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December 06, 2007

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Brendan

Sounds like my family, not the barbaric religion of course, just the threats of violence and unwanted home invasions.

Brendan's Dad

How dare you talk about us that way? I'm coming over right now to beat your ass for that

David

I guess the punch line, so to speak, is “he could not be responsible for his actions.” It has a strange inevitability.

AntiCitizenOne

Children aren't responsible for their actions.

IMHO The whole jihadi mentality is very neotic.

David

AC1,

Yes, there’s an arrested, infantile quality that’s pretty hard to miss and is, it seems, widespread. The current and former Secretaries General of the Muslim Council of Britain have made similar noises on a number of occasions, as have spokesmen for the MAB, IHRC and MPAC. In fact, almost every Islamic organisation I know of has shown a remarkable inability to take responsibility for the consequences of their own ideology.

Last year, the ridiculous Muhammad Abdul Bari claimed that “negative attitudes” towards Muslims would result in Britain being faced with “two million Muslim terrorists — 700,000 of them in London.” And, by obvious implication, this would entirely be the fault of non-Muslims, especially those who dared to view Islam with circumspection. It isn’t clear how Dr Bari reconciled this barely veiled threat with his assertion, made seconds earlier, that there are only “a few bad apples in the Muslim community.” And Dr Bari seems strangely unaware that his own comments and beliefs, and the comments and beliefs of others like him, are very much part of what causes those “negative attitudes.”

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nobody important

There is nothing to reconcile in Dr. Bari's two statements, there are only a few bad apple's in the Muslim community, the handful who wouldn't heed the call to jihad. It's all a matter of perspective.

David

There’s a good chance that’s how Bari sees the situation, or something along those lines. If you follow the link above, you’ll see that he, like his predecessor and many of his associates, is an admirer of Syed Abul A’ala Mawdudi, a totalitarian fantasist whose views make for… interesting reading. Like his predecessor, Bari is a dissembling Islamist who should be laughed out of every room he enters. That he was appointed head of the MCB tells us much of what we need to know about that supposedly “moderate” organisation.

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