Outside an empty embassy in London, the UK Express reports that more than 1,000 Muslims gathered together on a moment’s notice, blocking the street in protest. Their demand was that the bloodshed in Syria would come to an end and for the U.S. to be punished for its involvement.
Amidst shouts of “Allahu Akbhar,” the typical cry during Islamic jihad, the crowd praised Allah and called for the rise of a global caliphate.
One speaker boldly proclaimed that they seek world dominance of Islam.
“We need a Caliph who will clean up these streets. Who will smack up armies and who will back beef [fighting].
“Backhand your missiles back to your land, that’s the plan.
“World domination at hand. We can expand and take out these fools.”
The blame for Aleppo was placed by the crowd squarely on the shoulders of the United States. The director of the Muslim rights group CAGE, Asim Qureshi, implored the crowd to remember that America is the problem.
“When they say ‘look, America is the one who is going to come and help you in this’, then we have to remind them. Go back to the beginning of the war on terror when we were investigating cases of individuals being put on rendition flights to Syria where they had the soles of their feet beaten by the Syrian regime the moment they arrived in prison.
“And who sent them there? The Americans, the CIA.”
In a matter of hours, according to another speaker, Saudi-trained Haitham al-Hadad, the group was able to be organized from mosques around the city. He praised the large gathering on short notice as a “sign of victory for Allah.”
“This gathering today – in a matter of a few hours, hundreds of brothers and sisters coming together – is a sign of positivity and revival, and a sign of victory for Allah.”
Taliban flags could also reportedly be seen in the crowd.