Jewish Journal

Hopeful Muslim martyr gets her wish

by Brad A. Greenberg

November 4, 2010 | 11:05 am


A judge was subjected to a tirade of abuse in his own courtroom yesterday as he jailed an Al Qaeda-inspired Muslim woman for attempting to assassinate an MP.

Islamist protesters harangued Mr Justice Cooke from the public gallery at the Old Bailey, shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ (‘God is great’), ‘British go to hell’ and ‘Curse the judge’.

The outbursts came as Roshonara Choudhry, 21, was sentenced to life imprisonment for stabbing former minister Stephen Timms. Choudhry smiled broadly as the judge told her: ‘You said you ruined the rest of your life. You said it was worth it. You said you wanted to be a martyr.’

That story is from the London Daily Mail. Thanks for sending the link, Plonie.

I’m always torn as to whether or not we should oblige such “martyrs.” And a martyr Choudry has become. Click the Daily Mail link to see the protestors outside the Old Bailey after her sentencing. One of the zealots is holding an 8 1/2”-by-11” printout telling Timms to go to hell. Another warns the British government to watch its back.


Choudry had allegedly become radicalized after watching videos online of Anwar al-Awlaki—you know, the Yemen-based extremist darling who also is suspected of inspiring the attempted Christmas Day bombing and the Fort Hood massacre.

Coincidentally or not, YouTube bowed to pressure yesterday and removed some of al-Awlaki’s videos. Others still remain.

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