Islamic "values" update
Here's an update to my blog on London's 7/7 anniversary (July archive). Yesterday, Home Secretary John Reed announced that two UK-based Islamist groups are the first to be banned under new laws aimed at stopping the glorification of terrorism: Al-Ghurabaa and the Saved Sect. About time too! You may remember that Al-Ghurabaa is the group that published those dishonest and inflammatory stickers which agitators spread around Ilford - my home town - prior to the 7/7 anniversary. The spokesperson for Al-Ghurabaa is our old friend Anjem Choudary, who lives in Ilford. He was arrested following the Danish Embassy protests, when placards proclaiming "massacre those who insult Islam" were brandished. I hope the local Police had the sense to check those "values" stickers to see if Choudary's fingerprints were on them. And why not keep an eye on his local mosque in Albert Road, outside of which Muslims were seen celebrating the attack on the Twin Towers? NB Al-Ghurabaa's website is still online: www.alghurabaa.co.uk/. It's pointless banning the group and allowing its propaganda machine to remain active.