* Â Whining and Wingeing has become anÂ art-formÂ at the MCB’s spokesmans absurdly named ‘Islamophobia Watch’ site. But denial, obfuscation, tu coque and cries of victimhood don’t make 1400 years of jihad ideology and warfare go away. On the contrary: this kind of behavior will further alienate the very tolerant and patient Brits, Â who are shocked to realize that integration of Muhammedanism is a failed social experiment. Here is one of many similar articles originally printed in the Guardian, with the usual victimization blues: “Just don’t look”- sez Mehdi Hasan
“…tired of having to also endure a barrage of lazy stereotypes, inflammatory headlines, disparaging generalisations and often inaccurate and baseless stories…”
* Hmm. Â “inaccurateÂ and baseless?” Tell us about it, Ikhwan brother…
Portraying Muslims as different and dangerous can have serious repercussions, and tonight’s Dispatches draws attention to a growing number of Muslims who now live in daily fear; some because their homes are repeatedly vandalized, others because they have suffered devastatingly violent attacks.
“at the same time, a majority of the public also continues to believe that the religion of Islam is to blame for the bombings.” (Gee! Who would think a thing like that!)
“it is time to stop conflating the actions of a tiny minority of extremists with the entire Muslim community or the whole religion of Islam. (That “tiny minority of extremists” slogan is getting old: what if its the other way around and the majority is in on the global jihad, what will Â you do about it, Mehdi?) It is time for newspaper editors, reporters, columnists and commentators to stop the negative stereotyping and fear-mongering that reinforces the public perception of Muslims and Islam as strange, foreign and threatening, and further alienates and stigmatises an already vulnerable community of British citizens.
* “Serious repercussions” sounds like a threat. And “Muslims who now live in daily fear; some because their homes are repeatedly vandalized, others because they have suffered devastatingly violent attacks”– where would that be? Why hasn’t any of it been reported? Does anybody realize that this TV-journo with his Muslim head on is lying whenever he opens his mouth?
* Â But if its that bad in Britain, Hasan: why don’t you pack up and ship out? Don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you!
* Â But then again, you almost conviced us about the ‘tiny minority ofÂ extremists’, and just when we were about to give you the benefit of the doubt, we find this:
Relatives of July 7 bomber hold PARTY at his grave to ‘celebrate his life’
A party is being held at the grave of a 7/7 bomber in what is being seen as an insult to the 52 London commuters murdered three years ago today.Â
The family of Shehzad Tanweer and 400 guests will ‘celebrate his life’ and ‘remember him as a martyr’ at a village in Pakistan.Â
Tanweer, 22, along with Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Hasib Hussain, 18, and 19-year-old Jermaine Lindsay, died when they detonated rucksack bombs on three crowded Tube trains and a No.30 bus.
Tribute: Family and friends of those killed in the 7/7 bombings gather at King’s Cross Station to mark the 3rd anniversary
Flowers at Tavistock Square in memory of the 52 people killed
Tanweer’s uncle, 42-year-old property developer Tahir Pervez, is organising the celebration in which verses of the Koran will be read out then curry and rice distributed at his home in Samundari.
‘The party is kept very secret from people outside the village but everyone knows it happens every year,’ said one villager who asked not be named.
‘People are invited to join in blessing Shehzad Tanweer’s soul by reading verses from the Koran and they call on us to remember Shehzad as a shahid (martyr).’
The gathering has twice been held in secretÂ -Â yards from Aldgate bomber Tanweer’s grave which is fiercely protected from outsiders. It is the largest in the cemetery of the village called Chak 477 and is opposite the mosque.
Insult: The family of bomber Shehzad Tanweer plan to hold a party at his grave
His epitaph bears the phrase ‘La ilaha il Mohammed dur rasool Allah’ which means ‘There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger.’
Andrew Dismore, MP for Hendon said: ‘It is absolutely appalling that his family are choosing to mark the date in this way. What are the Pakistan government doing about this? ‘Five people from five different ethnic and religious groups died from my constituency on 7 July 2005 and this is a damning insult to their memory and their family members.
‘Most Muslims would be absolutely horrified, as I am, that Shehzad Tanweer is being remembered by some people as a martyr.’Â
Mr Pervez said he regularly visits Britain to visit his sister, Parween Tanweer, the bomber’s mother.Â
He said: ‘I have visited England four times since his death and even though immigration authorities ask me questions, they usually do not realise who I am.’
Mr Pervez added: ‘Shehzad used to visit me every year with his family. Of course because I am his uncle, I still have fond feelings for my nephew.’
Mayor of London Boris Johnson, pictured with Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics, gather at King’s Cross station to commemorate the victims of 7/7
Boris Johnson at the wreath-laying ceremony
He also revealed plans to travel to Beeston in Leeds, where Tanweer lived and where most of his family remain.Â
‘I have a lot of family in the UK. Whenever I go there, I stay with all my relatives. I am leaving again in two weeks time and this time I will be staying with my uncles, aunts and yes, even at Shehzad’s home.Â
‘His parents still live in their old house with their community. Of course Shehzad’s mother is still devastated as she has lost a young son.’
The scene three years ago after a London bus was hit by a bomb attack in Tavistock Square, London
Roses left at the gates at King’s Cross station