Or, at least, that’s what an un-named civil servant in the Calvinist Republic of Scotland appears to think in response to a somewhat more measured release from the Quilliam Foundation concerning the Scottish National Party’s endorsement of Osama Saeed as the candidate for the Glasgow Central Westminster constituency.
Saeed, who blogs at
Rolled-Up Trouser Snake Rolled-Up Trousers has been quiet of late on his unapologetic former membership of the Muslim Brotherhood orientated Muslim Association of Britain (as opposed to self-publicized and apologetic former membership of Hizb ut Tahir by such founding members of Quilliam, Maajid Nawaz, ‘Ed’ Hussain and Rashaad Aliand) and support for the likes of Egypt-based Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
Nor does he like to be reminded of the time when, in November 2006, he informed a meeting of an Islamic society at Dundee University that co-operation with Tayside Special Branch should be a highly rationed commodity (and preferably conducted through the likes of him). His initial attempts at outright denial had to be mitigated when an audio-recording came to light.
Anyhoo, this new-found retiscence may have something to do with his candidacy, as well as his directorship of the Scottish
Islamist Islamic Foundation which began to received some £400,000 of U.K. taxpayers money courtesy of the minority S.N.P. adminstration just a few months after being founded in January 2008. All according to rules of tending written with it in mind, and ably assisted by a good few other Snuppie activitists and members.
Saeed, who describes one Anwar al Awlaki – a American of Yemeni-background who collates methods of violent jihad – as a preacher of peace – has also introduced several hugglebunnies to Scottish Parliament ministers. These include President of the British Muslim Initiative, Mohammed Salwar, whom U.S. courts and B.B.C. Panorama have named as a fugitive Hamas commander, and who got into a spot of bother recently when he attempted to sue over reports that he had warned against something he called the “Jewish evil”; and Azzam Tamimi, a former director or the M.A.B. and whom Saeed recommends one reads, who says he would self-detonate amongst Israeli civilians if only he were given a visa.
Tamimi can be seen here in his rant-mode (he also has a polite-mode). It’s an Israeli site! It’s a mistranslation! Oh, it’s in English. (Warning, it is a distressing overflow of a cup of wormwood.)
Other associates and guests of Saeed in his business at S.I.F. include London-based Kemal El-Helbawy, who was reported on B.B.C. Arabic as designating Israeli/Jewish children as young as two as legitimate targets; and Ismail Patel, who knows what Jews should and should not believe, and rails against Zionist sport.
Scotland has a long and inglorious history of religious sectarianism, and when I look at the willingness of Alex “Fish-heid McMoonface” Salmond to accomodated jacobite jihadis, I hope that the un-marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth will be remembered forevermore.
Let me leave the reader with a little chat he and Saeed had:
(Note, this is in pure Scottish.)
Saeed appears to believe that many Scottish Muslims “feel more Scottish than the white indigenous community”. Huh?
Now, where did I leave my badge?