Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Who are they trying to convince?

If you took a paper Telegraph today, you may have noticed a full-page ad placed by the Moslem Council of Britain condemning the Paris atrocities. Jolly good. Except the ad was only placed in the Telegraph (circ 475,000) - and not in the Mirror. Or the Mail. Or any other UK daily. Which rather begs the question, who are the MCB aiming the advert at?

There may be a clue in the oral evidence given to Keith Vaz's Home Affairs select committee on the 27th October by the MCB's general secretary, Harun Rachid Khan. Video HERE from about 15.58 in

Mr Khan bemoans that the MCB have been cold-shouldered by Cameron's governments since 2010 and is particularly concerned that the MCB isn't being given a chance to help spend the £40m a year 'Prevent' budget ....


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surely they only needed to email the BBC, or even easier, just take the inevitable phone call?

Poisonedchalice said...

The Grauniad would have taken it for sure!

Coney Island

Raedwald said...

Coney Island - Yes, and somehow I suspect they would have reached more Conservative ministers / junior ministers by taking a page in the Grauniad rather than in the Torygraph.

Anonymous said...

Understanding Taqiyya ― Islamic Principle of Lying for the Sake of Allah, by Warner MacKenzie, Islam Watch

The word "Taqiyya" literally means: "Concealing, precaution, guarding.” It is employed in disguising one's beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralising any criticism of Islam or Muslims.

Falsehoods told to prevent the denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur'an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a “religion of peace”. A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart.

Like many Islamic practices, taqiyya was formed within the context of the culture of Arab tribalism, expansionary warfare, Bedouin raiding and inter-tribal conflict. Taqiyya has been used by Muslims since the 7th century to confuse, confound and divide 'the enemy’.

A favoured tactic was ‘deceptive triangulation’; used to persuade the enemy that preparations for a raid were not aimed at them but at another tribe altogether. The fate in store for the deceived enemy target was an unexpected plunderous raid, enslavement of the women and death to the post-pubescent males.

The core foundation of hyper-masculine Arab culture is bound up in perceptions of "honour and shame". At all times, he (it's usually a male) must avoid having his face "blackened" by words or actions which are a slight upon, a challenge or affront to, his status in the family or broader social / tribal group. To be open, frank and forthright or to make self-damning admissions in his dealings (particularly with the infidel enemy) is to leave himself open and vulnerable to humiliating shame and to the subsequent disrespect from his peers. Tongues will wag in the bazaar’s coffee shops and rumours will rapidly spread that so-and-so has lost his "manliness" and status. In short, he is no longer worthy of deferential respect; to an Arab, this is worse than death itself.

The higher one is placed in the social order (or rather, on how important the individual perceives himself to be), the more imperative it becomes to strenuously avoid “loss of face”. The male's perceived loss of honour and status, must be redressed and his face "whitened", i.e. his honour regained and restored, at any cost; even to the extent of (as in the honour killing of daughters) murdering the person “responsible” for causing the initial humiliation. When taqiyya is used to avoid making an admission or concession it is simply an essential means of ensuring that ones honour and standing remain intact and untarnished. Blood feuds and vendettas, caused by an ancient humiliation of a long dead ancestor, can persist, fuelled and propelled by shame and honour, for generations. Muhammad, who is promoted as every Muslim’s exemplar, set the precedent for vengeful retaliation when he ordered the murder of those who mocked or satirised him and, as he was an Arab, caused him potential loss of face.


Sensitive flowers, no sense of humour = completely incompatible with a piss-taking, my word is my bond, Englishman of the shires.

Steve

DeeDee99 said...

It doesn't cost £40 million to organise a peaceful "not in my name" demonstration.

Or a "not in my name" symbol to be worn (like the simple piece of twisted, coloured cloth which symbolises support for the breast cancer campaign and others).

It doesn't cost £40 million to instruct Muslims to boycott mosques which have extremist preachers.

Billy Marlene said...

Sorry to hijack the thread but I just had to report the excellent news that China has vowed vengeance following the ISIS murder of a Chinese journo.

Genghis Khan only just failed to wipe out Islam. Perhaps 21st Century waves of Mongol horsemen can finish the job. In any event, some of the choice Mongol tortures will make even the most staunch jihadist wish they had been crucified whilst being force fed a pigs head.

Bollox to our six knackered tornadoes; bring on the Chinks - the same Chinks whose loyalty to their cause threw themselves, en masse, in front of our advancing tanks in Korea.

Anonymous said...

The "Muslim Council of Great Britain" is, so far as I know, a Muslim Brotherhood organisation. So it is not representative of all British Muslims, but is a front for a party based in Egypt. You will remember that they won an election there but soon revealed their intention to convert Egypt into a one-party Islamist state.

In my opinion this is the modern equivalent of a Soviet front organisation.

Don Cox