In a startling disclosure from an exchange at an East London mosque, Imam Abdul Makin and a leading Muslim lawyer have supported the killing and raping of non-Muslim, declaring all non-Muslims as guilty and subject to lethal abuse. As the videos show below, moderate Muslims have a considerable fight on their hands to rid their faith of these unhinged characters.
The disclosure occurred in a question-and-answer session with Imam Abdul Makin — as reported at a site called Islam Watch here. He reportedly stated “Because non-Muslims are never innocent, they are guilty of denying Allah and his prophet.” He then called in a legal judgment by saying “If you don’t believe me, here is the legal authority, the top Muslim lawyer of Britain.”
That top Muslim lawyer in Britain is Anjem Choudary, who says “You are innocent if you are a Muslim. Then you are innocent in the eyes of God. If you are not a Muslim, then you are guilty of not believing in God.”
According to Choudary this means that a Muslim can do no wrong by a non-Muslim: “As a Muslim, I must support my Muslim brothers and sisters,” Choudary said. “I must have hatred to everything that is not Muslim.”
For moderate Muslims, such views are as anathema as they are to non-Muslims. Yet, extremists appear to hold control of such mosques and even countries, as shown in Saudi Arabia, here, and Afghanistan, here, and Iran, here.
What is interesting about the lawyer is his standing with the bar. He has an obvious right to free speech, but in the United States lawyers have been denied practicing licenses due to racist or hateful speech. This was the judgment against David Hale, a white supremacist, click here.
In this here, Choudary is shown making this obnoxious argument.
The tension between the first amendment and the responsibility of the bar are magnified in cases like Hale and Choudary. I still tend to favor the first amendment in such conflicts, but it remains a close question.