These 9 things are ‘officially Islamophobic’ after UK councils adopt new definition
Research indicates that Islamophobia often targets visible signs of Muslimness, such as modest clothing like headscarves, as well as prayer rituals and mosques. This time it is the prayer rug. …
Examples of Islamophobia that the Council now deems as unacceptable: …
- Accusing Muslims as a group of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Muslim person or group of Muslim individuals, or even for acts committed by non-Muslims.
- Accusing Muslims as a group, or Muslim majority states, of inventing or exaggerating Islamophobia, ethnic cleansing or genocide perpetrated against Muslims. …
COUNCILS across the UK are starting to adopt an agreed list of examples of Islamophobia.
However, so far, just three local authoritieshave adopted the APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) definition of Islamophobia. No councils in Lancashire have adopted the definition as yet.
Oxford City council has this week become the latest in the UK to officially recognise the APPG definition which states:
“Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.”
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Pakistan: Muslim clerics declare that “Islam has nothing to do with extremism and terrorism”
In Pakistan, “representatives of political and religious organisations of the country have agreed unanimously to carry out a joint-struggle for the elimination of the menace of terrorism and extremism from the country.”
If these clerics truly wished to “denounce terrorism” and “resolve to end menace,” they would at least start by resolving to end the menace of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and use their influence to free Asia Bibi to live in peace.
“The joint declaration asserted that extremist and terrorist mindset has caused the most harm to Islam and the Muslim world. ‘Islam has nothing to do with extremism and terrorism as teachings of Islam and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) has stressed on seeking moderate way.’”
Most stunning about such bizarre and brazen lies is that they are believed by so many. The clerics don’t seem to have defined “terrorism.” Do they mean the actions of jihadis, or of America and Israel?
As Muhammad said: “War is deceit.” Sahih Bukhari (52:269)
“Clerics denounce terrorism, reiterate resolve to end menace”, by Imran Adnan, Express Tribune, January 28, 2019:
LAHORE: Representatives of political and religious organisations of the country have agreed unanimously to carry out a joint-struggle for the elimination of the menace of terrorism and extremism from the country.
The list below states examples of Islamophobia that the councils now deem as unacceptable:
• Calling for, aiding, instigating or justifying the killing or harming of Muslims in the name of a racist/fascist ideology, or an extremist view of religion.
• Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Muslims as such, or of Muslims as a collective group, such as, especially but not exclusively, conspiracies about Muslim entryism in politics, government or other societal institutions; the myth of Muslim identity having a unique propensity for terrorism and claims of a demographic ‘threat’ posed by Muslims or of a ‘Muslim takeover’.
• Accusing Muslims as a group of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Muslim person or group of Muslim individuals, or even for acts committed by non-Muslims.
• Accusing Muslims as a group, or Muslim majority states, of inventing or exaggerating Islamophobia, ethnic cleansing or genocide perpetrated against Muslims.
• Accusing Muslim citizens of being more loyal to the ‘Ummah’ (transnational Muslim community) or to their countries of origin, or to the alleged priorities of Muslims worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.
• Denying Muslim populations, the right to self-determination e.g., by claiming that the existence of an independent Palestine or Kashmir is a terrorist endeavour.
• Applying double standards by requiring of Muslims behaviours that are not expected or demanded of any other groups in society, eg loyalty tests.
• Using the symbols and images associated with classic Islamophobia.
• Holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of any Muslim majority state, whether secular or constitutionally Islamic.