July 7, 2005, - 1:59 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I’m surprised the British are surprised they were attacked by Muslim terrorists, today. It’s not surprising, given the following (and we should learn some lessons here):
1) Abu Hamza Al-Masri and his Finsbury Mosque: Sheikh Hamza, a/k/a Captain Hook (he has hooks for hands, as he lost both in an explosion), regularly preached hate at his mosque. And surprise, surprise, it produced Richard Reid, the Shoe Bomber, among the mosque’s other “luminaries.” Masri was involved with Muslim extremist group, Al-Muhajiroun (affiliated with Al-Qaeda), and planned to host “The Magnificent 19” celebration, honoring the 9/11 hijackers. Brits pay over a million pounds a year to PROTECT Abu Hamza. Could Hamza’s trial, which just started, have something to do with the attacks? Muhajiroun’s British leader, Sheikh Omar Al-Bakri Muhammed claimed he was disbanding the group, so that all members could join Al-Qaeda and commit jihadist attacks, per his fatwa.
2) Britain welcomes extremist terror-supporting imams, like Youssef Al-Qaradawi, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood (not to mention Caribou Coffee and Loehmann’s), about whom I wrote in the New York Post in 2002 (plus O’Reilly and Hardball appearances), a longer version of which appears here. We revoked his visa because he wouldn’t renounce Hamas and supports homicide bombings. He can’t come to the U.S. Britain had no such problems with Qaradawi. While Qaradawi defended his support for “martyrdom operations,” London’s imbecile of a mayor, Ken Livingstone (a/k/a the anti-Giuliani), welcomed him, saying “You are not unanimously welcomed here today. In this, you are not alone. People who raise awkward truths are often like this.” And they wonder why London was bombed?!
3) Illegal immigration of radical Muslims to Britain from French refugee camps, such as Sangatte. This has been a constant source of problems between the two countries, with Britain constantly complaining but doing nothing about it, while these escapees smuggle themselves through the Chunnel.
4) Cherie Blair (Mrs. Tony) and other British lawyers who fight for the rights of radical Muslims (and, unfortunately, win) at the expense of their country. Wanna wear a jilbab? Me neither.
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