Brits fall again for obvious Muslim ploy

How insensible to reality can the British be? Well, if they’re already dead, they can be completely insensible. And this is why my view that Britain is dead (but can be resurrected) makes more sense out of contemporary British reality than any other theory.

An Organization called “Islam is Peace” has published a website and purchased newspaper ads declaring its opposition to the attempted terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow. But as you read the document, you realize that 95 percent of it is not about opposing terrorism, but about rejecting any connection between terrorism and Islam. Which means that the Muslims do not feel themselves under any requirement to confront the jihadism within their religious community that leads to terrorism. Indeed, given that Muslims deny the Islamic nature and motivation of Islamic terrorism, how can they be expected to oppose the terrorism at all? Given that their main concern is to attack as anti-Islamic discrimination any statements connecting Islam and Islamic terrorism, they are in reality the allies of the terrorists, no matter how many newspaper ads they may publish “condemning” terrorist attacks.

By way of proving the complete lack of any Islamic basis for terrorism, the document begins by quoting the oft-quoted Koranic verse:

“Whoever kills an innocent soul, it is as if he killed the whole of mankind, And whoever saves one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind.”

But of course, as pointed out at Jihad Watch, the quote leaves out the rest of the famous passage, where we learn what awaits those who not deemed innocent:

“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter” (Qur’an 5:33).

In other words, the statement by the “Islam is Peace” organization that “Islam forbids the killing of innocent people” only means that Islam forbids the killing of Muslims, as well as non-Muslims who have submitted themselves to Islamic rule. Everyone else is fair game.

But even without special knowledge of that Koranic verse and of the innumerable times Muslims have quoted it out of context to deceive non-Muslims, how brilliant do you have to be to realize that when Muslims respond to a Muslim terrorist act by crying, “It has nothing to do with us!”, they are not opposing the terrorism but washing their hands of it?

It is all painfully obvious, and we have been through it many times before. But the British establishment and public think that the “Islam is Peace” statement is wonderful, and are greeting it as the sign of a new day in Britain! Which proves that they are dead.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 08, 2007 04:33 PM | Send

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