The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is a ‘Christian’ church based in Kansas, United States. It was established in 1952 by one Fred Phelps. The church is essentially a ‘platform’ for the views and teachings of Fred Phelps.
Islam4UK is a ‘Muslim’ organisation based in the United Kingdom. It was established circa 2005/6 by – amongst others – one Anjem Choudary. The group has been described as a ‘platform’ for the now proscribed Al-Muhajiroun.
The WBC is primarily known for its sensationalist protest activities: gay events, Kansas City Chiefs football matches, pop concerts etc.
Islam4UK is primarily known for its sensationalist protest activities: Jesus4Shariah, its calls for Buckingham Palace to be converted into a mosque etc.
The WBC carry placards that state – amongst other things – “Thank God for 9/11”, “God hates America” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers”.
Islam4UK carried placards at the Luton protest that stated – amongst other things – “Anglian Soldiers: Butchers of Basra”, “Anglian Soldiers: Coward Killers” and “Trinity of Evil: Christian Crusade Against Islam”.
The WBC is best known for its picketing at the funerals of American soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Islam4UK has announced that it intends to parade empty coffins through the streets of Wootton Bassett to highlight the persecution of Muslims by British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Wootton Bassett is the town where the dead bodies of British servicemen killed in Afghanistan are returned to.
The WBC contact the grieving parents of American soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to tell them that their deaths are a punishment from God.
Islam4UK has written an open letter to the grieving parents of British soldiers who have lost their lives in Afghanistan initially calling for their conversion to Islam.
The WBC were banned from entering the UK last year where they wanted to protest at the funerals of soldiers and a theatre where a play about the death of a gay man was being performed.
Islam4UK’s intended march through Wootton Bassett has seen many people call for both the march and the organisation to be banned.
The WBC tell all those that don’t follow their brand of Christianity that they will burn in Hellfire.
Islam4UK tell tell all those that don’t follow their brand of Islam that they will burn in Hellfire.
The WBC believes that the Christianity espoused by Fred Phelps and his followers is the only ‘solution’ for society.
Islam4UK believes that the Islam espoused by Anjem Choudary and his followers is the only ‘solution’ for society.
The WBC are publicity seekers.
Islam4UK and Anjem Choudary are publicity seekers.
The WBC are idiots.
Islam4UK are idiots.
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