As to all those who disagree with this position, well, they can simply “piss off!” — according to Mr. Ashgar Bukhari, leading spokesman of The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC), “one of the media’s favourite Muslim organisations.”
“Any Muslim killed fighting Israel goes to paradise, says MPAC spokesman,” by Damian Thompson for the Telegraph, December 19:
The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) is one of the media’s favourite Muslim organisations – radical and outspoken but not extremist, we’re led to believe. One of its spokesmen, Asghar Bukhari, is a particular favourite of the BBC[…]
So I was interested to see how Bukhari would “deal” with me when I rang him to ask about an interesting discovery by The Centre for Social Cohesion, in my opinion the most formidable of the think-tanks monitoring Islamic extremism, which has been rooting around Facebook discussions.
In one recent thread, Bukhari says: “Muslims who fight against the occupation of their lands are ‘Mujahadeen’ and are blessed by Allah. And any Muslim who fights and dies against Israel and dies is a martyr and will be granted paradise … There is no greater oppressor on this earth than the Zionists, who murder little children for sport.”
Well, Bukhari didn’t evade the question. He confirmed that the Facebook discussion was authentic, and said: “I stand by that [his comments], and I think any Muslim in the world stands by that … if you think I’m going to tap dance for you and say ‘These Muslims are really bad and should sort their own house out’, then I’m not going to.”
Indeed, he added, if that was my view then I could “p— off”.