It takes a nation to protect the nation
Anjem Choudary, former leader of the banned hardline Islamic group Islam4UK, told CBS News in London he was calling for, "an international burn the Stars and Stripes day" on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Choudary, who regularly organizes small demonstrations in Britain calling for the implementation of Islamic law, was the first public figure -- and a likely one -- to call for retaliation against Gainesville, Fla. Reverend Terry Jones' plans to burn at least 100 Qurans.
Above: Anjem Choudary (right) leads a demonstration of fundamentalist Muslims against then-Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf in front of the Pakistani Embassy in London, July 11, 2007.
Anticipating a volatile reaction from the world's Muslims if Jones' church goes ahead with the stunt on Saturday, the State Department issued a warning to all U.S. embassies on Wednesday advising them to assess their security measures and brace for potential backlash.
Rev. Jones has ignored pleas from the Obama administration and U.S. military commanders to abandon his plans, telling CBS News on Wednesday that he felt the act was still "very necessary" as a warning to Islamic radicals, who he feels are attempting to gain political clout and push their agenda in the U.S.
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Fools like Bloomberg, our Democratic Socialists, and the weak liberal governments of Europe believe that muslems can be appeased by paying tribute in the form of victory mosques, and allowing them to burn our flags in the name of freedom of expression. All it does is make them respect us less. They hate us hawks for being ready to war against them and they hate the doves for being so disgustingly cowardly.
The Muslim Fanatics will never be appeased. They are insane. Our Weak Govenments are to blame for the coming troubles. islam does not fit in western society. History tells us how appeasing Hitler nearly destroyed the free world. We have not learned the lessons of the past. Our good men are dying for our freedom while we allow scum to preach hate on our streets. How is it that so many people can see that, and yet the people in charge are so completely blind.