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Friday, July 15, 2005

Backlash

The Guardian reports on the sadly predictable anti-Muslim backlash to the London bombings. Far-right websites and soccer hooligans are allegedly agitating to exact "revenge" on members of the Islamic faith.

The British National Party, one of those racist parties pushing for a rejection of Britain's multicultural policies, issued a statement on 13 July titled, "Don't get mad, get even."

6 Comments:

Anonymous Simon said...

I don't think anybody should go beating anybody up because of their religion...but to turn your oft-used 'logic' around, one would have to say that it's terrible, but sadly Muslims are the all-too-predictable victims of the policies of their leaders, who encourage suicide bombings and grievance about the presence of Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, the liberation of East Timor, the existence of Buddhists in Southern Thailand, et cetera, right down to the presence of Christian Spaniards in Iberia.

We need to understand how these British men became indoctrinated and seemingly programmed to inflict carnage on their Muslim fellow Britons. Dismmissing them as racist or mad or bad simply will not be sufficient. The rate of bashing of Muslims is increidbly low (for now); what is driving the perpetrators to such acts?

I think you fundamentally misunderstand the source of these potential attacks and their root causes. These hooligans must forced us to look at British extremism as well as Islamic policies.

They do not operate in isolation.

Friday, July 15, 2005 5:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Bruce M Warrington said...

We need to understand how these British men became indoctrinated and seemingly programmed to inflict carnage on their Muslim fellow Britons. Dismmissing them as racist or mad or bad simply will not be sufficient. The rate of bashing of Muslims is increidbly low (for now); what is driving the perpetrators to such acts?

It is, unfortunately, true that some people, angered by this atrocity committed by Muslims, will leap on to a racist explanation proffered by fuckwits like the BNP and then react with violence; it is the same dynamic that creates Muslim terrorists, except their explanation is religious and proffered by fuckwits like al-Qaeda.

The Muslim community needs to deal with the issue of extremism within its ranks, but that is their concern. Our concern must always be with our own actions and their consequences.

Friday, July 15, 2005 9:57:00 pm  
Anonymous michael said...

Pretty inspiring the way they decided to "put aside partisan support for teams and unite against Muslims". Hopefully when that lot have been put in their place they can turn their attacks back on the real enemy - Chelsea supporters.

Was interested to discover that there is a "Kick Racism Out of Football initiative". Would have thought that defeated the purpose of mob sports fandom. Wonder how they spot the racists. Maybe a trick examination question, like "We mindlessly hate people with different coloured (a) team scarves (T/F) (b) national flags (T/F) (c) skins (T/F)".

But what strikes me about the portrait emerging of the London bombers is their bland Britishness. The most notable attribute of one of them was supposedly his soccer fanatacism. Very little difference at all between the bombers who attacked innocent commuters and the yobs who plan to attack innocent Muslims really.

Bend it like Bin Laden, boys.

Friday, July 15, 2005 9:59:00 pm  
Blogger The Daily Magnet said...

Judging by the looks of some of the blogs in Australia at the moment - things aren't that different here.

Sunday, July 17, 2005 12:19:00 am  
Blogger Comical_Ali said...

yes, we're all scared of a back lash against peaceful, tolerant and open minded muslim communities in the west (whose youth are known to place flowers and take care of the Jewish cemetaries of Europe - among their other good deeds)

But not all too concerened about a back lash against the following "not so peaceful" community:

"...Jewish community is usually vitriolic, bigoted, racist and downright pathetic. Australian Jews, generally speaking, are incapable of hearing the true reality of their beloved homeland and its barbaric actions."

particularly when the one who is concerened of a backlash against one particular community, is at the same time an insitgator of a backlash agaisnt another. Nice one Anthony.

and you've targeted the right community...soon the zionists will be moving on to Australia - indoctrinating Jewish youth with Australian citizenship to blow up the buses and trains of Sydney. such is the bigotry and racism of the Jewish community...


B/thw, did I already compliment you on that tie of yourez?

Sunday, July 17, 2005 7:36:00 pm  
Blogger Andjam said...

Thursday 7/705 was the day Britain woke up to the fact that it is at war.

Some people woke up to that a bit earlier. Some have even realised that groups like the BNP are on the other side, ideologically if nothing else.

A ghost army of Islamic terrorists has assembled in our country with one aim – to wage war and inflict murder upon us until we surrender to them and an Islamic Fascist State is imposed upon us.

Can someone say projection?

The attacks in London on 7/705 were Hate Crimes; genocidal race attacks

Genocidal may sound overblown to some, but that's because they think 6 million died in the holocaust, don't they?

and the Jews who they think run Britain

Projection??

Oh sheesh, they're quoting Steyn. Don't they know he's part Jewish?

In Israel the police pick used to up the remains of suicide bombers and place them inside a pig skin.

(I wish it were true, but don't think it is) They're getting ideas from Israel? 7/7 must have changed everything for some people.

Sunday, July 17, 2005 11:19:00 pm  

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