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Radical plan to stop Muslim extremism
The Guardian ^ | Saturday September 17, 2005 | Vikram Dodd

Posted on 09/17/2005 3:29:14 AM PDT by F14 Pilot

A royal commission to investigate how and why the London bombings happened and a media unit to rebut negative stories about Muslims and counter propaganda from Islamist extremists should be set up, according to proposals to be sent to Tony Blair by government-appointed taskforces on tackling Islamist extremism. The Guardian has obtained details of the plans drawn up by the taskforces, set up after the July bombings. They were asked to come up with ideas to help prevent British Muslims turning to terrorism, and which would also counter a sense of alienation some Muslims feel from British society and institutions. Their proposals will go to the prime minister and home secretary next week.

Coverage of Islam in the media has long irritated many British Muslims. The proposed media unit would counter press articles considered to be inaccurate or malicious attacks on Islam, and rebut statements by extremist groups. The taskforces consist of seven groups of Muslim MPs, peers, academics and community leaders. One of their proposals is the setting up of a royal commission. Senior Home Office officials discussed the proposal with Muslim groups on Wednesday and are expected to give a formal answer in a week. If agreed, the royal commission would be held in two parts: an initial examination of the bombings, followed by an exploration of wider issues, such as the role of foreign policy in radicalising the terrorists, and whether victims of the bombings received speedy and adequate financial compensation and support. The government has so far resisted the idea.

The groups all feel that British foreign policy, especially Mr Blair's support for the Iraq war, has fuelled resentment. One proposal is that Islamic schools, or madrasas should teach "citizenship" in an attempt to tackle the conflict some youngsters feel between being British and Muslim.

Under the plans, suspected extremists would be tracked by a monitoring centre. A website would be created to allow young Muslims to discover mainstream Islamic views on issues. Public forums for debating issues such as foreign policy and politics would also be set up.


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1 posted on 09/17/2005 3:29:19 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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To: F14 Pilot

Appeasing and pandering will do nothing but enable muslims to go about their vile small ways.


2 posted on 09/17/2005 3:34:49 AM PDT by tkathy (Tyranny breeds terrorism. Freedom breeds peace.)
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To: F14 Pilot

Chaucher's enemies?


3 posted on 09/17/2005 3:35:50 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: F14 Pilot

Instead of the "feel good" garbage, make it known that Semtex, dynamite, sodium, gunpowder, etc. all are pig by-products, made in Israel, by unclean women. Be as about effective.


4 posted on 09/17/2005 3:36:20 AM PDT by leadhead (Itís a duty and a responsibility to defeat them. But it's also a pleasure)
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To: F14 Pilot

This schizophrenic approach is nothing more than Chamberlain appeasement warmed over. On the one hand, try to convince Muslims not to become radicals and on the other hand blame our own actions in Iraq for why they are becoming radicals. How about trying to convince the islamic world that as long as they continue to support terrorism against the west they will continue to suffer from the inevitable retaliation from the victims of their attacks. If we learned anything from the 80s and 90s it should be that talk is cheap and accomplishes nothing except to convince radical muslims we are weak and unwilling to fight back. Right now, the radical muslim world is having to come to terms with the fact that we are going to fight back and fight back hard. What we need is a semi-public debate on what steps we will take if another 9/11 occurs. The retaliation should be swift and overwhelming, and they need to be convinced it is coming.


5 posted on 09/17/2005 3:46:31 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: F14 Pilot; All

I thought for a second they were going to enforce a mandatory sterilization program. Silly me.


6 posted on 09/17/2005 3:48:46 AM PDT by olde north church (Here's to us and all those like us.)
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To: olde north church

hehe

it is not PC, my friend


7 posted on 09/17/2005 3:50:01 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
A website would be created to allow young Muslims to discover mainstream Islamic views on issues.

I believe that several such websites already exist. They are run by Al Qaeda, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and several other well-known mainstream Muslim organizations.

8 posted on 09/17/2005 3:51:40 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

exactly!


9 posted on 09/17/2005 3:52:44 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
Coverage of Islam in the media has long irritated many British Muslims. The proposed media unit would counter press articles considered to be inaccurate or malicious attacks on Islam, and rebut statements by extremist groups.

All your thought are belong to us!


10 posted on 09/17/2005 3:52:53 AM PDT by Samwise ("You have the nerve to say that terrorism is caused by resisting it?")
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To: Casloy

This is enabling muslims to keep always blaming others for their problems, instead of a long hard look in the mirror.


11 posted on 09/17/2005 3:54:56 AM PDT by tkathy (Tyranny breeds terrorism. Freedom breeds peace.)
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To: F14 Pilot
the role of foreign policy in radicalising the terrorists ... all feel that British foreign policy, especially Mr Blair's support for the Iraq war, has fuelled resentment.... A website would be created to allow young Muslims to discover mainstream Islamic views on issues.

"Peace in our time!"

12 posted on 09/17/2005 4:09:56 AM PDT by angkor
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To: F14 Pilot

From this proposed solution it's painfully obvious those who put it forth have no idea what a successful program would accomplish.

Not only does this blue ribbon esteemed royal commission not have a clue as to what their proposed goal should be, the 2 central tenets of the plan are at ethical odds with one another.

Talk about kicking the can down the road.

The pendulum of state sponsored censorship is going to swing wide into the fascist camp before this new problem is rectified.


13 posted on 09/17/2005 4:13:11 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: F14 Pilot

The way to stop this radical muslim b.s.is simply to kill them all.


14 posted on 09/17/2005 4:13:34 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

Any raghead that utters the word "Jihad" in speech or writing should be immediately arrested and deported to their country of origin.


15 posted on 09/17/2005 4:16:33 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: tkathy

but please!! we cannot hurt there fragile feelings......then the left will want a grant for hugs and counseling.....


16 posted on 09/17/2005 4:16:55 AM PDT by fatteddy
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To: F14 Pilot

The BBC does not run false or misleading articles. Right???


17 posted on 09/17/2005 4:17:47 AM PDT by mcg2000 (Wolf Blitzer: "They're all so desperate, so poor and so black.")
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To: Joe Boucher

A good way to start the process would be to implement Governor Romney's idea to begin wiretapping all domestic Mosques.


18 posted on 09/17/2005 4:23:05 AM PDT by nygoose
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To: mcg2000

I guess BBC is the speaker of despots, dictators and terrorists! Isn't it?


19 posted on 09/17/2005 4:23:17 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

How is this radical? Just more appeasement from Blair and his socialist friends. As soon as he's finished capitulating to the IRA he'll bend over for Al-Qaeda.


20 posted on 09/17/2005 4:30:18 AM PDT by English Nationalist
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