Following the arrest of Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad in Lebanon today on false charges and without due procedure the Muslim community in Britain condemn such oppressive tactics which are designed to silence the true voices of Islam and to appease the masters of the Lebanese authorities i.e. the American and British.
Many rumours have surrounded the kidnapping of the noble sheikh today, accusing him of not wanting to clear his name from the accusations of supporting insurgency against the Lebanese authorities and training members of Al Qaeda and giving them financial aid.
Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad has been interrogated by the internal security and military authorities over 100 times in the last five years, often as a result of pressure from other governments including and in particular the British and Americans.
The heavy handed tactics employed today including firing bullets at his car, whilst he was with his pregnant wife and young son demonstrate the cowardice of the Lebanese authorities and their willingness to violate the sanctity of citizens to please the Americans and the British.
Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, has explained that he had no official notice of the proceedings of the military court nor was he ever officially summoned to appear before a judge, nor was he informed of the decision by the judge or court rather he discovered indirectly by a lawyer contact that a life sentence had been passed against him and other innocent Muslims.
The world is aware about the oppressive nature of the Lebanese government against their own citizens and their cowardice when it comes to the Israelis. These are the tactics of those who are willing to sell out anyone to in order to hold on to the reigns of power, even if it means selling out scholars of Islam or shooting at innocent women and children.
We demand the immediate release of our noble sheikh and all Muslims held illegally in Lebanese prisons. The Muslim community in this country and in Lebanon and the rest of the world will continue to raise our voice in support of those unjustly taken hostage and we will call upon Muslims to rise up against such authorities to in order to release them and implement the Shari’ah.
For more information contact:
Mr Anjem Choudary
Judge Shari’ah Court of UK
Chairman of The Society of Muslim Lawyers
Former UK Head of Al-Muhajiroun