Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Why, We Have No Idea What Got Into Those Boys' Heads

Sir Iqbal Sacranie of the Muslim Council of Britain had this to say about the London bombings:
"It appears our youth have been involved in last week's horrific bombings against innocent people.

"While the police investigation continues we reiterate our absolute commitment and resolve to helping the police bring to justice all involved in this crime of mass murder. Nothing in Islam can ever justify the evil actions of the bombers."
A search of Quranic verses, however, indicates a slightly different tone from Sir Iqbal's
[2.191] And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.
[4.101] And when you journey in the earth, there is no blame on you if you shorten the prayer, if you fear that those who disbelieve will cause you distress, surely the unbelievers are your open enemy.
[9.123] O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).
Earlier this year, the Muslim council of Britain refused to participate in commemorations of the Jewish Holocaust during WWII. At that time, Sir Iqbal had this to say:
Iqbal Sacranie, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, has written to Charles Clarke, the home secretary, saying the body will not attend the event unless it includes the “holocaust” of the Palestinian intifada.
I think our British cousins should keep Sir Iqbal and the other weasels at the MCB under scrutiny.