Some Muslims don’t feel like the Jews of Europe
Fraught with contradictions: “British Muslims ‘feel like the Jews of Europe,'” by Murray Wardrop for the Telegraph, July 4:
Shahid Malik, the UK’s first Muslim minister, said it has become legitimate to target Muslims in the media and society in a way that would be unacceptable for any other minority.
Fair enough. To this observation, however, the following question springs to mind: Why are Muslims, specifically, being targeted in the first place? It can’t be because Brits simply like to target ethnic or religious minorities, since, according to Shahid’s own statement, Hindus, Buddhists, and blacks are not being similarly targeted. Why is it always only Muslims?
The MP for Dewsbury, West Yorks, said many British Muslims now feel like “aliens in their own country” as society turns a “blind eye” to their persecution.
I wonder: are these the same Muslims who are always quick to point out that they are Muslims first and British citizens second?
Mr Malik, a minister in the Department for International Development, said this has the negative effects of segregating society and undermining efforts to deal with extremism and terrorism.
The 40-year-old said he had himself been the target of a string of racist incidents, including hate mail, the firebombing of his family car and an attempt to run him down at a petrol station.
Not so fast, Shahid: Islam is not a race; Muslims are not “ethnic” minorities. Thus whatever position anyone takes against Muslims, it has absolutely nothing to do with race or “racism.” Nice try at taqiyya, though””trying to subtly conflate race and religion.
Mr Malik said: “I think most people would agree that if you ask Muslims today what do they feel like, they feel like the Jews of Europe.
What, they feel like infidel pigs and monkeys?
“I don’t mean to equate that with the Holocaust but in the way that it was legitimate almost – and still is in some parts – to target Jews, many Muslims would say that we feel the exact same way. [“¦]
“Still is in some parts,” to be sure: especially the entire Islamic world.
Mr Malik’s constituency was home to July 7 suicide bomber Mohammad Siddique Khan.
Not only has Shahid been voted minister; he can also actually complain about “racism.” Don’t worry, Shahid: you”re still in good, dhimmi hands. Just don’t be tempted to live up to the Arabic meaning of your name”””martyr–”especially in the uniquely Muslim sense.