We’d like to escape into the Greenygrey world today, but last week’s Question Time runs out today, so we need to blog about it so you can check it out for yourselves on the BBC iplayer; but it’s only available in the U.K.
Maajid Nawaz on Islamic Propaganda
książka “Islam a terroryzm” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On last week’s Question Time, reformed Islamist Maajid Nawaz, who now works for the Quilliam foundation opposing extremism, said they needed to stop Islamism being seen as a fashionable brand, as communism is no longer seen as fashionable among those alienated from British society.
He also said he’d been radicalised twenty years ago by violent racism in his neighbourhood and the Bosnian genocide, but thinks Britain has vastly improved now.
The Bosnian genocide to me does not stand up. That’s because the ‘West’ took the side of the Muslims in that war, as they did in Kosovo.
If anybody has the right to be angry at the ‘West’ in the Balkans it’s the orthodox Christian Serbs, who were the victims of the NATO bombing. But you don’t get orthodox Christian priests on the streets of London preaching revenge!
And it was the British media, that the Islamists accuse of being a Jewish conspiracy, who were calling for something to be done to help the Muslims!
English: Sites in Kosovo and southern Central Serbia where NATO aviation used forbidden munition with depleted uranium during 1999 bombing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If Islamists want to go and fight in other countries for Islam that’s fair enough. But when they cause trouble in the U.K. about wars where the U.K. tried to help Muslims it just seems crazy to me.
Becoming radicalised because of suffering personal prejudice is understandable, although most people suffer prejudice every day, and I think there is nothing more prejudiced than Islam; especially the Islam practised by the fundamentalists.
By that rationale, women and gays would be justified in declaring war on Muslims because of the prejudice they suffer.
Radical Islam only sees the world through its lens. It doesn’t think that all the people who have suffered at the hands of Islam have a right to do what they do in the name of Islam.
The Islamists have taken holy war around most of the world since the 7th century, so by the Islamists’ rationale all those who have been invaded by Islam; from western Africa to eastern Asia; would have the right to attack Mecca and Medina.
We don’t agree with any physical attacks by the way, but do think there should be a limit to how many mosques are built in the U.K. While more mosques might be just a matter of convenience to most Muslims, they are used as symbols of dominance by the radicals; like modern castles; and some are used to preach hate against non-Muslims, women and gay people.
Boston Marathon 2013 … Confronting Terror in Boston — Find ways to help (April 16, 2013 / 6 Iyar 5773) …item 2.. Meditation and Sleep Music — 30 minutes …item 3.. Mail Online – Daily Mail — WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT … (Photo credit: marsmet547)
Nawaz seems to have wised up now, and is doing good work. Before last week’s Question Time I saw him on the BBC‘s political chat show This Week, where Andrew Neil asked him why the Boston bombers cited Syria as a reason when the ‘West’ has been backing the same side as them: the rebels including Al-Quaeda religious fundamentalists fighting against the secular Syrian government.
Nawaz answered that once you sign up for the Jihadis all the ‘West’ is the enemy.
Jihadi Killers of Lee Rigby
I remembered that conversation after the murder of Lee Rigby, after the talkative deluded killer cited Britain bombing ‘his countries’. This was a British person from Nigerian descent.
There is a civil war in Nigeria between Christians and Muslims, but the ‘West’ hasn’t really been involved, and Britain certainly hasn’t been bombing them.
So I guess he was talking about Afghanistan and Iraq. While I didn’t agree with Iraq; for either its justification or strategic mistake in allowing the Taliban off the hook in Afghanistan; Afghanistan was originally a response to Al-Quaeda’s use of it to plan attacks on the ‘West’, like 9/11.
It’s funny how the people in Britain who want a multicultural society seem to want an all-Islamic Middle-East… and world?! For their information; and it’s on Wikipedia Afghanistan history; Afghanistan was a truly multicultural country until invaded by Islam in the 7th century.
Islam then made it its own, as it does to all countries it occupies and colonises.
Bamiyan Buddha before Taliban destruction (Photo credit: james_gordon_losangeles)
Returning to recent history, on top of taking the country back to the Middle Ages, the Taliban destroyed the old Buddhist Bamiyan statues, trying to wipe out any non-Islamic reminders from history; any multiculturalism; to make it all Islamic.
The Islamists recently running riot in Mali were apparently doing the same, and even destroying Islamic history records and monuments that they didn’t like; such as those of the moderate Sufi.
Peter Tatchell on University Islamism
Also on last week’s Question Time, after Marc Latham had blogged about Islamism on British university campuses, Peter Tatchell said that Islamist anti-semitism, sexism and homophobia were rife on university campuses, and universities were allowing gender segregation in Islamic meetings.
It also occurs in the other Middle-East monotheist religions, as shown by the accompanying photo, but they aren’t trying to import it into the U.K. as far as Marc Latham knows.
Women challenge gender segregation at the Wailling Wall (Photo credit: Tal King Photographer)
Can you imagine if South Africans wanted to hold apartheid meetings with racial segregation!?
Maajid Nawaz agreed with Tatchell, and said there was a level of ignorance in universities about multiculturalism and respecting other cultures.
Liberal elite academics are so pro-Islam and try to be so multicultural (or they’re so scared? or desperate for Saudi money?) and politically correct (with Islam, not Islam’s enemies and lower forms!); they bend over backwards to allow Islamic prejudices, and this helps create the Islamic victim/justification complex that wins converts and inspires attacks like that on Lee Rigby.