In the Bunglawussi-world everything Â and everyone opposing the spread of Islam is a ‘bigot/Islamophobe/racist/Nazi/fascist” and speaking out against the thugs from MPACUK means you are engaged in a “witch-hunt”- everyone is Islamophobic on “Islamophobia Watch:”
We realise this site is in danger of turning into Damian Thompson Watch, but we have to register the fact that theÂ Catholic HeraldÂ editor has made aÂ further contributionÂ to the mountingÂ witch-hunt aimed at framing MPACUK as a violent organisation. This time Thompson takes issue with MPAC’s call to expose the Muslim “researchers” whoÂ forged receiptsÂ in order to assist the right-wing think-tank Policy Exchange in compiling itsÂ Hijacking of British IslamÂ report which claimed to reveal the sale of hate literature in British mosques.
Thompson, of course, thinks it’s perfectly OK for Policy Exchange to publish false accusations against the Muslim community, but MPAC’s call for the exposure of those responsible for fabricating the evidence is “a threatening post on the MPAC official website which is apparently encouraging someone to dispense Islamic justice to Muslim traitors. ‘Protecting our community’, MPAC calls it.That’s a handy little euphemism, isn’t it?”
Update:Â The raving Islamophobes atÂ Jihad WatchÂ have thrown their weight behind Thompson: “Sounds like MPACUK is publicly denouncing these Muslims for apostasy â€“ and we all know what happens to apostates in Islam.”
*Â AlrightÂ then, here it is from Jihad Watch:
UK: BBC’s “favorite” Muslim organization launches “witch-hunt” against Muslims who helped expose hate literature in UK mosques
By asking all Muslims to “expose them,” in order to “protect our community” — not Britain in general but rather the Muslim community living in Britain, that is, the umma. This is the price Muslims who help infidel governments must pay: will the infidel government reciprocate now by offering them protection, or at the very least recognizing MPAC for what it is?
“MPAC launches a witchhunt against ‘Zio-Con’ Muslims” by Damian Thompson for theÂ Telegraph, December 28:
The Muslim Public Affairs Commitee (MPACUK) is appealing to its supporters to track down the Muslim researchers who worked with the think tank Policy Exchange on a projectÂ to expose the sale of hate literature in British mosques.Â
Under the heading “The Hunt for 8 Sufi Zio-Con Frauds”, the MPAC website claims that the researchers were members of “Sufi underground cults” who teamed up with the Zionists to discredit Islam. And it adds:
Who are they, what are their backgrounds …Â MPACUK will dig deeper and expose every last detail of the Sufis who tried to destroy their own community.
Sounds like MPACUK is publicly denouncing these Muslims for apostasy — and we all knowÂ what happensÂ to apostates in Islam.
If you know who they are – please write in andÂ we will expose these men and women for all the Muslim community to see. Write in now and let us do what the incompetent idiots in the Mosque should be doing, protecting our community.Â
Let us do what, precisely? I wonder if this sinister announcement of a manhunt will persuade the BBC to stop sucking up to MPAC, whose spokesman Ashgar Bukhari says thatÂ any Muslim killed fighting Israel goes straight to paradise. Probably not.[…]
What we have here is a threatening post on the MPAC official website which is apparentlyÂ encouraging someone to dispense Islamic justice to Muslim traitors. “Protecting our community”, MPAC calls it. That’s a handy little euphemism, isn’t it?
Hugh Fitzgerald comments:
“Write in now and let us [MCPAK] do what the incompetent idiots in the Mosque should be doing, protecting our community.”
— from the article above
So what does “protecting our community” mean to MCPAK? It means making sure that nothing of what really goes on in mosques, the hate-filled rants, the hate-filled literature (I’ve picked it up myself, stuff that someone forgot to hide during one of those smiling evenings of Mosque Outreach). They want to make sure that no Infidels find out. It’s simply, at the local and capillary level, the same thing that the O.I.C. is attempting to do at the international level by attempting to have freedom of speech curtailed in the West, under the guise of preventing “Islmophobia.”
Everywhere, it’s the same story. Because if the Infidels find out too much about Islam, and about not only the texts (a click away on the Internet) and tenets, but also about the attitudes and atmospherics of Islam, then they might begin to bethink themselves, and shake off their lethargy, and decide to protect themselves from the permanent menace — because the texts are immutable, and cannot be dispensed with, or “interpreted” away — of Islam.
Posted by: HughÂ Â atÂ December 28, 2008 1:54 PM
More Bunglawussi witch-hunt watch:
“Harry’s Place is Islamophobic Cesspool!”
A London-based think tank has revealed that the co-founder of a Muslim communal organization whose spokespeople are used by mainstream media outlets has glorified terrorism and attacks on Israel.
The Center for Social Cohesion (CSC) reported that last week Asghar Bukhari, co-founder and spokesman for the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC UK), said on the social networking site Facebook that any Muslim who died fighting Israel was a martyr.
Responding to comments by another contributor on a discussion entitled ‘Has Europe come to terms with Islam?’, Bukhari said, “Muslims who fight against the occupation of their lands are mujahadeen and are blessed by Allah. And any Muslim who fights against Israel and dies is a martyr and will be granted paradise.”
The Muslim leader went on to justify jihadism, saying, “The concept of jihad is a beautiful thing, and logical to those with a sincere heart. It tells the human being to stand up and fight against those who bring evil and oppression on this earth, and by standing up – roll back that oppression until the people are free from it.”
CSC called into question the media outlets’ use of MPAC UK and their portrayal of it as a mainstream Muslim organization. “The leadership of MPAC UK has been shown before to have expressed opinions which border on glorification of terrorism,” said Robin Simcox, a CSC researcher.
“Concern has previously been expressed to the BBC and other media about their continuing use of Bukhari and his organization. Despite this, they are regularly treated by the BBC and other mainstream media as representative of mainstream Muslim opinion,” Simcox said.
“Bukhari’s incitement and likely illegal public comments should be a matter of grave concern to broadcasters and others who have repeatedly given him and his organization a platform,” Simcox added.
The think tank has reported the incident to the police.
The article is in fact almost a straight reprint of a (pdf)Â CSC briefing.
Read MPAC’s reponseÂ here. They rightly accuse the CSC of “wasting police time by reporting Asghar Bukhari for supposedly contravening the new law banning ‘glorification of terrorism’. MPACUK â€“ who actually care about stopping terrorism â€“ expect our taxes to be spent trying to prevent anyone from blowing us up on tube trains (not dealing with politically-motivated malicious reports against media spokespeople from Muslim groups!)”
Once again we have a witch-hunt against mainstream Muslims, the origin of which can be traced back to the Islamophobic cesspool that isÂ Harry’s Place.
Update:Â See alsoÂ ENGAGE’s letterÂ to Damian Thompson, challenging him over his support for the CSC.