“No to double standards”! Exactly! The Archdhimmi of Canterbury, in calling for Islamic law in Britain, was calling for double standards — Islamic laws for Muslims, secular laws for everyone else. Those who opposed him were standing up for equal citizenship and equal rights — exactly what these groups profess to want. And keeping out Qaradawi? I would hope that if the Mayor of London wanted to bring in a Presbyterian proponent of suicide terror, that he would be kept out also — equal rights for all!
And what about the bugging of Sadiq Khan? His “jailed constituent” is accused of running a website that raised funds of the Taliban and Chechen jihadists. I’d be fine with any member of Parliament, Muslim or non-Muslim, being bugged when he visits constituents who are plotting the mass murder of innocent people and their subjugation under a draconian legal system that would deny them equality of rights. How would that be? Equal rights for all!
“Muslim groups prepare for Downing Street protest,” from Independent Television News :
Muslim groups are preparing to stage a demonstration outside Downing Street after what they describe as a week of “bias, prejudice, xenophobia and even borderline racism”.
It has been organised by the British Muslim Initiative (BMI) and supported by 20 other Muslim groups including the Muslim Council of Britain and British Muslim Forum.
They are calling for equal rights under the slogan: Yes to equal citizenship, No to double standards.
The BMI have said the demonstration is a response to the past week’s events including the controversy provoked by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments that adoption of some aspects of Islamic sharia law in the UK seem “unavoidable”.
It is also protesting over the Home Office’s rejection of Egyptian-born, controversial scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s visa application to enter the UK.
The revelation that counter-terrorism officers had secretly recorded discussions between MP Sadiq Khan and a jailed constituent has also led to angry reactions from Muslims.
A BMI statement said the three events “provide further evidence of bias, prejudice, xenophobia and even borderline racism rampant in wide corners of the media as well as in the corridors of government.”
BMI spokesman Anas Altikriti said: “It all gives out a message that Muslims can never be trusted and any discourse must be banned and no-one, not even the esteemed Archbishop of Canterbury, can say anything about Muslims.
“This vigil is about all Muslims coming together and asking to be treated as equal citizen with rights. And at the same time we are calling for issues to do with Muslims to be dealt with fairness and balance.”