Skip to comments.Jihad, Dishonesty and Double Talk in Britain
Posted on 04/25/2009 3:25:23 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "In the last few days, Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar, a leading member of the Tamil community in Britain was convicted of supplying bomb-making parts to the Tamil Tigers a designated terrorist organization, banned both by Britain and the EU. According to the Guardian, the police had become aware of Chrishanthakumars activities five years ago, but had merely warned him to stop buying electrical components. This is perhaps all the more remarkable when one considers that in 2002 the Tamil Tigers although nationalist rather than Islamist leant support to Harakat-al Mujahideen, a Pakistani militant group affiliated with al-Qaeda.
More remarkable still, on more than one occasion in the last few weeks, the red flags of the Tamil Tigers have fluttered around Britains parliament, as its supporters gathered outside. Nor did they inform the authorities of their intention to protest, as is required by law.
And this, of course, comes on the back of black-clad Islamists protesting at Luton against soldiers returning from Iraq, denouncing them as the butchers of Basra.
The police have seen such protests before, of course, as have the British people. In 2006, al-Qaeda cheerleaders protested in London, waving placards with behead those who insult Islam. One young girl in the crowd was even wearing an I love al-Qaeda bobble hat. However, that the emblem of a terrorist organization is displayed en masse outside of parliament, the mother of democracy, surely calls into question the governments new approach counter-terrorism.
However, a caveat here: As some in the media said in response to the Luton demonstrators, as repugnant and alarming as this may be, the right to protest and air even the most repugnant views is part and parcel of democratic nations.
It was also taken for granted in Britain until about a decade or so ago, and is, of course, guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And now more than ever do we need free speech, and an honest and open dialogue about what is occurring in the West.
But instead, when it comes to Islamism, the response is a mixture of tougher hate speech legislation meant to protect Islam from insult, self-censorship, mental evasion, and reassuring banalities."
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pril 25, 2009
Least Shocking Story of the Day
Notably the top site resulting from a Google search for Zionist terrorists, is ummah.com. Other top sites include revisionhistory.org, angryarab.blogspot.com, and revolutionmuslim.com.
Thanks to Bubbe.
By Rusty at April 25, 2009 10:54 AM
I have added them to my bloglist
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