The other U.S. ‘savage’ banned from U.K.

From Islamist Watch:

‘Punk the FBI’ Imam Abdul Alim Musa Gets Punked by Britain

By David J. Rusin | Fri, 8 May 2009, 11:50 AM

On May 5 the British Home Office published a list of “individuals banned from the UK for stirring up hatred.” The inclusion of radio host Michael Savage has garnered most of the press, given his placement alongside terrorists such as Samir Kuntar. However, another American on the roster deserves some attention of his own: Abdul Alim Musa.

Born Clarence Reams, Musa converted to Islam in jail and now heads a D.C. mosque. He founded the radical organization As-Sabiqun, which seeks the “establishment of Islam as a complete way of life in America,” citing Muslim Brotherhood thinkers and Ayatollah Khomeini as influences. According to the Washington Post, Musa “has been trying for years to build an Islamic community [in D.C.] … that he would like to see replicated nationwide until the United States becomes an Islamic state.”

In contrast to typical “lobby group” Islamists, Musa could not be clearer about his actual views:

  • Praising terrorists: Musa described Osama bin Laden as “definitely misconstrued” and remarked, “I have to like him.” With respect to Hamas, Musa said, “They are nice people. Very nice people.” He also called Hezbollah “a good group of people practicing Islam.”
  • Accusing President Bush of staging 9/11: “Just like Hitler burned the Reichstag … to gain full power over the people … George Bush brings down the World Trade Center, blames it on us [Muslims], and then claims himself dictator over the world.”
  • Fingering Jews for the slave trade: “Who ran the slave trade … who funded [it]? You’ll study and you will find out: the Jews. … It was the Jewish bankers … in Vienna, with pockets full of money, funding and insuring; that’s who did it.”
  • Gleefully predicting America’s demise: “If you were to say that the Soviet Union was wiped off the face of the earth … people would have thought you were crazy, right? … We saw the fall of one so-called superpower. Old Sam is next.”

Islamist Watch highlighted Musa earlier this year for his 2007 sermon on “How to Punk the FBI,” in which he counsels Muslims against cooperating fully with law enforcement. The irony is that he was a longtime board member of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), one of the groups threatening to end their allegedly cordial relationship with the FBI.

British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith’s positioning of a loudmouthed radio host beside convicted murderers may seem a bit odd, but she is correct that “coming to the UK is a privilege.” All in all, banning a true extremist like Abdul Alim Musa is no bad choice.

But do not celebrate too quickly. Now that Musa does not have to worry about planning any trips to Britain, he can focus on what he does best: radicalizing Muslims right here in America.

2 Responses

  1. This is a tough one for me.

    Because I want to make it clear that the UK had the right to do what they did.

    I don’t ever want to say that a sovereign nation doesn’t have the right to keep any foreigner out of their country for any reason or even no reason.

    That said, though I guess even though they have the right to do a certain action doesn’t mean I can’t personally be offended by how a sovereign nation exercises its rights.

    And it doesn’t mean that how a nation chooses to exercise their rights doesn’t mean that I can’t allow such acts, although perfectly within their rights, effect how I perceive that foreign country and effect my views regarding how my country’s relations with said foreign country should be effected as result.

    The British has targeted not only one man, Michael Savage, but also has condemned a whole segment of American citizens. The British have not only targeted this one man which again is within their rights but the reasons they have given for their targeting of him (and this might actually be the illegal part especially when they do so within the US) have been slanderous in nature.

    Yes, the British had the right to do what they did, and I will never ever say otherwise. But likewise as an American citizen I have the right to personally boycott British Products and to encourage other Americans to do so as well. I have the right as an American citizen to avoid my planned tourist travel to the UK. And I as an American, while recognizing the British right to do what they did, likewise have the right to encourage my leaders to follow foreign policy objectives opposing the current British Regime.

    Oh, I also have the right to advocate that our government keep out Leftist British citizens, because again, I would never say that keeping foreigners from ones shores isn’t a right of any sovereign nation – especially ours.

  2. Are you well versed on British law?

    You suggest there might be something illegal about it, which would mean it wasn’t legal. Savage’s lawsuit will decide whether they had a legal right to keep him out or not.

    That’s secondary to the real issue which is why they included him on the list – for his beliefs and his exercising his freedom of expression as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

    Specifically because he speaks out against Islamic terrorists.

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