Bunglawussi Grievance Theater Watch:
Nigel Morris for the bleeding hearts:
Inayat Bunglawala, spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “We’re getting more British Muslims reporting to us that they feel anti-Muslim prejudice is increasing in society. There are incidents of attacks against mosques and Islamic schools.” Last week, Shahid Malik, Britain’s first Muslim minister, criticised what he described as growing hostility to Muslims in the UK.
Currently, Jews in Britain are FOUR TIMES more likely to suffer physical attacks than Muslims, and it is a sad fact that some of these attacks upon Jews are carried out by Muslims. It is now a popular myth – originally invented by Bernard Lewis – that Muslim anti-Semitism originated with the foundation of Israel, and that before the advent of Zionism Muslims treated Jews well.
In an article in the Independent newspaper, Peter Oborne argued that Islamophobia is the new “British disease.” He follows the line that Muslims are being oppressed, and states that “Surveys show Muslims have the highest rate of unemployment, the poorest health, the most disability and fewest educational qualifications of any faith group in the country. This means they are vulnerable, rendering them open to ignorant and hostile commentary from mainstream figures.”
Vile anti-Semitic shit-propaganda
If Muslims are poorly educated and unable to find good jobs, is this the fault of Britain? Recent mass immigration from Poland has proved that even without language skills, there are jobs available in Britain for those who are willing to work. Muslims’ health issues are similarly of their own making – after all, in Britain, even illegal immigrants have access to full free-on-the-point-of-delivery healthcare. And I wonder what these surveys class as disability – work-related accidents, or even congenital disabilities, caused by inbreeding, a by-product of arranged marriage customs?
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Exclusive: Are British Muslims Treated Like Jews in 1930s Germany?
On Jews, Muslims and Hitler
Yesterday – Monday July 7, 2008 – was the third anniversary of the suicide bombings on London Transport. Mohammed Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer and Jermaine Lindsay blew themselves up on underground trains, while Hasib Hossain boarded a Number 30 bus and detonated his rucksack in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two people were killed and hundreds were injured.
On British television, a documentary was broadcast on Channel 4,Â entitled “It Shouldn’t Happen To a Muslim.” This was produced by Peter Oborne, and it asserted that Muslims have become demonized in British society.
In an article in theÂ Independent newspaper, Peter Oborne argued that Islamophobia is the new “British disease.” He follows the line that Muslims are being oppressed, and states that “Surveys show Muslims have the highest rate of unemployment, the poorest health, the most disability and fewest educational qualifications of any faith group in the country. This means they are vulnerable, rendering them open to ignorant and hostile commentary from mainstream figures.”
If Muslims are poorly educated and unable to find good jobs, is this the fault of Britain? Recent mass immigration from Poland has proved that even without language skills, there are jobs available in Britain for those who are willing to work. Muslims’ health issues are similarly of their own making – after all, in Britain, even illegal immigrants have access to full free-on-the-point-of-delivery healthcare. And I wonder what these surveys class as disability – work-related accidents, or evencongenital disabilities, caused by inbreeding, a by-product of arranged marriage customs?
Oborne finishes off his article with a call for collective guilt on the part of the British public and establishment: “We should all feel ashamed about the way we treat Muslims, in the media, in our politics, and on our streets. We do not treat Muslims with the tolerance, decency and fairness that we often like to boast is the British way. We urgently need to change our public culture.”
Oborne’s comments about the victimization of Muslims in Britain tally with how many Muslims view their situation. Featuring on Oborne’s documentary was Labour MP for Dewsbury Shahid Malik . The politician trotted out a mantra that has been used byÂ Dr. Muhammed Abdul Bari of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), andÂ Osama Saeed of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB): the presumption that Muslims in modern Britain feel like Jews under Hitler.
Shahid Malik, as reported by theÂ Independent, maintains that it is now “legitimate” for the media and society at large to target Muslims. He states: “I think most people would agree that if you ask Muslims today what do they feel like, they feel like the Jews of Europe. I don’t mean to equate that with the Holocaust but in the way that it was legitimate almost – and still is in some parts – to target Jews, many Muslims would say that we feel the exact same way. Somehow there’s a message out there that it’s OK to target people as long as it’s Muslims. And you don’t have to worry about the facts, and people will turn a blind eye.”
Currently, Jews in Britain areÂ FOUR TIMES more likely to suffer physical attacks than Muslims, and it is a sad fact that some of these attacks upon Jews are carried out by Muslims. It is now a popular myth – originally invented by Bernard Lewis – that Muslim anti-Semitism originated with the foundation of Israel, and that before the advent of Zionism Muslims treated Jews well.
Though many liberals in the UK adhere to Lewis’ dogma – even, it seems, in the biased reporting of Palestinian issues by the BBC – Islamic anti-Semitism has a long history. I am currently reading Dr. Andrew Bostom’s seminal workÂ The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism for the purposes of writing a review. The book, containing a plethora of documentation, some of it translated for the first time, thoroughly explodes Bernard Lewis’ theory.
Peter Oborne, in his emotive cascade of rhetoric, maintains that there is no difference between Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. He states that “there is no social, political or cultural protection for Muslims: as far as the British political, media and literary establishment is concerned the normal rules of engagement are suspended.”
In Scotland, Osma Saeed of the Muslim Association of Britain has suggested that Muslims in Britain suffer in the same way that Jews suffered under Hitler. InÂ 2006 he said:
“Hitler was a product of German society, where anti-Semitic attitudes had existed unchecked for decades. We have got to listen and learn from what happened there and be vigilant. I am not talking about large numbers of people being rounded up, but we could be looking at situations where Muslims are routinely assaulted in the streets.”
Andrew Bostom commented on thisÂ Jerusalem Post story fromÂ February 2, 2008, which reported that Franco Frattini, European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security asserts that half of all anti-Semitic incidents across Europe are connected to radical Islamic elements.
“Demographic data from 2007 indicate that the total number of Europeans is 494.8 million; estimates of the number of Muslims in Europe range from 15-20 million, or some ~3.0-4.0% of the total European population. Thus, on a population percentage basis, Muslims in Europe account for roughly 24.0 to 32.3 times the number of Antisemitic incidents as their non-Muslim European counterparts.
These 2007/2008 data are in turn consistent with previous findings from 2006 on the excess prevalence of frank Antisemitism reported amongst European Muslims, published in The Journal of Conflict Resolution by Yale University biostatistician Dr. Edward H. Kaplan, and Dr. Charles A. Small of the Yale Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism. (“Anti-Israel Sentiment Predicts Antisemitism in Europe” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2006, Vol. 50, pp. 548-561.)
Drs. Kaplan and Small examined the views of 5004 Europeans, roughly 500 individuals sampled from each of 10 European Union countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom). The authors’ main publicized results confirmed their (rather commonsensical) a priori hypothesis: anti-Israel sentiments strongly and independently predicted the likelihood that an individual was anti-Semitic in a graded manner, i.e., the more anti-Israel (on a scale of zero to 4), the more a person was likely to be anti-Semitic.
But a much more striking and relevant finding in light of the burgeoning Jew hatred now evident in Europe’s Muslim communities, received much less attention: in a controlled comparison to European Christians (as the “referent” group), European Muslims were nearly eightfold (i.e., 800%) more likely to be overtly anti-Semitic. [emphasis added] (“Anti-Israel Sentiment Predicts anti-Semitism in Europe,” p. 557 and Table 3, p. 558.) Furthermore, in light of the Pew Global Attitudes Project data on Muslim attitudes toward Jews in Islamic countries, the Yale study likely underestimated the extent of anti-Semitism amongst Europe’s Muslim communities, had more poorly educated, less acclimated European Muslims been sampled. Pew’s earlier international survey indicated (“The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other”, Pew Global Attitudes Project, June 22, 2006.).”
If people assert that Muslims currently are being treated as Jews were under Hitler, I wish these crass individuals would examine the history ofÂ Ayman al-Husseini (1895 – 1974) who organized massacres of Jews in British Palestine. This man met Hitler, and assisted Adolph Eichmann with the setting up of a Muslim branch of the Wahffen SS. He also urged the killing of Jewish children, rather than offering them in a prisoner exchange.
There have been assaults upon Muslims in Britain and these are to be condemned. But the thesis presented by Oborne, Malik and others is a distortion of reality.
Was It Britain’s Fault That 7/7 Happened?
TheÂ Independent states that an “ICM survey found that 51 per cent of Britons blame Islam to some degree for the 2005 attacks.” Mohammed Sidique Khan – leader of the 7/7 bombers – claimed on video that he was bombing London because he thought Muslims were under attack, and because he was annoyed with the attitudes of Muslim preachers who gave in to kaffir (non-believer) values.
So no wonder half of Britons thought Islam was to blame for 7/7. I am surprised that, as Khan carried out his bombings to support what he perceived to be “true Islam,” the figure was not higher. The ICM survey, commissioned to coincide with the documentary, also stated that ONE QUARTER OF MUSLIMS feel that Islamic values are not compatible with British values. Does Peter Oborne expect the British public to feel guilty that some Muslims believe British culture is incompatible with their ideology?
In case anyone has developed selective amnesia, this is what Mohammed Sidique Khan said. Thevideo was released while his body lay inÂ 52 bags (one for each of his cell’s victims?) in a drawer at Westminster Coroner’s Court.
“Until we feel security, you will be our targets – not until you have stopped the bombing, gassing, imprisonment, and torture of my people, we will not stop this fight. We are at war, and I am a soldier. Now you too will taste the reality of this situation………Jihad is an obligation, on every single one of us, men and women, and by staying at home, you are turning your backs on Jihad, which is a major sin, it’s a Kabira gona (clears throat). If you have any doubts or reservations about this and the other Jihad ayas, then I strongly suggest you research them, check the Islamic history – the books are very widely available – look to the classical scholars. See what sort of lives they led.
“Our so-called scholars today are content with their Toyotas and semi-detached houses. They seem to think their responsibilities lie with pleasing the khuffar instead of Allah, so they tell us ludicrous things, like “you must obey the law of the land”. So how na- how on earth did we conquer lands in the past if we were to obey by this, this law? By Allah, these scholars will be brought to account, and if they fear the British government more than they fear Allah, then they must desist in doing talks, lectures, and passive fatwas and they need to stay at home where they are useless, and leave the job to the real men, the true inheritors of the Prophets.”
Shehzad Tanweer, Khan’s comrade-in-murder, said in his farewell video that Britain had “openly declared war on Islam and the foreigners in the crusade against the Muslims…We love death the way you love life.”
Britain must feel guilty for the situation in Afghanistan, Iraq, and must accept that if Britain had a different foreign policy and had different attitudes towards Islam, then there would be no threat from Islamic radicalism or Islamic terror. That was the message openly trotted out by hijab-wearing Rajnaara Akhtar on theÂ first anniversary of the 7/7 attacks.
Anas AltikritiÂ wrote at the same time: “We will not stand for our country and people being terrorised nor will we stand for our government terrorising any other peoples.” This individual – who argued back inÂ 2004 that the British media was antagonizing Muslims – was between 2004 and 2005 the president of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB).
The MAB (like the Muslim Council of Britain) was co-founded by Kemal el-Helbawy, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group founded in 1927 in Egypt. Altikriti now heads theÂ Cordoba Foundation. This group, founded in 2005Â claims that it exists to uphold better relations between cultures. Strange then, that it is called Cordoba – a direct reference to the Muslim colony established in Spain following the violent invasion by Tariq bin Zayid in 711 AD.
Back inÂ August 2006, an open letter was published in several newspapers in Britain. This letter, signed by numerous Muslim groups, including the MAB and MCB, blamed British political policy for attacks: “It is our view that current British government policy risks putting civilians at increased risk both in the UK and abroad.”
It is known that Mohammed SIdique Khan was rejected by his father when he married a woman of his own choice, rather than the imported arranged bride chosen by his family. If his father had not been so stuck in his “alien” ways, and had accepted his bride, it is possible that Khan would never have been drawn into radicalism.
There are currently vast ghettos in most large cities where Muslim communities exist, where Urdu and Bangla are spoken more frequently than English. These communities are in some cases – despite the protestations of Leftists – “no-go areas” for non-Muslims. Multiculturalism has encouraged migrants to feel “separate” and “different” and has done nothing to help individuals from such communities to become assimilated or integrated into British society. And yet if one draws attention to these “no-go areas” the term “Islamophobe” is thrown around as a weapon. When a bishop (Michael Nazir-Ali) mentions that such “no-go areas” exist, he gets death threats from Muslims.
Christian preachers are activelyÂ told by a Muslim police support officer that they must not do missionary work in a “Muslim area.” So for some individuals in the police, no-go areas do exist. But for Britain’s liberals and Leftists, even drawing attention to such truths is an act of “Islamophobia.”
Around the same time that he compared Muslims in Britain to Jews under Hitler, Osama Saeedurged Muslims to refuse to cooperate with the police. In Tayside in Dundee, the police had set up a Special Branch community unit to tackle extremism. Now, Tayside police have become embroiled in a controversy involving dogs and Muslims.