A website which influenced a young Muslim to stab an MP has posted dozens more MPs’ names on a ‘death list’ with an exhortation to Muslims to follow her example.
It published a list of all the MPs who voted for the Iraq war together with an instruction to Muslims to try to kill them, saying: “We ask Allaah for her action to inspire Muslims to raise the knife of Jihaad against those who voted for the countless rapes, murders, pillages, and torture of Muslim civilians as a direct consequence of their vote.”
It also appears to incite further attacks on Mr Timms, publishing details of his constituency surgery times and venues, and even a link which shows readers where they can buy a £15 kitchen knife, similar to the one used by Choudhry, from Tesco Direct.
The website adds: “If you want to track an MP, you can find out their personal website after typing their name in this website. In their personal website, you can usually find the time and location of their surgeries where you can encounter them in person.”
The site then lists the 139 Conservative MPs that voted for the war and the 244 Labour MPs. It said that no Liberal Democrats voted for the war but added: “They have now formed a coalition government with the Conservatives.” Accompanying the statement is a prayer in Arabic to “destroy your enemy and the enemies of Islam” naming Mr Timms and the judge in the Choudhry case, Jeremy Cooke.
The website is hosted in the US, where the White House has been urged by British ministers to take urgent action against similar sites.
The Revolutionmuslim website claims some foreknowledge of Choudhry’s actions, saying that four days before her “operation,” she read a work entitled “The Book of Jihad” by Abi Zakaryya Al Dimashqi Al Dumyati, something not reported in any of the coverage of the case.
It is not clear whether this claim is true. However, Choudhry did directly cite “a website called revolutionmuslim” in her police interviews as one of several radical sites she looked at.
She told officers that she had been radicalised after “learning more about Islam” online. She said she had dowloaded more than a hundred hours of sermons by Anwar al-Awlaki, the terrorist cleric described by the US as the spiritual leader of three of the 9/11 hijackers. Awlaki, an American citizen living in Yemen, has been singled out by the head of MI5, Jonathan Evans, as a figure “of particular concern” to the security services.
The website claims a number of authors. It appears to be strongly influenced by supporters of the British Muslim extremist Anjem Choudary, formerly a senior figure in the now banned Al-Muhajiroun and Islam4UK groups.
Website used by woman who stabbed MP encourages further attacks
A radical website has praised the stabbing of the MP Stephen Timms and published a list of other MPs who voted for the war in Iraq, along with details of where to buy a knife.
The website, Revolution Muslim, is hosted in Bellevue, Washington, and includes a disclaimer invoking the first amendment of the US constitution, protecting free speech.
Dame Pauline Neville Jones, the security minister, has complained to the Americans that they are allowing radical websites to be run from the US.
The US Department of Justice told the Daily Telegraph earlier this week: “There is no dispute that extremists use the internet to spread extremist propaganda, and as a mechanism for terrorist recruiting, training, planning, and networking.
“The US government remains committed to combating this problem on a wide range of fronts within the confines of US law. Among the many considerations to be taken into account in addressing a particular website is whether the content in question is protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution.”
However Youtube began taking down some videos featuring Awlaki after the Daily Telegraph ran a story highlighting that Choudhry had watched his videos on the website.