Monday, October 23, 2006

Absolute Shocker From the BBC

Now that the MCB has been completely exposed, the BBC is looking around for new groups. While MPACUK is trying to take that spot, the BBC seems to have found a new group of unelected individuals; The Ramadhan Foundation. They were introduced on Sunday in the discussion over Greater Manchester Police's decision not to arrest Muslims during Ramadan. The article quotes a spokesman from the group as saying, "It's stupid, lunacy, that police could even consider not arresting Muslims during Ramadan." (More on this below)

Today, the BBC quotes them again as saying that ministers are responsible for attacks on Muslims:

This is another example of Muslims being attacked and persecuted and the responsibility lies with the politicians who have been on a feeding frenzy attacking Muslims and giving ammunition to thugs' hatred towards us. The responsibility for this lies with the likes of Jack Straw, Phil Woolas and others who believe it's open season on Muslims.
However, this group is no less radical than the MCB. On their website they have press releases deploring the UK foreign policy and one entitled, "Israel is new Hitler for war crimes."

Now, here's the shocker. In a press release on their website, they completely contradict the report the BBC makes. While the BBC reported them as having been against the actions of the GMP, they are in fact greatly in favour:
The Ramadhan Foundation welcomes Greater Manchester Police'’s attempts to really understand cultural awareness and be aware of the religious backgrounds of all the people in our region. We often complain about the Police not listening to our concerns and not being aware of our religious beliefs but this news reaffirms the total transformation of the force after the Secret Police programme into a force that is serious about engaging with all sections of our communities.