The Islamist Danish Imam, Abu Ahmad Laban and his ties to radical Islamic extremism can be best illustrated by past quotes and who he associates himself with. As I have stated before, this whole episode was pursposely blown all out of proportion by an Islamist, with the intent of introducing restrictions of free debate within Danish society. To ensure his success, he brought along extra pictures far more vulgar than the original twelve cartoons published in the Danish Jyllands-Posten. His intent from the very beginning was to forment unrest abroad, (knowing full well the rioting and perhaps deaths that would ensue) to help push an Islamist agenda at home.
From the Sappho DK:
“On 21 August 1994 Abu Laban was interviewed in Jyllands-Posten following a bloodthirsty massacre committed by the Algerian terrorist organisation GIA that led to the murder of among others seven Christian Monks and a number of foreign tourists. He wouldn’t answer clearly whether or not it was a good thing to kill. Finally, however, pressure from the journalist did elicit a sort of statement”:
“Perhaps the tourists are spreading AIDS in Algeria just like the Jews are spreading AIDS in Egypt.”
The following is from the Gatewaypundit blogspot :
“During his tour of the Middle East, Abu Laban also visited Saudi Arabia and Qatar and met with renowned Muslim scholar Sheikh Yussef Al-Qaradawi. The spiritual leader of the global Islamic organisation, The Islamic Brotherhood, Qaradawi has his own TV programme on the Arabic channel Al-Jazeera. In a fatwa disseminated as part of his programme, Qaradawi has legalised the murder of American soldiers in Iraq, he supports the death penalty for homosexuality, he supports the right of Muslim men to beat their wives, says that suicide actions are the most exalted aspect of the Jihad for the Sake of Allah, and that women are required to engage in such a jihad side by side with their men.
Abu Laban praised Osama Bin Laden after the 9-11 attacks: In a Friday prayer a few days after the second attack on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001 Abu Laban “praised the Taliban as people who were trying to build a country in Afghanistan. (Kristeligt Dagblad 19 September 2001). He has also spoken highly of Osama bin Laden, who he has lauded for his ascetic life style.”
And If that wasn’t enough, here we have from the Frontpagemagcom: A Palestinian connection:
“In April 15, 2005, five months before the cartoons ran, Palestinian preacher and Hizb Ut Tahrir leader Sheikh Issam Amayra called from al Aqasa Mosque in Jerusalem, upon Muslims in Denmark to begin a holy war. His sermon translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Dahoah Halevi, director of Orient research Group in Toronto, Canada.
Amayra’s sermon warned that: “…the three percent of the Muslims in Denmark constitute a threat to the future of the kingdom of Denmark. And that should not be a surprise. After all, the Muslims in Yathrib [the city of Medina, before Mohammed moved there from Mecca] constituted less than three percent of the population there. Yet they managed to change Yathrib into Medina. Thus, it should not be a surprise that our Danish brothers manage to bring Islam to all the homes of the Danes. Allah will grant them the victory in their country in order to raise the Caliphate in Denmark.”
And yes, Danish Imam Abu Ahmad Laban, is a Palestinian immigrant to the tolerant, democratic and liberal society of Denmark. That it stays that way is up to Danish resolve. KGS