The notorious “British” firebrand Anjem Choudary brought his Salafist dog-and-pony show to Luton over the weekend for a protest in front of police headquarters. The ostensible reason for the demonstration was a recent raid on the home of the widow of Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, who attempted to kill infidels last winter in Stockholm, but fortunately killed only himself.
In this video you can hear Mr. Choudary assert that the police strip-searched the women, which seems a bit unlikely to me. You can also hear his proclamation that no one has the right to touch a Muslim:
The accompanying article from Luton Today is below the jump:
Anjem Choudary Leads Muslim Protest in Luton
EXTREMIST preacher Anjem Choudhury led a protest outside Luton Police Station against what he has called the mistreatment of Muslim women.
Counter-terrorist officers from the Metropolitan Police recently raided the home of Mona Thwany, widow of Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, and another women.
Extremist group Muslims Against Crusades distributed a leaflet prior to the demonstration saying the women were strip searched during the raid.
Inspector Alex House said that the Met Police had liaised with Bedfordshire Police before the raid, a community impact assessment had been carried out and female Muslim officers from the Met’s Muslim contact unit had been present.
He said: “The raid was carried out with due diligence around the issue of faith.”
Mr House said the allegations in the leaflet that had been handed out in Luton had been a “distortion of the truth”.
Superintendent Dave Boyle said: “Bedfordshire Police has a duty to facilitate legal protests under Human Rights legislation.
“We have done so on this occasion despite the organisers’ failure to engage with us. It is our responsibility to prevent injury to those people who choose to walk on main roads, hence our decision to provide them with a marked police vehicle at the front of the procession to enable safe passage through the town.
“We hope today’s protest has caused minimal disruption to those who are not involved.”
Hat tip: Kitman.