The Stupendous Six
The Jawa Report has been closely following the arrest of six terror suspects in London, who are definitely less musical than the Beatles. The BBC report says:
Six men have been arrested on suspicion of incitement offences by anti-terror officers from the Metropolitan Police. They include Abu Izzadeen, also known as Omar Brooks, who made headlines when he heckled Home Secretary John Reid at an event last year.
Five arrests took place in London and the sixth in Luton, Bedfordshire. Scotland Yard said the arrests related to allegations of inciting others to commit acts of terrorism abroad and fund-raising for terrorists.
Here are videos showing two of the suspects in preaching. Here is Abu Muwaheed in a video that could be titled: "Teach Your Children Well", with apologies to Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Here's another video of Trevor Brooks, now a Muslim convert known as Abu Izzadeen, making fun of a hostage who was pleading for his life, scorning him as a coward. This video might be titled "Six Million Funerals and a Wedding".
Too bad that for all their bluster and tough-guy talk they did not seem too eager to resist the British policemen who came to arrest them. But since we are on the subject of religion and how it informs our life, and having listened to these two imams, it's only fair to hear counterpoint from another point of view. Here's Ronald Reagan on the subject of life and children; on what true courage means. It is the power to live, aflame not with explosive, but with love. (The Reagan video may contain a spurious de Tocqueville quote, as pointed out by Pascal Fervor.)