The anti-dhimmi scorn and derision these MPs received for their initial “change your foreign policy or we’ll blow you up” warning has not made them alter their position one bit. They don’t seem in the least concerned about the fact that lots of individuals and groups dislike various government policies, but aren’t blowing anyone up because of that.
“Don’t treat us like patsies, say Muslim MPs,” from The Guardian, with thanks to JE:
Muslim MPs will warn John Prescott today that they will not be treated as “patsies” to defend unpopular foreign policies in Iraq and Lebanon.
Their complaints, to be made in a meeting with the deputy prime minister, follow criticism at the weekend by government ministers – including the foreign minister Kim Howells and John Reid, the home secretary – of the letter signed by prominent Muslims warning that Britain’s foreign policy stance had fuelled terrorist acts by alienated young Muslims.
Sadiq Khan, Labour MP for Tooting, signed the letter along with two of the other three Muslim MPs, Mohammed Sarwar and Shahid Malik. He said the MPs were particularly angry with comments from Mr Howells, suggesting that the signatories wanted foreign policy to be decided by fear of terrorism.
“Nobody is suggesting that foreign policy should be decided by six extremists in Dewsbury, but it is foolish to suggest or even expect us to go around defending government policy that is extremely unpopular in Muslim communities. We just would not have any credibility in trying to sort out the problems we are facing.”