British Muslim Declares War on Cabinet Member

A news story that broke in Britain in late March and continues to fester in May deserves attention around the world. Its outcome will set a precedent in the worrying war between Western governments and radical Muslims who live and administer Islamic organizations within their sovereignty.

Dr. Daud Abdullah, deputy secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, has taken out a lawsuit against cabinet minster Hazel Blears, secretary for communities, because he believes she defamed him by writing to the Guardian newspaper in late March condemning him after he signed the "Istanbul Declaration."

Let's look straightaway at the Istanbul Declaration. To paraphrase its high-velocity language, it says the hatred of and resistance against the occupying Zionist entity must be the same as that towards any individual who supports Israel. Unraveling the flowery syntax, this means that wherever you may find a soul who cares about Israel you must smite him or her as if on a battlefield in "Palestine."

The Istanbul Declaration scarily goes on to say that the "Islamic nation" must resist and fight in any way possible those who engage in "sinful aggression" and who wish to send warships to the Middle East; those who endeavor to stop arms smuggling to Gaza are threatening the sovereignty of the Islamic nation.

The declaration proclaims the day of liberation of all of Palestine will come when Palestinians "are able to perform the jihad in the way of Allah Almighty." It praises the troops of Allah who "routed the Zionist Jews" and goes on and on about the "Zionist enemy" and the "malicious Jewish Zionist war." What is significant about the declaration is its passionate rejection of the so-called Arab peace initiative generated by the Saudis, calling it a betrayal of the Islamic nation because it recognizes the legitimacy of Israel.

It is clear that the declaration is a manifesto to "liberate all of Palestine and the holy places" and therefore assure the destruction of Israel. Any Muslim who causes an obstruction in achieving these goals and in allowing Arabs to have access to weapons and other goods is committing "high treason."

It is also notable that the document adamantly rejects the sovereignty of the Palestinian Authority and therefore endorses Hamas as the only legitimate government of the Arab population of the territories conquered by Israel in the bloody Six-Day War for its survival in 1967.

The Istanbul Declaration ends with: "Allah prevails in his purpose, but most people know not" (Koran 12:21). Okay. (Perhaps this could be applied to the people out there right now who want to bend over backwards to show the world that America is such an evil entity; they who think we must reach out and learn to understand what motivates terrorists should take heed. )

At the end of the chilling declaration there is a list of Muslim scholars, proselytizers, and sheikhs from across the globe, heavily weighted by representatives from Yemen. Dr. Daud Abdullah, employed by the Muslim Council of Britain, an organization that has over the years repeatedly boycotted National Holocaust Memorial Day, signs the declaration as "proselytizer."