Friday, July 29, 2005

Shoulder by Shoulder

Right now, the Muslim and Christian communities in Britain are standing shoulder to shoulder in the face of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism. When this united front will show its first serious cracks is of course only a matter of time.

Sir Iqbal Sacranie and many other Muslim community leaders face very difficult times to keep their communities together and protected from attacks.

Their position, however, is made much easier, relatively speaking at least, by the fact that this Government really doesn’t tolerate any dissent on the question of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism at all.

Last week, a more radical leader of the Muslim community said that he deplored “all violence, killing and bombing by anyone” and was lambasted for these words, because it didn’t constitute an “unreserved apology” for the work of the London bombers.

Another prominent Muslim leader was vilified for saying something all Britons agree upon: “that Mr Blair had lied over Iraq”.

Thankfully for Mr Blair, the successful implementation of a “shoot first, ask questions later” policy means that censorship of Muslim spokes people in Britain will soon no longer be necessary…

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