Anjem Choudary: Muslim vigilantes who terrorised non-believers ‘deserve pat on back’
From the London Evening Standard
Hardline Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary today said two followers jailed for attacking non-Muslims “deserve a pat on the back”.
Convert Jordan Horner, 19, and Ricardo MacFarlane, 26, admitted being part of a “Muslim Patrol”, a group of vigilantes opposing Western culture on the streets of the East End.
They told one couple they could not hold hands because it was “a Muslim area” and said a young woman would face “hellfire” because of the way she dressed. Mr Choudary said the men regularly attended his lectures, adding: “Essentially, they didn’t do anything wrong. They didn’t harm anyone. What they did in essence, it’s commendable. They are trying to address issues like drug abuse and prostitution. . . I did have a word with them afterwards and said there are certain things that can’t be changed physically, but these guys should be patted on the back for some of the other work they have done. I don’t condemn them at all. They are upstanding, upright members of the Muslim community. . . "
And to prove how much he approves Anjem's latest tweet this morning is to publicise this. A Sharia Project rally against alcohol through the east End after lunchtime prayers this coming Friday. Stand against sin. Stand against vice. Stand for Islam