The nation that instituted the Magna Carta and that’s largely responsible for modern Western traditions of liberty and free speechÂ submits to a “higher” power:
“Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), said the international community should ‘come out of hiding from behind the excuse of freedom of expression’, a reference to Western arguments against a universal blasphemy law that the OIC has sought for over a decade.”Â
So the question which naturally arises is on what, exactly, do Baroness Warsi and her British government colleagues intend to “cooperate” with the OIC? What “mutual goals” does the UK government think it has with an organization which seeks to limit universal human rights, curb freedom of expression, and establish its headquarters in the capital city of a UN member sovereign country?
What “mutual goals”? Well, one side appears to have an inordinate desire to want to submit while the other side is keen to make it do so.
AÂ win-win situation (for sharia), no?
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” — Voltaire
For my part, I stopped looking long ago. And I will never allow savages to rule over me.
by Enza Ferreri
If there are moderate Muslims in the UK, this is the moment for them to make their voices heard.
Pakistan’s Railways Minister has offered $100,000 for the murder of the filmmaker ofÂ The Innocence of Muslims.
That’s just been doubled:
In any civilized country, he would be not only fired from his cabinet position but also arrested for the crime of incitement to murder. Instead, Pakistan’s Prime Minister has excused him, and people in his country have demonstrated in his support.
Pakistan is a member of the British Commonwealth. ItsÂ High Commissioner to the UK, the equivalent of ambassador for Commonwealth countries, has defended the Railways Minister in an interview with Sky News.
Various British Muslims have also been interviewed, and they invariably expressed the opinion that, if freedom of speech should be protected, then the Pakistani minister is within his rights to say what he wants, and after all, he only hurt one person, not many like the controversial filmmaker. This is Muslim logic for you.
All this is reminiscent of what happened at the time of the Salman Rushdie affair, when opinion polls among British Muslims were showing the majority in favour of the fatwa against the writer.
Let’s not forget that many UK Muslims have come here from Pakistan, so much so that the derogatory term for Asians in Britain is “Paki”.
When we consider Pakistan, the country’s blasphemy law and its use to persecute Christian minorities in the most shameful way and the support that this law enjoys among the Pakistani population, and then we look at this latest episode of a government minister publicly inciting to murder with impunity and people taking to the streets defending him, we have to draw the conclusion that, if there are moderate Muslims in Pakistan, they must be very few or very silent or both.
Is the same true of British Muslims, many of whom are of Pakistani extraction?
Interestingly, Muslim figures prominent in the UK, always displayed for public consumption as representatives of moderate Islam, have turned out, under greater scrutiny, not to be so moderate after all.
Member of the House of LordsÂ Lord AhmedÂ “savagely attacked Tony Blair for giving Salman Rushdie a knighthood, …threatened to mobilise 10000 Muslims to prevent democratically elected Dutch MP Geert Wilders from speaking in Parliament, this is despite his own invite of the anti-semitic Israel Shamir who has been accused of denying the holocaust”.
TheÂ Pakistani-bornÂ peer also said: “Even if I have to beg I am willing to raise and offer Â£10 million so that George W Bush and Tony Blair can be brought to the International Court of Justice on war crimes charges”.
Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Group, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for JusticeÂ Sadiq KhanÂ “is the lifelong friend of Babar Ahmad, a man indicted in the US on charges of ‘conspiracy to provide material to support terrorists, namely the Taliban and the Chechen Mujahideen; providing material to support terrorists; and conspiracy to kill in a foreign country’. Ahmad ran a website recruiting jihadi militants to go and fight the Russian in Chechnya and Coalition troops in Afghanistan. When arrested, he had in his possession plans for an American carrier battle group with written notations on it like ‘vulnerable to RPG’”.
JournalistÂ Mehdi Hasan, former senior political editor ofÂ The New Statesman, on separate occasions called non-Muslims people of no intelligence and compared them to animals and cattle (in so doing revealing, on top of everything else, his speciesism).
And former co-chairman of the Conservative PartyÂ Baroness Warsi, unelected, appointed to the House of Lords, amidst public expenses frauds scandals, breachings of both the Ministerial Code and rules on financial declarations, found time to run a business her partner in which, Abid Hussain, has been a leading member of Hizb ut Tahrir, a radical Islamic group the Conservatives promised to ban when they were in opposition.
Disliked by Tories, called by one of them “the worst party chairman” we’ve ever had, Warsi, who is of Pakistani origin and maintains strong ties with that country, has now more power than ever, with two crucial cabinet posts and a seat at the National Security Council.
Warsi signs documents submitting the UK to Islamic blasphemy laws.
Enza FerreriÂ is an Italian-born, London-based author and journalist. She has been a London correspondent for several Italian magazines and newspapers, including Panorama, L’Espresso, La Repubblica.
You knew this was never gonna happen:
Abu Hamza: High Court judge halts extradition to the US
A High Court judge has halted the extradition of Abu Hamza al-Masri to the US on terror charges after the cleric launched a last-ditch appeal.
The British judiciary is not only complicit, its totally out of control in its aiding and abetting Mohammedanism.Â More British comedy atÂ BBC News
He’s too old and too frail:
(CNN) –– Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri finds out Tuesday if he can avoid extradition from Britain to the United States to face terrorism charges.