Hallelujah! It's about bloody time!
'Well, you know, as a lecturer in Sharia law I would say to the people in Russia, the Muslims and the non-Muslims, that every action for a Muslim must be based upon the Koran, the word of Allah, and the teachings of the messenger Mohammed...who is the final messenger for mankind. I mean I would first invite the people to think about and embrace Islam but those who are already Muslim must know that Allah mentions in the Koran, in fact if you look in chapter 8 verse 60 he said prepare as much as you can "steeds of war" to terrorize the enemy. So terrorizing the enemy is in fact part of Islam. I mean this is something that we must embrace and understand as far as the jurisprudence of Islam is concerned.'
- Anjem Choudary, 5 September 2014
Choudary went on to say that Muslims make no distinction between civilians and armed forces since civilians elect the leaders who direct the armed forces. The full RT interview with Choudary can be viewed here.
'Freedom and democracy must be destroyed and replaced with obedience to Allah.'
- Anjem Choudary, 3 February 2010
The following are excerpts from an interview with Anjem Choudary, head of Islam4UK, which aired on Press TV on 3 February 2010. The interview was held in English.
Choudary: 'Our main objectives are to invite the societies in which we live to think about Islam as an alternative way of life, to command good and forbid evil wherever we are, and ultimately, as well, to establish the shari'a on state level - which is the caliphate system of governance - in order to be a beacon again in the world, an example of how people should live their lives.'
Press TV: 'Let's talk about some of the statements coming out from your Islam4UK website. They were very incendiary, they've inflamed a big debate in the United Kingdom. One of the photos that you released showed, for example, the Buckingham Palace - the home of the British royal family - converted into a mosque. Is that your aim, and how did you expect the British public to react, by releasing photos like that?'
Anjem Choudary: 'One of our campaigns, in fact, was to invite Britain to adopt the shari'a as a alternative. Part and parcel of that was to give them an example of how Britain may look, had the shari'a been implemented. For example, under the shari'a, there is no monarchy system, so Buckingham Palace certainly would not be the home for the monarch who is in existence today, which is Queen Elizabeth II....
'When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. 'Invite' them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them....
If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them. (Sahih Muslim 4294).'
So what might be coming next, after Choudary's invitation?
Choudary: 'I do believe, and as Muslims, we do believe, that there is a clash between two civilizations today. One civilisation is based upon Man - that believes that Man is sovereign, and they believe they have the right to legislate - and one civilisation that believes that sovereignty and supremacy belongs to God. The people in the past used to worship the idols which they used to make with their hands. Nowadays, people worship idols which are more intellectual - like democracy, liberalism, freedom, and so on. So these need to be destroyed as well, and replaced with worshipping and obeying Allah....'