U.K.: School at center of investigation over Islamic supremacist teachings claims victimhood

When Islamic groups encounter criticism by non-Muslims of objectionable behavior by Muslims, a two-fold standard operating procedure has developed on both sides of the pond:

1. Deflect attention as fast as possible by appropriating victim status from the actual or intended victims. The victims here aren’t the kids being beaten at the one school, or the society that may fall victim to jihadist attacks due to the teachings at others. It’s the people being criticized, for reasons discussed below.

2. Silence the discussion by claiming that it’s not just criticism, but incitement, because all criticism of Islam must necessarily be driven by hatred, and is irrational, unstable, and rooted in emotions only, not facts. This is usually a fine point to mention the “far right,” which is mainstream media-speak for “hates children, hates puppies, hates you, hates me, and wants us all to die.”

All criticism is said to be driven by that seething hatred and/or a thinly veiled neo-Nazi agenda, of which these Muslims under scrutiny are now victims: once again, they would have you believe that he who hath looked critically upon Islam hath committed hate crimes in his heart.

Besides, criticism “alienates.” And alienated “youths” can be “radicalized.” Never you mind that we never seem to see “alienated,” “radicalized” Anglican suicide bombers, though.

In the end, playing the “incitement card” is all a very long, roundabout sort of way of saying: Shut up, dhimmi. Besides, all speech or behavior by Muslims that has ever generated controversy has been “taken out of context.”

An update on this story. Go back to the link, look at the pictures, and go back to the main story and see the rhetoric — indeed, the hate speech — they spouted about non-Muslims, but then stop yourself and remember who the “real” victims are. “‘Muslim Eton’ at centre of Channel 4 hate-preaching allegations is forced to shut over far-Right safety fears,” from the Daily Mail, February 14 (thanks to all who sent this in):

An Islamic school at the centre of a documentary row will close tomorrow amid safety fears.

Teachers at the Darul Uloom Islamic High School, in Small Heath, Birmingham, have held meetings with police chiefs and fear that youngsters could be targeted by the far-Right.

This story describes no actual threats except for a mention of “hate mail” by a sympathetic MP.

The Dispatches documentary, Lessons in Hatred and Violence, aired tonight and showed footage of a preacher making offensive remarks about Hindus and ranting: ‘Disbelievers are the worst creatures’.

The school’s head of curriculum Mujahid Aziz said the decision had been to bring forward the school’s half-term by a week after meetings with police.

Pupils were being told not to return to classes until the start of March.

‘They filmed for six months and managed to collect a handful of comments which promote intolerance,’ said Mr Aziz.

We were aware of the views of this 17-year-old student and we dealt with him by exclusion straight away – before we even knew that we were being filmed.

‘What people will see in that clip is completely contrary to what we teach at the school about harmony and awareness of different faiths.

‘Our concern now is for the safety of children and people coming to the mosque because we are worried that some people will get completely the wrong impression once they have watched this programme.

‘After meeting with the police, we are bringing the half-term forward and we have been advised that there should be plenty of staff around on Monday night as a precaution.’ […]

Reporter Tazeen Ahmad claims the footage is evidence of a ‘hardline, intolerant and highly anti-social version of Islam’ being taught in Britain’s independent Islamic schools….

Is Tazeen Ahmad an Islamophobe?

One MP plays along:

Birmingham MP John Hemming (Lib Dem, Yardley) said Channel 4’s portrayal of the school was irresponsible.

‘If Channel 4 thinks this is a school where racism and intolerance is accepted in any way, they have got their facts seriously wrong,’ he said.

‘They have already had hate mail and now they are having to close for the safety of their pupils.

‘This kind of documentary is ideal fodder for the EDL [English Defence League].

‘Channel 4 is putting the safety of children at risk by criticising a school which is doing its job properly.’

Mr Hemming was backed by Yann Lovelock, a Buddhist who sits on the executive board of Birmingham Interfaith Council.

He said: ‘They have gone out of their way to make other faiths feel welcome and I have been invited to the school several times to speak to pupils about Buddhism.

‘As far as I can see, they do everything they can to promote tolerance and understanding and I am happy to work with them.’

As far as you can see. But now we have seen what happens behind closed doors.

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  1. says

    John Hemming, the Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley, criticised the documentary: “If Channel 4 thinks this is a school where racism and intolerance is accepted in any way, they have got their facts seriously wrong. [The school] have already had hate mail, and now they are having to close for the safety of their pupils. This kind of documentary is ideal fodder for the [far-right] English Defence League. Channel 4 is putting the safety of children at risk by criticising a school which is doing its job properly.”

    Dangerous, willing dupe.

  2. says

    I wonder if there would be such criticism of an expose of child abuse in a Catholic school on the grounds that it promotes anti-Catholicism, a prejudice which is in fact historically endemic to Britain. Somehow I think we’d all understand that the (not entirely imaginary) risk of inciting anti-Catholic bigotry is outweighed by the importance of protecting children.

  3. says

    You’ve hit the proverbial nail on the head with this analysis, Marisol; you have succinctly pinpointed the tactics Muslims typically use to deflect criticism and make their victims look like criminals.

  4. says

    I noticed that a previous British journalistic uncovering of hatred being taught at a mosque, “Mosque of Hate,” has been removed from YouTube.

  5. says

    Maybe the idea behind it is a theory that speech, either hearing words or speaking words, automatically leads to some action very soon after the utterance – that the sole purpose of any speaking is to instigate or initiate some action. There’s no such thing as self control, self discipline … unless you remain silent and cover your ears. Of course, since we never hear Muslims speaking, since they normally never speak with us, it’s therefore impossible for the automatic “speech leads to action” phenomena” to apply in regard to Muslims themseves. They never speak their minds on anything because they don’t have to. We (leftists) always do that for the Muslims, so they can remain silent. Therefore Muslims, being mute, never do anything.

  6. says

    “Our concern now is for the safety of children…””would those be the same children who were being *beaten* at this Madrassa?

    We see how deep their concern for their own children runs.

    Of course, this “concern” is not genuine, in any case”but it will likely tug at the heartstrings of decent, well-meaning Infidels.

    Note that the speaker is named “Mujahid””or “violent Jihadist”. Now *that’s* a good role model for the little ones…

  7. says

    Re the two Useful Idiots, MP John Hemming and the Buddhist, Yann Lovelock,

    “who sits on the executive board of Birmingham Interfaith Council” and who has said,
    ‘They [the Muslims] have gone out of their way to make other faiths feel welcome and I have been invited to the school several times to speak to pupils about Buddhism.
    ‘As far as I can see, they do everything they can to promote tolerance and understanding and I am happy to work with them.'”.

    Both gentlemen need to watch the *other* dispatches programs – ‘Undercover Mosque’ and ‘Undercover Mosque: The Return’.

    They could also check out a fascinating Czech documentary entitled ‘I, Muslim’, in which a Czech investigator filmed inside a mosque and discovered that the Muslims were talking out of both sides of their mouths.

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2006/03/bad-dhimmi-czech-documentary-angers-muslims.html

    http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2006/Art/0302/news2.php

    ‘Bad dhimmi! Czech documentary angers Muslims’

    – The Muslims interviewed said embarrassing things. Now they are blaming the interviewer.

    “TV documentary angers Muslims,” from The Prague Post.

    ‘The footage in’ I, Muslim’ shows a reporter pretending to be someone interested in converting to Islam. He conducts several conversations with members of the mosque…about Islam, Europe, terrorism and the role of women.

    ‘Ovecka says he stands behind his choice to use the hidden camera footage.
    “I wanted to get real opinions of the local Muslim community on the issue ” find out what the differences are between Czech and foreign Islam,” he says.

    ‘One Muslim in the documentary compares Islamic terrorists to Jan Palach, the Czech student who committed suicide by setting himself on fire in protest of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia.

    ‘Another says Islamic law should be implemented in the Czech Republic, including the death penalty for adultery…
    “I have to say with 100 percent certainty that by using hidden camera I have learned things that I would never have learned otherwise,” he says. “The result was alarming, and if not for the hidden camera, I would have never had any of this footage.”…

    ‘OveÄ�ka says that any xenophobia the documentary created was not the result of anything he did.

    “It’s like this:

    “During official shooting they were peaceful, nice,” he says.

    “Hidden camera footage showed something else ” aversion, hatred toward Europe, the entire world, and a mild attitude toward terrorism.”

    And this is what one viewer of the documentary said, on the blog ‘westernresistance’ –

    [25/11/2006] :

    ‘I’ve watched the documentary previously. There is nothing imflamatory [inflammatory] about what the (brave) reporter does. He simply acts like a muslim returning to the fold and lets others do most of the talking.

    ‘As mentioned, the most chilling momemt, was when the islamic leader, in an open interview, states that their aim is simply to become the majority population and turn the Czech Republic into an islamic state.’

    And Mr Hemming and Mr Lovelock need to have their noses rubbed in this Hadith, from the Sahih Bukhari:

    Sahih al-Bukhari, v7, p102. Abu al-Darda’ said:
    “(Verily) we smile for some people, while our hearts curse (those same 
people).”

  8. says

    “An Islamic school at the centre of a documentary row will close tomorrow amid safety fears.
    Teachers at the Darul Uloom Islamic High School, in Small Heath, Birmingham, have held meetings with police chiefs and fear that youngsters could be targeted by the far-Right”

    Speaking as a member of what is known as the “far right” I have absolutely no interest, nor do any of our members in “targeting youngsters” of any description.

    In any case it would appear there is no need to do so because these unfortunates have already been targeted by members of their own community who conveniently then blame the “far right” in a sort of roundabout way. You see it was the “far right” that made us do these things. “Not our fault guv” “We are misunderstood” “Its Islamophobia !” “Its cultural innit” “its an isolated incident” “Nick Griffin made us do it” “It was that awful Robert Spencers’ fault”
    “We are peaceful people” “This is awful but……..”

    What a load of bollocks.

    Speaking as a member of the “far right” I am horrified but not suprised by these revelations.

    Now, what will the “far left” or liberals or anyone else do anything about this situation ? Perhaps the Equality and Human Rights Commission would like to chip in ? Where is Trevor Philips when you need him, what words of wisdom would he caress the situation with ?

    “Nothing.”

    I thought so.

  9. says

    Daniel Pipes on Muslim ‘victimisation’.

    We hear a lot about ‘dignity’ and ‘humiliation.’ Why and how much of a role do these play in Muslim and Arab culture?

    They’re very important. Islam imbues Muslims with a profound sense of superiority to non-Muslims, and an assumption that the natural order has Muslims ruling non- Muslims.

    In the modern era, that has hardly been the case, especially a century ago when so many Muslims fell under European rule.

    Even today, whatever index you look at ” power, wealth, creativity, or influence ” non-Muslims are dominant. This is a source of deep discontent and frustration for Muslims, who see the world as upside down, and who find this an affront to their dignity as well as a humiliation.

    http://www.danielpipes.org/9465/analyzing-the-turmoil

  10. says

    Exposing the truth only “incites” violence and hatred under Sharia law. Sharia law enforces Islamic principles such as forbidding, under penalty of death, any questioning or criticizing or rationally thinking about or reasonably debating Islam, and it is the “right” and “duty” of all Muslims to enforce Sharia law where it is plausible to do so (Mohammad’s taysir doctrine only lifting the requirement until there are enough Muslims/Muslims in power to make enforcing Sharia plausible). And, Islam being the self-perpetuating system that it is, Muslims can be “legally” murdered under Sharia law for merely being accused of being apostate by refusing to enforce Sharia. So, under Sharia law, exposing the truth about Islam does necessarily incite (Muslim) violence.

  11. says

    Exposing the truth only “incites” violence and hatred under Sharia law. Sharia law enforces Islamic principles such as forbidding, under penalty of death, any questioning or criticizing or rationally thinking about or reasonably debating Islam, and it is the “right” and “duty” of all Muslims to enforce Sharia law where it is plausible to do so (Mohammad’s taysir doctrine only lifting the requirement until there are enough Muslims/Muslims in power to make enforcing Sharia plausible). And, Islam being the self-perpetuating system that it is, Muslims can be “legally” murdered under Sharia law for merely being accused of being apostate by refusing to enforce Sharia. So, under Sharia law, exposing the truth about Islam does necessarily incite (Muslim) violence.

  12. says

    “Our concern now is for the safety of children…””would those be the same children who were being *beaten* at this Madrassa?

    We see how deep their concern for their own children runs.

    Of course, this “concern” is not genuine, in any case”but it will likely tug at the heartstrings of decent, well-meaning Infidels.

    Oh, indeed. And as I mentioned before, once they get the hang of that tactic, we’re sunk.

    I might not like children in general, but I do get sickened and angry when I see them used as political pawns .. and even more sick when the herds of sheeple fall for such crapola.

  13. says

    It’s disgusting, Dalaran”Muslims can threaten Infidels of every stripe, but then claim *they* are in danger if we have the temerity to make their threats known.