Monday, September 11, 2006

Leader of the Muslim Council of Britain threatens the British Government - again



Threat of up to two million Muslim terrorists, warns community leader

It's the Religion of Peace and you better not forget it..or somebody could get hurt.

The Muslim Council of Britain - the group that Tony Blair's Government put together as the leading voice for Muslims - has issued a number of threats, particularly during the MoToons controversy and after the recent arrests of Muslims involved in attempting to blow up airliners with liquid explosives. Lately, they've been upset over police officers and others who've been wondering out loud about some widely-held Muslim attitudes and who have called for greater surveillance of Muslims.

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari weighed in this time: "Some police officers and sections of the media are demonising Muslims, treating them as if they are all terrorists, and that encourages other people to do the same.

"Security profiling at airports "reinforces a negative stereotype", he said.

"If that demonisation continues, then Britain will have to deal with two million Muslim terrorists, 700,000 of them in London. "If you attack a whole community, it becomes despondent and aggressive," he added.

(ff notes, there are actually only about 1.6 million Muslims in Britain..but who's quibbling?)

Interesting, to say the least, that while Dr Bari on the one hand complains about Muslims being `demonised' he also states directly that majority of British Muslims might be ready to support or engage in terrorism against their fellow Brits!

In the words of that old song, who's zoomin' who?

For another, more responsible voice Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui of the Muslim Parliament said that the responsibility was on Muslim communities to expose the jihadis intheir midst.

"Muslim failure to act robustly against extremist ideology provides ammunition to those who wish to pursue the Neo-con agenda by demonising Muslims and creating an atmosphere of fear and hatred within society."

"It is up to moderate Muslims to reclaim Islam and for a new generation of young Muslim activists and leaders to emerge who love both their country and their religion."

I don't know about the `neo-con' part, but at least Dr. Siddiqui recognizes one thing..that Muslims can's have it both ways, and if they're going to symphathize with and protect the jihadis. they're going to be tarred with the same brush...but I personally think Bari's positiuon corresponds more to how most British Muslims look at it.

Cousins, you have a serious problem on your hands..

3 comments:

Canker said...

"Cousins, you have a serious problem on your hands."

As one of the cousins, I must say that we have many! Nevertheless, right now I'm happy to have discovered that Kipling said it all back in 1919:
http://canker-canker.blogspot.com/2006/09/gods-of-copybook-headings.html
I really think he summed up the problems of early 21st century western civilisation in one poem - but then, he was a genius.

Freedom Fighter said...

Hello, Canker.
In a different comment, you mentioned thatthe BNP was a Leftist party. I congratulate you on your astuteness.

I regularly infuriate quasi-Commies here by reminding them of the actual name of Hitler's party, what he campaigned on and of course, that lovely red flag.


It may be idiotic and romantic of me, but I persist, in my heart of hearts in believing that Britain will find its feet again.

Brilliant bit of work with the Kipling, BTW. Yes, he was indeed a genius.

Thanks for dropping by, Canker...you add some real tone to the board.

Pinecone said...

From the tone of the signs I would say the demonstrators must be a part of the 'militant' branch of Islam instead of the branch known as the religion of peace. It seems like beheading is a major passtime with Muslims all over the world.