Brave Sir Lionheart Stays in Malta

Paul Ray has posted a rambling “message to Anjem Choudary” on his YouTube channel, sitting at a table behind what appears to be an open Bible and a propped-up photo of his recent meeting with Johnny Adair fan Nick Greger at St Paul’s Grotto in Malta.

Ray warns Choudary that his plans to establish an Islamic state in the UK will be defeated by the English Defence League, but he goes on to explain that he himself will not be attending any EDL protests as the police are after him for “religious hatred” and the government’s control of the system cannot be beaten. Somewhat strangely, he then goes on to call for the release of Charles Bronson, a long-term prisoner who has become famous in the UK for his history of violence while behind bars.

Of course, it’s worth recalling that Ray does not enjoy good relations with a number of EDL leaders, and that may also have influenced his decision to remain in Malta…

Several groups are planning counter-protests against Choudary in London today, as I noted on Monday.