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Warsi: Fewer than one in four people believe Islam is compatible with British way of life
Fewer than one in four people now believe that following Islam is compatible with a British way of life, Britain's most senior Muslim minister will warn today.

Highlighting unpublished research showing that a majority of the country now believes that Islam is a threat to Western civilisation Baroness Sayeeda Warsi will say that "underlying, unfounded mistrust" of Muslims is in itself fuelling extremism.

And she will cite new figures from the Association of Chief Police Officers showing that between 50 to 60 per cent of all religious hate crimes reported to police in Britain are now perpetrated against Muslims.
I wonder to what degree that is because the police won't receive hate crimes perpetrated against Christians.
"My fear is that seeing one community as the 'other' is a slippery slope that will enable extremists to advance their twisted interests unchecked," she will say.

"I don't have to remind anyone what happens when an unfounded suspicion of one people can escalate into unspeakable horror."

Two years ago Baroness Warsi, who has responsibility in Government for faith and communities, was criticised claiming that Islamophobia in Britain "had passed the dinner table test".
Posted by: tipper || 01/24/2013 02:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Day late, pound short?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/24/2013 4:01 Comments || Top||

#2  >between 50 to 60 per cent of all religious hate crimes reported to police in Britain are now perpetrated against Muslims.

What they DO NOT say is that the crimes are committed by other muslim sects fighting each other.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/24/2013 6:55 Comments || Top||

#3  when an unfounded suspicion of one people

And here we have the crux or liberal/progressive/PC blindness.

Given all of the vicious, vile, murderous activity that is instigated by this "one people" how can you possibly say that any suspicion is unfounded?
Posted by: AlanC || 01/24/2013 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  how can you possibly say that any suspicion is unfounded?

Because it fits the narrative.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/24/2013 8:48 Comments || Top||

#5  But, but, but we accept the "incompatibility" of western tourists and the tribal Andaman. Oh the irony.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/24/2013 9:17 Comments || Top||

between 50 to 60 per cent of all religious hate crimes reported to police in Britain are now perpetrated against Muslims

Sounds like the Jews and Christians have given up asking the police for help.

Or the Muslims are flooding the system with reports like "he ate pork in front of me".
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/24/2013 9:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Fewer than one in four people believe Islam is compatible with British way of life

FIFY Baroness.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/24/2013 9:56 Comments || Top||

#8  The other 3 in 4 want Sharia law.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 01/24/2013 12:33 Comments || Top||

#9  Typical Muslim reversal of the truth. The Islamic world is a notable sea of fire in an otherwise generally placid world. Because all its various neighbours are conspiring against it, or because Islam's the cause of all the trouble? Occam wouldn't have to strain himself to draw the obvious conclusion.

Warsi needs a lesson in The Basic Blinding Obvious.
Posted by: Bulldog || 01/24/2013 12:33 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Of sex and Islam
TURKEY’S prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, believes that one of the keys to prosperity is a young population. He would love to ban abortion and he nags families to have at least three children. His campaign received an unexpected boost from a respected Islamic theologian, who said on a popular television show that sex was a form of worship. “Sex is a part of worship and, indeed, is the same as namaz (Muslim prayers),” Ali Riza Demircan told Haberturk TV. A conservative backlash then forced him to clarify that sex and prayers were not of equal virtue.

To the delight of TV channels, the Islam and sex debate is growing noisier. A young Islamic counsellor, columnist and TV host, Sibel Uresin, has jumped in, saying that “the path to proper namaz goes through proper sexual union.” Mrs Uresin (her name means “should reproduce”) also believes that polygamy should be legal because “the Koran says so.” To prove her sincerity she has “offered” a friend to her husband.
Posted by: tipper || 01/24/2013 14:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sex is a part of worship

Geez these Mullah a**holes can take the fun out of anything.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/24/2013 14:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Why can't I find a wife like that? heh
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 01/24/2013 15:55 Comments || Top||

#3  You might not like what is offered....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/24/2013 16:06 Comments || Top||

Newest threat to Islam: Lego Star Wars
"Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars toy allegedly depicting a mosque.

"The critics claim that the Jabba's Palace model, part of Lego's Star Wars range, offends Muslims as it resembles the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul -- one of the world's most renowned mosques."
I guess Christians should be offended, too, SINCE IT USED TO BE A FUDGING CHURCH!
Decades ago, George Lucas and his creative team built structures that share engineering similarities with a mosque and a minaret, an act that now apparently constitutes cultural insensitivity. The Islamic group took issue with the "terrorists" who inhabit Jabba the Hutt's palace, interpreting the scoundrels of Tatooine as some sort of cultural dig at the Muslim faith.

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria might want to take note: Mr. Lucas has taken political pot shots at individuals using his work, but most of them were aimed at former President George W. Bush. The billionaire behind the franchise -- and avid Obama supporter -- is most certainly not subversively attacking Islam through plastic Legos.

To definitively get to the bottom of this controversy, it would be interesting to interview director "Theo" van Gogh. Mr. van Gogh created the documentary "Submission" with Somali activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. But he's dead -- murdered by Islamic extremists. French intelligence agent Denis Allex would be the next logical choice, but he's also dead -- murdered by Islamic extremists in Algeria.

Murder by religious fanatics is culturally "insensitive." Plastic toys created by Lego are not, and leaders who placate the perpetually aggrieved only make the former more likely in the future.

Posted by: tipper || 01/24/2013 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A possible new application is to seed muslim living spaces with Lego pieces, so that they can step on them barefoot in the dark.
That's been when I've cursed Legos most.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/24/2013 7:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Lego's Jabba Palace may resemble a Byzantine cathedral, but any connection with a mosk is purely secondary.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/24/2013 8:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Glenmore, maybe you're correct but having it populated by the worst scum of the universe.......
Posted by: AlanC || 01/24/2013 8:41 Comments || Top||

#4  The Hagia Sophia is not a mosque. It was built as a Christian church, defiled to be used as a bowing-to-Mecca building, and then turned into a museum almost 100 years ago.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/24/2013 9:22 Comments || Top||

#5  I like the way they go after Legos and not after Star Wars. Seems the Jedi religion might be the only one the Religion of Peace fears.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/24/2013 14:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Hopefully we'll be seeing Lego Mohamhead sets in the near future, including pigs, dogs, monkeys, and prebuescent little girls for him to lust after. That oughta get some turbans in a knot.
Posted by: gorb || 01/24/2013 21:58 Comments || Top||

#7  Meanwhile, NOT to be outdone vee Lego, the ACLU filed suit today arguing that LINCOLN LOGS DON'T LOOK "ISLAMIC".

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/24/2013 22:00 Comments || Top||

#8  OOOOOOPPSS, my bad, I meant AMERABIA.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/24/2013 22:02 Comments || Top||

Iraqi Sunnistan?
Posted by: tipper || 01/24/2013 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dar is tribal. If it wasn't for outside interference the last 80 years, it would long since broken into a 1000 emirates.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/24/2013 1:44 Comments || Top||

When Oslo became a four-letter word
There are many interpretations to the surprising election results in Israel. But one, perhaps overlooked thing, is clear. The Oslo Accords have lost all relevance. Thirty-five political parties participated in the election campaign and not one dared link the Oslo Accords to their political platform. Oslo has become a four-letter word for Israelis. Signed with much fanfare on September 13, 1993 by the late PM Yitzhak Rabin and former PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, the ill-conceived accords will go down as an historical folly.

Leadership in Israel has not changed in 2013 but the core issues have. Israelis have realized that after 20 years of endless deliberations, senseless withdrawals and delusional Palestinian demands, a viable peace agreement is unattainable in the foreseeable future. And so the national agenda must change.

Netanyahu, Lapid and Bennett can bring that change.

The only party leader that challenged Netanyahu’s premiership got less than half his mandates. Before Labor's Yachimovich decided to declare herself as a candidate for prime minister, the polls gave her 23 mandates. But due to that misguided declaration voters gave her party 15 actual mandates on Election Day.
Posted by: tipper || 01/24/2013 13:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

No mas! (Belmont Club)
A sea change has come over the situation in Syria. “The French foreign minister said on Thursday there was no sign the Syrian crisis was going to be resolved anytime soon, in contrast to his prediction last month that the end was near for President Bashar al-Assad.”

...There are signs that the opthalmologist of the Damascus is off the hook. Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington bureau chief for Al Jazeera International claimed in an NPR interview that President’s inaugural speech signals that Assad can keep his skin. “I should say that if Bashar al-Assad were listening to the speech that President Obama made on Inauguration Day, he would probably have rejoiced in some parts of it. The president said that as far as he’s concerned, the decade of wars is over. And Bashar al-Assad would probably interpret that that the United States is not going to come directly to the rescue of the armed opposition in Syria.”

Foukara gave two reasons for the about face. The first was the steadfast support of Russia and Iran for Assad. They were not backing down. The second was the realization stemming from Benghazi debacle. “The other concern is that the United States has for some weeks now been saying that jihadi groups, as it’s called them, are operating in Syria, having come from Iraq, affiliates of al-Qaida, and giving weapons to the Syrian opposition may end up in the wrong hands. So they will not do that.”
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/24/2013 13:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And here I thought all the weapons terrorists use came from gun shows in the US. Or something like that.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/24/2013 14:29 Comments || Top||

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Thu 2013-01-24
  US drone strike near Sanaa kills 7 hard boyz
Wed 2013-01-23
  Nuristan Airstrike Kills 14 Insurgents
Tue 2013-01-22
  French seize control of Diabaly, Douentza
Mon 2013-01-21
  Nigeria: Gunmen attack Kano emir's convoy
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  Algeria crisis: Hostage-takers 'taken alive' at gas plant
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  Boko Haram leader Shekau shot, escapes to Mali
Fri 2013-01-18
  1,400 French soldiers in Mali for ground assaults: minister
Thu 2013-01-17
  41 snatched by AQIM in Algeria gas plant attack
Wed 2013-01-16
  France deploys armoured vehicles towards northern Mali
Tue 2013-01-15
  Pakistan paralysed after court demands PM arrest
Mon 2013-01-14
  Famed Tunisia Mausoleum Torched by Salafists
Sun 2013-01-13
  19 Killed in Failed French Raid to Free Somalia Hostage
Sat 2013-01-12
  French commandos attack al-Shabab base, explosions, gunfire heard
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