There was some outrage that the BBC should interview Anjem Choudary on the prestigious Today programme, (0810)
The only thing that was ‘outrageous’ was the complete failure of John Humphrys to conduct an interview that got to the heart of the matter…..UK foreign policy and its supposed consequences….at least in the eyes of most Muslims and leftwing commentators.
Humphrys painted himself into a corner refusing to get onto the subject of foreign policy until Choudary expressed condemnation at the killing of Lee Rigby, which he refused to do.
The interview became pointless and continued in ever decreasing circles, the only winner being Choudary.
Humphry’s line was the usual one adopted by those unwilling to ‘offend’ Muslims, one that fails to challenge the fundamental reasons for Choudary’s narrative….Humphrys wants Choudary to condemn the violence of the killers but dodges the real question….what does Islam really teach?
If Choudary is a radical for preaching Islam what does that tell us?
The apologists always say…he is preaching an extreme, fundamentalist, strict version of Islam…well isn’t that exactly what Islam is?…if the fundamentals of Islam are not ‘Islamic’ then what is?
It seems people try to pick only the bits of Islam that they like.
Choudary preaches that UK foreign policy drives the ‘radicalisation’ of Muslim youth….but this is something that the BBC has long accepted as fact itself…presenters like Victoria Derbyshire nodding along as caller after caller puts forward this theory.
The BBC’s very own Peter Taylor…Reporter, BBC series Al Qaeda: Time To Talk? :
US foreign policy
So is it time to talk to al-Qaeda?
According to General Ali Shukri, former counter-terrorist adviser to King Hussein of Jordan, it is not something that should be ruled out.
“There is no harm in talking,” he told me.
Although no-one is seriously thinking about MI6 or CIA setting up back channels to Osama bin Laden’s cave, perhaps it is worth paying some attention to what he has been saying for the past 10 years.
His statements are not about any Caliphate, a pan-Muslim state which is rarely mentioned, but about US support for Israel, its backing for “apostate” Arab regimes in the Middle East and the presence of US troops in Muslim lands.
In reality, the issue is US foreign policy.
I was left in no doubt from all those I spoke to that Iraq above all else was the motivating factor behind the radicalisation and recruitment of young Muslims, and that the US-led invasion has gifted Osama bin Laden with a Jihad he could only dream of.
Taylor just confirms what Choudary says.
The trouble though is that the BBC never challenges that belief, that narrative…so in effect the BBC itself is ‘radicalising the youth’.
And Choudary is in more good company…including Labour MPs…
Muslim leaders say foreign policy makes UK target
Leading UK Muslims have united to tell Tony Blair that his foreign policy in Iraq and on Israel offers “ammunition to extremists” and puts British lives “at increased risk”.
An open letter signed by three of the four Muslim MPs, three of the four peers, and 38 organisations including the Muslim Council of Britain and the Muslim Association of Britain, was greeted with dismay in Downing Street. It has courted the MCB and several of the signatories, such as key Labour MPs Sadiq Khan (Tooting) and Shahid Malik (Dewsbury), whom it believes can shape Muslim opinion.
Humphrys tells Choudary that perhaps he should go to a country that has Sharia if he wants to live in such a country….why should he though? Does Humphrys say that to those who would turn this country into a Socialist ‘heaven’ like Ed Miliband?
Does Choudary ‘hate this country’? Those who attacked the Daily Mail for suggesting Ralph Miliband hated this country because he wanted to destroy the essential being of it…political, social and moral….defended him by saying that he was entitled to want ‘change’.
If it’s OK for Marxists why not Islamists?
If Choudary’s views are radical and extreme why not Miliband’s?
This article by Jenny McCartney in the Telegraph demonstrates the problem this country faces as it typifies the mindset of those in power……the lack of understanding of what Islam really means and what the consequences will be when Muslims gain more and more influence:
We’ve heard enough from Anjem Choudary
In the wake of the Woolwich murder of soldier Lee Rigby, radical Islamists are given publicity because the media is attracted to extremists
The problem with that is that Choudary isn’t a radical…he is preaching Islam.
If he is ‘radical’ then so is Islam.
That should be the real lesson the Great and the Good should start to learn. McCartney has absolutely no understanding of what she is talking about…her main complaint is…‘what emerged from the discussion was that Choudary does not believe in democracy since “sovereignty belongs to God”. He was not willing to condemn the murderers. And he calls, yet again, for the adoption of Sharia across the United Kingdom.’
The ‘sovereignty of God’ is a basic tenet of Islam, calling for Sharia is quite clearly something Muslims, genuine Muslims, should be seeking….and Muslim dominance is something that even Labour MP’s are hoping for:
The true face of Islam:
Why would Muslims rejoice because there are more Muslim MP’s?
Look at this latest sorry tale of surrender:
Muslim staff at Marks & Spencer can refuse to sell alcohol and pork
At M&S, Muslim staff who do not wish to handle alcohol or pork have been told they can politely request that customers choose another till at which to pay.
At one of its stores in central London last week, customers waiting with goods that included pork or alcohol were told by a Muslim checkout worker to wait until another till became available. The assistant was extremely apologetic at having to ask customers to wait.
Note, it’s not the staff member who has to move to another till, it’s the customer….however the Muslim staff member is quite happy to take their wages from the money made in a shop selling alcohol and pork.
What is the difference between Choudary and the Muslim who refuses to do certain things because of their religion?
Nothing really…they both wish to impose Islam upon the world.
Time the BBC et al woke up……and it was only two years ago or so that the BBC told us that Christianity was ‘thriving in the Middle east’…even giving an example in Hamas controlled Gaza……it was a lie then and the real truth is only now coming out in the mainstream political and media consciousness:
Labour: We must ‘do God’ to fight anti-Christian persecution
Douglas Alexander, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, says politicians should speak out about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, and not be put off doing so for fear of causing offence
Let’s be clear who is persecuting those Christians…it is Muslims….something the BBC even now seeks to minimise.