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Riyadh ul Haq Is The UK’s Bury Burkha

by | 7th, September 2007

ul-haq-riyadh-sheikh060629.jpgWITH Omar Bakri opting for a Mediterranean diet in Lebanon and Abu Hamza cursing the day he forwent a saw in favour of a hook, we have been looking for the UK’s new face of Muslim extremism.

But the Times has what looks like a breakthrough as it profiles Riyadh ul Haq.

Mr ul Haq is on the Times’ front page. His credentials for the role of the UK’s Islamist loon-in-residence are not without weight.

He is said to support armed jihad and preaches “contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus”. So far, so predictable.

Mr ul Haq was educated at an Islamic seminary in Britain. His sect’s seminary in Bury, Greater Manchester, a bastion of learning, bans art, television, music and chess. It views football as “a cancer that has infected our youth”. (At the time of writing, Bury FC is in Coca-Cola Football League Two Table, and has just lost 2-1 at home to Zionist-controlled Brentford.)

Mr ul Haq is a British imam. As the Times’ front-page picture reveals, he seems to own a people mover (Bakri operated a green Ford Galaxy) and an MP3 player.

Mr ul Haq is poised to become the spiritual leader of the Deobani sect, which, as the paper revels, now runs 600 of Britain’s 1,350 mosques. (The organisation has not wrested hardline control from Hizb ut-Tahrir which, the Mail reports, produces the book ‘Women Who Deserve To Go To Hell’, a tome available in Tower Hamlets public libraries.)

Says Mr ul Haq: “What are we willing to sacrifice?… When called upon we will consider it an honour and privilege to shed our blood.”

And: “Muslims, Arabs going to the opera to listen to a Frenchman singing Italian? That’s the level we’ve stooped to imitating the kuffar.” (Generous odds that Mr ul Haq’s MP3 is atuned to Pavarroti’s greatest hits? Although Nessun Dorma would make a decent rallying call for extremists.)

Says the man in the beard: “Some people will say ‘I was born here, British born and bread.’ That mentality is a love of the way of the kuffar.”

That’s Riyadh ul Haq, readers. He has all his own limbs and will heron be kwon as the Bury Burkha…



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