Wednesday, 4 July 2007
MCB's Disingenuous Statement (as expected)
The MCB has done it again. I really want someone to nail these people down to get them to unequivocally condemn attacks on the general population. Each time I have seen someone try this they have wiggled and mumble-swerved. You will see that, yet again, they slip in the code word 'innocent', which then raises the question: "Define 'innocent'". It is my suspicion that those in the MCB do not consider the general British citizen as being 'innocent' and as such they are condemning no one.
Statement from the Muslim Council of Britain on Recent Terrorism 03 Jul 2007
The events of the past few days have been very disturbing and challenging ones for all of us. At the very outset we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the police officers and security experts who were tasked with removing the threat from the explosive devices in London and Glasgow.
It looks sadly as if the terror threat currently facing our country will be with us for some time to come. So let us be absolutely clear about this: those who seek to deliberately kill or maim innocent people are the enemies of all of us. There is no cause whatsoever that could possibly justify such barbarity. Those who engage in such murderous actions and those that provide support for them are the enemies of all, Muslims and non-Muslims, and they stand against our shared values in the UK.
Note here the use of the term 'innocent'. Extremists do not consider British civilians to be 'innocent' as they are infidel. Even muslims caught up in events can be dismissed by the ridiculous fatalism that 'it was written', so indicating it was somehow the Will of Allah. IIRC the MCB and their various throats have used this term after 9/11, 7/7, 21/7.
The police and security services have the enormous responsibility for trying to ensure the safety of all Britons. As such they deserve the fullest support and cooperation from each and every sector of our society, including all Muslims.
The phrase clearly shows the separateness. One wonders if they consider terms not explicitly mentioning Muslims to not apply to them.
With this in mind, the Muslim Council of Britain will, this coming Saturday, be convening a meeting at the Islamic Cultural Centre in London of key Imams and leading community activists from across the country. At Saturday’s meeting we hope to discuss how we can work better with other partners, including the police, to try to undermine and defeat the terrorists who seek to attack us. It is our Islamic duty not only to utterly and totally condemn such evil actions, but to provide all the necessary support to prevent such atrocities from taking place.
One has no idea if "the terrorists who seek to attack us" refer to the bombers or to the infidel and Western culture in general.
We would take this opportunity to commend the new Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith for the calm and reassuring tone of their responses to the recent attacks in which they made clear that it was unacceptable to hold any one faith group or community as being somehow collectively responsible for the actions of a few. We also appreciate the stance taken by the Scottish first Minister Alex Salmond, who re-assured the Muslim community in Scotland in unequivocal terms when he visited Glasgow Central Mosque recently.
I note that no condemnation or parallel is made of the bombers who seek to hold a community as collectively responsible for the actions of a few (in their eyes).
It cannot be stressed enough that terrorists actively seek to divide us and to undermine our collective strength. To be successful in our collective effort to deal with the threats of terror it is imperative that we all work together. We need to have confidence and mutual trust in each other. The challenges facing us as a nation require us to work together for the joint benefit of all.
Again, the label of 'terrorist" is not specific and could easily apply to the infidel and not these bombers.
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari
The Muslim Council of Britain
Alas, inconclusive, evasive, ambiguous, coded message. Btw, Dr Bari - we know you wear a rug.
UPDATE: The MCB cannot even be straight with their quotations from the Koran. There was an attached quotation to the above:
5:32 - If anyone kills a human being, unless it be (in punishment) for
murder, or of spreading corruption in the land, it should be
looked upon as though he had slain all mankind, and if anyone
saves a life it should be regarded as though he had saved the
lives of all mankind.
They have taken this down now, but the actual quote, with next verse is:
5:32 - On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land. 5:33 - The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;
I.e. you cannot kill anyone (actually, Israel cannot...) yet anyone who resists Islam is fair game. What were these bombers doing but "spreading mischief"? In fact, what are the MCB doing?