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article imageChoudary: Adebolajo will go to paradise, Rigby hellfire (Video)

By JohnThomas Didymus     Jun 4, 2013 in World
London - The radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary was caught on video recently saying that the murdered soldier Lee Rigby will go to hell but that the Woolwich murder suspect Adebolajo is a "nice man" whom he hopes will go to "paradise."
According to the Sun, Choudary was filmed speaking on Friday at his office near Walthamstow mosque in East London. He described the Woolwich killing as a "drop in the ocean" compared to the evil deeds of the British government.
Choudary, former head of the banned organization Al-Muhajiroun, said the Woolwich murder suspects were matyrs and Michael Adebolajo is a "nice man." However, his victim, Rigby, will "burn in hellfire" because he was a non-Muslim who fought in Afghanistan.
The Sun reports Choudary said:
"Allah said very clearly in the Koran 'Don’t feel sorry for the non-Muslims.' So as an adult non-Muslim, whether he is part of the Army or not part of the Army, if he dies in a state of disbelief then he is going to go to the hellfire. That’s what I believe so I’m not going to feel sorry for non-Muslims.
"We invite them to embrace the message of Islam. If they don’t, then obviously if they die like that they’re going to the hellfires."
He praised the Woolwich murder suspects Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, saying:
“As far as they are concerned I believe that they were doing what they believed to be Islamically correct. Only Allah can judge them in the hereafter for what they did in their life. In their eyes they are martyrs and what I say is Allah may accept them into paradise. I believe all Muslims will eventually go to paradise.”
He referred to Adebolajo as Mujahid, saying: "I knew him for a number of years. Mujahid was a very nice man in fact. He attended lectures, went to demonstrations. There is no difference between him and many others who attended our activities."
Choudary also attacked the Armed Forces charity "Help For Heroes" whose T-shirt Rigby was wearing when he was killed. He said:
"Who’s the hero exactly? The person who’s out in Afghanistan killing innocent women and children? What kind of world are we living in? The rest of the world doesn't think that they’re heroes. I think we need to wake up to the reality. Hello, he’s not a hero if he’s out in Afghanistan shooting children is he?"
He continued: "I think you need to blame the people who are inciting and who are radicalising these youths, which is really the British government. You need to take into account the hundreds of thousands of incidents of people slaughtered, of weddings bombed, of Muslims tortured, of innocent people kept in prison for over ten years. These are the crimes that have led to the state of tension."
Choudary argued that contrary to views that he was a fanatic who has incited young Muslims to violence, it was David Cameron and the British government who were responsible for the radicalization of young Muslims. He said: "I believe that the British regime has jumped on to the bandwagon of anti-Islam and anti-Muslim frenzy which they've helped to whip up."
In reference to stories that the British secret services had attempted to recruit the Adebolajo brothers as spies, he added: "The MI5 and Special Branch need to be investigated, David Cameron and his own regime need to be indicted for inciting murder and hate crimes."
UK Standard reports that Choudary recently went into hiding over concerns about his safety. He is also being investaged by M15 for his links to the Woolwich murder suspects.
According to The Sun, shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan, a Muslim MP, has condemned Choudary's remarks, saying his views do not reflect those of the majority of Muslims in Britain. He said: "Nearly all British Muslims will be shocked. For Anjem Choudary to preach hatred and division on the back of the murder of Lee Rigby is an insult to his family and friends who are still mourning his loss. We must not allow him to hijack the religion of Islam and divide our communities."
Digital Journal reports that Adebolajo appeared in Westminster Magistrates' court Monday, dressed in a white T-shirt and trousers, his left arm in a plaster cast and a Koran held in his right. He repeatedly blew kisses at a man in the public gallery, pointing a finger to the sky. He was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey with his partner Michael Adebowale on June 28.
UK Express reports that the Scotland Yard has said it is aware of Choudary’s comments.
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