Choudary cancels White House demonstration – now there’s a surprise

rally to advocate for Shariah law in the U.S. has been postponed amid a wave of opposition.

The Shariah4America rally, organized by the Islamic Thinkers Society and headed by controversial British Imam Anjem Choudary, aimed to gather Muslims and non-Muslims outside the White House Thursday afternoon to “let the tyrant Barack Obama and the American people know that a new constitution beckons the U.S. called the Shariah, and that this worldwide revolution will see it implemented inshaa’allah (God willing) very, very soon,” according to the rally’s website.

But Choudary, who said last year that the flag of Islam will one day fly over the White House, now says the protest will be postponed in light of the conflicts in the Middle East, the U.S. sending troops to Muslim countries, and “in light of the fact that our message to the American people has been distorted by the media.”

Critics of the rally had expressed doubt that Choudary would be able to drum up enough interest to execute the rally and questioned whether even he would show up. Choudary, who told Wednesday that all plans for the event – including his presence there – were still in effect, said Thursday that he is still in the U.K. and does not have another date for it.

Fox News, 3 March 2011