Pro-Jihad Demonstration outside French Embassy
On the 12th January, a group of protestors, led by jihadists Anjem Choudary, Omar Bakri Mohammed and Abu Izzadeen, called for jihad against the French over their presence in Mali, and warned of the imminent destruction of “the false idols of freedom and democracy”.
The extreme Islamists, who had been protesting against the French military campaign in Mali, also called French President Francois Hollande a “Son of Pharaoh”. The demonstration was posted on the Internet on January 12 and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Choudary has founded two groups in Britain that have been banned by the British government. He has threatened British Jews who support Israel, stating that it is an “Islamic obligation upon Muslims everywhere to support the Jihad against those who fight Muslims anywhere in the world or who occupy Muslim land.”
He has often praised Muslim terrorists, referring to the September 11 terrorists as “magnificent martyrs.” In 2003 he endorsed terrorist attacks by British Muslims and said that al-Muhajiroun, one of the groups he founded, would “encourage people to fulfill their Islamic duties and responsibilities.” He has praised the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai and has also called for the stoning of homosexuals and the assassination of the Pope.