Anjem Choudary is supposed to be some kind of extremist Muslim. But what kind, exactly?
Apparently, he’s the kind of Muslim extremist who loves Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mike Harari, and Dov Zakheim – since Choudary “has repeatedly praised the 9/11 terrorists.”
Ever since Jon Ronson’s favorite risible Muslim extremist, Omar Bakri Muhammad, disappeared into the prisons of Beirut, the British tabloid press has had to resort to using Mr. Choudary as its favorite whipping boy. Whatever the situation, Choudary may be relied on to say something stupid – something counterproductive to the causes of anti-imperialism, anti-Zionism, and the defense of Islam against aggression and calumny.
Guys like Choudary provide a textbook definition for the black ops term “useful idiot.” Debating him was a little bit like re-enacting the Onion’s 9/11 Conspiracy Theories ‘Ridiculous,’ Al Qaeda Says.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Kevin Barrett with the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance from Wisconsin. The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.
Press TV: Dr. Barrett let’s look at this alliance between al-Nusra and Israel. A representative of the group has recently said that Israel is not the enemy, but the Syrian government. What exactly does that mean for an entity claiming to be Islamic?
Barrett: Well this whole al-Qaeda entity is a very, very loose entity. The word al-Qaeda actually means the database and originally referred to a CIA database of Arab Mujahedeen fighters, who were recruited by the CIA and their puppets in Saudi Arabia to go defend the US Empire in Afghanistan.
“Al-Qaeda” including this Nusra Front in Syria has never attacked the Israelis. This is nothing new when they say the Israelis aren’t their enemy. And I agree with Mr. Choudary, he is absolutely correct, they have never attacked Israel and in fact the strange thing about so called al-Qaeda is that in all of the years of its supposed existence, never once has it ever attacked Israel.
Now, there are Israeli soft-targets galore all over the world just waiting for them, but no, who do they attack? They attack Muslims.
Ninety-five to ninety-nine percent of all the victims and targets of these so called al-Qaeda groups have always been and still are their fellow Muslims. Once in a while they pretend to attack the United States, although we now know that the major so called al-Qaeda attacks in the United States, such as 9/11 and these Boston bombings are false flag events.
So, what we are really seeing here is the so-called al-Qaeda, which is now so obviously allied to the State of Israel in Syria, has always been allied to the State of Israel and to the extreme radical pro-empire forces in the US.
That is what 9/11 was, it was a publicity stunt to cause the US to kill millions of Muslims and to strengthen its empire on behalf of Israel.
So, things are becoming very clear now and it’s interesting that people like Mr. Choudary, who are just such obvious dupes and patsies of this psychological operation by the Zionists and the imperialists, are now cheering for the Israelis and saying ‘Oh, yes. We al-Qaeda people have never thought the Israelis were the enemy’. Well, of course not, because they are working for Israel and they always have been.
Press TV: Do you think the insurgents in general are getting more desperate and careless because it seems that their strange alliances are now actually becoming more and more clear and being exposed.
Barrett: Well yes I think so and I think that what is really strange is that Mr. Choudary is apparently telling us that the Israelis must be intervening in Syria in favor of Hezbollah and against these insurgents. And of course that is ridiculous; the whole world knows it is the opposite case.
No, the reason that the Israelis are pounding Syria with their bombs today is that their mercenaries are losing. You know, the Israeli mercenaries, who are basically a bunch of terrorists, a lot of them are prisoners that the Saudis, who are puppets of Israel have released from their prisons to go kill people and behead people and blow things up and blow up mosques and destroy shrines and spread mayhem in Syria, the same things that so called al-Qaeda does all over the world, destabilizing places in service to the Zionists and to the empire.
That is what is happening in Syria, but the whole world is waking up to it. The Syrian government is having more and more success in reestablishing sovereignty over its territory, and so in a last-ditch desperate measure this unholy alliance as you put it very aptly, between Israel and al-Qaeda has come right out into the open and the Israelis are bombing the whatever out of Syria on behalf of al-Qaeda.
So, let’s just face the facts, al-Qaeda is Israeli and the State of Israel is a branch of al-Qaeda.
Press TV: Al-Nusra has taken responsibility for destroying that grave (the grave of Hujr ibn Adi in the Damascus suburb of Adral), but in general with this situation I want to talk about the advances of the Syrian military and exactly what that means right now because we saw that when the Syrian military made the latest advances, then all of a sudden Israel, the timing was amazing, as far as the Israelis coming in with these airstrikes.
I want to talk about this alliance and their coordination in your perspective. We see the United States, the UK, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia continually talking about the need to give more money or to give indirect equipment to the so called Free Syrian Army.
I want your perspective right now about the connection between the victories that the Syrian army has seen recently and then suddenly having Israel coming in and bombing. Mr. Barrett.
Barrett: Well yes, it is amazing how that works. The Israelis are masters at setting up false opposition groups they have actually been caught setting up al-Qaeda cells in Palestine. They have been busted by both Hamas and the Palestinian authority trying to set up fake al-Qaeda cells in Palestine.
Now, as our guest admitted, al-Qaeda is a very loose knit sort of entity and anybody can start an al-Qaeda cell.
So, that group has basically been hijacked and people like Mr. Choudary, who are very, very emotional, but not very cerebral…people like him are not even bringing checkers to a chess game, they are bringing Tic-Tac-Toe (Noughts and Crosses) to a chess game.
So, people like him are being used by the Israelis and just as the Israelis create a “terrorist bombing”, is what they call it, every time they need a provocation to do what they want to do. They make sure that a terrorist bombing happens at the right moment. Of course this doesn’t mean that all attacks on Israel are created by Israel, but many are.
Likewise in this war on Syria, which is an Israeli war on Syria designed to destabilize Syria and create permanent fitna in the Muslim community, pitting Sunni against Shia; they want it to spread from Syria like a cancer spreading all over the Middle East and all over the world. In order to do that, they need this war to go on.
And when it looks like the government of Syria is finally getting a handle on this and chasing out the foreign invaders and being in a position to actually transfer power peacefully and democratically between the Syrian people, not dealing with these outsiders and Imperialists and Zionists, that is the moment when the Israelis choose to come in and start pulverizing Syria with their bombs.
So, obviously the Israelis are working together with al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda inspired groups in Syria, as well as the so called pro-democracy people; they are exactly the same, they are all the same.
Press TV: Mr. Barrett, your take on what Mr. Choudary has just said [that only the Mujahedeen are fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ordinary of Muslims know worldwide they are fighting a Jihad against an enemy who are allied together].
Barrett: When you look at the polls that is absolutely wrong. Well he is out of his mind, I mean the polls show that well over 80 percent of Muslims have an unfavorable idea of al-Qaeda and the reason for that is two-fold. One is that al-Qaeda is obviously doing everything it can to give Muslims a bad name in the world and number two al-Qaeda is basically a false flag entity created by the enemies of Islam to defame Islam.
So, if he really thinks that Muslims around the world support al-Qaeda, he should go and look at the poll data because it proves that he is wrong.