Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has called on all Muslims in Britain to destroy their Remembrance Day poppies. The Islamist, who was born and educated in the UK, sent a stream of messages to his 2,500 Twitter followers, with the tagline BIN YOUR POPPY.
The tweets included: MUSLIMS: BIN YOUR POPPY! Even giving a glass of water to those who are fighting against Muslims is an act of apostasy let alone open support
Choudary, a prominent figure in banned groups such as Islam4UK and Muslims Against Crusades, has repeatedly courted controversy with his militant Islamic stance. He has previously stated that Islam plans to dominate Britain and America, that Shariah law zones should be established across the UK, and that Norwegian nationals should be taken hostage in retribution for the massacre perpetrated by anti-Islam campaigner Anders Breivik.
His latest outburst prompted a torrent of criticism on Twitter. One user wrote: "Why are you in England, if wearing Poppy's offends you so much @anjemchoudary ? You offend me, if only I could bin you."
Another commented: "anjem choudary you belong in a moral dustbin with the rubbish that follows you and agrees with you." (continue reading...)(...more)