British Imam: Sharia 'In All Respects,' 'Much Better' than the West

British Imam: Sharia 'In All Respects,' 'Much Better' than the West

London Imam Anjem Choudary declared that Sharia Law is “in all respects, [is] much better than the system we have today in American and in Britain” in an interview on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Choudary also denied that Christians and Jews persecuted by ISIS, stating “I don’t take my news from Fox News or the BBC. If you look at the people on the ground, I think you’ll find that they have a completely different story. The Christians and Jews are living quite peacefully. In fact, in the Islamic State at the current time.”

He added, “ISIS [doesn’t] exist anymore as you know. The Islamic State is made up of many organizations and bodies. In fact, millions of citizens are living there under the Sharia. Of course, I would love to live under the Sharia. I’ve said that to you before. I would like to bring up my children under the Sharia.”

Choudary further claimed that reports of suicide bombers killing innocent civilians in markets was “just not the reality. If you look for example at the marketplaces which are bombed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, usually you find it’s Blackwater, some American company…killing innocent people and blaming the Taliban. There’s nothing called suicide in Islam. There’s something called using your body sometimes in the battlefield against the enemy.”

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