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Britain To Muslims: Please Don’t Hate Us!

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the UK’s Guardian:

Please don’t hate us: UK ad campaign to target extremism

Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent
The Guardian, Tuesday 10 February 2009

Prominent British Muslims are being recruited to star in a government-backed advertising campaign aimed at preventing people in Pakistan from engaging in extremist activity, the Guardian has learned.

The three-month public relations offensive, called I Am the West, consists of television commercials and high-profile events in regions such as Peshawar and Mirpur. It is being funded by the Foreign Office which is paying up to £400,000 for a pilot project.

Starring in the first three adverts are Sadiq Khan, the communities minister, Jehangir Malik, the UK manager of Islamic Relief, English cricketer Moeen Ali and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Chaudry Abdul Rashid, who is from Mirpur. Mirpuris represent around 70% of Britain’s Pakistani population.

According to a project synopsis, the target audience is 15-25-year-old males who are "less than well-educated and worldly wise, but potentially susceptible to extremist doctrines". If successful, it will be implemented in Egypt, Yemen and Indonesia…

The campaign has four key aims: to ensure Pakistanis realise the west is not "anti-Islamic", that British society is not "anti-Islam", to demonstrate the extent to which Muslims are integrated into British society and to stimulate and facilitate "constructive debate" on the compatibility of liberal and Muslim values.

Yes. This will work for sure.

Who can doubt it?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, February 10th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Britain To Muslims: Please Don’t Hate Us!”

  1. The campaign has four key aims: to ensure Pakistanis realise the west is not “anti-Islamic”, that British society is not “anti-Islam”, to demonstrate the extent to which Muslims are integrated into British society and to stimulate and facilitate “constructive debate” on the compatibility of liberal and Muslim values.

    They should just throw in the towel now. They’re operating under the assumption you can reason with unreasonable people. Islam wants one thing: world domination. I don’t see much wiggle room for “liberal values” or “constructive debate” in that.

  2. beautyofreason says:

    But the West, by its nature is anti-Islamic, and it was proudly so before political correctness and multiculturalism made their pathetic marks here. We stand up for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the rights of young girls not to be traded off in arranged marriages – unlike these Islamic barbarians who believe in Shariah law and medieval thuggery against those who don’t follow the faith.

    We should be proud that we stand up against Islamic law. Britain believes bowing to the tide will save them, that terrorism is the behavior of a few misunderstood young men and not from the political ideology of a militant faith.

    Europeans should be saying the opposite, that they do not accept Islamic law and will not submit or give up their values. The Pakistani community must either follow the laws and Constitution of their new countries or leave. These ads do little more than placate liberals and say to the militants “you can support Islamic law as long as you push it nicely.” Truth is even the so-called moderates and “scholars”, like Zakir Naik of India, support the execution of those who leave the faith. If it’s Shariah it should not be accepted, regardless if the person who supports it carries a sword or a microphone.

    • heykev says:

      Europeans need to be cognizant of the fact that there will soon be more Muslims in Europe that them. Because of birth rates among Muslims and non-Muslims within Europe, the whole face of it will change by 2020. Once they become the majority, Muslims will begin to inact much more insidious laws than what England currently cow tows too.

  3. A Mad Pole says:

    Well, at least one of those signs makes sense: “Liberalism go to hell”. Some of those protesters have brains after all.

    • Confucius says:

      I thought Muslim values and liberalism were synonymous. Maybe that’s why the Muslims are so angry. They don’t want to share.

  4. BillK says:

    Why the surprise?

    You’re seeing a preview of Obama’s new foreign policy and what he’s going to say when he meets with Ahmadinejad.

  5. Right of the People says:

    I’m so glad Islam is a religion of peace otherwise those protesters might be scary. Kill ’em all, let Allah sort them out!


  6. sheehanjihad says:

    well folks, here’s a great example of muslim justice and how it treats women…..and code pink supports these…oh wait, they arent women….I digress…here’s the article.

    Such Lovely People: Pregnant Saudi Gang Rape Victim Jailed, To Receive 100 Lashes

    A Saudi judge has ordered a woman should be jailed for a year and receive 100 lashes after she was gang-raped, it was claimed last night.

    The 23-year-old woman, who became pregnant after her ordeal, was reportedly assaulted after accepting a lift from a man.

    He took her to a house to the east of the city of Jeddah where she was attacked by him and four of his friends throughout the night.

    She later discovered she was pregnant and made a desperate attempt to get an abortion at the King Fahd Hospital for Armed Forces.

    According to the Saudi Gazette, she eventually ‘confessed’ to having ‘forced intercourse’ with her attackers and was brought before a judge at the District Court in Jeddah.

    He ruled she had committed adultery – despite not even being married – and handed down a year’s prison sentence, which she will serve in a prison just outside the city.

    She is still pregnant and will be flogged once she has had the child.

    The Saudi Arabian legal system practices a strict form of medieval law. Women have very few rights and are not even allowed to drive.

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch were unavailable for comment.

    Kinda makes you want to just sit down and talk with them, doesnt it? My ass.

  7. sheehanjihad says:

    Here is another great take on muslim “sincerity”, one that Obama is obviously going to have to learn the hard way. No matter how condescending and thoughtful the muslim at “talks” will appear, that person will be lying through their teeth due to the Koran’s insistence that it is obligatory to lie to the infidel to gain enough of the infidel’s confidence so that the infidel can be killed. This isnt me talking, this is stated in the koran…and it speaks volumes about the lack of Obama’s understanding of how he is being duped by the Muslim community….presently Iran’s ruling party.

    TO WIT:
    Consider the concept of lying. According to Sharia, deception is not only permitted in certain situations but is sometimes deemed obligatory. For instance, and quite contrary to early Christian tradition, not only are Muslims who must choose between either recanting Islam or being put to death permitted to lie by pretending to have apostatized; many jurists have decreed that, according to Koran 4:29, Muslims are obligated to lie.


  8. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    SJ, you can’t point out this fact to these whack jobs. Because then they’ll know that you only came across this bit of info by reading the Koran. And they’ll be horrified that you, an infidel, were reading their sacred book.

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