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UK: Islamist guilty of soliciting murder

Umran Javed has been found guilty of soliciting murder. He was also found guilty of inciting racial hatred. He will be sentenced in April.

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Umran Javed is a former member of the Islamist group Al-Muhajiroun. When Al-Muhajiroun was officially disbanded in October 2004 by its founder, Omar Bakri Mohammed, the members re-grouped under new names, the Saviour Sect and Al Ghurabaa (the strangers).

The heads of Al Ghurabaa and the Saviour Sect were former lawyer Anjem Choudary and Trevor Brooks, aka Omar Brooks aka Abu Izadeen. In November 2005, Choudary, Izzadeen and other former Al-Muhajiroun members formed a new group called Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah.

On February 3 2005, as a protest against the Danish cartoons of the founder of Islam, Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah staged a controversial protest.

Gathering outside the Regents Park Mosque, a group of 200 to 300 Muslims then marched to the Danish Embassy in Sloane Square, Chelsea, west London. Demonstrators notoriously carried placards, which had been made by a hijab-clad woman connected to the organisers. These bore slogans such as: "Behead those who insult Islam", "Europe. Take some lessons from 9/11", "Europe you will pay. Demolition is on its way", "Europe you will pay. Your extermination is on its way," "Slay those who insult Islam," "Butcher those who insult Islam."

Various speakers addressed the group in their protests, and there were calls of support for Al Qaeda. At the time of the protest, which can be viewed on video HERE, there were no arrests made, which led to questions being raised in the Houses of Parliament. One video of the protest showed police even threatening to arrest a man who said that the protest was illegal. The policeman admonished the man, telling him that the Muslims "had a right" to protest. Legally they did not.

The February 3 protest had been organized by Anjem Choudary as leader of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah. On July 4 2006, Choudary was given a trivial fine at Bow Street Magistrates' Court for organizing the illegal protest. He was ordered to pay only 500 ($921) and 300 court costs ($553).

Choudary had been arrested with four others on March 15 after public and political outrage demanded the police act to enforce the law, rather than ignoring it.

The others who were arrested were Uman Javed, aged 26, from Birmingham, who was charged with soliciting murder. Abdul Rahman Saleem (aka Abu Yahya), aged 31, was charged with "using words likely to stir up racial hatred". Omar Zaheer, 26, was charged under the Public Order Act. The others were Mizanur Rahman and Abdul Muhid. All were former Al-Muhajiroun members.

All four except for Muhid (who has been charged with violence on various occasions but not convicted) were allowed bail.

On November 1, Mizanur Rahman became one of the four protesters to be charged over comments and actions made at Sloane Square on February 3.

As is typical of former Al-Muhajiroun member



Adrian Morgan is a British bas
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author only, not of Spero News.
Filed under united kingdom, islam, terrorism, International Peace and Security
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