What is it with Muslims that they seem to think that they are above the laws of this land? Or that the laws of this land are subservient to their own special brand of law that permits misogyny and (dis)honour killings? You could understand it if it was some ignorant Imam fresh off the immigration train and who wasn’t cognisant with the way we do things, but a peer of the realm?
A Labour peer was suspended last night after allegedly claiming he would put up a £10million bounty for the capture of Barack Obama.
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham is reported to have made the gesture after the U.S. announced a $10million bounty for Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, whom it blames for orchestrating the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
He is said to have described the bounty on Mr Saeed, who founded banned militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), as an ‘insult to all Muslims’.
Pakistani-born Lord Ahmed, Britain’s first Muslim peer, reportedly said Mr Obama had ‘challenged the dignity of the Muslim Ummah (community)’ and said his reward also applied to Mr Obama’s predecessor as U.S. president, George W Bush.
Pakistan’s Express Tribune newspaper said Lord Ahmed had made the remarks at a reception in Haripur on Friday.
A Labour spokesman said: ‘We have suspended Lord Ahmed pending investigation. If these comments are accurate we utterly condemn these remarks which are totally unacceptable.
This I assume is the same Lord Achmed who threatened to mobilize 10,000 Muslims to prevent Mr. Wilders film Fitna being shown in the Lords and threatened to take the colleague who was organizing the event to court? Who also killed a man whilst driving his Jag on the M1, was imprisoned and yet freed on appeal just 16 days into his sentence?
Yes that would be the Muslim peer Lord Achmed…
Now it might be that Lord Achmed said no such thing, or that the context is wrong “If the US can announce a reward of $10 million for the captor of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of 10 million pounds on President Obama and his predecessor George Bush.” Is not the same as “I have announced a bounty” So chances are he’s going to plead being misinterpreted, though his previous record speaks for itself, this is a man who like to use his compatriots to threaten violence.
Still, once again we have a Muslim in controversy, who has a track record of controversy and does not feel that normal rules regarding free speech and lawful content apply to him with regards to his religion.
Yet we still have people among us who insist that Islam is the religion of peace and that Muslims are misunderstood.
I’m of the opinion that Islam from its critics point of view isn’t misunderstood at all.