Sunday, 24 August 2014

Ajmal Masroor's 3 steps to combating extremism in Britain

"First we need to inculcate the spirit of solidarity, togetherness and our unique identity, and that is we live in this country and it is our home," he said

He emphasised the need to tell young Muslims, that whatever their grievances that there was no justification for picking up the gun, and "that it cannot be done in the name of Islam".

Finally the government needed to be "more consistent with its foreign policy", not support dictatorships and encourage the spread of democracy in the Middle East.

On the first point, I think these men already know that they hold British nationality.

You cannot deny that the Koran commands Muslims to fight against those who oppress them.

[2:190] You may fight in the cause of GOD against those who attack you, but do not aggress. GOD does not love the aggressors.

[2:191] You may kill those who wage war against you, and you may evict them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Masjid, unless they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers.

[2:192] If they refrain, then GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[2:193] You may also fight them to eliminate oppression, and to worship GOD freely. If they refrain, you shall not aggress; aggression is permitted only against the aggressors.

Perhaps Ajmal will answer this question that I imagine an intelligent jihadist might ask him, if he were allowed the opportunity of asking it publicly and allowed to wait for the answer before he is taken away to be water-boarded:

"Why is Western democracy assumed to be good when it is Western democracies who bomb and invade Muslim countries, apparently at the behest of AIPAC and their military industrial complexes?"

Might Masroor support the making of a BBC documentary on A History of Antisemitism and pester whoever he needs to pester to make such a documentary? I don't mind presenting this, and, known for my judicious impartiality as well as not being an adherent of any of the Abrahamic faiths but wanting the best for Britain and Western civilisation, may well be a suitable person to do so. I promise also not to have annoying hair like the female historians Joann Fletcher or Mary Beard and trust the BBC will have competent make-up artists who will make me look my best and perhaps even put a style consultant at my disposal who will point me to the clothes of the best of British designers which will look most photogenic on me.

I will do my best to present this programme in the grandiose style of Lord Clark of Civilisation.

Mary Beard hair

Joann Fletcher hair

Claire Khaw hair

Lord Clark hair

Mao: To investigate a problem is to solve it.  

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