Friday, August 12, 2005

Wouldn't it be nice...

From the BBC:

Police in Nottinghamshire are being given green ribbons to show solidarity with the Muslim community after a rise in racist attacks.

The "Good Faith" ribbon is being backed by chief constable Steve Green.

I for one look forward to the day when, rather than reading as it does, such a story would run as follows.

Imams in ‘Muslim’ ribbon gesture

Muslims in Nottinghamshire are being given Union Jack decorated ribbons to show solidarity with the British community after a spate of terrorist attacks perpetrated by Muslims.

The "We are British" ribbon is being backed by Imam Iqbal Sacranie.

Suicide bombing attacks in the county were unprecedented prior to the 7 July tube and bus bombings, which killed over 52 people and injured more than 700.

Twenty thousand of the ribbons have been made to symbolise loyalty and committment to the British nation.

Mr Sacranie said: "We have a huge number of citizens in Nottinghamshire who are just going around trying to do their everyday business.

"But they feel intimidated and sometimes angered by terrorist incidents and by the perception that the Muslim community is more concerned with its own insular well-being than with that of the wider British community.

"Many Muslims feel fully supportive of the British nation, but have no way of showing it and this is a way of allowing them to do that."

He added: "Mosque-goers will not be compelled to wear these but I have preached to them, urging them to take part."

I’m not holding my breath

1 Comments:

Blogger The Christopher said...

"Many Muslims feel fully supportive of the British nation, but have no way of showing it and this is a way of allowing them to do that."

Well, they could being more vocal. They could defend the deporatation of radical clerics. It's not too hard to find a way to show support for the UK if they wanted to.

" the Muslim community is more concerned with its own insular well-being than with that of the wider British community."

That actually sums it up.

7:04 PM  

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