Asharq Al-Awsat, London – A number of extremists have begun contributing to an autobiography to be published in April 2006.
The book focuses on the Al-Muhajiroun organization that is considered one of the most extreme Islamic groups. The movement was disbanded last October.
In a telephone interview with Asharq al-Awsat, Anjem Choudary, former secretary of Al-Muhajiroun in Britain stated that British publishing houses had shown a keen interest in the publishing of the new book to which Choudary himself would contribute as well as a number of other fundamentalist leaders.
Asharq Al-Awsat received details about the new book. One chapter will be entitled "The September 11 attacks from an Islamic perspective," and will refer to the 19 hijackers, known to Al-Muhajiroun as "the great 19." Another chapter will focus on the reasons behind the July 7 bombings in London.
Choudary stated that despite the official ban of the movement””””s activities, Al-Muhajiroun attracts a number of researchers who want to base their academic theses on the organization and its activities.
The book also refers to the impact of new laws on combating terrorism and the numerous arrests of fundamentalists in Britain, the most prominent of which was that of Abu Qatada, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin, who was referred to as "Al-Qaeda””””s spiritual ambassador in Europe" and is held without charge. He has been detained since 2002 and was arrested with nine others also believed to pose a threat to national security.
The book ””””Al-Muhajiroun in Britain: From the inside”””” looks at the confidence of fundamentalists for the future despite new laws in place for combating terrorism. One chapter tackles the danger of banning the organization in Britain and how fundamentalists consider themselves as part of the solution for Britain””””s Muslim community.