Radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary backs out of pro-Sharia D.C. rally [VIDEO]

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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Radical British Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary announced he’s “postponing” his Washington rally calling for Sharia law in the United States. In a video address on his website, Choudary didn’t provide a new date for his protest, which was scheduled for Thursday.

He blamed media’s “distorting” of his message as the reason for canceling the protest. He said the media have been “talking about security matters and conflict and they are talking about us threatening the Americans.”

“In light of the fact that many people have given us advice from the Muslim community, both in Britain and in America, and from our scholars like Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed and others, that it is better to postpone the call for the Sharia in Washington,” Choudary said.

The Gainesville, Fla., Pastor who last fall threatened to burn Korans, then backed down, Terry Jones, plans to move forward with his counter-protest, even though Choudary won’t be there.

WATCH: Anjem Choudary’s video message on canceling Thursday’s protest: