A Muslim hate cleric who’s been associated with London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt has over 100 propaganda videos still available on YouTube.
According to The Sun, Abu Haleema, who appeared alongside Butt in a Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door, has been linked to ISIS terror networks and failed plots.
In another video, he reportedly says of non-believers: “Seize him and shackle him, then throw him in the fire, that’s going to be the death of him.”
In the documentary, Haleema is shown laughing ISIS execution videos of prisoner heads being blown off and others being drowned in a swimming pool.
“That’s a HD quality bruv, 4K,” he says while giggling.
In other videos on Haleema’s channel, which has garnered more than 500,000 views, he urged for the cancellation of Christmas, called London Mayor Sadiq Khan a ‘kafir,’ meaning “non-believer” and criticized Queen Elizabeth II and her monarchy for comments on defeating Islamic terrorism.
Haleema has also been associated to Anjem Choudary’s network. Choudary, an Islamic political activist who praised those responsible for the September 11th attacks and once called for the Pope to be executed, is currently serving a five-and-a-half year sentence for publicly supporting the Islamic State.
Sky News has allegedly reported the videos to YouTube, which is owned by Google. They asked Google for an interview since the attacks, but the requests were refused.
Instead, Google reportedly gave Sky News a written statement attributed to vice president Peter Barron.
“We want to make sure that terrorists do not have a voice and cannot spread extremist material on our services,” it read.
“These are complicated and challenging problems, but we know we can do better and we are committed to working with the government to ensure that we are part of a lasting solution.”
Speaking of a lasting solution, that is exactly Mr. Haleema says awaits those who don’t believe in Allah, via a YouTube video on his channel.
The inaction from Google and YouTube is a sharp contrast to their previous actions regarding right-wing speech.
The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial last October on tech giants claiming they don’t favor certain political viewpoints, despite censoring conservative radio host Dennis Prager.
Although none of Prager’s videos contain violence or sexual content, more than a dozen of his videos are ‘restricted,’ meaning certain clips don’t show up for those who have turned on filtering.
“YouTube is free to set its own standards,” the editorial concluded, “But the company is undercutting its claim to be a platform for ‘free expression.’”
Prager’s channel, named “Prager University” (Prager U for short), posts five-minute segments which include discussions with university professor, politicians, comedians, Pulitzer Prize winners and various military personnel.
A YouTube spokesperson told The National Review that settings are optional and “based on algorithms that look at a number of factors, including community flagging on videos.”
PragerU started a petition for YouTube to remove the restriction, with nearly 70,000 online signatures.