The BBC that won’t tell you that a Sunni Muslim killed an Ahmadi Muslim in a religiously motivated attack, the BBC that so often won’t admit that Jihadists are primarily and genuinely motivated by religion and so often refuses to mention the word ‘Muslim’ in reports on terrorism, sorry, ‘militancy’, has now decided that it it will after all link Islam to the motivations of a Muslim….
A Muslim teacher in Kenya who protected Christians on a bus after it was attacked by Islamist militants has been posthumously honoured for his bravery.
Salah Farah was shot in the attack in north-eastern Kenya in December and later died from his bullet wound.
The insurgents told the Muslims and Christians to split up but he was among Muslim passengers who refused to do so.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said he was awarding the Order Of The Grand Warrior to Mr Farah “for his act of courage”.
The BBC insults everyone here…the non-Muslims by patronising them with a story about a ‘hero Muslim’ as if that should make them recognise the real nature of Islam instead of wrongly and ignorantly thinking it was a backward, violent and unpleasant religion, and insults Muslims by suggesting that it should come as any surprise for ‘a Muslim’ to protect other people…..did he do it because of his religion or because he was just a decent human being? Are the BBC saying a Christian or an atheist would not have done the same thing? What a complex web the BBC weaves as it tries to engineer our thoughts.
SPIEGEL: You have suggested using weapons at the border.
Petry: I would hope that you would know better than that! But I’ll happily explain one more time: In response to numerous questions, and after listing off various options for securing the border, I mentioned that the use of armed force in the case of an emergency is consistent with German law, a step which I personally, explicitly do not want. To turn that into an alleged proposal for a “firing order” takes a significant amount of desire for a faux scandal. Or, to put it another way, apparently people wanted to willfully misunderstand me.
When the head of the AFD in Germany said “I don’t want this either. But the use of armed force is there as a last resort.” the Media went overboard to condemn her…the BBC and Guardian of course had to report her words.
Strge how quiet they are when Islamist Turkey actually does shoot immigrants on it’s borders….from the Mail….
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 16 migrants, including three children, had been killed in the past four months as they tried to cross into Turkey.
The true number is believed to be higher, according to a Syrian police officer and a Syrian smuggler who lives in Turkey, but it is impossible to say exactly how many because the bodies of those who fell on the Syrian side of the border were dragged back to be buried in the war zone.
On Maundy Thursday a Muslim shopkeeper in Glasgow was brutally murdered. Forty-year-old Asad Shah was allegedly stabbed in the head with a kitchen knife and then stamped upon. Most of the UK press began by going big on this story and referring to it as an act of ‘religious hatred’, comfortably leaving readers with the distinct feeling that – post-Brussels – the Muslim shopkeeper must have been killed by an ‘Islamophobe’. Had that been the case, by now the press would be crawling over every view the killer had ever held and every Facebook connection he had ever made. They would be asking why he had done it and investigating every one of his associates.
But it soon emerged that although the Asad Shah murder was being treated by police as ‘religiously motivated’ the suspected killer was in fact another Muslim who allegedly struck just hours after Mr Shah had posted a message on Facebook wishing a very happy Easter to his ‘beloved Christian nation’ and suggesting people follow in ‘The Real Footstep of Beloved Holy Jesus Christ’. The murdered man’s family have now been advised by police to watch what they say and to disguise where they are in Britain because it is believed that they too could now be targeted.
Mr Shah was an Ahmadiyya (Ahmadi), a member of – against some stiff competition – one of the most persecuted sects within Islam.
As I said, if the suspected killer of Mr Shah had been a non-Muslim things would have worked out differently. But since he was reported to be a Muslim the story has now effectively gone dead. The media aren’t that interested in follow-up and the politicians seem unbothered about following the hate-trail. Like all other stories in this area, they don’t know what questions to ask and they don’t want to ask them anyway. It’s a familiar pattern. Last Friday it turned out that the Imam of the Grand Central Mosque in Glasgow (Scotland’s biggest mosque) had been caught posting messages on the net praising the Muslim extremist who murdered Pakistani governor Salman Taseer for opposing blasphemy laws. This is the mosque that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon went straight to after the Paris terror attacks in November. Did she ask whether the Imam was an Islamist? Perhaps she didn’t know how to ask. Like most people in our public life she is too willingly ignorant to ask such questions and wouldn’t like the answers anyway.
It is the same after the death of Mr Shah. Ms Sturgeon went straight to a vigil in his memory. But neither she nor any other politician so far as I am aware has bothered wondering why Ahmadiyya Muslims like Mr Shah might be targeted. Of course in the days ahead we may hear the usual blandishments, but no blame will be apportioned. So for instance nobody will ask which Muslim leaders in the UK stoke hatred of Ahmadiyya Muslims. Either because they do not know, or because they do not care, nobody will ask Sadiq Khan about the killing of Mr Shah on Saturday. If they did then Sadiq Khan would doubtless express horror for the killing and then talk (as he always does) of the need to ‘root out’ all such hatred. But would anyone press on and ask whether the man most likely to be the next Mayor of London has ever ‘rooted out’ such hatred himself?
As it happens, the Imam of the mosque that Sadiq Khan himself attends in Tooting is one Suliman Gani. This is a man who has in the past openly acknowledged that he uses his position to agitate against Ahmadiyya Muslims. Indeed Sadiq Khan’s Imam has sat on a platform from which calls were made for Muslims to boycott shops owned by Ahmadi Muslims: Muslim shopkeepers, that is, like Mr Shah who was murdered last week.
As I say, nobody will ask about this, because almost nobody knows, or cares to know, or cares to hear the answers. They would care deeply about webs of association if the man arrested for Mr Shah’s murder had been a non-Muslim. But there is little to ask now it seems to be a Muslim. That is how these things work in modern Britain, and that in a nutshell is why things are going to go so very wrong in the near future.
The UK’s current account deficit widened to a record high in the final quarter of last year.
The deficit in the three months to December was £32.7bn, the equivalent of 7% of GDP, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Here’s the problem. If more money is flowing out than flowing in, companies and governments have to borrow from abroad to make up the difference. That’s fine, so long as there’s confidence in the UK’s economic future. Companies can borrow by issuing bonds, paying modest rates of interest (as can governments) and foreign investors will gobble them up.
If confidence takes a knock – if, for example, there’s a sterling crisis or other economic shock – then those foreign investors may be a little more reluctant to buy those bonds. In which case, those foreign investors may demand higher interest rates, which may well get passed on. Now can anyone think of any scenarios like that?
That bit speculation was followed by this in the main body of the report..
Earlier this week, the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee warned that uncertainty over the UK’s membership of the EU posed risks to financial stability, with implications for the current account deficit.
Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, described the fourth-quarter current account figures as “truly horrible” and “a particularly uncomfortable development for the UK economy”.
The BBC panhandling for Brussels spinning the scare stories?
Note this is from the BBC that has consistently supported borrowing and spending, sorry, investing, vast sums to stimulate the economy when interest rates are so low…now apparently that was all ludicrous bull.
Multi-culturalism in many respects does thrive in the UK but not as the Left would like. Many of those ‘cultures’ just get on with life not making a fuss nor demanding special treatment. Others are not so peaceable and it is these that the Left pray upon, or rather become useful idiots for….Iran should be a lesson for them in how teaming up with Team Islam works out.
The BBC has demonstrated an increasing tendency to attack Indians, or rather Hindus, and it seems that this is not just limited to the BBC…its outhouse journal is also, it seems, guilty of a bit of racism……
A dash of political masala is spicing up an otherwise dull race for who will become London mayor after the May 5 election. Zac Goldsmith, the Eton-educated billionaire’s son who is the Conservative Party’s candidate, has been accused of inflaming Islamophobia and ethnic tensions here, after his campaign distributed leaflets that addressed concerns voiced by London’s NRI community.
The Guardian newspaper, compelled by its psychotic class-based racial hatred of British-Indians – a community that unforgivably thrived against the odds in Britain, and never needed rescuing by the luminous white saviours of the Left – is running articles that suggest Goldsmith is exploiting cultural divisions by telling Indian Londoners that they will be safer from crime under a Tory mayor, and that the Conservative Party is committed to improving India-British relations. In the deranged minds of the British left these anodyne and patently obvious statements are regarded as highly sinister developments….
…Corbyn has even gushingly referred to the lunatics of Hamas as his “friends”. And no fuss whatsoever was made by The Guardian or others on the left when the former Labour mayor, Ken Livingstone, tried to win an election by courting Muslims with the sectarian promise to make London a “beacon” for Islam.
Any hand reached out towards Indians in Britain will invite snarling attacks from the Left. Like Jews, Indians in Britain are increasingly suspected by a Left that both despises success and is increasingly dependent on a Muslim bloc-vote – of a heavily Pakistani nature – to secure a significant number of Labour seats. Labour’s relationship with British Jews is regarded to be at its worst in history; such is the virulent anti-semitism on the Left here.
Guido has been detailing Sadiq Khan’s very suspicious dealings with Islamists over decades…something the BBC seems to not be interested in for some reason.
Perhaps we can make a link here to the BBC’s refusal to mention that the murdered Asad Shah in Glasgow, was an Ahmadi Muslim and Khan’s candidacy for the London Mayorship….from Guido….
Readers will be aware of the murder of Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah, an Ahmadi Muslim allegedly killed by another Muslim for wishing customers a Happy Easter. The case has provoked debate about persecution of the Ahmadi community perpetrated by Islamic extremists like Corbyn fanboy Suliman Gani. Gani is the imam of the Tooting Islamic Centre, and has repeatedly called on his followers to discriminate against Ahmadis. Chillingly, the cleric was even reportedly involved in a boycott of Ahmadi shopkeepers.
When he isn’t calling women “subservient“, Gani campaigns side by side with Jeremy Corbyn and arranges segregated public meetings with Labour MPs. Interestingly, he’s also Sadiq Khan’s local imam – the two have shared a platform on numerous occasions. It’s worth reading this 2010 interview where Khan is grilled about anti-Ahmadi sentiment preached at the Tooting Islamic Centre. His Tory opponent at the time had to be locked in a room for his own safety after being mistaken for an Ahmadi.
Sadiq Khan is very close to this radical imam it seems.
The BBC would love to see a Labour man, a Muslim one at that, back in control of London…any chance they are not broaching the Ahmadi subject because it might reflect badly on Khan?
What’s really curious about the BBC’s absolute refusal to say that Asad Khan was an Ahmadi, and that is the reason the police state that his murder was ‘religiously motivated’, is that the BBC has been investigating a Mosque in Glasgow that has links to an extremist group in Pakistan...this is one line from that report…a report which is tucked away on the Scotland page for some reason despite being a significant story which made an appearance on the Today programme this morning….
Sipah-e-Sahaba is a militant anti-Shia political party formed in Pakistan in the 1980s.
The group and its armed off-shoot, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), have accepted responsibility for deadly sectarian attacks against Shia Muslims and other religious minorities in Pakistan.
Note that ‘Shia and other religious minorities’.…no mention of Ahmadi and yet a Sunni Muslim in Glasgow dressed in the full garb stabbed Asad Shah probably because he was Ahmadi…how does the BBC not make that link? Did the killer attend that mosque?
Are the BBC helping Sadiq Khan out, are they suppressing information that they want to release as a ‘scoop’ themselves in one of their ‘exclusives’ or are they just doing the usual BBC thing in downplaying the Religion of Peace’s violent tendencies? The BBC investigate a mosque in Glasgow but not an imam in London with links to Sadiq Khan, why not?
Whatever the reason it smells badly as the BBC hides the likely motivation for the killing of Asad Shah.
You might expect that the murder of Christians would excite particular horror in countries of Christian heritage. Yet almost the opposite seems to be true. Even amid the current slew of Islamist barbarities, the killing of 72 people, 29 of them children, on Easter Day in Lahore, stands out. So does the assault in Yemen in which nuns were murdered and a priest was kidnapped and then, apparently, crucified on Good Friday. But the coverage tends to downplay such stories — there has been much less about Lahore than Brussels, though more than twice as many died — or at least their religious element.
The BBC correspondent in Lahore, Shazheb Jillani, was at pains to emphasise that the victims were not solely Christians but ‘simply Pakistani citizens enjoying a day out in the park with their children’, as if that made it worse. Western European politicians rarely protest about the plight of Christians in Muslim lands or offer to help them. Such Christians are perhaps regarded as a bit of a nuisance in countries Islam dominates.
The Jewish experience should warn us how insidious this way of turning the victims into the problem can be. Hatred of Christianity — as of Judaism — is central to the Islamist creed. In our secular societies in the West, we congratulate ourselves on our lack of zeal, and think that if we stay out of religious disputes, the angel of death will not select us. But the events in Brussels are a reminder that studied neutrality makes you weaker, and no safer.
Remember Asad Shah, the Ahmadi Muslim killed in Glasgow? The BBC are doing their best to disremember him and all the inconvenient truths that his death brings out into the open.
We’ve looked at the BBC’s reluctance to examine the reasons behind the killing a couple of times now but it’s worth looking again at a classic example of how the BBC edits the news to suit its own agenda and will refuse to discuss issues that raise awkward questions about one of the BBC’s favoured groups that it protects regardless of what it does.
The Today programme, the BBC’s prime news and current affairs outlet, the one that sets the agenda for the rest of the day for BBC News, gave only a token mention of Asad Shah’s murder, limited to the basic fact of his death and what a nice bloke everyone thought he was.
Compare that to the coverage Today gave to boxer Nick Blackwell who was hospitalised. We got a long discussion on what happened in his fight and on the dangers of boxing. This was followed up on 5Live at 0900 with a phone in on the subject…and there’s more…from Newsbeat…
Boxer Nick Blackwell was put into an induced coma after suffering a bleed on the brain during his British middleweight title defeat to Chris Eubank Jr.
The referee stopped the fight after 10 rounds, saying Blackwell couldn’t carry on. Two rounds earlier, Chris Eubank Snr asked “why hasn’t the referee stopped the fight? ” Some agree with him, others side with the referee. So what are the rules?
A serious event for Nick Blackwell and one that deserves some discussion but where is the similar level of concern for a man who has been killed in the street, the killer kicking him in the head and sitting on his chest laughing….killed in a hate crime….so often the BBC’s call to arms. This wasn’t a random killing, it wasn’t one of Mark Mardell’s ‘senseless tragedies’, this was a targeted attack, targeted for a reason. Where are the discussions about the likely causes of his death…that being the fact Asad Shah was an Ahmadi Muslim? Where are the discussions about hate crimes against Ahmadis and who is inciting them and why?
Interesting to see that the young girl who was killed in an accident on a bouncy castle is still frontpage news whilst the mass killing of Christians in Pakistan is slowly disappearing…it hasn’t been on the frontpage all day and is slipping down the order on the world page now…tomorrow it will no doubt have vanished into the Asia section to be flushed down the memory hole and forgotten till the next mass killing.
The BBC reports on the frontpage that the family of the little girl are heartbroken at the cruel death of their girl….absolutely no mention that the family of Asad Shah are living in fear of being killed for their beliefs in a British city.
Just what are the BBC’s news priorities? They can’t seriously expect us to swallow the guff that “our news and current affairs is the best, the highest top-level journalism you can have.”
Ritula Shah introduces the guests on Any Questions and announces that the right-leaning, pro-Brexit Freddie Forsyth has ‘given up writing fiction but is now writing a weekly column for the Daily Express where he comments on a wide range of things including Brexit.’ I thought the Now Show had finished at one, obviously not, one last gasp in them.
Any chance that there was supposed to be a snidy little subliminal hit there? Is she suggesting he is writing fiction about the benefits of Brexit? Not that the BBC has any opinion itself…or indeed would ever dream of inventing pro-EU material however many backhanders they get from the EU.
Another open thread to kick things off……I imagine it will fill up fast as the bias is coming thick and fast with immigration, militancy, the Tories and UKIP tearing themselves apart [Labour apparently not so much] and lots of people being eradicated for not being Muslim….oh, and Trump of course! The BBC has a lot to manage as it spins its narratives for that lot. Watch out and report in.
Did you know Christians were being persecuted in Burma? You knew Muslims were in conflict with the Buddhists because the BBC has relentlessly been promoting the cause of the Muslim insurgents in Burma…but I have never heard the BBC mention that Christians were under attack. This is the same BBC of course that told us a couple of years ago that Christians in the Middle East were thriving and those in Gaza were getting on famously with their Islamist hosts.
The military regime in Burma is intent on wiping out Christianity in the country, according to claims in a secret document believed to have been leaked from a government ministry. Entitled “Programme to destroy the Christian religion in Burma”, the incendiary memo contains point by point instructions on how to drive Christians out of the state.
The text, which opens with the line “There shall be no home where the Christian religion is practised”, calls for anyone caught evangelising to be imprisoned. It advises: “The Christian religion is very gentle – identify and utilise its weakness.”
Its discovery follows widespread reports of religious persecution, with churches burnt to the ground, Christians forced to convert to the state religion, Buddhism, and their children barred from school.
Myanmar’s first fair elections for decades took place in November 2015, seeing the opposition party win a landslide victory, but already violence against Christians has risen.
The Burmese army is influential in Myanmar’s politics; Buddhist nationalists are known to attack Christian communities which are seen as a threat to Burmese-Buddhist heritage. Ethnic minority groups to which many Christians belong, such as the Rohingyas, also experience attacks from the army and radical Buddhists. Buddhist-background believers and Muslim-background believers face being shunned by their communities.
But it’s not just the Buddhists attacking the Christians…no surprise you might think about the other culprits…
“The Muslims in the village still wanted to kill me. One day, they came to do just that. They attacked me but some believers shielded me from harm. Another night, Muslims surrounded my home while I was sleeping and pelted stones on our roof.”
Amod is on the run. He’s from the Rohingya (Muslim) tribe and converted to Christianity after 33 years as a Muslim.
The Spectator asks why Christian persecution and ‘ethnic cleansing’ is ignored by the Media…
Imagine if correspondents in late 1944 had reported the Battle of the Bulge, but without explaining that it was a turning point in the second world war. Or what if finance reporters had told the story of the AIG meltdown in 2008 without adding that it raised questions about derivatives and sub-prime mortgages that could augur a vast financial implosion?
Most people would say that journalists had failed to provide the proper context to understand the news. Yet that’s routinely what media outlets do when it comes to outbreaks of anti-Christian persecution around the world, which is why the global war on Christians remains the greatest story never told of the early 21st century.
Those atrocities are indeed appalling, but they cannot truly be understood without being seen as small pieces of a much larger narrative.
Just been listening to 5Live and Adrian Chiles [The man who hates UKIP]…talking about the attack on Christians in Lahore and when it was stated that this was a deliberate attack on Christians [and I believe the Taliban have said as much] Chiles pipes up with the standard BBC meme…‘there were Muslims hurt as well’……as if this proves it wasn’t an attack on Christians in particular or that this lessens the fact of the mass murder of Christians in a deliberate attempt to clear them out of Pakistan. Muslim terrorists can blow up whom and what they like as long as a few token Muslims get killed as well so that the BBC can say this isn’t really anything to do with Islam and Muslim intolerance of other religions.
The Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack.
“The target were Christians,” a spokesman for the faction, Ehsanullah Ehsan, told the Reuters news agency while the Pakistan Express Tribune reports that he said, “We claim responsibility for the attack on Christians as they were celebrating Easter.”
I must say the BBC news at 10pm after the Night Manager took the biscuit for bias in every item. First the Lahore reporter’s bizarre assertion that the suicide bomb attack on Christians celebrating Easter “didn’t just affect Christians”.
And yes, the news is pumping out the message that ‘Christians were targeted but many Muslims were also hurt.’…and ‘We must not forget this is Muslim on Muslim violence’…..really….I thought it was deliberate targeting of Christians.
A BBC department that produced a radio drama giving practical tips to would-be migrants on how to cross from Somalia to Europe received nearly £90 million of British tax payers’ money.
The drama, broadcast to Somalia and Kenya at the height of the migrant crisis, featured one character advising a woman to travel only with small luggage to make the illegal crossing easier. Another character is later advised that “this current time is the best opportunity to reach Europe”. The drama is produced by BBC Media Action, the broadcaster’s charitable arm, which is funded by the British government’s foreign aid budget. Titled ‘A Better Life than Today’, it follows the fortunes of a group of Somali youths and has more than two million listeners on BBC Radio Somali.
Here is Media Action‘s own report on the impact of that drama…you may believe it or not….they tell us that it has been effective in persuading Somalians to stay in their own country…..
Rather think that might just be the BBC justifying its government and EU grants with exaggerated tales of its own success. Are there any independent studies of the effect of such programmes? What are the chances that many listen when the BBC itself tells us the problems…
Although youth is the biggest segment of the population in Somalia, they are marginalised and excluded from decision making on family, community and national issues. This combined with high unemployment rates and low school enrolment rates means that Somalia has an extremely high proportion of disenfranchised youth.
Here is Media Action calling for film makers…judge for yourselves whether the BBC is enabling and encouraging migration……I think it might be……
Theme: Illegal Migration Target group: Syrian refugees mainly, but it could include the Lebanese host community as well. Age group: Adults, with a focus on youth. Background: Many Syrians are pondering whether or not to join the exodus of refugees travelling to seek asylum in Europe. There is some content around the risks inherent in the journey to Europe but not much else about the challenges and opportunities once there. This could include hearing from Syrians who have made the journey about their new lives abroad. Objective: Help Syrian refugees make an informed decision about whether or not to attempt to seek asylum in another country. The aim isn’t to advise them either to stay or to go, but rather to help them reach an informed decision based on a realistic understanding of the potential risks and benefits. Call to action: Look before you leap.
Here is the BBC website for the Somali programmes…
CAIRNCROSS: And every year, immigrant workers like Shagid and Olive, send billions of pounds home from money transfer centres like this one. These remittances are one of the unsung success stories of the fight against poverty in developing countries – but as a tool of development, they raise as many questions as they answer. At a time of austerity and cuts, the government has decided to protect the aid budget. And yet at the same time the government wants to discourage migrant workers from coming to Britain. In this Analysis programme we ask whether there is a contradiction here. If we really want what’s best for developing countries, is it more important to encourage remittances than to protect state aid.
The family of a popular Muslim shopkeeper who was murdered after posting an online Easter message to “my beloved Christian nation” has disclosed they fear for their lives following the brutal attack.
Asad Shah’s wife and siblings said they had been left “heartbroken” by the killing and they had been overwhelmed by the messages of support they had received from the local community in the Shawlands area of Glasgow.
But they only spoke on the condition their names were not published for fear of retribution and disclosed they have been advised by the police to be careful what they say in order to protect their security.
James Dean, BBC: “Controlling #media in the name of preventing terrorism is not a good idea”
We’ve already looked at the BBC’s reluctance to report the religious identity of the killer of Asad Shah in Glasgow and the reluctance to bring the issues that frame that murder into the open continues….and it is even now ignoring the family living in fear of being murdered by what, I suppose are in fact, no less than Muslim terrorists attacking the Ahmadi community. Still there is this important BBC news from Scotland on the frontpage…
Hopes are growing that the UK may soon have its first polar bear cub in 25 years, after Victoria and Arktos, two bears at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland, started mating.
The Today programme [39 mins in] gave all of a couple of minutes to the murder and limited itself to the bare facts and reporting how loved Asaf Shah was and what a nice man. That was a cynical tick box exercise by the BBC done to show ‘respect’ but in fact what it revealed was a contempt for, not only Asad Shah, but also the truth which the BBC is prepared to sacrifice for what they believe is the greater good…that elusive community cohesion. Tell Mama wasn’t invited on to discuss this latest example of ‘Islamophobia’ for some reason but they give us an idea of why the BBC wants to play down this sectarian, religiously motivated murder….
As long as there divisions, they will be manipulated and used by extremist far right groups to drive a wedge between communities… They will use it to malign Muslims and to seek division.
Maybe it’s not just the Far-Right who have legitimate concerns about what Islam brings to Europe….but the BBC would rather hide Muslim prejudice that ends in murder than confront it and give ‘ammunition’ to the critics of Islam.
Asad Shah was probably killed because he was an Ahmadi, someone not considered a Muslim by mainstream Islam. They have been persecuted, much like the Jews, wherever they live in Muslim countries, and they are not even safe in Britain. The BBC, the champion of the oppressed and downtrodden minorities, looks away as they are murdered on our streets.
The murder of Asad Shah is history for the BBC, relegated to the Scottish page despite his family saying they are in fear of their own lives, something the BBC mentions only at the bottom of its ‘What the papers say’ page…the Scottish papers’ page that is……
The BBC is otherwise not interested that a family lives in fear of being murdered by conservative Muslims.
The BBC will try to claim, if it ever gets around to examining the issues, that the extremists who attack Ahmadis are a small group who pervert the religion of Islam…but that’s not true….the persecution of Ahmadis is given divinely sanctioned motivation by mainstream British Muslim groups and commentators….
The MCB spells out explicitly how Ahmadis are viewed….
So to be clear, the MCB states quite uncategorically, that Ahmadis are not Muslim.
The results of which you can see at Tell Mama or indeed on the streets of Glasgow, just not on the BBC today….
Whatever, the motivation, we know that Police Scotland regard this murder as religiously motivated. Asad Shah was an Ahmaddiya and the murderer, another Muslim of Sunni heritage. We cannot extrapolate and we must not influence process where justice needs to take its course. Yet, the current information provided is worrying and may indicate sectarian hatred.
How can the BBC ignore the fact that the largest, most representative Muslim group, the conservative MCB, is fueling hatred against Ahmadi Muslims? Why is the BBC so reluctant to investigate these issues that lead to murder when any example of ‘Islamophobia’, however suspect, spurious or minor, is news for days and days?
Much like Rotherham and Rochdale the guilty get away it because the BBC doesn’t want to report the truth due to the race or religion of the perps.
Nice to see that the BBC is referring to the terrorists in Brussels as ‘militants’ on their news bulletins this morning…not ‘very militant’ or even ‘very, very militant’, just ‘militant’. Of course the use of the word ‘terrorist’ is controversial as so many Muslims see these boys as freedom fighters and victims of Western oppression…so we can’t be seen to be taking sides at the BBC can we?
Rather surprised to hear that there were two bomb attacks in Europe this week….the ones in Brussels and one in Ankara. Somehow I just don’t see Turkey as part of Europe…the BBC has obviously come to the editorial decision to make it firmly European which, as it is geographically dominantly Middle Eastern or Asian, and Erdogan has firmly placed it back in the Islamic camp, is questionable and is clearly a political decision by the BBC with three possible motivations…one Turkey is Muslim, therefore the BBC wants to present Islam as part of European culture and not alien to it, two, Turkey is supposedly the solution to the refugee crisis so again anything that makes Turkey seem on side is good, and three Turkey wants to join the European Union and so being presented by the BBC as already part of ‘Europe’, again not alien to, is obviously a good PR move for those who want it to join. The BBC is ‘nudging’ our perceptions and trying to shape, manipulate, our views on Turkey.
It is especially questionable as Turkey is backing IS to a large extent as a weapon to stop the Kurds….never mind this…
The king said Europe’s biggest refugee crisis was not an accident, and neither was the presence of terrorists among them: “The fact that terrorists are going to Europe is part of Turkish policy and Turkey keeps on getting a slap on the hand, but they are let off the hook.”
Asked by one of the congressmen present whether the Islamic State group was exporting oil to Turkey, Abdullah replied: ”Absolutely.”
Hardly European friendly as Turkey seems to be not only blackmailing Europe over the refugees but also enabling the terrorism inside Europe…..not a problem for the BBC of course…The BBC’s European ‘militant’ freedom fighter, another man’s terrorist.
Speaking of whch….the Easter Rising in 1916…getting lots of favourable, almost admiring coverage on the BBC, though the IRA has always had BBC journos eating out of their hands. Ah the romance of the Oirish rebel….for sure Nick Robinson on the Today programme suggested that the Rising lit a fuse that led to decades of sectarian violence but that was brushed aside by the Irish politicians and Robinson managed to travel a parallel path paying lip service to the violence and the victims whilst ‘celebrating’ the Rising and the freedom from the ‘occupiers and oppressors’ as he put it.
No such tide of positive coverage for other momentous British events such as Trafalgar or Waterloo. Waterloo was in fact attacked by the BBC which even blamed it for the rise of Hitler and then there were the insults to those of Bomber Command by saying they were war criminals worse than the Third Reich, in very one sided programmes about the bombing of Germany.
The project of national identity will always inspire any citizenry and the poets. You have to understand the Rising as a cultural gesture…they hoped to spark the imagination of the people and make them realise liberty and independence were possible.
They held out a vision of independence and quite against all the odds they succeeded. The repossession of a national language, the repossession of a national identity and pride in a culture which had been treated as subaltern, to speak from the heart of your own culture is to speak from the most absolute form of liberty imagineable and that’s what the Rising was, it was a kind of lightning conductor for power and energy that had been gathering at cultural levels. I’m talking about suffragism, I’m talking about pacifism as well as military insurrection. All of these currents were lively and powerful.
We can shape and imagine a new future for ourselves.
Curious that this poet eulogising the violence of glorious insurrection that led to freedom and independence should finish by attacking UKIP and the amiable Nigel Farage.
Curious that the BBC also hates anyone who expresses nationalist ideas, UKIP or the EDL or any ‘little Englander’, whilst adoring the IRA and the SNP or indeed any Muslim terrorist who fights to set up a caliphate free from Western oppression.
Perhaps that is what the Brexit campaign needs…less on the economy more on the passion and vision of independence and liberty…Britain shaping the future for itself.
Boris’ time has come perhaps. Can he fill the Churchillian boots with the grand, inspirational oratory and dodge the outrageous BBC slings and arrows?
Two Muslim politicians, who just won municipal elections in Belgium’s capital, Brussels, on October 14, have vowed to implement Islamic Sharia law in Belgium.
Speaking to a reporter from Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF), the public broadcasting service of the French-speaking part of Belgium, Ahrouch said: “The agenda is still the same, but our approach is different now. I think we have to sensitize people, make them understand the advantages to having Islamic people and Islamic laws. And then it will be completely natural to have Islamic laws and we will become an Islamic state.”
The reporter interjected: “An Islamic State in Belgium?” Ahrouch replied: “In Belgium, of course! I am for the Sharia. Islamic law, I am for it. It is a long-term struggle that will take decades or a century, but the movement has been launched.”
Is it poverty, alienation and disaffection or just the urge to Islamise the world that ‘radicalises’ the Belgique? That article above came from 2012….maybe people should wake up.
This British trainee lawyer, Aysh Chaudhry, is obviously poverty stricken and marginalised…he tells us freedom of speech is alien to Islam…..amongst other things…
How about one of the BBC’s favourite Muslim spokesmen, Ajmal Masroor? Just what is the cause of radicalisation Sky asks?…..Naturally he utterly condemns extremism but…but…..if only our foreign policy wasn’t so anti-Muslim and unethical, that’s the real problem…and oh yes, the media portrayal of Muslims and the irresponsible linking of Islam to Islamic State only angers Muslims and makes them join…the Islamic State in order to defend..er…Islam.
Any wonder that Muslims feel the need to ‘defend’ Islam when ‘respectable’ imams like Masroor are preaching to them that their grievances are justified? The ‘firebrands’ aren’t going to listen to voices saying ‘be angry but not violent’…Masroor knows that but still peddles the Muslim’s under attack grievance line in the full knowledge that it is the same line that ISIS also feeds its potential recruits. Of course his narrative is no different to the BBC’s highly dangerous line. Douglas Murray has had enough of such lethal rubbish…..We must stop blaming ourselves for Islamist terrorism
How many more excuses are we going to make before we face the facts? How many more fifth-rate, sixth-form debates will we have to sit through? Why, whenever any act of Islamist terror is carried out on Western society do we race to ask all the wrong questions, all based on the central fallacy that this is somehow our own fault? We wring our hands and make excuses. And then we blame ourselves. “What did we do to make this happen?” we ask, time after time.
Unfortunately, there are always people on hand eager to feed our self-absorption and ignorance. “It is your foreign policy,” they say.
The problem of Islamic extremism is caused – astonishingly enough – by Islamic extremism. As France, Belgium and many other societies can now attest, the larger your Muslim population, the larger your Islamic extremism problem. Not because most Muslims are terrorists. Obviously not. But because that “small minority” we always hear about grows proportionally bigger the larger the community is. What matters is the numbers, the density (thus their ability to hide and be hidden) and the type of Islam that is followed. Given Europe’s current demographic trajectory this poses a pretty terrifying problem which we’ll have to face up to one day.[LOL] But in the meantime it remains so much more comfortable to blame the only people we’re kidding. Ourselves.
Sky News tackles Masroor but then surrenders as it adopts his narrative that Islam has been hijacked by ISIS when in fact you’d be hard pushed to define the differences between the actions of ISIS and Mohammed as he blitzed the Middle East beheading captives, enslaving people, looting and Islamising the lands he captured…..the consequences of which we live with today…….but it’s all the West’s fault…..
Masroor tells us……
We must condemn extremism uncategorically, we must be tough on extremism and even tougher on the causes of extremism.
We need to come together to create a collective conscience and a narrative where there is no room for such people but……
….but at the same time we need to make sure our government isn’t supporting and siding with dictators and despots in the world. Our silence in Syria, our silence in Iraq, the destabilisation of the entire region has caused this unfortunate development and we need to do something about it. We need to end the unethical foreign policy that our government has been pursuing.
Sky News asks…’Can you understand the appeal for young, British Muslims to go out to Join IS and fight?’
I can understand their grievances but everyone with grievances doesn’t have justification to pick up guns and therefore to go out there and fight and wage a war….but….
…but at the same time we need to understand that 200,000 people in Syria have been killed and we have done very little to stop that. Iraq has been destabilised because of Mr Blair’s foreign adventure, illegal war in Iraq, so whilst we condemn these young people uncategorically for what they are doing we condemn ISIS for their violence and brutality and we call on Young Muslims not to go there we also need to tell our government to behave well and to start behaving ethically when it comes to foreign policy and not side with dictators and despots as well as support democracy and freedom for people all across the globe.
Sky asks….’Who do you think is responsible for radicalising these young men?’
I think we are all responsible. If we had done something about what’s happening in Syria, if we had not invaded Iraq, if we had not sent those drones to kill innocent people in Afghanistan and Somalia, in Yemen, if we had not done all these things, also other long term grievances such as Palestine has been occupied for a long time, Palestinians have been refugees in their own homes for years. All these long term grievances… we will solve them, it is something in all honesty we have just left them to fester, we need to sort that out, I can almost say, most people can guarantee, those who are extreme, they’ll find no reasons to be extreme any longer.
One cold night, as an Arab sat in his tent, a camel gently thrust his nose under the flap and looked in. “Master,” he said, “let me put my nose in your tent. It’s cold and stormy out here.” “By all means,” said the Arab, “and welcome” as he turned over and went to sleep.
A little later the Arab awoke to find that the camel had not only put his nose in the tent but his head and neck also. The camel, who had been turning his head from side to side, said, “I will take but little more room if I place my forelegs within the tent. It is difficult standing out here.” “Yes, you may put your forelegs within,” said the Arab, moving a little to make room, for the tent was small.
Finally, the camel said, “May I not stand wholly inside? I keep the tent open by standing as I do.” “Yes, yes,” said the Arab. “Come wholly inside. Perhaps it will be better for both of us.” So the camel crowded in. The Arab with difficulty in the crowded quarters again went to sleep. When he woke up the next time, he was outside in the cold and the camel had the tent to himself.