The Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB) is one of the components of the Hamas support network in the UK. Its spokesman is Zaher Al-Birawi, who is often to be found in Gaza with his master. Here he is (on the left) with Ismail Haniyeh, accompanied by George Galloway and Bulent Yildirim, the head of the Hamas service bureau that is the Turkish charity IHH.
The PFB regularly invites foreign extremists to address its meetings in the UK. Three have been excluded from the country – Egyptian hate preacher Wagdi Ghoneim, Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood figure Ahmad Nofal, and Raed Salah, the blood libel sheikh. Salah slipped in, of course. Here he is being feted by the PFB, with Jenny Tonge, Lindsey German and Sarah Colborne of the PSC for company.
The next PFB hate conferences will take place in London and Manchester this weekend. Two of the speakers do not need much of an introduction here. They are Azzam “Kaboom” Tamimi, the advocate of suicide bombings in Israel, and journalist Abdel Bari Atwan, the man who will “dance in Trafalgar Square” if Iran attacks Israel.
The third speaker is Saudi cleric Muhammad Musa Al-Shareef. No wonder the PFB wants to hear from him. Have a look at him here saying Muslims should stand up and be proud of the terrorist murder of Israeli civilians.
Muslims are supposed to know how and when terror is required. Hopefully we will be aware of these issues because today there is a group of people who pity the Jews killed in Palestine, saying they are just innocent civilians.
Some Muslim thinkers express weird views in the media and on the internet saying the Israelis are innocent civilians. What civilians are they talking about? Muslim jurists reached a conclusion about that, and this is what we care about, regardless of the Western views. Muslim jurists have agreed that if an enemy attacked a Muslim land, Muslims there should fight it by every possible means.
The Jews are our enemies, their men and women occupied our lands.
So the Israelis are not civilians, sorry, I mean the Jewish society, for it does not deserve to be named after the pure prophet Israel, who is Jacob, God’s servant and messenger. Anyway, the Jews in Palestine are not civilian, thus, the great self-sacrifice Palestinian operations against the Jews are by no means terrorist acts.
We must be well aware of such issues so we may acquaint the Muslim generations to come with them, hoping they, God willing, will pray in Jerusalem. They should know when terrorism is required and when it is not.
Elsewhere in the talk, Al-Shareef says Muslims who condemn terrorist attacks in Israel are simply “a disgrace”. Remember to tell the kids!
One of the worst pieces of news I have ever heard is about 4,000 Muslim men and women, who are supposed to be thinkers, intellectuals and academics. They gathered and came up with a document and sent it to Kofi Annan desiring to put some of the Muslim scholars on trial, claiming that they were terrorists who encouraged martyr operations targeting poor unarmed civilians in Palestine.
What can we say about those people? How can we describe them? Have they been brainwashed, or are they biased, or ignorant, or hirelings? How can we describe these people? What a disgrace!
So we are obliged to present the true concept of terrorism and show when it is required and when it is not. We and our children must be aware of such concepts.
Al-Shareef has also called Israelis “the brothers of apes and pigs”.
It is not Israeli civilians alone who merit death. According to Al-Shareef, apostates from Islam must be murdered too.
For example, the issue of apostasy in Islam. One who apostatizes from Islam is to be killed.
Some say Abu Hanifah said an apostate should be imprisoned but the majority of scholars are of the view that an apostate must be killed. So we should not be ashamed of this Islamic ruling.
Man is free to adopt the religion he wants. But a Muslim is not free to be a disbeliever. Simply, this is a divine ruling that we should apply proudly. There are some Muslims who adopt the view of imam Abu Hanifah but the majority of earlier and current scholars are of the view that an apostate must be killed.
If the West blames us for that, I say to them “you should blame yourselves”. For their beliefs and concepts have no relation to the divine revelation. Such concepts are of no value in the scale of thought or when they are applied in reality. We rely on divine texts and we will never leave then for the sake of the West or their views about us. This is a very important point.
Earlier this year an American who advocates violent self-defence if one is attacked in the street was barred from the UK.
An American expert in violent self-defence has been excluded from entering the UK by the Home Office.
Tim Larkin tried to board a plane from his home in Las Vegas on Tuesday, but was given a UK Border Agency letter saying “his presence here was not conducive to the public good”.
Mr Larkin, who was due to host seminars, told the BBC the move was a “gross over-reaction”.
The Home Office said he was subject to an exclusion order.
A spokeswoman said: “The home secretary will seek to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good.”
Let’s see what the Home Office makes of a man who doesn’t advocate violent self-defence in the streets but rather the murder of civilians, simply for being Israelis or apostates from Islam.