Thursday, October 04, 2007

Who You Gonna Believe ? Me Or Your Lying Eyes ?

Hmmmm.... the BS meter just pegged in the red. What can it all mean ?

Ah yes:
An advertising campaign promoting British Muslims as integrated citizens who reject extremism has been launched.

Islam is Peace - formed after the bombings in London in July 2005 - has initially placed adverts on the capital's buses and Underground trains.
Seems like overkill to me - didn't they already had a campaign on the capitals trains and buses in July 2005 ?
They show a range of Muslims - including a policewoman, a Scout group and the chef Michael Barry - with the slogan "Proud to be a British Muslim".

Organisers say research shows many Britons associate Islam with terrorism.
Yes, and we even have a word for those people: sane.
The group insists that the religion demands that its followers live in peace with their neighbours within non-Muslim societies.
Except it also demands they Islamise non-Muslim societies, so I think we're allowed to ask what kind of society these people want to create.
But it says it recognises that Muslims have a duty to show that the vast majority of them wish to do so.
Yes, while Muslims support the murder of homosexuals, the 'vast majority' will refrain from killing them just yet. Hooray for Muslims!

I'm really struggling to think of another demographic where restricting themselves to merely supporting murderous savagery, rather than actively taking part in it, is supposed to be evidence of morality.
After the initial London campaign, Islam Is Peace intends to launch a nationwide tour.

Ifhat Shaheen-Smith, one of the campaign organisers, said: "In the current atmosphere of suspicion and fear about Islam and British Muslims, truth is often confused with fabrications and stereotypes.
...but fortunately the blogosphere is here to fact-check these weasels.
Prejudice has become entrenched and sensationalistic media reporting is creating a climate of paranoia.
To paraphrase Chris Rock, when people check over their shoulder to see who's getting on the plane with them, they're not looking out for Jeremy Paxman.
There is a desperate need for openness, mutual understanding and a mature debate.
Yep, these people, they're all about the openness and debate.
Following the 7 July bombings, the group has spent tens of thousands of pounds placing adverts in national newspapers in which Muslims reject extremism.
Say, are we allowed to know where these 'tens of thousands of pounds' come from ?
Sadiq Khan MP said: "This is a fantastic initiative. Islam is a faith whose primary focus is peace and submission to one God.
See, that's kind of the whole problem, the whole 'peace and submission' package deal. Put together like that it kind of makes it obvious that there's no peace without submission.
"This campaign will help to bust some of the myths about Islam and allow the true face of Islam to reach all parts of our country."
Unless it's a female face, in which case we'll only get to see the eyes.
Secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain Muhammad Abdul Bari said: "The silent majority of Muslims are coming forward and now challenging the islamophobia in sections of our media - it is a brave undertaking."
No, 'brave' would be challenging the terrorists - something this gang of fascist creeps would never do in a million years.
The campaign is launched as a new law banning incitement to religious hatred comes into force.
Yes, they've bravely launched a campaign against people who can't answer back. Now that's the true face of Islam.

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