The Ranting Kraut

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Playing the terror card

Posted by rantingkraut on September 12, 2006

David Cameron decided to commemorate 9/11 by keeping his distance from the US. On the eve of this day, an even more tactless commemoration came from the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Muhammad Abdul Bari. Abdul Bari accused the British media of promoting Islamophobia by reporting on successful and abortive terrorist activities. He also predicted that Britain’s ‘Muslim community’ would become generally supportive of terrorism, lest the media become more respectful of muslims:

If that demonisation continues, then Britain will have to deal with two million Muslim terrorists — 700,000 of them in London
(Source)

It seems to have escaped Abdul Bari that the media have done little more than reporting the facts –i.e. incidents which actually happened. If anything, they have bent over backwards not to offend Muslims. Against this background, Abdul Bari’s remarks simply amount to a demand for self censorship.

These demands should not surprise anyone. Abdul Bari has previously demanded that the people of Britain live their lives according to Islam’s religious prescriptions. The strategy he is using is likewise well worn. While just avoiding to endorse terrorism, a threat warning is issued that more terrorist activity will follow unless Muslim demands –as expressed by the community leader that be- are accommodated. Where terrorist attacks are thin on the ground, riots may do: the analysis of the Paris riots’ ‘root causes’ easily translates into ‘give us jobs or we’ll burn some more cars’. Abdul Bari’s demands likewise translate into ‘shut up or get blown up’ backed up by a thinly veiled ‘give us quotas or else…’:

Islamophobia was also making it hard for Muslims to rise to senior jobs, and unemployment among Muslims was far higher than the national average.
He called for more Muslim representation in the police force, Parliament and other areas of public life. “Young Muslims need role models to show them they can play a part in British society.
(Source)

Of course he won’t blow anyone up and of course he doesn’t want any more terror attacks –he’s just using the prospect while it suits him.

5 Responses to “Playing the terror card”

  1. Joann said

    i dont get this terror card stuff it is so soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo stupid

  2. Joann said

    they are stupid so write back

  3. Joann,
    Could you be more specific, I am not sure what you are getting at.

  4. It was the BBC’s ‘Dhimmi’ coverage of the speech that got to me “UK terror tactics ‘create unease'” … not a word about the veiled threats in the Daily Telegraph interview.

    As you state the speech by Dr Bari contained the statement “If that demonisation continues, then Britain will have to deal with two million Muslim terrorists — 700,000 of them in London”, but the BBC fails to mention this, or the other hints of violence and in fact the word “unease” doesn’t appear in the web version of the story.

    The BBC have become supine about their treatment of self appointed Muslim groups and their mouth pieces. They never bother to explain who these groups are, what their membership is, how they are elected or how legitimate they are. The MBC says it represents 500 organisations but not how many are in these groups e.g. Muslim Doctors and Dentists Association (Birmingham). What 50 members?

    I’ll take a bet and guess that even if all the organisations are fully active and send a delegate to the MCB, they still number no more than 5,000 activists out of 1.8 million Muslims in the UK.

    So why aren’t we told that this is a self appointed highly unrepresentative group by the BBC? Because they can’t find any coherent voices outside of the Mosques (50% of which are wahabi iinfluenced) in the UK, so any old grouping will do as long as they provide a “Spokesmanu (its always a man), and they are therefore encouraged and given a poublicity that they don’t deserve.

    Complain to the BBC if you disagree with their coverage, it’s the only way that they will be stopped from using PC values to report on Muslim matters.

  5. It was the BBC’s ‘Dhimmi’ coverage of the speech that got to me “UK terror tactics ‘create unease’” … not a word about the veiled threats in the Daily Telegraph interview.
    Thanks for your comment, but there seems to be some confusion here. The current BBC article and the telegraph article quoted above are more than a year apart. The telegraph also reports on Bari’s recent statements and there does not seem to be a repetition of the previous veiled threats.
    Who knows, maybe the guy has mellowed out a bit, or he may just be more careful these days.

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