UK: Fringe preacher Anjem Choudary is trying to discourage Muslims from voting

Fringe preacher Anjem Choudary is trying to discourage Muslims from voting in elections by claiming the act is a ‘sin’ under Islamic law.

Mr Choudary’s group is promoting a campaign on social media with the hashtag #StayMuslimDontVote and has released a series of videos aimed at discouraging young Muslims from taking part in the democratic process.

Despite having become adept at marshalling repeated media coverage, Mr Choudary is a fringe figure in British Islam.

“Almost all major Muslim organisations say it is a civic obligation for us to participate in the electoral process because we have an opportunity to make our societies better, not just for Muslims but for everyone,” Talha Ahmad from the Muslim Council of Britain told Al Jazeera last month…


Note: The general parliamentary UK election is to be held on May 7, 2015.

  • wallyj180

    Meanwhile the Islamist news organization in Canada is urging Muslims to vote;

    ” Of course, Canadian Muslims don’t vote as a united front.”
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ontario-imams-urging-muslims-to-vote-in-federal-election-1.3019734

    • I have been watching that.

    • Exile1981

      Pretty sure they do vote as a united front; that’s why certain politicians are sucking up to them.

      • winniec

        If only Chowderhead would encourage them all to leave.

  • Microaggressive

    “Almost all major Muslim organisations say it is a civic obligation for us to participate in the electoral process because we have an opportunity to make our societies better, not just for Muslims but for everyone,”

    What’s best for us is best for anyone else, tikkun olam

    • winniec

      They vote with bullets and beheading knives.

  • Dana Garcia

    Anjem is right! Muslims shouldn’t sully themselves by participating in the infidel system — icky bad for Islams! Just stay home and watch jihad flicks.

    • I have to say I am in full agreement;)

    • Exile1981

      If they listened to him they would no longer be a political force, which would be good for the rest of us.

    • winniec

      Pakistanis in UK will be watching porn. Pakistanis are the biggest users of porn in the world. Osama bin Laden watched it too.

  • tom_billesley

    Western democratic freedoms are seductive,
    Stay muslim. Go far away.

  • tom_billesley

    In Australia, voting is compulsory. Do muslims just spoil their ballot?

    • Minicapt

      Not when they can vote PUP. Jacqui Lambe is starting her own Party as well.

      Cheers

  • Jason

    If they refuse to vote, wouldn’t that be a good thing? Principally because our vote-whoring politicians might be slightly less inclined to flood our countries with them.

  • cmh

    this guy is truly the islamist version of the energizer bunny….he never quits

  • Brett_McS

    There’s a good interview with Chowder-Head and a couple of Israelis (I think it’s on Voice of Israel). He is quite up-front about his retarded beliefs and has ready responses for the standard questions that come his way, but one question they asked completely stumped him, and he pretended to have phone problems then went on to a different topic: They noted how it is extremely difficult to convert to Judaism but very easy to leave, but in Islam it is the opposite. Why is that? Silence. Sound of phone hanging up. Bad line?

  • winniec

    That’s going to go over like a lead balloon. Justin is counting on them. Justin never met a jihadist he didn’t like.