November 08, 2007

The "tiny minority of Moslem extremists" keeps growing

What is Al-Muhajiroun? It's supposedly a defunct organization which was banned in the UK, but is now opening up a branch in Denmark.

Al-Muhajiroun, an extreme radical Islamic movement that openly supports al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden will open an office in Copenhagen in the next few weeks.

"We have already been in Denmark for long, but in the coming three weeks we'll make that official," says Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammed, the movement's founder, who was also involved in starting Hizb-ut-Tahrir.

Al-Muhajiroun aims to overthrow Danish democracy and replace it with an Islamic state with Islamic laws.

"Hizb ut-Tahrir doesn't think like us on a revolution of society and on a political struggle against the Danish government. While they are more moderate, we are more orthodox," declares Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammed.

He says that he new movement currently has about 50 members and that 7-8 of them have defected from Hizb ut-Tahrir.

"We support la Qaeda's cause, but have no links or communication with them, and don't support them economically - they themselves have enough money," says Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammed.

There are chapters of Al-Muhajiroun in 21 countries including South-Africa, Great Britain, USA, Kuwait and Syria, claims Omar Bakri Muhammed.

Source: TV2 (Danish), h/t Hodja (Danish)
See also:
UK: A plea to fellow Muslims,
Bakri: Flag of Islam to fly from Big Ben,
England afraid to fly its own flag