Friday, March 09, 2007

Message to Muslim Readers

I have become aware that members of the MPACUK forum have identified this site as a far-right, fascist, Islamophobic etc etc site. Please allow me to reply to these allegations.

First up, I am not a member of the BNP (as so many of you assume). I never have been nor ever will be. I deplore many of their tactics and do not really believe in their supposed transformation.

The purpose of this site is not to attack Muslims or Islam; it is purely to keep people informed of the activities of radical Muslims in Britain. There is a difference between general attacks on Muslims and specific attacks on identified individuals or groups.

When you read the articles it is clear that they are not about Islam in general but on specific groups and individuals. For example, we do not report on random crimes that happen to have been committed by a Muslim. To set out to identify a criminal as a Muslim where there is no indication that he acted due to his religion is to stir up unnecessary religious tension. However, when a Muslim commits a crime in the name of Islam it is most certainly not racist to mention it.

This site will often take a look at press releases and articles from prominent Muslim groups and analyse them. These groups often exhibit radical tendencies which can be exposed in this way. For example, the MCB's boycott of Holocaust Memorial Day must surely be recognised as a radical stance. These radical stances are not only unhelpful but are dangerous because if the centre is shifted then more people end up on the extremity, and those people are the ones who commit mass murder.

MPACUK is one such group. They limit themselves to political activity but nevertheless have a radical stance. They actively radicalise their readers which is dangerous. So, for example, their article calling for Jihad may have envisaged purely political activity but will inspire the more radical reader to the other forms of Jihad (namely suicide bombings etc).

It is clear to me that there is no racism in any of my posts (save where it is being challenged by us). If you have found any such things then do not hesitate to e-mail or leave a comment so that it can be discussed. Those who accuse us of racism or Islamophobia do so because they see a site critical of some Muslims and do not look at what is actually written in it.

My hope, therefore, is that you will start to actually read the articles and, instead of dismissing them out of hand, take a minute to think about them. If you still object then that objection can be discussed rationally. If you find a statement that is untrue, let us know. But if all you can do is sit on the sidelines and shout Islamophobia then you may well be the radicals this site is about.