Irony: Group That Supports Government Censorship Laments Conviction of Terror Propagandist
Ahmed Faraz, who published and disseminated propaganda for terrorists in the UK, has been convicted and sentenced to three years. From his bookshop in Birmingham the material he distributed ended up in the hands of, well, just about every unsavory character in the UK:
His customers included Mohammed Sidique Khan, the leader of the July 7 bomb plot, and members of the trans-Atlantic airline gang, who quoted from his texts in their suicide videos. His books were found among the belongings of Habib Ahmed, a key al-Qaeda lieutenant from Manchester, and Andrew Ibrahim, who planned to blow up a shopping centre in Bristol. Among a series of raids on the bookshop was one in 2007 as part of an investigation into a plot to kidnap and behead a Muslim solider.I'm not sure how I feel about laws banning books, but I do know I feel no remorse for this piece of crap. I can't say the same about the evildoers over at Cageprisoners, the "human rights" group which is really a front for terror supporters. The same people who would like to outlaw blasphemy, end freedom of religion, and curtail other basic freedoms lament the state of civil liberties in the UK:
The implication of this case, which is essentially about books and ideas, presents a highly disturbing vision for the future of freedom of expression in Britain. If ideas are deemed controversial, the solution is to debate them, not ban them. Furthermore, if these books are now banned, what will the authorities do with the confiscated stock? One can only assume they will be destroyed – they will be burned.If that's not hubristic hypocrisy, I don't know what is! UPDATE: Randy adds some more context:
For those of you keeping track of Guantanamo detainees, this very same bookstore was once owned by Moazzam Begg -- the former Gitmo resident who now runs Cageprisoners. So, it's not just any old jihadi bookstore.