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Once the video of “Undercover Mosque” has come online, bloggers has started coming up with their views on that. I had a long discussion in a blog. Today, I got the update that MCB and MJAH (Organization that runs Green Lane Mosque) has lashed out against the media for it’s bias against Muslims. It was expected but equally unwanted response to the debacle. They said that they were quoted out of context and both side of the view were not aired in a balanced way. But, if one goes through some of the quotes, one can easily decide whether any context can really justify them.

Another person, writing on behalf of UK Islamic mission, claims the greatness of Wahabism(!!) and says that most of UK Muslims practise belong to that sect. He even went onto claim that

“The Saudis did not need to buy British Muslim support. It was worth little and yet had this been possible, considering the trillions they contribute to the British economy, the Saudis were very well placed to buy up the British establishment itself.”

I feel the person has a delusion over Saudi money, which is much less in compared to that of UK in all scales – be it defence or science.

I liked the approach that iMuslim took, clarified that the religion does not support the view expressed by the Imams in the video. He also plans to clarify some of the topics.

The required response could have been setting up a panel to investigate inside and then expel those who are already blacklisted in the video. This could have been a minimal face-saving reaction. Or otherwise, they could have made a transparent system of speeches from next time onwards.

Some of them, like Bilal Philips, tried to do a little bit damage control through a video. Even that seems not enough. Lots and lots of bloggers are pouring up their materials in the blog sites. This blogger points out the lack of apologies from the mosque authorities actually proves that they intentionally spread this kind of message. Another blogger sums up as the phobia warnings is the primary objective of C4 investigation.

Some other blogger has importantly pointed out that the section projected here are very small in number and they may not be any real threat to Britain.

For my concern, there was a blink of reference against India – to attack Indian business. May it be peacefully (boycotting) or violently (planting bombs), it’s a dangerous ploy for India. The sufferers would be innumerable Indians (both Hindus and Muslims), despite the fact that they contribute very little towards the global sufferings of Muslims (nothing in individual level). I think it’s a responsibility for Indians living in UK to lobby in the Govt for a crackdown aginst these hate-preachers.

1) The video – Undercover Mosque (48 minutes).
2) The response – Yasir Qadhi’s response
3) The response – Abu Usamah
4) The Saudi Archive of Wahabism.


Written by Diganta

January 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Posted in Religion, Terrorism

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  1. It seems to me that the main issue here is– are these sermons of hate common in mosques throughout the world– or is this merely an unusual example?

    I have done much research– perhaps not enough– and have come to the conclusion that this sort of thing is more common than many realize. Not only in mosques…but also in many Islamic schools.

    I have also seen videos of other clerics preaching hatred of non-Moslems– for example in Palestine, Australia, and elsewhere.

    Note that while Muslims often claim that they have no racist sentiment against Jews in general, and that they are only opposed to Zionists…most of the racist hate sermons I’ve seen continually refer specifically to Jews— and not to Zionists.

    In addition to preaching hatred in many schools and mosques, there is much hatred of Jews in print.

    I think it should also be pointed out that while many religions oppose lying and deception, Islam specifically advocates it in some cases…and when to use it is open to individual interpretation…. so I would be cautious about accepting many of the Islamic defenses of these racist practices…much of what they say in defending it is deliberate deceit.

    One common example– the frequent defense of blatantly racist remarks by claiming that they are “taken out of context”. That is certainly something to think about…if one states that “Jews and Christians are Apes and Pigs”…in what context would that remark be acceptable? Is it really a matter of remarks being taken oput of context…or is this argument really an attempt to distort the truth of what’ going on?

    And, of course the notion that anyone who criticizes acts of violence is a “racist” … which makes it difficult for moderate Muslims to speak out– which in turn– quite ironically– serves to perpetrate the falsehood that most Mulims are extremists.


    February 17, 2007 at 10:52 pm

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