Mobs of radical Muslims protested Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to London this week, chanting threatening slogans and holding signs vilifying the Catholic church and Christian faith.
It is important to understand the importance of what is being said. Even though the protests were not physically violent, they are laden with language that, under sharia law, is to be construed as incitement to murder.
The protests took place as about six Muslim radicals from Algeria were arrested for apparently threatening the pope. The subjects were later released.
In this YouTube video, shot September 18, 2010, the protesters can be seen threatening the leader of the world's Catholics with their "Pope Benedict, you will pay" chant, and holding signs calling for the seat of the Catholic church to be controlled by shariah law. (See the Center for Security Policy's new report, Shariah - Threat to America, also released this week.)
The words are not overheated rhetoric - they are calls for the pope to be murdered, and a declaration of war on Christians and others.
At 2 minutes and 26 seconds into the video, a militant named Anjem Choudary changes the chant to "Pope Benedict, you will pay/Justice is on its way."
"Justice," under shariah law, requires Christians either to convert to Islam, be killed, or submit to Islamic rule as dhimmis.
Amid cries of "Allahu akhbar," another militant, Abu Rayah, implies that Pope Benedict is a military enemy of Muslims, as a leader of the "crusades." He exhorts listeners to recall that "this war against Islam and Muslims is military and ideological as well."
Abu Rayah denounces Pope Benedict for criticizing Islam, and expresses hope that, "inshallah," the pope will meet "the lions of Islam."
Islam, he says, will "dominate over all other ways," including democracy, secularism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and all other religions. Buddhists and Hindus, according to sharia law, must either convert to Islam or be killed.
The militant adds that anyone who insults the prophet Muhammad "deserves capital punishment." (4:44-4:50)
"Benedict, watch your back!" chants another militant, "Sallahudin [the Muslim warrior who fought the Christian crusaders] is coming back." (5:18-5:24)
Other cries, as well as signs, denounce Catholicism and Christianity as a "satanic" and "evil ideology."
The protesters then chant, "Muslims, rise up!" followed by a call for "martyrdom or victory" and chants of "Benedict, terrorist."
As the pope passed by in his armored vehicle, the Muslim protesters screamed insults in Arabic at him and chanted, "Burn, burn, burn in Hell" (8:36)
The protesters were exclusively male, of various ethnic backgrounds, and obviously trained and organized. Even though they were not criminally violent, the code language they were using as understood by adherents to shariah law show that they should be considered a terrorist threat.
For more, see RevolutionMuslim.com.