In one of the most ridiculous utter whitewashes perpetrated by mainstream media in the past week or so, the International Herald Tribune published this absurd piece about Omar Bakri Mohammed, now trying to reinvent his image as a “peacemaker.” Prepare for nausea: Muslim radical shows moderation, or at least tact.
After you finish wading through that hogwash, check out the Jawa Report and Glen Jenvey, as they continue covering the internet voice chat sessions people like Omar Bakri hold with their followers: Public vs Private Face of Omar Bakri Mohammed: ‘Peace’ vs. ‘Hooray al Qaeda!’
Here’s an audio recording of Omar Bakri Mohammed when the Herald Tribune reporters aren’t around:
There is a global campaign against Islam and the Muslims. And USA now sending the weapon and forces in order to help the Lebanese Army in their own fighting against Fatah al Islam, another Islamic organization, launched in al Barad camp, got with it all, or most of the student of [Arabic?] many of sharia [Islamic law] student from Arabia and other countries.
However, it seem to me there is a conspiracy against [Arabic?], in particular amongst all other Muslims. That’s why when they see there is attack against the Muslims there with mass bombing, al Qaeda decide to launch its body. This is why I think the situation become so difficult…..
[Description of fighting between Fatah al-Islam and Lebanese]
My views about Fatah al Islam? I believe they are an Islamic movement. Have the [Arabic?], and got many sharia student which has joined them, and they are sincerely…was established in order to prepare Muslims for the fight in Palestine, or in Iraq, or to defend the Sunnis in general and to balance because they are the only people who got weapon.
And because of the situation inside the Palestinian camps, as agreement with the Lebanese authority, for years now, that is the Palestinians have a right within their own camps, of their own autonomy there, and to have their own weapon, etc. On condition not to fight the Lebanese or Syrian Army.
But somehow, I think the Lebanese Army has breeched the truce. And this is why they put up a siege. Certain people who are belong to Fatah al Islam, and those other people who do not belong to Fatah al-Islam support them and protect them, because apparently they was building themselves to be al Qaeda in Lebanon, and then the security has discovered some of them.
So when they tried to raid their own building…so they sent Fatah al-Islam, sent them immediately to the Lebanese security saying, “If you do not release them [captured Fatah al-Islam members claiming to be ”al Qaeda in Lebanon“] and fulfill the truce with us and come safely to the camp then we have to attack the Lebanese Army at their own checkpoints.”
It was their own advance warning, and when nobody take them seriously they take over, and there is a big fight, and obviously the Lebanese casualties beyond the imagination. But when they [Lebanese Army] start to lose so many so-called “chocolate Muslim”, so-called Sunni muhaji, and the muftis, and the others [inaudible] who have not to do with Islam, nothing to do with this nothing to do with that….
[History of Fatah al-Islam as pro-Syrian movement started by Syrian government as “Fatah” and then “sold out to America” and then becoming Islamists, also a note on the establishment on that day of “al Qaeda in Lebanon” as real group not connected to Fatah al-Islam]
I think people were not sympathize with Fatah al Islam in the beginning, and they was accusing them of a lot of accusations out of hatred toward Islam and Muslims, or out of jealousy of them. However, after the bombing of al Barad camp and many civilian people suffer—no electricity, no water, people start to be killed. And obviously Fatah al-Islam until now got at least 17 of their own people been killed and they declared them a shahid [martyr].
What is the casualties of the Army is become over 70 and whereas the casualties of the civilian people was become very high….
Bearing in mind many people stand together from the Palestinians and from the so-called Sunni Muslims against Fatah al-Islam. And unfortunately people denounce them. And they [Fatah al Islam] are true practice Muslims. Through their own sharia courts, that is all of them have the Koran, have the Hadith [sayings of Mohammed].
Some of them are from students of [Arabic], these were known scholars of supporting al Qaeda, and his students from al Qassim, and from Berada, they came there [Lebanon] and some people came from Iraq and joined them [Fatah al Islam] and some people came from Yemen and joined them. Some people inside the camp from Bangladesh as well. It is quite serious issue.
So we don’t know yet what going to be the response of al Qaeda’s message, because he was very tough. Al Qaeda’s message declared takfir [unbelievers], obviously on the Lebanese Army.
He declared condemnation on the head of the Christian Bishop in Lebanon, like the Pope of the Christians, he condemn him physically, and condemn him verbally and said to him, “If you do not stop this Lebanese Army from killing our brothers and our sisters we are going to start launching bombing operations all over Lebanon. And we’re going to drive all the Crusaders out.” …