“We urge you Muslims wherever you are to hunt down the Pope for his barbaric statements….Whoever offends our Prophet Mohammed should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim… We call on all Islamic Communities across the world to take revenge on the baseless critic called the pope,”
Sheikh Abubukar Hassan Malin, a prominent cleric in the Somali capital, telling worshippers at a mosque in southern Mogadishu during Friday evening prayers (9/15/06), in reaction to Pope Benedict’s speech in which he quoted a 14th century Byzantine Emperor who said when discussing Islam: “Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”. The next day a nun working in a Somali hospital for women and children was killed – shot in the back – outside the hospital.
“Non-Muslims must … understand that there may be serious consequences if you insult Islam and the prophet. Whoever insults the message of Muhammad is going to be subject to capital punishment [execution for a crime committed].”
Anjem Choudhary, 39-year-old lawyer and well-known extremist at a rally outside Westminster Cathedral in London on Sunday.
For a video of Muslims in London protesting against the Pope and Christians, click here.