“We must stand together with strength and confidence to dispel the myths about Islam and the Muslim community,” said Siddiqui. One thing he might try is a march against terror instead of against anti-terror laws — and not just a march against “terror,” which everyone opposes, but a march against jihad terror. That would dispel a lot of myths. He might also try helping authorities identify jihadist elements in the British Muslim community. That they choose instead to march against anti-terror laws is indicative of the fact that they would rather protect Muslims than protect Britain, even if it leads to a large-scale terrorist attack. Certainly innocents should not be targeted, but no one should complain about just measures that cause some inconvenience. From IslamOnline, with thanks to Skeetstreet:
LONDON, April 30, 2005 (IslamOnline.net) – With general elections around the corner, thousands of British Muslims were set to march Saturday, April 30, in London against anti-terror laws that stigmatized and demonized the Muslim minority in Britain.
Two peaceful demonstrations, which are co-organized by some 100 Islamic entities in the United Kingdom, are expected to be the biggest anti-terror march by Muslims Britain has witnessed….
“Anti-terror march”? Isn’t it really an anti-anti-terror march?
Chief among the organizers are the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), University of Oxford Islamic Society, the University College London Ahlul-Beyt Islamic Society, Bradford University Islamic Society and the Islamic Observatory Centre….
Adnan Siddiqui, an IHRC official, said the British Muslims can no longer remain silent.
“We must stand together with strength and confidence to dispel the myths about Islam and the Muslim community,” he was quoted as saying by the BBC News Online.
He said Muslims in Britain are sending a clear message against the “climate of fear” created by the “draconian and disproportionate” laws.
The Muslim activist regretted that such laws have been targeting British Muslims who have “made a significant contribution to this society.”
British Prim Minister Tony Blair’s large majority in the House of Commons ensured the anti-terror bill’s approval last month by 309 votes to 233.
“Prim Minister.” Very good.
No sooner had the parliament passed the controversial measure, than Home Secretary Charles Clarke swung into action and signed control orders against what he termed “Muslim terror suspects”.
Clarke has angered the Muslim minority by saying that they were the main target of the main legislation.
Why, of course. Clarke, you bad dhimmi. Don’t you realize you need to spend time investigating the Anglican Terrorist Threat? Anglican Militancy is an ugly thing: they wear sweaters and smoke pipes and sit in soft chairs and talk about modernizing Christianity. How can you not investigate this horrific threat?