Muslim lawyer: 'Christmas is the pathway to hell'
Anjem Choudary has branded Christmas 'evil' and the 'pathway to hell', urging his followers to boycott it.
It is not clear how many ‘followers’ he has, nor what should possess them to follow him, but it would appear they should desist forthwith for he is a blasphemer. Consider this excerpt from his
In the world today many Muslims, especially those residing in Western countries, are exposed to the evil celebration Christmas. Many take part in the festival celebrations by having Christmas turkey dinners. Decorating the house, purchasing Christmas trees or having Christmas turkey meals are completely prohibited by Allah. Many still practice this corrupt celebration as a remembrance of the birth of Jesus. How can a Muslim possibly approve or participate in such a practice that bases itself on the notion Allah has an offspring? The very concept of Christmas contradicts and conflicts with the foundation of Islam. Every Muslim has a responsibility to protect his family from the misguidance of Christmas, because its observance will lead to hellfire. Protect your Paradise from being taken away - protect yourself and your family from Christmas.
Does this man have a direct line to Allah? Is he able to override scripture and ‘enhance’ the words of the Qur’an? Christmas trees were a tradition imported into the UK from Germany by Prince Albert during the reign of Queen Victoria. Has Allah told Mr Choudary that Christmas trees are banned? If so, when did Allah tell him this? How was this revealed? When the Qu'ran was being written (610-632 AD), there was no such tradition. So why would Allah have told Gabriel to tell Mohammed that Scandinavian pines are prohibited?
Cranmer is more than a little familiar with the Qur’an, and he assures his readers and communicants that there is no mention purchasing Christmas trees or turkey dinners being ‘completely prohibited by Allah’. And why should Muslims not remember the birth of the one of their most important prophets? With the exception of Christ’s divinity, they believe everything that Christians believe about the event, and there is no Qur’anic prohibition on orthodoxy.
It may help readers and communicants to know that, according to The Daily Mail, Anjem Choudary is chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers, and the ‘right-hand man’ of exiled preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed. Further, he is ‘lauded by extremist groups’. Moreover, in the past ‘he has demanded the execution of the Pope, organised mass demonstrations against the publication of cartoons which allegedly insulted Mohammed and urged Muslims to have more babies to take over the UK’.
Cranmer was asked by one communicant in a thread below where his own intolerance of ‘multiculturalism’ might start to be manifest. Since Mr Choudary claims £25,000 a year in benefits, this would be a very strong contender. If this is how Mr Choudary feels, then he should dwell elsewhere instead of leeching of a state he so manifestly despises. It rather reminds Cranmer of the time Abu Hamza, an Egyptian national, called Britain a ‘toilet’. The remedy to his offence is quite simple and straightforward: go home. There is no compulsion upon foreign nationals to make their home in the United Kingdom if they find it so repulsive and its customs so detestable.
If the Government were serious about tackling violent extremists, or confronting the 'sharper end' of militant ideology, then instead of pouring hundreds of millions of pounds of hard-earned tax-payers’ money into council projects to enhance ‘community cohesion’, the money should be spent on deporting such as Mr Choudary. As a lawyer, it is not remotely clear why he is permitted to claim benefits anyway. And neither is it clear why he is not being prosecuted for inciting religious hatred.
What would be the fate of the poor Christian who dared to say ‘Ramadan is evil and Eid is the pathway to hell’?