Paul Locke, the up and coming would-be leader of the Imbibing brotherhood claims in speeches and through his social media ranting to be something of an expert on Islam. He regularly announces to all who will listen that he has read authoritative Muslim sources on the Quran and Sharia and is well placed to interpret and understand the anti-Western, anti-Democratic ‘evils’ of Islam. Or so he says. We think he’s just lying.
We don’t believe he’s read any authoritative texts and the very idea of a drunken EDL member spending time reading anything more complicated than the hate-filled Daily Mail seems unlikely to say the least.
That doesn’t stop him spreading his ignorant, defamatory lies though. Nor does it stop him displaying his uninformed arse on a very regular basis. The stupidity is strong in this one!
If Locke really was the expert he claims to be he’d know that the issue isn’t money-laundering – it’s usury (the practice of profiting from other peoples’ financial problems by lending money at interest). Muslims are forbidden from taking advantage of others’ misfortunes in this way. They can lend money but they can’t charge interest on those loans. That’s the real reason why they concern themselves with the idea of Halal (permissible) and Haram (forbidden) financial dealings. They want to be sure that their transactions aren’t Haram.
We can’t help wondering why Locke’s first thought was to do with money-laundering. We do know that the EDL’s first leader, Tommy Robinson was convicted of financial fraud and there have been plenty of rumours and allegations about the financial dealings of many other senior Imbibers so maybe it was the first thing that came into his head. Who can say?
What we do know is that no ‘expert’ in Islam would have been so stupid as to think anything sinister when they came across the above passage. If Paul Locke’s an expert in anything it’s spreading slanderous and libellous bullshit about a group that he and his pissed-up cronies know nothing at all about.
Good try Paul – keep it up – you’ll start making sense one day, we’re sure!