|A Total Disgrace - MPACUK Condemns Friday's March!|
|Saturday, 04 February 2006|
We couldn’t believe our eyes. All across Britain’s screens were the members of Al – Mahajaroun with placards saying “Death to the infidel” and chanting, “7/7 is on its way”.
The Mosque leaders hadn’t organised a peaceful march, lobbying day, letter-writing protest, in fact the Mosque leaders didn’t organise anything at all. The un-elected, trustees of the Mosques showed just how out of touch they were with the community at large once again. Leaving young Muslims wanting to do something, but not knowing what to do.
In the vacuum, al Mahajaroun stepped in. It was a deliberate attempt at hijacking legitimate Muslim anger, at the Islamaphobic cartoons in some European papers.
It seemed the group served one function alone, that of "rent-a-bogeyman" to prove Muslims were "unreasonable fanatics". Just one example of how desperate they were to get onto the Media to promote their hate and demonise Muslim's further, was highlighted by the fact that when the story broke they even camped outside the BBC – tell us that isn't a deliberate ploy to get attention.
It was disgusting to see these Muslims spouting their evil, helping the cartoonists who demonised the Prophet PBUH by making non Muslims think we are all some crazed fanatics who want to “kill the infidel” and harm more people with another bombing in London. The group number no more then 50 people. But they harm two million with their Media stunts to get on the TV.
It was wrong that the Media did not make it clear that they were nothing but a racist, evil, fringe of thugs less representative than the BNP, and it's wrong that we Muslims have not dealt with them once and for all.
We must unite, be far more organised and finally tell Britain that these people are nothing to do with us. They are a bunch of hate filled bigots that we do not want representing us in times of crisis, just like the BNP do not represent the average decent Briton.
No more hijacking of our causes, no more allowing the fringe element to dictate what non-Muslims perceive us as. Fair is fair, we must be seen as being honest and just. When anyone demonises or insults what we hold dear, we react, then surely we should also react when we hurt or harm others.
We cannot allow extremists to split Britain and the world into camps of hatred, whether non Muslim (as the editors of the cartoons and the BNP were trying to do) or fanatical bigoted Muslims themselves.
They will die without the oxygen of publicity. They know it that’s why they pull these stunts. They must not be allowed to harm us all. The British Media must be very careful to explain how small this group is and how shunned they are within the Muslim community themselves.
Remember that we cannot complain about non Muslims attacking us and be silent when groups like this attack them and we remain silent! Do justice, do not let evil go unchallenged just because the perpertrators look like us.
MPACUK condemn's the message that was given on the march on Friday by ex members of al-Mahajaroun and demand the Media do not give more airtime to these fringe fanatics, than to mainstream views or at least tell the public how unrepresentative this group is! We also urge the Mosque leaders to have elections open to all Britain’s Muslims so that we ourselves can choose the leaders we want, and our youth can be employed to further the high ideals of Islam and mankind rather than be waylaid by anger and frustration that some groups prey on.