Muslim ‘Cleric’ Jokes About 9/11, Other Terror Attacks on CNN

Supposed Muslim “cleric” Anjam Choudary, a man who is often seen on TV as the leading voice of Muslims in Britain, thought it would be hilarious to make a joke about 9/11 and other famous terror attacks on CNN on Tuesday.

On September 2 Choudary was doing a sound check for the TV engineers before appearing on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” when he stopped counting in the normal, sequential way and began to say the numbers 9/11, 7/7, 3/11—all well known as dates of deadly terror attacks in the west.

When they finally got on the air, host Brian Stelter asked Choudary, “Is this all some sort of joke to you?”

Choudary replied that it was just a joke and you have to have a sense of humor and then noted that if Stetler didn’t think it was funny and if Stetler wanted to make it “an issue,” then it makes CNN look “much more shallow than me.”

This is one of those “imagine if a conservative had made a joke like this” situations, especially if it was a Christian minister. Imagine if a conservative had made a joke about the death of Michael Brown, say, or made a joke out of some other stereotypical subject. We’d be seeing this video all day long on every TV station and every newspaper would be touting how evil the right is.

But because a Muslim made a joke like this, because a Muslim made fun of killing thousands of westerners, this is likely the only place you’ll ever see this video.

Why won’t you see this too many other places? Because multiculturalism is a religion that liberals won’t deny and Muslims must never be decried. Only conservatives are truly evil in their worldview. Besides, in the left’s worldview, westerners deserve terrorism. Just ask Chico or Bruce right here on our Wizbang site.

Finally, we have to hand it to Stetler for being shocked, here. He did a good job calling Choudary out for a change.

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  • Walter_Cronanty

    I bet he thinks Rotherham is a laugh riot.

    • Hank_M

      No doubt.
      All those young girls raped because the authorities didn’t want to “rock the multicultural community”. Political correctness run amok.
      I’m sure Choudary smirks as this story unfolds. And why not? He and his ilk can get away with anything because we don’t want to offend them.

  • Commander_Chico

    Here’s something I think we can all agree on. It’s time to release the 28 classified pages removed from the 9/11 Commission Report that reportedly deal with Saudi government support for the hijackers.

    The American people need to know the truth.

  • Paul Hooson

    At some point, Britain might weigh deporting some persons if they seem supportive of ISIS. The day the first ISIS attack happens on British soil will certainly force some of these religious leaders to either condemn ISIS or be viewed as sympathetic to these terrorists.

    At some very soon point, U.S. and British military forces really need to be used to stop this threat that keeps ramping up their threats and their violence. The time to get tough with ISIS is more than here right now this moment.

    • Hank_M

      “At some very soon point, U.S. and British military forces really need to be used to stop this threat that keeps ramping up their threats and their violence”
      So a future democrat president can decide to throw away any gains we might make toward eradicating the world of isis the way Soetoro has done in Iraq?
      To save the necks of our multicultural loving elites and worthless political leaders?
      So the media can portray us as slaughtering the downtrodden followers of the religion of peace?
      Besides, we’re broke as are the Brits and this was not an accident.

    • Retired military

      a. no ground troops. The dems have proven they dont want to win the war.

      Any gains on the ground would be wasted

      b. Vietnam was jungle. THis is desert and mountains. They can only hide for so long.

      c. As long as PC is the order of the day then going after muslim extremists will be forever forbidden. You cant use the phrase must less kill them.

      • Paul Hooson

        Obama needs to hand this situation over to the military experts right away. Political considerations have no place when U.S. security interests are at stake here. ISIS has pledged to attack the U.S. That’s a clear threat that requires a military response from the U.S. – ISIS is able to operate over state lines, which means some U.S. airstrikes in Syria are vital as well.

        • Hank_M

          I see your point but I’m also sure you know that political considerations are ALL that matter to the present administration.
          Maybe if we’re lucky, Obama will draw another red line in hopes of seeing if isis has a sense of humor.

          • Paul Hooson

            Obama has to realize that this a national security crisis that requires a freer hand by military and national security interests. – Just today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel disclosed that ISIS controls half of Iraq and much of Syrian territory as well. That requires a military response.

            Many in ISIS are foreign fighters who have Western passports, and present a real security danger for the U.S., Britain, France, Canada and other states.

          • Hank_M

            Maybe, just maybe, Obama is ok with what’s happening in the middle east. Might explain everything he’s done in that area of the world since being elected.

          • This maladministration is not competent to conduct a military campaign.

          • Paul Hooson

            I fear you may be correct. Military force is needed to confront this type of threat.

          • jim_m

            Obama doesn’t have to realize anything and probably won’t. Doinng something will be at least in part an admission that his policies have failed. Unless he finds a way to blame someone else for ISIS, after he called the inconsequential and just the JV team, he is going to have to make that admission. This is a man who never admits an error. Ever.

          • LiberalNightmare

            Seriously? Where have you been for the last 6 years?

          • I van tell you where his head has been for at least the last six years…

        • Retired military

          You realize we are talking about Obama here. You know the Obama who considers himself the smartest guy in the world and whom just has to say it to make it so.

          • Paul Hooson

            Obama’s vacillating language even today leaves me feel uneasy. Joe Biden gives a tough language speech, involving the best Irish fighter language early today, then Obama offers a lame cold water blanket statement to contradict this. – Obama needs to be mindful that this organization wants to fly their black flag over our White House someday. Mindful of that, we need a warrior instinct here to defend American interests sooner rather than later….

          • Empty suits have no spine.

          • Paul Hooson

            Agreed. – This threat is so great this is no time for delay. Heavy airstrikes and ground action directed by American forces with American equipment are required to turn back this threat. Today, Defense Secretary Hagel declared that 1/2 of Iraq is now under ISIS control. That needs to be immediately turned back. There are nearly as many Americans fighting for ISIS in Iraq right now as there are American military advisors opposing ISIS. Britain may have up to 700 British fighting for ISIS right now. Many are former criminals with criminal records who got involved with radical Islam and now combine this as dangerous radicals. – How anyone could turn against the United States is beyond me.

          • “How anyone could turn against the United States is beyond me.”

            Paul, I think we’re both of an age where we were taught that our country was a good one. With faults, but good, and we were working to reduce or eliminate the flaws. The ‘melting pot’ theory of citizenship – everyone brought something worthwhile to the table of American culture. And by banding together we were stronger.

            But now, for whatever reason, we’ve turned the idea of citizenship into more of a diversity ‘salad bowl’. Every culture is ‘encouraged’ to cherish their heritage, urged to stay rather insular and separate, to watch suspiciously for ‘microagressions’, Patriotism, respect for the country – it’s a joke.

            Why not turn against a joke when you see something more vibrant and cohesive you can pledge yourself to?

          • jim_m

            Get a clue Paul. Obama doesn’t want to deal with this. As he said last week, he has no plan to deal with terrorism. It isn’t an issue to him. It is an inconvenience. If you are waiting for him to act I suggest you wake up. It isn’t going to happen until any action is too late to be of any help.

          • Paul Hooson

            Obama needs to deal with this.

          • Retired military

            About the only thing ISIS has to worry about from Obama is if they decide to start blowing up golf courses.

    • Brucehenry

      In Vietnam, carpet bombing didn’t work and neither did half a million ground troops, so what’s your point?

      • Paul Hooson

        Political answers are no substitute for bombs, Bruce. – In Iraq the government must include all elements, Sunni, Shia, Kurds, Christians, etc. – In Vietnam, the governments of the South were often huge obstacles to peace. – When the South had finally agreed to a political solution only weeks before the 1968 election and would have helped candidate Hubert Humphrey, candidate Richard Nixon contacted the South Vietnamese delegation at the Paris Peace Talks, and requested that they not sign this peace agreement, prolonging this war as the same peace points could not be agreed on until 1973, when the terms were actually much worse for the South because of the pressure of reduced U.S. forces propping up the corrupt Saigon regime. President Thieu was too late to resign, allowing Vice President Ky, who was much better to take charge.

        • Brucehenry

          Ooookayyy, but my question was, if neither carpet bombings by B-52s nor half a million American troops could “win” in Vietnam, why do you think carpet bombing and many fewer ground troops will “win” against ISIS?

          • Paul Hooson

            Taking out the captured military assets like tanks and armor and vehicle columns from ISIS is important to degrade their armor. Surrogate troops from the Iraqi army under American leadership and intelligence is a second line of defense. But, the third leg is a more inclusive Iraqi government where relations improve between the Sunni and Shia elements.

            American goals in Vietnam were undermined by President Thieu’s corrupt government and lack of reforms. In Iraq, Sunni citizens feel alienation and are ready in some numbers to support ISIS as a proponent for Sunni rights.

            This war in Iraq cannot be viewed as a Sunni vs. Shia conflict, but a united and moderate front against extremist forces.

            When George W. Bush brought in political elements to form the first government to replace Saddam Hussein, many groups including even the Communists, Shia, Sunni, Kurd, Christians, more, were brought in. – The current Shia controlled government of Iraq must allow political reforms and quick. – Since the Bush war in Iraq, the U.S. taxpayer has spent over one trillion dollars in Iraq. – But, now the cost is a military threat to U.S. interests. You can’t put a dollar value on that. Now, any cost to protect the U.S. is needed to keep our homeland secure.

          • Brucehenry

            Still haven’t answered the question: If it didn’t work then why will it work now?

            And you say that the war in Iraq cannot be viewed as a Sunni vs Shia conflict. Duh, that’s exactly what it is, and this was foreseeable from 2003.

            The Shia government is unlikely to allow enough political reform to win over many Sunnis, although ISIS barbarism may scare enough of them into joining forces for a while. But Iraq will be unstable for decades to come. Thanks, George!

          • Paul Hooson

            A true coalition government, respectful of the rights of others, making the moderate Sunni population feel welcome as equals are some important steps to undermine the population that might feel inclined to either support or oppose ISIS.

          • Brucehenry

            And that will never happen.

          • Retired military

            They were winning until Jane Fonda and the Liberal press turned victory into Defeat. Plus as I said Vietnam was jungle. Not a lot of places to hide in the sand. Of course with the rules of engagement restricting them the US military cant do anything. As I also said if you cant even say islamist extremist what makes you think it is okay to kill one.

          • Brucehenry

            Ummm, no. No, they were not.

          • That is another damn lie.

          • Brucehenry

            Well here’s something that is for sure true. Today you have been deleting posts that make you look stupid. Well, some of them, anyway. Not only the posts of others but also your own.

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          • Brucehenry

            lol but still pathetic

          • contemptible

          • Brucehenry

            Manly lol

          • jim_m

            Yes, you are still pathetic.

          • Not worthy of sympathy, therefore contemptible.

          • LiberalNightmare

            Maybe we can send John Kerry to negotiate again. I’m sure we can get him his old hotel room in Paris.

          • jim_m

            We were winning. We were doing better than the press would report. The VC did a good job of hiding their losses. Had we stayed the course we would have won.

            But then the left wouldn’t have gotten the genocide they wanted.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            Based on what Walter Cronkite reported, I thought the Tet offensive was a terrible loss for the US. Turns out it was an embarrassing defeat for North Vietnam.

          • Commander_Chico

            Sooo, if you had your way, we’d have 500,000 troops still in South Vietnam, and 200,000 troops in Iraq? O-tay.

          • jim_m

            If I had my way we would have had 500,000 troops in Vietnam. I’ll leave it to you to figure out the difference in meaning.

          • Commander_Chico

            You not among them, of course.

          • Sure enough, damn liar goes off on his soi disant veteran / chickenhawk tangent.

          • jim_m

            And you falsely claiming you were there.

          • Commander_Chico

            I was in during the fall of Saigon, but not there. Glad that I didn’t go.

          • jim_m

            Oh, so you were with Jane Fonda supporting the enemy. I get it.

          • Which means of course that he’ll go off on one of his well worn tangents…

      • What didn’t work in Vietnam is what didn’t work in Iraq: Democrats (such as brucehmorrhoid) pissing away what the men and women of our armed forces paid for in blood.

  • Brucehenry

    This is all over the internet and mainstream news both left and right so, no, this isn’t “the only place you’ll see this story.” Get over yourself.

    Talk about yer damn liars. Anyone who claims that I ever said “Westerners deserve terrorism” is one.

  • Retired military

    BTW folks for my answers my solution would include throwing nation building out the window.
    You cant win if you go and blow shit up and then rebuild stuff. You will just have to blow it up again. Simply go in and blow shit up and then say “As long as they are a danger we will keep blowing shit up” people will eventually turn against them because they know the cause of them not living better is not the US but the ones fighting the US.
    In short, nothing off limits. If they hide in mosques blow mosques up. No troops on the ground. If they are in vehicles on bridges blow up the bridges. Once things get so bad for the populace they will rebel against the ones causing the misery meaning ISIS.
    Winning hearts and minds wont work. Blowing shit up leaves a lasting impression to not fuck with us.

    • Remind us of what your qualifications (per the asshole from which you depend) are to opine on this matter of war and peace?

    • Brucehenry

      Wow looks like M. Soi Disant mistook you for someone else. Super nice fella, huh?

      But in answer to your comment, that has been what Israel has done for years. Hasn’t worked for them.

      • What are you spewing about brucehemorrhoid?

      • Retired military

        Israel is not the US. Israel depends on the US and Obama and company wont do squat. Not too mention the lovely MSM press who is blatantly on the side of terrorists. If Israel was throwing toilet paper at Hamas who was throwing rockets back at them the liberal press and Chico will claim that Israel was insulting Hamas and therefore needs to be punished.

        The US military is very good at 2 things. Killing people and breaking things. Not being nation builders, not being policeman, not being nice guys. Look at what that got us. 60 years in Korea and NK is now a nuclear threat.

      • jim_m

        It’s kept jews out of mass graves. But then I suppose that is what you object to.

      • Retired military

        BTW Bruce
        Nice guys finish last in war. Look at the graves from the past 10 years or so. Look at the Israeli vs Hamas. Israeli is condemned in the world press for firing at schools where rockets are hidden. Hamas is lionized as patriots who are only fighting their oppressors the only way they can.
        Nice guys wouldn’t have dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and would have gotten millions more killed.
        Nice guys wouldn’t have bombed the shit out of Germany during WW2. Do you think that no civilians died in the bombing of German cities?

    • Sadly any solution will have to wait until we have a competent commander in chief and a competent foreign policy team. The 0 team ain’t up to the challenge and our troops deserve competent leadership.

      • Brucehenry


        • Both you and the current maladministration are indeed pathetic.

        • Retired military

          Well Bruce you call Obama pathetic and Rodney calls him an imcompetent commander. Both are too true.

          • jim_m

            I thought he was referring to himself

          • He’s not that self aware, far less that honest.

    • jim_m

      I disagree. We demonstrated in WWII that you can blow things up and rebuild. The problem is that we don’t do the first part anymore so no one thinks we’re serious. Level a city like we did Dresden or Hamburg or Berlin and then rebuild it. The fire bombing of Hamburg was far more effective than Hiroshima or Nagasaki. When you melt the asphalt and liquefy the street so people get caught in it like flies on fly paper, they tend to get the point.

      You need to let the enemy understand the horror of opposing you. This is why the islamists send out video of their beheadings. They get the point. Somehow our neutered government has lost the understanding that war is about killing people so they don’t kill you. There cannot be anything limited about war. When we limit war we get our troops killed. That needs to stop. Our military is not the Peace Corps, but our politicians think that it ought to be.

      • LiberalNightmare

        Break everything. Kill everyone. Leave.

      • Retired military

        The 2nd part (rebuilding ) is the mistake in this case. That is because you don’t finish off the problem first. Where was the organized Nazi resistance when we started rebuilding Europe? Dead. Plus you have nation states who are helping to support ISIS. Finish off the problem and punish the nation states who assist ISIS. If not physically bombing those nation states than cutting them off at the knees economically. I would choose the 2nd part first and then bombing them if that doesn’t work.

        • jim_m

          Exactly. We didn’t finish the job up front so we left a lot of work for after. Of course the left will never accept the idea of crushing the enemy. To the the problem is that we don’t understand the enemy.

          • Retired military

            No the problem is that the lefitist elite look at us as the enemy and we should understand the islamist terrorists for wanting to kill us. That is until they are killed in the process and then they will blame conservatives for the Islamic terrorists killing them and tell us how we need to be nicer towards them.

            On top of that our southern border is nothing more than a mark on a map. It definitely isn’t for deciding who gets to come into the country anymore. It is an open corridor for terrorists to use to get people into the country.

  • GarandFan

    Too bad it wasn’t a session where they were both present. Stetler could have smashed a pork sandwich in Choudary’s mouth, then laughed his ass off about “the joke”.

    • And then people would be whining about how ‘insensitive’ that would be to someone of another culture.

      At one point I thought PC culture would eventually be laughed out of the public forum. But now it’s pervasive and – I believe – destructive. When you cannot even criticize someone of another culture who actively dislikes and criticizes you, there’s a severe problem.

      Look at Rotherham where a literal ‘rape culture’ was intentionally ignored because it would be ‘racist’ to think that the culture that was imported could in any way be harmful to the young girls. The PC efforts focused on ensuring a compliance silence beneath which severe problems lay unaddressed.

      When something is counterproductive to a functioning, healthy culture – how long before it’s discarded?

      • jim_m

        Communism went on in the USSR for over 70 years

        • Yeah… I know. But there’s multiple reasons for that. First, it WAS better than under the Tsars. Not much, but better. (Rather like saying lymphoma is better than ebola, but which would you rather the doctor tell you you’ve got?)

          Second, again there was the culture of a ‘big silence’. The trouble was that the Communist/Socialist meme as pushed by Marx and Lenin was attractive to far too many people who believed (and still do, some) that it can be made to work as long as the people who live under it will gladly accept being treated as ants ruled by a nomenklatura that is smarter than they are, and more than happy to treat them as ants. Including stepping on them as desired.

          Complicit western media, a brutally repressive top-down government that would not allow any actual reform of systems which were manifestly not optimal in the first place – and fucking crazy leadership that would not allow even the possibility of doubt (until Khrushchev opened the door) – yeah, that kind of chokes off the possibility of change.

          It was a functioning culture but not a healthy one. I’m reasonably certain that most of us wouldn’t exactly like to live like this…

          At least once you get past college – but after the end of WW2 this was a massive improvement to existing conditions. As a transitory thing it might have been acceptable… but as a permanent solution? It was good enough for ants.

          • Hank_M

            “Complicit western media, a brutally repressive top-down government that would not allow any actual reform of systems which were manifestly not optimal in the first place – and fucking crazy leadership that would not allow even the possibility of doubt..”

            It’s spooky how well that describes the atmosphere in the US today.

            Complicit media….check.
            Repressive top down govt…The IRS comes to mind along with Holders out of control Justice Dept.
            Crazy leadership…..The golf pro, Reid, Pelosi, Warren and others….

          • But not brutally repressive… yet. We don’t take brutally repressive well and tend to object to it. Look at what’s going on with the IRS – it’s well off the mainstream news, but there’s been people working on it.


            And we also have correction mechanisms and limits built into our government that the Soviets did not have.

            We’re a long way yet from a Soviet-era dystopia.

  • Paul Hooson

    A small christian girl moments before her head was cut off and placed on a pike in a park as a threat to other Christians. – Don’t take too long to think about this Mr. Obama. America needs to take up arms against ISIS now to save lives!

    • Hank_M

      Wrong color and wrong religious affiliation.
      Obama doesn’t care.

  • Paul Hooson

    This is what this enemy does. We need to declare war on ISIS!

    • jim_m

      The left should be happy that with fracking we no longer need their oil. So let’s nuke ’em til we turn the sand into glass. That will shut up those who remain. All they understand is force, do let’s show some

      • Paul Hooson

        Our enemy are rapists and child killers here. This is pure evil we fight against.

        • Paul, Paul, Paul… (Shakes head.)

          You obviously haven’t gotten the memo. Sure, what they’re doing is nasty, reprehensible and ugly. But it’s their culture, Paul. You’re not criticizing their culture, are you? Because we’re certainly in no position to criticize anything anyone else does in the world, since …

          Nope, I can’t fake the PC shit any more.

          Fuck it. Paul, you’re right. That son of a bitch in the picture below saw nothing wrong with killing – in fact, from that shot it looked like he was fucking enjoying it. ISIS/ISIL/IS, whatever the hell they want to call themselves – they kill children, they go out of their WAY to kill children and put up videos – that’s evil, and the sooner the idiots inside DC realize it and call it out for what it is, the better.

          • Jwb10001

            You don’t understand it’s because the Brits colonized them and we grabbed their resources, I’m sure that litte girls great great great grand dad was a part of the cursades so…..

          • Paul Hooson

            Our PC newsmedia is doing our country a great disservice to censor images like this. ISIS wants us to see how horrible they are. And we should. And we should be outraged and we should declare all out war on them just like we did on the Japanese who raped and killed 300,000 civilians in Nanking or the Nazis who put 6,000,000 Jews in ovens. – Social media sites in China are critical that the U.S. is doing nothing to save lives and letting Christians and others be slaughtered in Iraq by these butchers. Some Chinese are calling on our Christian nation to prove our faith and to act to rescue others who need our help at this time.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            The news media knowingly didn’t report on Hamas atrocities, either:

          • Ah, narratives. Aren’t they wonderful? It makes life so much simpler if there’s a side you’re supposed to root for, and one you’re supposed to hiss.

          • Nothing will happen until the US is actually attacked. Even then… well, we’ll see.

            Paul, you know the drill. As long as it’s happening over THERE (being anywhere else that isn’t HERE, and this includes our allies because, hey, we don’t want to make our enemies unhappy or they won’t like us in the future…), nothing needs to be done except make nice statements. About how we’re ‘concerned’, and ‘preparing a statement’, and so on and so forth.

            And much as I’m agreeing with you on this subject – and I am – I’d just like to remind you that YOU voted for this fucking asshole because you couldn’t see further than the tip of your goddamn dick. And you voted for him TWICE.

            (Ahem.) Sorry about that. Hell, I voted for Carter and Clinton, I got no room to talk. (But for Clinton only once – I realized what a clown he was when he started acting like… well, like Obama before people called him on it.)

            Obama’s not going to do anything unless absolutely forced to. It was what he was elected to do, after all.

          • That (nothing happening) is the best outcome we can hope for at the moment. Team 0 had amply demonstrated that they lack the diplomatic skills, leadership, and backbone to successfully conduct a military campaign.

        • Retired military

          It only matters to Obama if it is a black kid killed by a white person.
          Black on black or brown on brown doesnt matter and is against the narrative.

      • The left’s been fighting Keystone for years, for the environment.

        Now, the Australian weather agency is shown to have been ‘cooking the numbers.

        Plus, it looks like Artic ice is…

        And sea ice in the ’60s was somewhat variable.

        Not to diminish the horrors of ISIS – but if we start seriously producing oil and natural gas we’ll hurt both the folks in the ME financing ISIS, and Putin. Simply announcing the authorization of the Keystone pipeline would have an effect on the price of oil worldwide.

        • Hank_M

          I couldn’t agree more but unfortunately we have morons running the govt.

          Your post reminded me of something I read earlier.

          “Wednesday at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority countries.”
          Yup. The left, using the bible, of all things, as support for the great myth of our time – that they can change the weather. Topped off by our “duty” to protect those who would behead us. We are governed by idiots.

          • They must be getting desperate. They see the threat that ISIS is, and figures that throwing them a couple of nice little statements will get them to back off. After all, that’s what they do with their constituents when they complain – make some promises, and that takes care of the problem.

            It always has before. So why not now?

            Well, they’re morons, so they believe in the power of the narrative. And you don’t go against the narrative.

    • The current [mal]Administration is not competent to run a military operation of any size or duration.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      Paul, don’ mean to dis you, but is this picture real? I won’t click on a link that would give me any more gruesome details, so I’m not asking for that – just how sure are you that this is real – and why did they behead this little girl?

      • Paul Hooson

        The little girl was beheaded as a threat to other Christians along with some other children and the heads displayed to create a climate of fear. Here’s another real photo, but of an adult beheaded by this group that loves to document their crimes on video including beheadings, rapes, and other very violent acts.

  • 914

    A better joke would be the MOAB dropped on his mud hut.

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