Barack Obama visit prompts protest from radical Islamists (May 24)

Scuffles break out at a protest against Barack Obama’s visit as members of Islam4UK and the English Defence League clash in central London.

A small group of radical Muslims gathered outside Downing Street to protest against the visit of the US President.

“We are here to expose him for the crimes he committed against Islam and Muslims and which he continues to commit in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Libya,” said Islam4UK leader, Anjem Choudhary.

Adjacent to the anti-Obama protest, members of the right-wing English Defence League staged a counter-demonstration. Police moved in to separate the two sides when they threatened to come to blows. The protests took place as President Obama was due to visit Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Bin Laden backlash: Angry Muslims demonstrate outside Downing Street as Obama visits Britain (May 24)

Muslim activists descended on Downing Street today in protest at Barack Obama’s state visit to London.

As the president met David Cameron in Whitehall, an angry crowd of burka clad women as well as protesters from Muslims Against Crusades gathered on the streets outside.

They were joined by a number of prominent campaigners, including Anjem Choudary.The radical cleric said that President Obama has made himself a ‘legitimate target’ for Muslim extremists after the killing of Osama bin Laden.

He called for Mr Obama to be dragged before a sharia court over his role in the war in Afghanistan.

He said: ‘Just like Osama Bin Laden is the number one enemy for the west, Obama is for Muslims.

‘He is a war criminal, it goes without saying. He has slain more Muslims than even his predecessor George Bush and has overseen the escalation of the war on Islam.

He added: ‘The only security risk in today’s march will be because some may see him as a legitimate target for what he has done. The anti-Obama camp is far bigger than the pro-Obama.’

Choudary said he was also holding the demonstration to voice his disapproval with the way the U.S. administration killed terrorist chief Osama bin Laden.

He said: ‘They say they believe in justice and yet they act like common criminals breaking in and killing a man.

‘If they wanted justice they should have captured Osama and taking him to a Sharia Court to face charges instead they act like common criminals and murders.’

Choudary was eventually dragged away by police, prompting scuffles to break out with his supporters.

London protest against Obama’s ‘choking hypocrisy’ (May 24)

The protest coincided with Obama attending a state banquet at the Queen’s London residence on the first day of his visit to highlight the “choking hypocrisy of the US president’s hollow platitudes.”

Stop the War Coalition (SWTC), the country’s largest peace group network, said it was “without a trace of irony” that the US president spoke last week of the ‘moral force of non-violence’ and that he ‘will not tolerate aggression across borders’.

“Obama is currently waging three wars which are opposed by the majority of people in Britain and the United States - in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. He has already, in his first two years in office, attacked six countries — two more than George W Bush,” STWC said.

The protest, organised by STWC, CND, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Justice for Bahrain, demanded the withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan and an immediate end to the bombing of Libya.

It also called for freedom for Palestine, which the organisers said was yet again let down in Obama’s speech “by rhetoric which far outstripped any indication that he is going to do anything to stop Israel’s countless violations of international law.”

On Wednesday, the International Imam Hussein Council were also planning to hold a protest rally against US drone attacks in Pakistan when the president addresses the British parliament in London.

Prior to his visit, the UK branch of the Pakistan Movement for Justice organised a sit-in outside the American Embassy in London on Saturday against the drone attacks.

This is certainly a head-scratcher for our Wannabe-Muslim-in-Chief.