The BBC is at present very eager to get the stories of those caught up in the terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France and to sympathise with the victims but we’ve already heard numerous declarations that Islam is the religion of peace, a French liberal politician attacking the Front National, so how long before a BBC ‘Tim Wilcox’ is pointing the finger of blame….not at the terrorists but suggesting that ‘many critics of British policy would suggest that many Muslims suffer hugely at British hands as well…you understand that everything is seen at different perspectives…’?
We keep being told by the likes of Warsi and Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi, both with close links to islamist organisations, that we must ‘engage’ with the Muslim community to defeat radicalism…what they of course mean is that we implement the radical’s demands for the imposition of Islamic culture and values in the UK….more Islam is the answer to extremist’s calls …for more Islam! Whilst calling for that engagement they at the same time feign shocked outrage at Camerons’s call fro Muslims to engage in the battle against the extremsists with suggestions that some Muslims should take responsibility and stop quietly condoning what is happening……so not that keen on engagement then.
But just how legitimate are their claims that the Muslim ‘communtiy’ has no responsibility? Is it not that same Muslim community, and it is practically every Muslim that gets a chance to vent his views, that insists day in, day out, that British foreign policy is to blame for radicalising Muslims?
A narrative about our foreign policy, that it is anti-Islam, that is demonstrably false and yet one also supported, indeed some might say kick-started, by the BBC’s opposition to the Iraq war….Muslims pass the blame…
“We would like to state we are working to counter the extremist views within our community but the government must acknowledge that the actions it supports in foreign countries is the main fuel these violent extremist use to drive their campaign.”
Time to stop excusing the terrorists and to stop feeding Muslims the dangerous and false narrative about Western foreign policy….and yet only yesterday we had a BBC journalist ’empathising’ with the anger generated by that false narrative that a Jihadi claimed as justifcation for his murderous stance….
Taubah had “signed a contract in blood” to help the Syrian people. It was their plight and that of other suffering Muslims, he said, which motivated him to join the group.
“Look at China – men aren’t allowed to grow beards and Muslims aren’t allowed to fast. Look at France – women can’t wear niqab. Look at the USA and UK – you can’t even talk about jihad.” While I privately dismissed the links to propaganda he began to send me, which simplistically divided the world into good and evil, I could certainly empathise with grievances about Muslims having their freedoms curbed. I could agree too, that many innocent Muslims were paying the price in conflicts abroad. But why had Taubah (Arabic for “repentance”) chosen the path of jihad as a response to injustice?
Deeyah Khan, a film director who produced this for ITV recently, Jihad – A British Story, tells us that…
We need to be open and honest about the driving factors of radicalisation from the violent foreign policies, the impact of the war on terror, family and psychological problems, discrimination and ideologies of hatred. This way we can try to avoid the tragic loss of more of our children; who believe themselves to be opening a new morning for humanity while stumbling in the night, over the bones of the dead.
Curiously for someone with that attitude she has been the victim herself of Islamic intolerance…and liberal indifference to it….
She was forced to hire bodyguards. She was spat at in the street and warned that she would be cut into pieces. Deeyah could not take it. She and her liberal parents were living in fear. She announced that she was giving up on her dream of being a star, and fleeing the horrors of Europe in 2007 to find sanctuary in America.
No one came to Deeyah’s defence. Not liberal-left or compassionate conservative politicians. Not the BBC or liberal press. Not Amnesty International or the “concerned” artists who take up so many leftish causes. No one cared. To defend an Asian woman from unprovoked attacks by Asian men was to their warped minds a racist or Islamophobic act. Unprotected and unnoticed, Deeyah slunk off to live in an anonymous suburb of Atlanta, and begin the long task of pulling herself together.
You have to ask what was it that drove her enemies to attack her? Was it Western foreign policy?
She has just tweeted this a couple of hours ago…
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. –1Martin Luther King, Jr.
Only last week the BBC on Newsnight had a member of MPACUK on...not to challenge his views, MPACUK being extremist, but to ask his views on extremism!…the BBC claimed MPACUK was a peaceful organisation…so let’s have a look at what they urge their readers to do…or rather did urge…as the message has been removed…for obvious reasons…it’s a bit too clear what its intent is……
The Obligation of Jihad
“Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) hath Allah promised good. But those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,” Quran Chapter 4: The Women, verse 95.
A high rank, forgiveness and mercy are gifted from our beloved for those who are the Mujahideen. Those that struggle and strive to protect the religion, that protect the honour of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), that protect our brothers and sisters in Islam and humanity are gifted with these amazing favours!
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him) say, ‘Whoever of you sees something wrong should change it with his hand; if he cannot, then with his tongue; if he cannot, then with his heart, and that is the weakest form of belief.“
Those who do not observe Jihad are indeed committing a grave sin because there is much harm that emanates into society when it is abandoned. Those that neglect Jihad will be disobeying something God has commanded us all to partake in; they have not aided in protecting the Religion of God, they have not defended the Book of God, its messages and His law, they have not helped the Ummah against the enemy who wants to destroy them.
“He who dies without having fought in the way of Allah or without having felt it to be his duty, will die having a trait of hypocrisy”
Let’s be clear…those Jihadis who go out to ‘defend’ Muslims and Muslim lands are killing more Muslims than any Western foreign policy, and doing it deliberately as well as causing massive amounts of misery and destruction around the world….that you might say is the Muslim communities’ ‘foreign policy’ as they, in Cameron’s words, ‘quietly condone’ what is going on by continually agreeing with the narrative of the terrorists whilst, not surprisingly, saying they abhor the violent methods used to express that anger.
Can a Pakistani heritage Msulim living in Bradford tell me why he thinks he can go to Iraq and start killing Iraqis just because he is a Muslim? He’s not Iraqi, the Iraqis don’t want him there. He’s invading Iraq and murdering Iraqis.
Not sure how that is somehow ‘ethical’ whilst an invasion to depose and free those whom a brutal dictator brutally oppressed, who suppressed religion and massacred his people, is unethical…..a dictator that Osama Bin Laden wanted to rout as well.
As for that other BBC narrative, that Islam has nothing to do with ISIS and radicalisation try asking Tom Holland, an historian with a deep knowledge of Islamic history…
Salafism today is probably the fastest-growing Islamic movement in the world. The interpretation that Isis applies to Muslim scripture may be exceptional for its savagery – but not for its literalism. Islamic State, in its conceit that it has trampled down the weeds and briars of tradition and penetrated to the truth of God’s dictates, is recognisably Salafist. When Islamic State fighters smash the statues of pagan gods, they are following the example of the Prophet; when they proclaim themselves the shock troops of a would-be global empire, they are following the example of the warriors of the original caliphate; when they execute enemy combatants, and impose discriminatory taxes on Christians, and take the women of defeated opponents as slaves, they are doing nothing that the first Muslims did not glory in.
Such behaviour is certainly not synonymous with Islam; but if not Islamic, then it is hard to know what else it is.
Until the truth about what is really going on and the reasons for it are openly discussed you will never solve this situation.
The reality is we need to erase ISIS from the face of the earth and quickly….they will never be open to ‘moderation’ by a friendly little chat with Western diplomats…such a notion is incredibly stupid and naive.
They are a terrorist State and are quite prepared, as we see, to spread the terror, and their influence, with very easy, very effective and very deadly attacks that cost little but have far reaching implications for those on the receiving end….deadly in terms of human life but also in economic terms.
I have no doubt the BBC will be giving Warsi, Qureshi and others like them free reign to tells us how shocked they are ‘but…….’
Time to stop pandering to them and start challenging their dangerous rhetoric.