Thursday, July 14, 2005

Beeb Bandwagon Hits Clue Tree, Reverses, Steers Round It

What to do if you're a Lib faced with an elephant in the room that's just too big to hide anymore ? Hire some maroon to claim that actually it's just a really big mouse.

UK multi-culturalism under spotlight

The radicalisation of some younger members of Britain's 1.5 million-strong Muslim community has led to often heated debate. Now questions are being asked about whether British-style multi-culturalism is succeeding or failing.

Well, dude, some of us have been saying that for years, while some publically-funded others have been calling us Nazis and using the most absurd arguments to bolster their position, sort of like saying that....

Muslims have lived in Britain for centuries, but only relatively recently have they become the focus of controversy.
And nothings changed since the 1580s has it, Mr BBC guy ? You know, like the introduction of THAT THING YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE WRITING ABOUT.

Three big crises over the last decade and a half have heightened tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims:

The Rushdie affair of the late 1980s

The attacks of 9/11 in the US, and their implications for Britain

And now, potentially most serious of all, this month's London bombings
They pose awkward challenges for British policy-makers.
And there you have it. Moslems want to kill an author, fly planes into buildings and blow up buses and the Beeb thinks it's a challenge for policy makers: we've got to meet them halfway, maybe let them fly airliners into just the one building.
The Rushdie affair was, in many ways, a turning-point.

Until then most Britons, especially in London and the prosperous south, had scarcely been aware of the new Muslim communities taking root in northern industrial towns like Leeds and Bradford.
Which says a lot about our 'national broadcaster'.

The public burning in Bradford of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses was therefore a huge shock.

The affair showed up the yawning gulf between Muslims, who believed the novel slandered their faith and its prophet, and a liberal intelligentsia outraged at the idea of banning, let alone burning, a book.
Meanwhile, Conservative morons were perfectly happy with the idea that Waterstones should have to run their stock list past local representatives of the 7th century.

The Iranian death threat against Rushdie, which a few British Muslims supported, further polarised opinion.
Yes, there was little support for the death threat, although it seemed more widespread than it was becuase few Britons were aware that in Muslim culture burning some bloke in effigy while chanting 'Death to Bloke' is a traditional good luck wish.

The affair triggered the first serious debate about a community which was little known or understood.
And, by 'eck, the Beeb will try and keep it that way, for example by publishing garbage like this, five paragraphs down.

.....By the time of the Rushdie affair, they were starting to think of themselves as British Muslims rather than Muslim immigrants.
Which is utter garbage. Muslims have always maintained that they're 'citizens of the Ummah'. It's an essential part of Islam.

Or there's this lu-lu later on:

Many felt prejudice was directed at their religion as well as their skin colour.
Which, I'd guess, is the Beeb's way of trying to get round the awkward fact that in Nazi Britain, home of the most racistly racist people in the whole world, there's an awful lot of Hindu and Sikh millionaires. So it ain't having a penchant for curry and cricket that's holding back the Islamopaths. Must be some other factor.....

Still, don't trust the Beeb to diagnose the problem, when they can't even report the symptoms honestly:

The possibility that the London attacks were the work of young British Muslim suicide bombers poses a significant challenge to Muslim leaders and the Blair government.
Possibility ? I think we've pretty much narrowed it down to either Islamopaths or killer parrots - and we haven't found any feathers at the scence.

The bottom line is given away in the Beeb's moronic comment about Islamopaths facing prejudice directed at their religion. Say what ? Does the Beeb mean people judging other people on the views which make up their worldview ? Isn't that what the Beeb does evertime it calls those of us on the Right 'racists' ? For the sake of the BBC's absurd arguement, why should we be allowed to discriminate against people who hold a particular set of beliefs that can be classed as 'racist' but not those whose beliefs come under 'Islamic' - shouldn't we judge each philosophy on its merits ?

Maybe the BBC think Islam deserves special treatment becuase it claims supernatural underpinings. Ah no - maybe not, to judge by the treatment regularly accorded groups like Christian Voice. Indeed, there are few better exemplars of the practice of modern multiculturalism than the contrast between BBC coverage of CV (accused of making gays feel 'uncomfortable') and their coverage of Islamopaths (accused of making gays feel 'dead'). Now the BBC tries to cast itself as a honest reporter of the debates about multiculturalism. Who cares ? Whatever they want to call their policy, in Beebland the Brits are always the baddies.

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