Friday, 16 January 2009

No Respect

The sharp suited, personable, well funded and largely unread author, Ed Hussain, has taken the trouble to publish an open letter (presumably because he has no friends to send it to) highlighting the explosion of multiple pogroms in the UK.

The face of reformed islamoterrorfascism
More than 20 prominent British Muslims have signed a joint letter denouncing antisemitic attacks and called for continued Muslim vigilance against antisemitism. Some of the UK's leading theologians, imams, writers, community activists and others have signed and circulated this message widely. It has been sent today, to coincide with Friday prayers, to nearly a thousand British mosques.

In the name of God, most compassionate, most merciful,

Dear Fellow Muslims,

We are deeply saddened to hear about antisemitic assaults on British Jews, and a recent arson attack on a London synagogue. Although the perpetrators are yet unknown, we unreservedly condemn attacks on innocent British citizens and the desecration of all places of worship.

The ongoing killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza by Israeli forces has angered us all.

However, this does not, and cannot, justify attacks on our fellow citizens of Jewish faith and background here in Britain.

Most Muslims are completely against such behaviour. However, we call on all Muslims to continue to remain vigilant against attempts to bring our own faith and community into disrepute. British Jews should not be held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government.

While normally paying little heed to the kind of person who would, but a few years ago, have happily destroyed our whole way of life, I consider him to be too cautious in a matter of this burning, holocaustic urgency.

Until these vague, uninvestigated incidents cease, british universities, hospitals and human children should be unrelentingly attacked with overwhelming force.

After all. if someone threw a firework into the garden you had robbed them of, wouldn't you have the right to kill their family, neighbours and anyone who tried to help them?

9 comments:

Bridget said...

Fellow traveller, reformed 'extremist'(?), friend(?) of Bilal Abdulla, Shiraz Maher in the Torygraph:

"At its core, this is the straightforward decision that British Muslims will have to make: between Hamas, a terrorist group committed to destroying a sovereign state and its people – and Israel, the region's only democracy which is responding to that threat."

Chad Lubavitch said...

and don't forget boys and girls, Purim falls on March 10th this year

Kill Arabs, cry anti-Semitism said...

A central thesis of my book, Beyond Chutzpah, is that, whenever Israel faces a public relations debacle, its apologists sound the alarm that a "new anti-Semitism" is upon us. So, predictably, just after Israel faced another image problem due to its murderous destruction of Lebanon, a British all-party parliamentary group led by notorious Israel-firster Denis MacShane MP (Labour) released yet another report alleging a resurgence of anti-Semitism (Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry Into Anti-Semitism, September 2006). To judge by the witnesses (David Cesarani, Lord Janner, Oona King, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Melanie Phillips) and sources (MEMRI, Holocaust Education Trust) cited in the body of the report, much time and money could have been saved had it just been contracted out to the Israel Foreign Ministry...

paul said...

"At its core, this is the straightforward decision that British Muslims will have to make: between Hamas, a terrorist group committed to destroying a sovereign state and its people – and Israel, the region's only democracy which is responding to that threat."

Tough choice, eh?

Anonymous said...

You loons should make a film about this.

Or maybe not.

paul said...

I was led to beleive the chosen people have a great sense of humour. That article has disabused me of that.

paul said...

Fellow traveller

Just think what valuable intelligence he could give. Should have been whisked off to camp x-ray, not various newspapers, publishing houses and 'think' tanks.

As I left extremism I realised that if you are born here and grow up here, then you belong here. The Islam that was preached 2,000 years ago isn’t going to work here in modern London. Muslims need to alter their lifestyles to a Western lifestyle. To criticise is not Islamaphobic. It's about opposing certain ideas.

But 4000 year old talmudic stuff is still ok, and does not require assimilation.

To criticise is not anti-semitic. It's about opposing certain ideas.

Stef said...

I particularly respect Melanie Phillips' principled position and the important contribution she makes to this debate

She is one of the very rare public figures who is brave enough to speak out against racist, anti-semitic conspiracy theories and point out that it's a bunch of scheming wogs behind many of them

If only large media organisations such as the deeply anti-semitic BBC would put her on the air

paul said...

....preferably hanging from a lamp post.