At least a thousand British Muslims took to the streets of London chanting “Allahu Akbar'” as they heard from — and cheered for –speakers from an Islamic group who had described the murderous Jihadi John as being a beautiful man. They also were demanding a caliph or “supreme religious and political leader.”
The protesters who marched and shouted in front of the Syrian Embassy in London, were also heard chanting the already infamous Islamic phrase Allahu Akbar – “God is the greatest” – while several purported leaders talked to the crowd through a hand-held megaphone.
Meanwhile in Germany, a 12-year-old Iraqi male attempted to bomb a Christmas market in the town of Ludwigshafen and planted yet another improvised explosive device (IED) near the town hall a couple of days later, according to German police on Friday.
The German-language magazine, Focus, quoted security officials as saying the boy was heavily indoctrinated and radicalized, and he was apparently instructed by an unknown member of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
During the London protest, Asim Qureshi, the research director CAGE which many experts have linked to extremism, blamed the United States for the deaths and devastation in Aleppo, Syria, where the Assad military, the Iranians and the Russians are driving out the remnants of ISIS. He said: ‘Never forget who [the US] is the problem here.”
“When they come and say ‘look, America is the one who is going to come and help you in this’, then we have to remind them. Go back to the beginning of the war on terror when we were investigating cases of individuals being put on rendition flights to Syria where they had the soles of their feet beaten by the Syrian regime the moment they arrived in prison,” Qureshi said. “And who sent them there? The Americans, the CIA sent them there,” he added.
Moazzam Begg, 48, from CAGE – also blamed the US for what is currently happening in Syria. He said: ‘In 2002, in the beginning of the War on Terror, that means the Americans were working close, hand in hand, hand in glove, with the regime of Bashar al-Assad. My colleague Asim Qureshi has already said that the cases of several individuals who were extraordinarily renditioned by the US regime, by the US government, to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.”
Earlier this year, it was revealed that CAGE described Jihadi John – the man behind ISIS beheadings – was a ‘beautiful, and kind man’. And after Begg spoke at the demonstration, the self-described poet added that: “We need a Caliph who will defeat armies and will back the [Muslims fighting.”
He also said: “We need a Caliph who will clean up these streets, who will smack up armies and who will back beef. Back hand your missiles back to your land, that’s the plan. World domination at hand. We can expand and take out these fools.”
The protesters intentionally blocked lanes of traffic when their action began at about 9pm on Thursday. Most of Muslims who attended the anti-West event were said to be members of Sunni mosques around London.
While most of the protest leaders denied any of the recent Muslim refugees were involved in their protest, police officials are not permitted to question immigration status and Syrians, Iraqis and Somali refugees are given legal immigration status.
“The European countries have accepted hundreds of thousands of Muslim immigrants who have never been checked for criminal histories. What are their religious views? Nothing is checked. And here we are seeing European cities facing Muslims committing crimes, terrorist attacks and attempted jihadi acts of violence,” said Nancy Cunningham-Davis, a former police detective now teaching criminal justice.
“With President Barack Obama bringing in thousands of these so-called refugees, what’s happening in Britain, Germany, France and other countries will soon happen here unless President Donald Trump steps in and makes some changes in 2017,” she added.