‘Thousands’ of London Muslims back Anjem Choudary, claim US rightwingers

Robert Spencer“Across town from the site of the recent attempted car-bomb attacks, several thousand Muslims gathered in front of the London Central Mosque to applaud fiery preachers prophesying the overthrow of the British government – a future vision that encompasses an Islamic takeover of the White House and the rule of the Quran over America. ‘One day my dear Muslims’, shouted Anjem Choudary, ‘Islam will govern Britain!’ Choudary was a co-founder of Al Muhajiroun, the now-banned group tied to suspects in the July 7, 2005, London transport bombings and a cheerleader of the 9/11 attacks.”

World Net Daily, 9 July 2007

See also Jihad Watch, 9 July 2007

That would be a reference to this protest outside the London Central Mosque, would it? As you can see, reliable estimates of the attendance at Anjem Choudary’s demonstration varied between “about 20” and “two dozen”. Now, in the fevered imagination of gibbering right-wing Islamophobes in the USA, the figure has grown to “several thousand”. But we can hardly expect anything better from Robert Spencer, the self-proclaimed expert on all things Islamic who once assured Jihad Watch readers that Al Muhajiroun was “Britain’s largest Muslim group“!