“Muslims here have described how the atrocities have caused some communities to feel demonised.” That feeling is exacerbated by the widespread and not unjustified impression that Muslim communities are doing very little, outside of pro forma condemnations, to combat the spread of the jihadist understanding of Islam. There are no programs within mosques in Britain to teach against this understanding of Islam that is so common, but which they ostensibly reject. Muslim leaders, instead of saying they will be redoubling their efforts to fight the jihadist scourge within their own communities, complain that the government isn’t doing enough — which means, send more money. If they showed they were really against jihad terror and doing all they could not just to denounce it, but to eradicate it and support for it from their communities, instead of complaining about being victimized and blaming the government, most, if not all, of the “Islamophobia” they claim to be experiencing would evanesce.
“Muslim leaders warn against Islamophobia on anniversary of 7/7 attacks,” ITV, July 7, 2015:
At St Paul’s Cathedral today leaders of all faiths pledged to stand united in the face of terrorism – but the events in London on July the 7th 2005 were seen as a turning point for communities hundreds of miles away.
Some communities living in our region say the 7/7 bombings became a turning point for them even though they live hundreds of miles from where the attacks took place.
Muslims here have described how the atrocities have caused some communities to feel demonised.