, the Thilo Serrazin controversy raged in Germany and an Islamist suicide bomber brought death and mutilation to Vladikavkaz. As if this wasn’t bad enough, a Facebook campaign entitled ‘Wear a Hijab Day’ was launched by a Californian dhimmi.
Hat tip to Eeyore of the Vlad Tepes blog for posting the following footage. Photographs of the protest can be accessed at Demotix News.