Prophet Cartoons Protester Convicted of Incitement to Murder

Prophet cartoons protester convicted in London of incitement to murder

LONDON: A speaker at a rally protesting against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was convicted Thursday of inciting murder.

Mizanur Rahman, 24, of London, spoke at a February 2006 demonstration protesting the publication in Europe of the cartoons, first published in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten daily.

Prosecutors showed video of Rahman speaking about British soldiers and saying, "We want to see them coming home in body bags. We want to see their blood running in the streets of Baghdad."

Rahman also had placards calling for the beheading and annihilation of anyone who insulted Islam.

He and three others convicted of offenses at the demonstration face sentencing on July 18.

Rahman had pleaded not guilty, and said the microphone had been thrust into his hand and that he was only repeating chants from others.

From IHT


SocietyVs said…
Now this guy is off his these were simply the chants of the crowd - what kind of religion is this??? It's a cartoon and nothing more - yet the call for death is used as a chant - absolutely sickening. Then this protestor has the gall to say he 'didn't mean it' - what a 'cop-out'. Just another reason why I will not join the camp of people who worship Allah.
Abu Daoud said…
I got a hat tip for this blog at Titus One Nine for this, which makes me happy. Great blog on the Anglican church(es) if you are into that kind of stuff:

SSociety: I think you are right on. But remember that you can lie when it is for the purpose of preserving or advancing the good of Islam. (I wrote about that a while ago: taqiyya.)

So there is no good reason to think he is telling the truth. There is no equivalent to 'let your yes be yes' in Islam--at least not when you are speaking with kuffaar (unbelievers) like me and you.

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