Tim Burton of LibertyGB is to be prosecuted next month for making disparaging comments about a well-known “British” Muslim. Enza Ferreri, the press officer for LibertyGB, just sent us the following report on this egregious politically-motivated prosecution:
Taqiyya Trial in Birmingham
Tuesday 8 April at 10am Tim Burton, the Radio Officer of the British party Liberty GB, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
He has been charged by the West Midlands Police with racially aggravated harassment for a few tweets about Fiyaz Mujhal that called him “a mendacious grievance-mongering taqiyya-artist”,
Fiyaz Mujhal, founder and director of the organisation Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks), came to public attention when he was exposed by the Telegraph’s Andrew Gilligan as having massaged some facts and figures about “anti-Muslim attacks” following the Woolwich murder.
These revelations, along with previous discoveries of discrepancies between police official figures and those of Tell MAMA — which had inflated both rates of and increase in anti-Muslim crimes — led to the organisation’s public funding being discontinued. By then it had already received £375,000 from the UK government.
Taqiyya is the religious permission, indeed virtue, of Muslim deception to infidels for the good of Islam, particularly when Muslims are in a minority, as in Britain. This is a well-established and accepted doctrine in Islamic law. The Western public has been misled about Islam and believes that the latter is fundamentally similar to Christianity in its ethical outlook. Replace God with Allah, Jesus with Muhammad, and you still have the same moral commandments: love your enemies, be benevolent towards non-Muslims, and thou shall not lie or give false testimony. This is far from the truth.
Liberty GB, a newly-formed conservative and patriotic party, is trying to make taqiyya the keystone of this trial. Given the special position of taqiyya in the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims, especially in non-Muslim-majority countries, if Liberty GB, by making this case public, manages to make the British and Western people understand the meaning and nature of taqiyya, the party will have managed to make them understand the whole nature of Islam in relation to us through it.
One particular issue that Liberty GB intends to bring to public attention is this: how can a Muslim’s swearing on the Quran in court be accepted as declaration of the truthfulness of his testimony when the very book he is swearing on gives him divine permission to lie?
Islam’s scholar Professor Hans Jansen is scheduled to appear at the trial and give evidence as expert witness on taqiyya.
More details here.
Liberty GB has organised a demonstration, Protest for Free Speech, outside Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 8 April at 9:30am.
The defendant Tim Burton will be on the courtroom steps at 9:15am and then inside the main building from 9:30am ready to be interviewed.
— Enza Ferreri
For her previous articles and translations, see the Enza Ferreri Archives.