Taqiyya Trial in Birmingham

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

Enza Ferreri is an Italian-born London writer and the Press Officer for Liberty GB. She blogs at www.enzaferreri.blogspot.co.uk.

For her previous articles and translations, see the Enza Ferreri Archives.

14 thoughts on “Taqiyya Trial in Birmingham

  1. They need to try and form alliances with established free speech groups; going it alone won’t get them the press coverage this issue clearly deserves to have.

    • Tim will get a raw deal. If this were not true, this case would not have been brought at all. I suspect a lot of defence evidence will be ruled inadmissable and that a guilty verdict will be inevitable. I agree that this will be a game changer but not in our favour. Then, of course, the hearing will be under reported by what remains of our MSM while the lefty sneer and smear brigade continue to declare Liberty GB to be a far right and/or fascist organisation. I wish it were otherwise.

      • If he does get a prejudicial trial, then he should go for a jury trial subsequently.

        A jury refused to convict Nick Griffin for telling the truth, even though the judge specifically instructed the jury to find him guilty, regardless of the truth. As much as I loathe Nick Griffin, it was only when the elite found out that the Demos were not the puppets they thought they were, that the elite stopped such Stalinesque show trials.

  2. God speed and best of luck to Mr. Burton and Liberty GB. They are up against the global ‘cathedral’.

    It is amazing that the UK government had given the taquiyanators £375,00, discovered the muzzies were lying, stopped the handouts, and now someone else will be prosecuted for saying in pulblic that the muzzies were lying. This behavior must be in that ‘not to be said in front of polite company’ category.

    • I do not like the Cathedral metaphor.

      Using the pinnacle extression of European culture as an epithet ALARMS me.

      Moldbug chose his word carefully there, and I don’t like it.

      What about Temple? How about that word?

      • You make a good point Fournier. Whenever I think of the greatness of European culture, I picture the beautiful cathedrals across Europe. Its splendid architecture still unsurpassed by anything produced by our foes.

    • One legal defence according to the Public Order Act is to show that one’s comments are “reasonable” (whatever that means in a legal context.)

      And one way of buttressing their defence would be to show that the official opinion of the guy was not good – so much so that his funding was pulled.

      So – a call to the ICO to find out about making a formal request to a public body, and the organisation which did fund this guy, then decided not to, will be forced to release the relevant documentation.


      The defence being the following conditional statement:

      If the officially sanctioned view of this fellow is not good, then it is “reasonable” to hold that view.

      And the antecedent can be shown to be true by producing those official documents, obtained under the freedom of information act, in court.

  3. I have lost faith in the Judicial system, I don’t expect the trial to be anything but another farce.
    Ego, vanity, self righteousness and corruption are some of the prosecutions weakness I can think of.
    Probably best not to telegraph any strategy.

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