Thursday, November 23, 2006

MCB in the Dock

John Ware, an investigator and producer for BBC's Panorama has penned an essay about the Muslim Council of Britain. In it he describes the sort of mixed messages that the MCB gives and how it doesn't act to moderate Muslims in this country. It is well worth reading.

Just a couple of snippets:

The MCB has done little to disabuse British Muslims of these fantasies. Rather, they [the MCB] seem to see their job as fostering grievance...

When the MCB is this angry, it comes out fighting, and its style is to make highly personalised attacks about the integrity of its detractors. Often they are accused of harbouring secret agendas, usually Zionist, as I and others have learned. While preaching moderation, the MCB is also good at keeping young Muslims angry.