Anjem Choudary off to Pakistan – If only there was a way that Britain could remove his citizenship while he is away?
Now being made stateless is a horrible thing. You are removed from the protection of the nation, you lose any rights you may have in the country that you live in. Statelessness is a sort of Limbo Land, and a very invidious position to be placed in.
However, I and probably many others would love to see this happen to Anjem Choudary the Islamist shit stirrer.
How lovely and refreshing it would be for Choudary to arrive at Heathrow from Pakistan only to be told: ‘You ain’t coming in mate, you’ve lost your right of entry and residence to the UK.’
Attending a pro Shariah conference in Pakistan should be considered to be on the same moral level of touting for Mosley in 1941. However, it seems that even in the benighted country of Pakistan, Choudary is considered such a screaming nutcase that even the extremists don’t want him in Pakistan.
It’s a shame that we have to let him back in if he is turned away from Pakistan. He is certainly one of those people who quite easily tick the box ‘not conducive to the public good’.
The Spectator has a great piece on the issue:
Britain’s best known Islamist, Anjem Choudary, is planning to hold a conference in Pakistan on Friday where, among other things, he will issue a fatwa on Malala Yousafzai. She is the schoolgirl from Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal areas who was shot in the head for defying the terrorist group by demanding an education. Yousafzai survived the attempted assassination and was later flow to Birmingham for specialist medical treatment (the bill is being picked up by the Pakistani government).
Choudary plans to hold his conference – ‘Shariah for Pakistan’ – at the Red Mosque in Islamabad which was the scene of a notorious standoff in 2007. Radical students of the mosque had begun imposing vigilante justice in surrounding neighbourhoods: harassing women, kidnapping foreigners, and burning down music stores. The government was forced to confront it in a standoff that became a Pakistani version of the Waco siege.
Remarkably, even the ultra-conservative authorities of the mosque have now sought to distance themselves from Choudary. A spokesman told Pakistan’s The News:
The whole mosque administration condemns the inflammatory statements used by this group, clearly seeking publicity. We are not aware of any conference in the mosque on 30th November and it’s for the government of Pakistan to take action [against] anyone who enters Pakistan.
The mosque’s leader also described Choudary’s views as ‘wrong’ and argued ‘people like him create problems for Muslims in Europe and Pakistan.’ Along with the fatwa on Malala Yousafzai, Choudary also wants to issue a fatwa on the current President, Asif Zardari, and intends to brand Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the country’s founder, a ‘traitor of Islam.’
There are calls to ban Choudary from entering the country. A columnist for theExpress Tribune, Vaqas Asghar, expressed his exasperation at the way Choudary has been able to live off benefits for years while spouting his bilious views. ‘To thank the British government for putting a roof over the heads of his six-member family,’ Asghar writes:
He routinely makes controversial statements such as demanding the burka be made compulsory for all British women, Muslim or not, and has proclaimed himself the head of Britain’s ‘Shariah Court’ …More worryingly though, Mr Choudary has referred to the 9/11 hijackers as “magnificent martyrs”, he has refused to condemn numerous terrorist acts and has said non-Muslims cannot be considered innocents in the context of being victims of terrorism.
British authorities have consistently warned of the threat extremists in Pakistan pose to the security of our country. Two of the 7/7 bombers trained there, and scores of thwarted plots are also known to have originated in the country’s tribal areas. But, Pakistani authorities have also long complained of the converse – British Muslims contributing to the destabilisation of their country. Choudary’s conference demonstrates the veracity of that belief.
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