A good rant from the enlightened progressive homo’s over @ Harry’s Place, who hate the EDL (“divisive bigots who harm community relations”.) But given a choice, (as if there was one) Â they rather hide behind the EDL, because Â Sheikh Khalid YasinÂ is aÂ hate preacherÂ who calls gay people ‘faggots’ and says they should be put to death.
The contempt in which we at Harry’s Place hold the EDL is well known, so I shan’t bother offering a re-hash of our clearly stated position in this post.
That said, there seems in some quarters to be a worrying tendency to assume that the victims of EDL intimidation are, by definition, totally innocent ‘good guys’.
More on Khalid Sheik Yasin:
- “Sheikh” Khalid Yasin, a good ol’Harlem shyster â€”Â
- Khalid Yasin: Hate Sheikh â€“ And Con Man? â€”Â
- ‘Sheikh’ Khalid Yasin -Â
- Brooklyn Shyster Khalid Yasin Watch â€”
Here’s aÂ recent exampleÂ of EDL members turning up drunk at a legally organised religious meeting and acting like the thugs they are:
Drunken protesters disrupted a talk from members of an Islamic information group in Reading last weekend.
Police were called to Rivermead Leisure Centre after a group of men who said they were members of the English Defence League started shouting abuse at members of the Berkshire Islamic Information Group at around 12.15pm on Sunday.
Police dispersed the group because some of its members were drunk and their actions were considered to be committing a public order offence.
Officers remained at the event, which was a lecture entitled ‘The Purpose of Life’ until it finished.
No arrests were made and the rest of day passed peacefully.
Around 400 people attended the talk.
As is so often the case, there is more to the story than immediately meets the eye.
Bob Pitt, for example, has blandly re-posted this article under the heading ‘EDL drunks disrupt Muslim meeting in Reading’. On the surface, that’s accurate, but just what kind of Muslims are we talking about?
Now, here’s the problem: Yasin is aÂ hate preacherÂ who calls gay people ‘faggots’ and says they should be put to death. He also says:
“There’s no such thing as a Muslim having a non-Muslim friend.”
This, of course is not from the good sheik Yasin, but mainstream Islam:
Qur’an (5:51)Â -Â “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”
Unsurprisingly, anti-gay sticker poster Mohammed Hasnath is aÂ Yasin fan.
This is hardly a minor slip on the part of the Berkshire Islamic Information Group, and looking at theirÂ resources pageÂ it’s not a one-off. The group recommends aÂ textÂ by Saleh As-Saleh entitled ‘Islam: The Complete and Final Message to Man’, in which we read:
The Muslim who is unable to practice hisÂ DeenÂ mustÂ migrate from the non-Muslim land to the Muslim Land. It is recommended for those who are, otherwise, ableÂ to practice Islam. If migration is not possible, then they shouldÂ establish Muslim communitiesÂ (not parties!) within their places of residence.Â They are to move to the same neighborhood if that is possible.Â They may look at it this way:Â Â let us have Muslim neighborhoods!Â Communities may have a reference “president of the community or theÂ like,” who works to strengthen the ‘AqeedahÂ (creed) of the Muslims and who co-ordinatesÂ their affairs and works towards their Islamic welfare. The Most Important thing they haveÂ to work for is establishing the right ‘Aqeedah, the ‘Aqeedah of Tawheed, andÂ dissociatingÂ themselves and their family members from imitating the disbelievers, if they truly want toÂ minimize the impact of disbelief in Allah in all of its manifestations.
The disbelievers want us to be like them! Let us not be deceived. Do we want to be likeÂ the people of disbelief? The answer can be better understood if we think of Hell!
So, the Berkshire Islamic Information Group has held an event featuring the speech of a homophobic hate preacher who encourages communalism and hatred of non-believers, and then goes on to recommend a text that treats non-Muslims with contempt and advocates the creation of Islamist ghettos within majority non-Muslim societies.
The EDL are divisive bigots who harm community relations. And the Berkshire Islamic Information Group are…?
I think the enlightened progressives from Harry’s should take a closer look at themselves before condemning the EDL…..