* The lizards over at Charles Johnsons echo chamber will be pleased to hear that.
A leading British Muslim youth organisation Thursday welcomed the government action against websites promoting hatred but expressed concern about plans announced Home Secretary Jacqui Smith that they could be ”discriminatory”.
The Ramadhan Foundation said it was “concerned that action is not being taken on far right and fascist websites that also promote violence and hatred.” Many that promote hatred and violence against minority communities that should be also closed, it said.
* Translation: anyone criticizing Islam shut be shut down. Got it!
In her first major speech on terrorism, Smith spoke of introducing measures to ban extremist websites but singled out Muslim youths as being “most at risk when the propagandists of violent extremism spread their messages of violence.”
“We are already working closely with the communications industry to take action against paedophiles. I believe we should also take action against those who groom vulnerable people for the purposes of violent extremism,” she said.
The Ramadhan Foundation pointed out that it was already clear Islam totally forbids the killing of innocent people and terrorism and said it believed that the “threat is one for the whole country.” It welcomed the change of language used by the government since Prime Minister Gordon Brown took over last year, moving away from such inflammatory labels as “War of Terror”, “Muslim Extremist” or “Islamic Terrorist”, that tarnish and isolate a whole faith.
* Fact is that Islam doesn’t regard unbelievers as innocent and terror is a strategy of jihad. Brother, who yer foolin’ with that cozmik debris?
But the government was warned again about its strategy in not wanting to deal with root causes of terrorism, like the discriminatory nature of UK Foreign policy and wanting to engage young people yet not have dialogue with representative groups.
* Translation: Muslims are entitled to determine Britsh Foreign policy.
“The government is typically not willing to discuss the issues of double standards of UK foreign policy; unless you deal with the root causes we will not rid terrorism,” the foundation’s chair Muhammad Umar said.
* The ‘root causes’ of terror are the Koran and the Islamic ideology…
* Dumber than a ton of bricks:
Smith acknowledged that there may be grievances about Britain’s foreign policy or what is perceived to be the country’s foreign policy and those derived from the experience or perception of socio- economic disadvantage.
But she insisted that the government was prepared to debate grievances but only when they are “not only legitimately expressed but well founded.” –IRNA
BLiar experiences lucid moment:
West didn’t incite Islamic extremism, Blair says
Internal fight over future of Islam, not injustice perpetrated against Muslims, has fuelled terrorism, former British PM believes
Islamic extremists have no real grievance against the West, former British prime minister Tony Blair says, and Western democracies should stand up and say so.
Mr. Blair said that, faced with terrorism and extremist rage, liberal-minded Westerners sometimes assume that “there’s something that we should be doing, or have done, that is causing this.”
In fact, he told a lunchtime audience in Toronto yesterday, extremism is the result of an internal fight over the future of Islam, not any crime or injustice perpetrated by the West against Muslims.
“The truth is that they have no sense of grievance against us,” he said. “Truthfully, a Muslim in my country today has more freedom than they do in many Muslim countries.” If democratic countries want to defeat extremism, he said, they have to be ready to say that it is more than the extremists’ methods they abhor.
* The comical ‘Mister Bean’ lookalike from the MCB, Inyat Bunglawussy, gives Londonistan’s ‘Red Ken’ Livingstone a ringing endorsement:
There has been a noticeable shift in recent years among many Muslim groups who are becoming increasingly politically active and determined to raise their issues and concerns to our politicians via the democratic process. That should be seen as a welcome and necessary development. There has also been a greater recognition that this activism must go hand in hand with working for a fairer society for all irrespective of ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender or sexual orientation.
It is my view that these developments have been due in no small part to the likes of Livingstone who have sought to engage with all communities, including London’s Muslims, on the basis of acceptance and respect.
* The road to the abyss, paved by useful idiots. Red Ken is one of them…
* One poster, ‘endoftime’, doesn’t buy any:
Back to your old form again.
>>The mayor of London has a long and proud record of opposing racism and prejudice against minorities
Unless of course they are Jewish.
>>Qaradawi is arguably the world’s most influential and widely respected Muslim scholar and he has a large following in the UK.
That’s encouraging considering he supports suicide bombings and is a rabid homophobe.
If Livingstone is the choice of candidate for Muslims, then for that reason he should be the candidate to reject for non-Muslims.
Vote for Boris and end the Nightmayor that is Livingstone.