Terrific: Islamists hold funeral for Bin Laden in London

posted at 8:47 pm on May 6, 2011 by Allahpundit

Knowing who it was who organized this thing, I feel like a sucker for even deigning to write about it.

Hundreds of Osama bin Laden supporters clashed with English Defence League extremists today as a “funeral service” for the assassinated terror leader sparked fury outside London’s US Embassy…

US leaders were branded “murderers” by radicals, who warned vengeance attacks were “guaranteed” and shouted: “USA, you will pay.”…

It was organised by controversial preacher Anjem Choudary, who told reporters after the ‘service’ that America had created a new generation of Islamic terrorists.

He said: “There will be one million Osamas. Muslims will remember Osama as a great man who stood up against Satan. Many will want to emulate his acts.

“In Britain we have other options – like political action, but in other countries if your land is attacked or your family are put at risk you must defend yourself.

They ended up with a crowd of around 300, apparently. Yahoo News has loads of photos, replete with the usual incendiary signs and women in burqas. But then, generating photos was the point here. Anjem Choudary, the ringleader, is one of the most relentless media whores on either side of the Atlantic. He plays a role in the British press not unlike the one Malik Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party plays in America. Precisely because he’s a freak-show radical, he has an endless stream of invites from TV hosts who want to have him on and then rhetorically stomp on him for being such a cretin. And he’s happy to oblige, partly because it gives him an outlet for his message and partly because, hey, airtime is airtime. Here he is at today’s rally, happy as a pig in sh*t with a camera stuck in his face. No doubt he’s a true blue Islamist at heart, but these rallies he holds are so obviously designed to provoke and draw media coverage that they start to feel like performance art. After years of seeing him pull these stunts with one Islamist group after another, I’m as weary of being “shocked” as I’d be after watching a string of Lady Gaga videos. The only thing that makes him more relevant than, say, the American Nazi party when they tried to march through Skokie is that his cause does, assuredly, have more sympathizers in Britain than the Nazis had here. Decades of studious multiculturalism have ensured that.

Here’s the man himself performing his assigned media role a few months ago on Hannity, dutifully reciting Islamist talking points while the host pounds him to the audience’s delight. Choudary did make one good point at today’s rally, though: Whatever happened to the “logic” that killing terrorists only creates more terrorists? We heard that from the left ad nauseam for the last five years of the Bush presidency, yet now their hero spends his days ordering drone strikes and sending SEALs to shoot jihadis in the face, and … nothing. Go figure.

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hitting rallies like these with a predator drone seems like a no brainer

Daveyardbird on May 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I would think the smart thing to do would be to clear the streets and carpet bomb them.

WoosterOh on May 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Target-rich environment.

Just sayin.

Good Lt on May 6, 2011 at 8:53 PM

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Seven Percent Solution on May 6, 2011 at 8:53 PM

ISLAM WILL DOMINATE THE WORLD

That’s what you think. Europe, yes. The entire world? Nope.

FlatFoot on May 6, 2011 at 8:53 PM

But in other news, the royal wedding was fabulous!

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Try out the “New Lazar SunTan Machine ” … just in time for Global Cooling …

wheels on May 6, 2011 at 8:55 PM

I’m holding a funeral for Western Europe.

Go East my son. Go East.

TheBigOldDog on May 6, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Well, here we go. Might as well release the photos and let their heads explode.

Cody1991 on May 6, 2011 at 8:56 PM

I think this is what’s known as reaping the whirlwind. Like The Kinks said “There’s no England anymore”.

I wonder if Pat Condell will weigh in on this one.

deewhybee on May 6, 2011 at 8:57 PM

“Anjem Choudary, the ringleader, is one of the most relentless media whores on either side of the Atlantic.”

I think he is a close second to Obowma…

Seven Percent Solution on May 6, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Isn’t it distasteful and in violation of Islamic faith to do the funeral so long after OBL died? So it’s got to be a joke, right?

amazingmets on May 6, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I hope the police gathered as many names and photos as they could as these are the likely suspects in some future jihadi action.

kooly on May 6, 2011 at 9:00 PM

My God they’re so ignorant.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 6, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Round ’em up for questioning as they leave the funeral.

Then find out who they have each been communicating with lately.

Time to stamp out the terrorist network completely.

wren on May 6, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Anjem has found a sweet secret. He tells the unvarnished truth of Islamic intentions in such provocative outlandish ways that the stupid kuffar think he is whacked out and making up nonsense about Islam (Mr. Bush convinced millions it was actually awesome). The stupid kuffar then hears tales that these things may exist in the holy texts but he will remember the crazy Choudray and dismiss the idea. The stupid kuffar are to lazy to investigate the truth for themselves and Anjem continues to muddy the water.

[email protected] on May 6, 2011 at 9:02 PM

This is precisely why it was a mistake to bury OBL at sea. He should’ve been buried on land, preferably in the desert, with an elaborate shrine erected for him. And, let his followers from all over gather there for a great celebration, perhaps on his next birthday. And we, with our satellites and other assets in position on that glorious day, rain down hell upon the gathering in the form of carpet bombs, bunker busters, and whatever else could turn them all to dust.

TXUS on May 6, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Thank goodness for the swell thinkin’ of Obama and performed that 45 minute ceremony for OBL before sinking him like the ending of the Titanic movie.
Just think where we would be if this funeral wasn’t performed.

Electrongod on May 6, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Terrific: Islamists hold funeral for Bin Laden in London
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Oh nooos,did the body wash up on the English coastline!(snark).

canopfor on May 6, 2011 at 9:07 PM

As I said earlier…

Bee on May 6, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Knowing who it was who organized this thing, I feel like a sucker for even deigning to write about it.

-ALLAHPUNDIT

You better thank your lucky stars that we have people too stupid to hide what they are about. If it weren’t for people like Choudary and Bin Laden Europe would have met it’s fate without so much as a whimper.

DFCtomm on May 6, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Hundreds of Osama bin Laden supporters clashed with English Defence League extremists

Huh!?!?!?!? I am no fan of the EDL and they are more or less racist, but come on! OBL supporters clash w/ EDL ‘extremists.’ Are you freaking kidding me, EDL are nothing compare to these Muslims fanatics and yet only EDL are labeled extremists.

Lance Murdock on May 6, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Well look there were people celebrating 9/11 in England the day it happened and unless those people were deported… they’re still there. So no surprise really.

As long as anyone with the ability to board a plane can be considered a true American/Brit/whatever then all sorts of strange characters will show up.

aengus on May 6, 2011 at 9:14 PM

If the celebration involve, er, making water of the casket, I’m for it.

Mason on May 6, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Guy should take two aspirin and a splash of water. Then chill.

GarandFan on May 6, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Crab cakes were served.

hawkdriver on May 6, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Hundreds of Osama bin Laden supporters clashed with English Defence League extremists today as a “funeral service”

Hundreds of Osama bin Laden extremists (actually probably just normal Muslims) clashed with English Defence supporters today at a celebration of the Islamification of England.

HalJordan on May 6, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Petraues expected to show up later with his Holy Qur’an and say that respect must be shown to Islam.

HalJordan on May 6, 2011 at 9:19 PM

I am no fan of the EDL and they are more or less racist

The EDL are a multi-racial org with South Asian and Afro-Carribean speakers and members.

aengus on May 6, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Round their a$$es up and ship them off. Oh no? But banning Michael Savage from setting foot in GB is really brave. You snaggled tooth wankers.

carbon_footprint on May 6, 2011 at 9:20 PM

As bad as this is, nothing is more important than diversity. – Army head Gen Casey

HalJordan on May 6, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Remember that Shrestha’s fellow Gurkhas have a harder time getting into the UK than these chods.

Christien on May 6, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Osama should have made his way to Britanistan. He would get the “look the other way” treatment and he could have had all the wives bringing in lots of welfare money. Why not operate from the center?

[email protected] on May 6, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Interesting!
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Osama Bin Laden, The White House and Social Media
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I remember September 11th the way my parents’ generation remembers the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Except that we invariably ask each other the question, “Where were you when you first saw it on TV?” (for me it was through the window of a restaurant in Union Station, in downtown Toronto. I was on my way to a client meeting). 9/11 was so profound that my husband and I discussed whether it was responsible to bring children into such a world. In the end, we decided that hope in the face of horror was the best revenge EVAR, and our son was born the following September.

But I digress.

Watching this evenings’ handling of the announcement that Osama Bin Laden has been killed, I stand in awe of the White House and their masterful understanding of how news is now realtime, and the role that Twitter plays in the information cycle as “circulatory system”. Knowing that seeing the President announce that Public Enemy #1 is dead, and making that emotional connection, human to human, is of critical importance, the White House brilliantly managed information release around the announcement:

10:00 – watching CNN, we were informed that there was to be an important announcement regarding “national security” at 10:30 – Twitter immediately lit up with speculation
10:20 – the announcement is delayed, and strong speculation that it’s about Osama Bin Laden’s death starts to emerge
10:25 – Twitter is on fire, with a tweet from a CBS news Producer (with fewer than 4500 Twitter followers) confirming a leak that Bin Laden is dead retweeted over 1000 times
10:50 – The White House invites Facebook users to discuss the pending announcement (where the Presidential address is also scheduled to be broadcast)
10:53 – print media demonstrates where it can’t compete so well, with a journalist for a major national magazine noting that this announcement was going to “profoundly screw up” their Royal Wedding edition.
11:15 – Osama Bin Laden’s death confirmed by the White House
11:22 – We’re still waiting for the President to speak on TV

So what does this demonstrate? That the White House and their understanding of how the news cycle now works is absolutely masterful. Why announce on TV first and then let social chatter flutter and die in its wake? Use social to ramp up awareness and discussion – use it to get me to call my mom and ask her if she’s going to watch the Presidential address on CNN in order to maximize viewership against that all-important eye-to-eye moment – and then let us armchair quarterback the whole thing on the social channel of our choice for the rest of the evening.

Impressive. And excellent timing, Mr. President.
(More…………)

http://socialmediagroup.com/2011/05/01/osama-bin-laden-white-house-social-media/

canopfor on May 6, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I hope the Muslim people understand that the actions of a small number of EDL individuals, who have been extremely disrespectful to the holy Quran, are not representative of anything I believe in. – General Petraeus

HalJordan on May 6, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Great Britain is the next Lybia, sadly, and it starts in London, not because of muslim numbers but because of British weakness.

It will spread to France and Germany, and the outcome is uncertain.

slickwillie2001 on May 6, 2011 at 9:24 PM

This is precisely why it was a mistake to bury OBL at sea. He should’ve been buried on land, preferably in the desert, with an elaborate shrine erected for him. And, let his followers from all over gather there for a great celebration, perhaps on his next birthday. And we, with our satellites and other assets in position on that glorious day, rain down hell upon the gathering in the form of carpet bombs, bunker busters, and whatever else could turn them all to dust.

TXUS on May 6, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Would Area 51 work? We already have it guarded pretty tightly, so anyone who tries to pay respect gets shot trying to get in. Plus it only adds to the conspiracy theories.

amazingmets on May 6, 2011 at 9:25 PM

These EDL extremists are putting my troops in danger. Don’t they know that’s my job? – General Petraues

HalJordan on May 6, 2011 at 9:25 PM

aengus

Can you post some links then? I can be open minded about this group. I still find it amazing though that the EDL were labeled extremists not those Muslim psychopaths.

Lance Murdock on May 6, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Living On A Thin Line (Dave Davies)

Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

Christien on May 6, 2011 at 9:27 PM

We condemn, in particular, the action of an individual in the United States who recently burned the Holy Koran. It’s all Israel’s fault anyway. Now they have got those EDL extremists all stirred up. Damn that Mossad! – General Petraeus

HalJordan on May 6, 2011 at 9:28 PM

It’s not necessarily that they admire Osama Bin Laden so much. It’s that they think “infidels are dog excrement compared to ANY Muslim, including Bin Laden.” So, “he should’ve been captured by another Muslim, if at all.” You have to get inside their head to understand what’s motivating them.

RBMN on May 6, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Every security force leader’s worst nightmare is being confronted by essentially a mob, if you will, especially one that can be influenced by individuals that want to incite violence, who want to try to hijack passions, in this case, perhaps understandable passions. Petraeus

HalJordan on May 6, 2011 at 9:31 PM

I deplored the EDL as hateful, extremely disrespectful and enormously intolerant. – Petraeus

HalJordan on May 6, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Here is an article by an EDL member named Guramit Singh: We are Inspiration Here are photos of him.

I’ve seen a video of a black man giving a speech at an EDL rally but can’t find the link right now.

It is the British National Party who restrict membership to whites only (or used to).

aengus on May 6, 2011 at 9:33 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Endless journalistic fellatio as usual.

Cody1991 on May 6, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Crab cakes were served.

hawkdriver on May 6, 2011 at 9:16 PM

That’s precisely the way to answer this.

RushBaby on May 6, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Can you post some links then? I can be open minded about this group. I still find it amazing though that the EDL were labeled extremists not those Muslim psychopaths.

Lance Murdock on May 6, 2011 at 9:26 PM

One their co-founders is a sikh, but why should that matter? If they were all white, even though the English are indigenous to England, then somehow that wouldn’t be right?

DFCtomm on May 6, 2011 at 9:41 PM

I’m as weary of being “shocked” as I’d be after watching a string of Lady Gaga videos

Well played, Allah.

BallisticBob on May 6, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Living On A Thin Line (Dave Davies)

Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

Great song, actually written by gf and frontwoman for The Pretenders, Chrissy Hynde.

carbon_footprint on May 6, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Thank goodness for the swell thinkin’ of Obama and performed that 45 minute ceremony for OBL before sinking him like the ending of the Titanic movie.
Just think where we would be if this funeral wasn’t performed.

Electrongod on May 6, 2011 at 9:05 PM

I would have used an ocean mine or a sub missile as added weight. The second it touched the ocean floor, KABOOM!!

ProudPalinFan on May 6, 2011 at 9:50 PM

DFCtomm on May 6, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Would you join a group that excludes people who are not like you? I wouldn’t and I’m proud of that. If they can have non-white people join their organization, great. I’ve never seen any non-white people in their photos though. FYI, there is difference to ask people to assimilate to the country they have moved to and not wanting any immigrants at all.

Also, throughout human history humans have moved to cities or countries that they think would give them a better life. So let’s not go down that road.

Immigration isn’t the problem, its the self-ghettoization, and the English elite pushing this phony multicultural crap.

Lance Murdock on May 6, 2011 at 9:58 PM

FAKE. The islamists said he wasn’t dead. Why would they have a funeral for a guy that is still alive?

cat-scratch on May 6, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Well, Anjem, we’re gonna keep killing ’em! To quote John McClane: Yippee-ki-yay, mother f*cker!

NathanG on May 6, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Obama can wax every Islamist asshole on the planet because it’s his job, but I’ll still never vote for him.

Since he’s only doing it to get re-elected.

Ahem.

JammieWearingFool on May 6, 2011 at 10:17 PM

I’m so not surprised.

Sharr on May 7, 2011 at 3:00 AM

I am no fan of the EDL and they are more or less racist

The EDL are a multi-racial org with South Asian and Afro-Carribean speakers and members.

aengus on May 6, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Absolutely true. They were originally a bunch of quite rough and tough footbal fans who normally spend time kicking the sh## out of each other who were so angry a year or so back when jihadists mocked a parade of soldiers returning from Afghanistan that ever since they appear in force at most jihadist junkets like this and harrass them.
It is interesting that the EDL have black,sikh,hindu,chinese and jewish elements in their ranks. All of these are happy to follow their own cultural traditions but also take pride in their adopted country. Only these jihadists live with us and spit on us.
The EDL are aggressive and can be violent. They are not exactly my cup of tea – but maybe there are times when turning the other cheek is not appropriate…and I love it when jihadists complain to the left/liberal media about being intimidated…pot? kettle?

callingallcomets on May 7, 2011 at 5:09 AM

Celebrate diversity!

AZCoyote on May 7, 2011 at 7:34 AM

Perfect opportunity to test a JDAM. Or a training exercise for the UKSF.

BacaDog on May 7, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Perfect opportunity to test a JDAM. Or a training exercise for the UKSF.

BacaDog on May 7, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Small change. It’s a better target for information gathering. Get their pictures and see who they lead you to.

Count to 10 on May 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Knowing who it was who organized this thing,

Michael Moore?

RedNewEnglander on May 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Whatever happened to the “logic” that killing terrorists only creates more terrorists?

There’s a big difference between invading a foreign nation and selectively taking out the leaders of a terrorist organization. After all, it was Rumsfled who conceded that simply counting body bags in Iraq probably wasn’t the best way to measure US progress on the ground.

bayam on May 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I am no fan of the EDL and they are more or less racist

The EDL are a multi-racial org with South Asian and Afro-Carribean speakers and members.

aengus on May 6, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Absolutely true. They were originally a bunch of quite rough and tough footbal fans who normally spend time kicking the sh## out of each other who were so angry a year or so back when jihadists mocked a parade of soldiers returning from Afghanistan that ever since they appear in force at most jihadist junkets like this and harrass them.
It is interesting that the EDL have black,sikh,hindu,chinese and jewish elements in their ranks. All of these are happy to follow their own cultural traditions but also take pride in their adopted country. Only these jihadists live with us and spit on us.
The EDL are aggressive and can be violent. They are not exactly my cup of tea – but maybe there are times when turning the other cheek is not appropriate…and I love it when jihadists complain to the left/liberal media about being intimidated…pot? kettle?

callingallcomets on May 7, 2011 at 5:09 AM

They aren’t much different from the BNP or National Front. They are trash and we don’t need our own mob to balance these fools.

lexhamfox on May 7, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Target-rich environment.

Good Lt on May 6, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Exactly. Can’t miss.

Jaibones on May 7, 2011 at 2:59 PM

An added bonus..most of these folkks are on the dole. Priceless.

patrick neid on May 7, 2011 at 5:04 PM

I’m sure they organized around their collection of welfare checks paid for by Brits

Wish I could buy all the Brits lots of shots of whiskey and arm them with cricket bats and aim them at the cancer

Sonosam on May 7, 2011 at 8:03 PM

carbon_footprint on May 6, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Sorry, but Dave wrote it, not Ray. Hynde is Ray’s ex-wife.

Christien on May 8, 2011 at 4:23 AM

ISLAM WILL DOMINATE THE WORLD

That’s what you think. Europe, yes. The entire world? Nope.

FlatFoot on May 6, 2011 at 8:53 PM

I have a special ammo can with bacon packed hollow points awaiting the “zombie” attack.

Big John on May 8, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Please, God, don`t let us go the way of the Brits and Europeans! That is just the simplest way I can think to put it.

Sherman1864 on May 8, 2011 at 6:06 PM