Video: BBC interviews Muslim man on the street after plot arrests

posted at 8:14 pm on January 31, 2007 by Allahpundit

Tomorrow’s UK papers are out and the word from the Daily Mail is that this one might go all the way to, or near, the top:

A foiled plot to kidnap, torture and behead a British Muslim soldier was orchestrated by Al Qaeda, police sources have said.

Officers suspect the mastermind behind the appalling attempt to bring the horrors of Baghdad to the streets of Britain is a senior Al Qaeda terrorist with close links to Osama Bin Laden…

Security sources said that at least one other British Muslim – on a hit-list of 25 potential targets – had also been identified as being in “imminent danger”. He, too, was being kept safe.

The Independent dutifully runs the mandatory “local community fears backlash” piece:

Anxiously, locals insisted that they were as horrified by the work of terrorists as any other British nationals, that Islam was a religion of peace and that they would never condone violence in the name of faith.

A community which six years ago, before the September 11 attacks, was largely left in peace, famed for its diligence and law abiding nature, was again associated with terrorism. Wearily Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs alike voiced their fears of abuse to come.

Which brings us to the vid, courtesy of our pal kasper kasper. Quote: “The only terrorists that people think are here are the American and British governments for what they’re doing in Iraq.” Microcosm or outlier? And why, do you suppose, do the police raids that didn’t pan out seem to leap so quickly to his lips and not, say, this or this or this?

Asad Begg, huh? I wonder if he’s related to Moazzam.


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Microcosm.

PRCalDude on January 31, 2007 at 8:22 PM

It’s that old classic headline:

British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow’s Attack

Jim Treacher on January 31, 2007 at 8:29 PM

Wearily Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs alike voiced their fears of abuse to come.

I, uh, dunno ’bout you, but I haven’t heard of any abuse of muslims. Glad to hear they’re weary though, I don’t suppose they realize we’re getting pretty F’n weary of this shinizzle too.

Alden Pyle on January 31, 2007 at 8:30 PM

Too bad the War on Terrorism is a constant failure, huh libs?

Hillary thinks we should change our focus to Afghanistan and rededicate our effort to get [dead} Osama. Recent trends suggest we might be wiser to change our focus to London, New York, LA or Dearbornistan.

This is just the tip of the jihad.

fogw on January 31, 2007 at 8:32 PM

Yes, let us consult the Muslim community. That way they can tip off the alleged terrorists.

DAT60A3 on January 31, 2007 at 8:33 PM

so they found a scumbag to interview, it’s not like theire is a shortage of muslim scumbags…. the guy he interviewed should be taken away, he sounds like a terrorist supporter..

retired on January 31, 2007 at 8:36 PM

Classic Muslim response: Anyone who questions their peaceful intentions is guilty of crimes against their community, do not give one inch in admitting that any Muslim has done anything but be peaceloving, and attack Western governments for any offense they can think of.

This Muslim is a microcosm, uses deceit and deception to further Islamic jihad against the “infidel”, and is just one example of the mainstream Muslim “community”. Any reference to the “peaceful” Muslim is to use the media to delay action against them as they use population, both immigration and reproduction, as a method of conquest.

omegaram on January 31, 2007 at 8:42 PM

Ugh. Muslims intelligenistas… Who cares what the Muslims community thinks? His rhetoric is sadly predictable. His “logig” is as preposterous as Blacks complaining about mandatory sentencing for drug crimes as “discriminatory” for unfairly targeting Blacks. Oh and backlash? What backlash? Shut up and start policing your own…

Theworldisnotenough on January 31, 2007 at 8:43 PM

It’s their religious right to kill you.

Kini on January 31, 2007 at 8:44 PM

Anxiously, locals insisted that they were as horrified by the work of terrorists as any other British nationals, that Islam was a religion of peace and that they would never condone violence in the name of faith.

Ugghhhh… I’m so sick of hearing that crap!

On to the Asad Begg video. Fist of all, at a glance I thought that sais Ass Bagg… seriously. And after watching it, I think that’s probably what his name should be.

By the way, where did this bit** come from anyway? Was he just filming a commercial for GAP Mecca? Lose the man scarf Aisha.

RightWinged on January 31, 2007 at 8:47 PM

Please, please, pretty please, with sugar on it, Ahmed, may we please arrest the wannabe beheaders?

The average Brit is not going to sit on his duff on this much longer.

shaken on January 31, 2007 at 8:55 PM

Anybody read In Defense of Internment lately?

Savage on January 31, 2007 at 8:56 PM

It’s that old classic headline:

British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow’s Attack

Jim Treacher on January 31, 2007 at 8:29 PM

Aint it the truth?!

Guardian on January 31, 2007 at 9:09 PM

What is the tipping point where the realization that the myth of the moderate Muslim, ROP and tiny minority are finally faced as taquiya.

bbz123 on January 31, 2007 at 9:14 PM

This is complete bollocks (can I say that?) I know a few Muslims. If they ever started referring to themselves as a separate community I’d go ballistic. Tony Blair and the Labour government have basically dismantled Britain and encouraged self-segragating communities. The point I’m making is that if anyone is to blame it’s the Britisah government. They preside over a perverse multiculrual state that promotes tribal warfare and endless grievances. They’ve all but banished Christianity from British public life and done everything possible to harass the private sector while still claiming to be a free, capitialist country.

They fast-tracked dozens of extremist imams from Saudi Arabia to preach at British mosques. Racism is illegal. Don’t get me wrong I abhor racism but I don’t believe it should be a police matter. The British political establishment consider opposition to third world immigration “racist” which in effect means you can be jailed for holding a political opinion. The Táiniste here in Ireland (i.e. Vice-President) is openly against the mass immigration of muslims. Oh gee, he must be a racist!

The Labour party are complete scum, they’ve surrendered their military so they can afford to pay welfare to unemployed jihadists. Recently Tony Blair said Britain could have a muslim Prime Minister, and he plans to emigrate to America after his term runs out. What a complete coward. Destroy your own country and then scuttle off to someone elses for retirement. I’ve studied history all my life and used to scoff and Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax. It never occured to me that when push came to shove so many politicians would retreat into cowardice.

/rant over

aengus on January 31, 2007 at 9:18 PM

You ever notice Muslims keep telling the Brits “just tell us your plans first, before an invasion” ,everything will be just fine…sure.

These guys are professional liars and should not be trusted until the vast majority of muslims condemns terror and terrorists… and not until.
.. And that INCLUDES terror in the name of ISLAM.

Ya know, we shouldn’t have to ask.

shooter on January 31, 2007 at 10:59 PM

When the Muslim community starts to police itself, then they will have earned the benefit of the doubt. Until then, they are just going to have to deal with the profiling.

csdeven on January 31, 2007 at 11:45 PM

Please, please, pretty please, with sugar on it, Ahmed, may we please arrest the wannabe beheaders?

The average Brit is not going to sit on his duff on this much longer.

shaken on January 31, 2007 at 8:55 PM

I hope you are right. In the meantime, this Muslim’s mixture of an Arab/British accent is disconcerting. I am suspicious of him.

Glynn on February 1, 2007 at 12:26 AM

I’ve got to hand it to MI5 – yet ANOTHER domestic Muslim terror plot foiled. The Jihadists must be fuming at their own impotence and insecurity.

The downside of this is that, in busting these plots before they come to fruition, the public doesn’t really get to see the full horror that these evil culties want to unleash. Most people still don’t get the fact that…..

W E A R E A T W A R ! ! ! ! ! !

Muslims still get their “victim” status. The Muslim Council and groups like it, get to moan about everything under the sun.

Also, the court system here seems painfully slow. Why, for instance, have we not heard about those arrested for the plot to blow up 10 jumbo jets?

I am throughly fed up with the situation. MI5 can keep mopping up the mess, but the government should stop worrying about the feelings of “the community” and take this war seriously.

uptight on February 1, 2007 at 2:01 AM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5272264.stm – proceedings to start any day – although, to be honest, this is likely to get thrown out for lack of evidence.

As for being at war – that is not view of the CPS, and who would have thought I would ever end up agreeing with the CPS?

“The fight against terrorism on the streets of Britain is not a war. It is the prevention of crime, the enforcement of our laws and the winning of justice for those damaged by their infringement.”

“London is not a battlefield. Those innocents who were murdered on July 7 2005 were not victims of war. And the men who killed them were not, as in their vanity they claimed on their ludicrous videos, ‘soldiers’. They were deluded, narcissistic inadequates. They were criminals. They were fantasists. We need to be very clear about this. On the streets of London, there is no such thing as a ‘war on terror’, just as there can be no such thing as a ‘war on drugs’.”

Sir Ken Macdonald, head of the Crown Prosecution Service

eminuu on February 1, 2007 at 5:52 AM

wave bye.. bye,, to the Brits as they give away their country to the savages…

retired on February 1, 2007 at 7:14 AM

It’s that old classic headline:

British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow’s Attack

Jim Treacher on January 31, 2007 at 8:29 PM

That’s the best one yet. [/clapping]

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GT on February 1, 2007 at 7:23 AM

Is that scarf around his neck the equivalent of a kevlar vest?

bloggless on February 1, 2007 at 8:15 AM

I say let the plot come to fruition. Maybe we could help out by giving them some ideas for targets. It would be much easier just to clean up the mess afterward. This way no one gets offended or arrested. Of course the families/friends of those killed should just sack up.

Sarcasm off……………….

VikingGoneWild on February 1, 2007 at 9:09 AM

Is that scarf around his neck the equivalent of a kevlar vest?

bloggless on February 1, 2007 at 8:15 AM

I don’t know, but I bet that scarf would make a nice noose.

JackM on February 1, 2007 at 9:22 AM

FYI, I spend a fair amount of time on another Blog site frequently visited by military folks both in Iraq as well as returned from Iraq. All of these brave soldiers seem to agree on one thing regarding the “muslim community”. Most of their philosophies are based on lies and deceit. The better they lie, the better they mislead, the farther they get in their lot in life. It’s considered impressive and admirable that they lie their way into a better life. They don’t think of it as bad, it’s just part of their (sick) culture. Anyway, if this is in fact true, then why the hell should we trust anything any muslim says. If it is part of the evolution (of which they haven’t done a very good job of) of their society to be duplicitous, then EVERYTHING they say, good as well as bad, needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Therefore, that leaves us more evolved type to judge them by their actions. That being said their actions (or lack thereof with regard to moderate muslims (a non existent creature) speak volumes about their society. This guy is a shill and seems to have a lot of statistics to be thrown around for some “guy on the stree” interview.

rayvet on February 1, 2007 at 9:34 AM

When HELLARY appoints John Fffinngg Kerry as Secretary of State, he will “start a dialogue” with Syria and Iran and this little nuisance of Islamic terror will be solved once and for all.
Then they will get on to the really important business of legalizing beastiality and the repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

mountainmanbob on February 1, 2007 at 10:26 AM

–Wearily Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs alike voiced their fears of abuse to come.– The Independent

Funny, I don’t hear the Hindus or the Sikhs communities complaining about this incident. In fact, their in the fight with the Brits and the US.

This statement in The Independent is just a bunch of B(rabra) S(treisand). If the (Peace Loving) Muslim commuity is REALLY worried, they should start turning in the trouble-making ‘minority’.

The Islamic twit in the interview needs to be worried about is picking up the pieces after encountering some 7.62. Unfortuantely, that won’t happen because Britain has disarmed its population

gmaninatl on February 1, 2007 at 11:00 AM

What? It’s not a war? It’s a crime???

No, Einstein, robbing a bank is a crime, blowing up a train full of people is an act of WAR!

Tony737 on February 1, 2007 at 11:14 AM

It’s hard to express the contempt I feel for Muslims who complain that their community feels besieged when the police arrest terrorists in their neighborhood. Their community continues to wage war on their neighbors, yet they claim to be the victims.

More and more, I see Muslims as liars. More and more, any sympathy I have for them is draining away. And I don’t see any moderate Muslims jumping up to condemn the terror plots as they arise. I only see Muslims trying to shift the blame and conceal the hate for non-Muslims that is at the center of their religion.

Tantor on February 1, 2007 at 11:32 AM

In re the video:
Who needs to win the Muslim community over anyway?

Tzetzes on February 1, 2007 at 12:24 PM

So, Asad is deeply suspicious of the police action in arresting a bunch of his co-religionists for a plot to kidnam a British soldier of Muslim descent and torture and behead him on video.

OK, so here’s the question that the sympathetic chump from BBC didn’t ask: “Tell us, Asad, what should happen to a man who leaves Islam and joins the British Army?”

I’ll be the answer to that one would have been interesting.

morganfrost on February 1, 2007 at 12:29 PM