Today, Muslim extremists tried to prevent British Home Secretary John Reid from informing British Muslims of the dangers of Islamic extremism by heckling him during his speech:
Home Secretary John Reid’s attempt to connect with British Muslims was hijacked by radical protesters claiming he was an “enemy” of Islam.
Others attending a speech he gave to a 30-strong group of Muslims in Leyton, east London, were angered by calls for Muslim parents to look out for the signs of brainwashing in their children in the fight against terrorism.
Mr Reid was 10 minutes through his speech when well-known extremist Abu Izzadeen, clutching the hand of a small boy, interrupted him. The Home Secretary had just listed a number of terror attacks around the world when Izzadeen began his tirade and forced him to stop.
“How dare you come to a Muslim area when over 1,000 Muslims have been arrested?” he said. “You are an enemy of Islam and Muslims, you are a tyrant. Shame on all of us for sitting down and listening to him.”
The Home Secretary stood and watched as police officers ushered him out of the room, followed by hoards of cameras, photographers and reporters. Continuing his diatribe, Izzadeen accused the Government of state terrorism and said Mr Reid, Tony Blair and George Bush with their crusade could “all go to hell”.
After the furore died down, Mr Reid said: “This is not a new experience for me or for those involved in politics. There will always be people who will not be prepared to take part in a dialogue, but who will try to intimidate and shout down. They are not confined to the Muslim community.”
But Mr Reid had only just re-started his speech when a second protester, radical Anjem Choudary, stood up to protest.
“Muslims do not need British values,” he said. “We believe Islam is superior, we believe Islam will be implemented one day. It is very rich for you to come here and say we need to monitor our children when your Government is murdering people in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
If Muslims don’t need British values, then what are they doing in Britain? They say not to force British values on them as they try to for force Islamic values on Britons. Hypocrites.
Update: Check out Hot Air, which has video of the extremists and their rantings.