Note the sleight of hand. We’re constantly told that jihad terrorists aren’t true Muslims, but are twisting and hijacking the Religion of Peace. But when Boris Johnson says something about jihad terrorists, a Muslim leader takes offense and claims he is tarring all Muslims. This is a common trope that Islamic supremacists use: I myself am constantly accused of saying all Muslims are terrorists, or sympathize with terrorism, when I have never said anything remotely like that — this is a claim used to shut down any real debate about how jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism.
MAYOR Boris Johnson has been blasted for ‘inciting fear into the hearts of people’ after he branded religious extremists “w*****s” with a fixation on pornography.
General Secretary for the Muslim Women’s Network Mussurut Zia slammed the Conservative politician’s comments as “irresponsible” and “the definition of terrorism”.
Ms Zia said the “sweeping comment” made by Mr Johnson labelled “all young Muslim men as losers”.
“If you look at the definition of terrorism it is to incite fear into the hearts of people – this is what he is doing,” she added.
The General Secretary appeared on Sky News this morning to debate the controversial comments made by Mr Johnson in an interview with The Sun newspaper.
Referencing an MI5 report into Muslim extremism, Mr Johnson had written that religious extremists lured into organisations like Islamic State are typically “tortured” young men who “will look at porn”.
But Ms Zia told Sky News: “I do feel his comments are very irresponsible.
“I think they are going to lead to a further divide […] I think as a politician – and a leading politician – he has a responsibility to all his constituents and the people of Britain not just the readers of The Sun.”
Ms Zia, who works for an independent network of British Muslim women’s organisations, said the London Mayor’s comments are likely to cause fear and are akin to terrorism.
She said: “His comments will cause fear – and that is the definition of terrorism.”
The interview sparked a debate across social media.
On Twitter, Mark Claflin branded Mussurut Zia’s reaction to the newspaper column “wilful stupidity”.
Meanwhile, another use wrote: “Put on @SkyNews now if you want to get angry”.
Ms Zia said more work needed to be done to prevent young men becoming disfranchised and open to “grooming” from organisations like Islamic State….
In other words, come across with the jizya.