|one of the killers (left) with Anjem Choudary|
Two men hacked a British soldier to death today in Woolwich, SE London. "We swear by Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you," said one of the cleaver-wielding killers. In other reports the two killers shouted "Allahu Akbar", the Islamic battle-cry, as they cut into the soldier.
The Muslim Council of Great Britain has stated that the attack has "nothing to do with Islam." The Koran says otherwise.
5:33-“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution (by beheading), or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter:”
8:12- “I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off.”
7:4- “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), strike off their heads; at length; then when you have made wide Slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives”: thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens.”
9:123: “Oh ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you.”
History also appears to contradict Britain's Muslim Council. For example, Islam's founder, Mohammed, ordered 700 Jews to be beheaded at Medina, according to his earliest biographer, Ibn Ishaq. Since then beheading has featured largely in Islamic culture and is no stranger to it today. According to Amnesty International, there have been 47 beheadings in Saudi Arabia alone this year.
Make the effort to look it up and ask yourself, is the Muslim Council of Great Britain being duplicitous or simply ignorant of their own religion? And while you're at it, reflect on the identity of Mohammed's spirit guide; was it really Gabriel or some other thing?