Revolutionmuslim.com was named by Roshonara Choudhry in her police interviews as one of the sites which radicalised her. Choudhry was sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday for attempting to murder the former Labour minister Stephen Timms.
The site praises her as a “mujaahidah,” or holy warrior, saying: “We ask Allah to keep her safe and secure, to hasten her release and to reward this heroine immensely.”
It published a list of all the MPs who voted for the Iraq war together with an instruction to Muslims to try to kill them, saying: “We ask Allah for her action to inspire Muslims to raise the knife of Jihaad against those who voted for the countless rapes, murders, pillages, and torture of Muslim civilians as a direct consequence of their vote.”
It also appears to incite further attacks on Mr Timms, publishing details of his constituency surgery times and venues, and even a link which shows readers where they can buy a £15 kitchen knife, similar to the one used by Choudhry, from Tesco Direct.
The website adds: “If you want to track an MP, you can find out their personal website after typing their name in this website. In their personal website, you can usually find the time and location of their surgeries where you can encounter them in person.”
RevolutionMuslim.com’s writers have evolved to terror supporters:
Followers of the outspoken groups Revolution Muslim and the Islamic Thinkers Society are moving from ideology to violent action, a review of recent terror indictments by the Investigative Project on Terrorism shows.
U.S. counter terror agencies have traditionally paid little attention to those groups, presumably because they represent a safe and legal outlet for the frustrations of young, aspiring Jihadists. Similarly, Islamist groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have minimized the danger of these individuals. CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper wrote off the RevolutionMuslim.com site as “an extreme fringe group that has absolutely no credibility within the Muslim community.” “In fact, most Muslims suspect they were set up only to make Muslims look bad,” Hooper added. “We just have very deep suspicions. They say such outrageous, irresponsible things that it almost seems like they’re doing it to smear Islam.” But the new indictments show that some overzealous participants in the groups are increasing their radical activity, resulting in the groups’ heightened threat. Their influence is growing.
The case of Abdel Hameed Shehadeh is the most recent example. Shehadeh was arrested Oct. 26 in Hawaii on charges of lying about why he traveled to Pakistan and his attempts to join the Taliban. Shehadeh, who operated three websites hosting extremist material and Al-Qaeda videos, enjoyed a close relationship with Revolution Muslim.
According to the criminal complaint, a June 28, 2008 visit by a federal agent to one of these websites revealed a blog post “introducing http://www.civiljihad.com to the Revolution Muslim online community.”
“It is time for the Muslims to start practicing our freedom of speech… My brothers of revolution islam [Revolution Muslim], I am with you as long as you keep struggling. Trust me there are many brothers and sisters in America that are ready to speak up. They just need a push,” Shehadeh posted on his site. By August 03, 2008, http://www.civiljihad.com simply became a redirecting website, automatically sending viewers to Revolution Muslim’s homepage.
On October 22, I discussed the negative influences of those Islamists who live in the West and proclaim that violence is the true nature of Islam. There are currently three influential groups that promote this violent interpretation of Islam to a generally young audience in America and the English-speaking world: The Islamic Thinkers Society, Revolution Muslim, and Al-Muhajiroun. The first two are based in America, while the latter group (operating under various names) is based in Britain. I wrote then about how these websites share information and articles, and also issue their own fatwas.
In Britain, the Al-Muhajiroun group is headed by Anjem Choudary who sits as a judge in his own sharia court, where he likes to give fatwas and “legitimize” Muslim marriages. His “court” is called “UK Shariah Court” and was originally founded by his mentor, the extremist preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed. This court is not included in the 85 Sharia courts that already operate with semi-legal authority in Britain. Choudary also runs the “London School of Sharia” which has no fixed address.
Anyone in Western Govts considering the importance of fighting Islamist ideology?
UPD: The web has been taken down.
UPD2: But Google, after taking down their website, has not cancelled their Youtube account.