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Sikh man joins BNP

Here is a typical example of your elderly immigrant from the sub-continent unable to let go of ‘back home’ politics.

BNP signs its first non-white member…

… but he’s only joined because he hates Muslims

An elderly Sikh who describes Islam as a “beast” and once provided a character reference for Nick Griffin during his racial hatred trial is set to become the British National Party’s first non-white member.

Rajinder Singh, an anti-Islam activist in his late seventies who blames Muslims for the death of his father during the Partition of India in 1947, has been sympathetic towards Britain’s far-right party for much of the past decade even though he currently remains barred from becoming a member because of the colour of his skin.

But last weekend the BNP’s leadership took their first steps towards dropping its membership ban on non-whites after the Human Rights Commission threatened the party with legal action. The move will be put to a vote of members soon.

Source

Mr Singh, welcome to Britain, where most Muslims have nothing whatsoever to do with your father’s death over 50 years ago. Those who may have, their great grandparents, are just as victims of the bloodbath which took place in the Indian sub-continent 50 years ago as you are.  My Sikh colleague dislikes BNP just as much as I do and believes you joining BNP is disgraceful and disservice to the Sikh as well as the wider community. Shame on you.

Gaddafi lectures 500 Italian Women on Islam

Women were given religious advice by Colonel Gadaffi, accompanied by women guards, at the summit

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi invited hundreds of attractive Italian “hostesses” to a villa in Rome last night for an evening at which he urged them to convert to Islam and told them Christianity was based on a fraud, Italian reports said today.

The Libyan leader is in Italy to attend a United Nations summit on world food security. Reports said that Colonel Gaddafi’s aides phoned an agency which provides elegantly dressed young women to act as hospitality staff at events.

The agency was asked to send 500 women to the residence of Hafed Gaddur, the Libyan ambassador in Rome, where Colonel Gaddafi is staying, over a series of evenings during the three day summit.

The agency advertised for “500 pleasing girls between 18 and 35 years of age, at least one metre 70 high.” The women were asked to dress elegantly but soberly, with both miniskirts and cleavage-revealing decolletage firmly banned.

Those who replied were offered €60 (£53) to attend an evening at the villa for an “exchange of opinions” and to “receive a Libyan gift”, which turned out to be a copy of the Koran. They were given nothing to eat or drink, however.

Read the rest here, excerpt from the Timesonline 16/11/09

Not the first time Gaddafi has done something so outrageously bizarre. He  is well known for his antics, storming out of Arab league conferences, lashing out at Arab leaders, his 40 ‘all-female’ virgin guards, his lame attempt at literature known as the ‘Green book’, setting up a tent in Paris hotel and the list carries on. Earlier this year he was in Italy, Libya’s old colonialist master, again with his massive tent and picture of Libyan Hero Sidi Omar al-Mukhtar stuck on his chest, and now this.

Hardly the best person to lecture anybody on Islam, with 40 year history of human right violations, tyranny and brutal dictatorship. What we see here is not just an ageing Gaddafi but a shameless Muslim leader.

“Convert to Islam. Jesus was sent to the Jews, not for you. Mohammed, on the other hand, was sent for all human beings,” he reportedly said. “Whoever goes in a different direction than Mohammed is wrong. God’s religion is Islam, and whoever follows a different one, in the end, will lose,” Colonel Gaddafi added, according to La Stampa. Source

Is he really head of an oil rich country?

Valley of the Wolves Iraq

 

 

Valley of the Wolves Iraq

Synopsis:

  On July 4th, 2003, the ally American squads arrive at the unofficial, semi-confidential headquarters of eleven members of the special Turkish forces deployed in Northern Iraq. The Turkish squad assumes it to be a usual visit of their allies. But this time, it is different. With the changing conjuncture, the USA aims to be the only power “to have the last word” in the region. To them, no Turks are needed in the region. That day, eleven soldiers are deported with sacks on their heads and with their military pride disregarded before the eyes of the public. Suleyman Suleyman “>Aslan is one of those eleven people. Unable to stomach being scorned, First Lieutenant Suleyman commits suicide, leaving a letter behind. The letter is written to Polat Polat “>Alemdar, a privately and well trained Turkish intelligencer. He took part in countless operations both within the country and abroad for an intelligence agency working for the state. Always living for the sake of duty, Polat Alemdar cannot be indifferent to the will of his friend who committed suicide for the pride of his duty. He is now in Northern Iraq with his men, even to die if necessary.

Movie Trailer

Review: Kurtlar Vadesi Irak (Valley of the Wolves Iraq)  was released in 2006 though I only came across it recently, I had read the article on Wiki and wanted to see for myself what the fuss is about.  The portrayal of  atrocities in Abu Ghraib prison, the massacre and deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqis in public places, weddings, bazaars, towns all brought back memories of the grim reality in Iraq. Scene after scene, some factual, others semi-factual were all given a sensible and somewhat accurate context, something Hollywood could never do.

The ratings for this movie came from the controversy it raised away from the weak plot and some over exaggerated action, explosions after explosions and people being killed everywhere. I guess thats expected from a war movie although the movie gives its viewers a short break and much needed time to reflect during the dramatised zikr session.  Apparently some people found it quiet disturbing, anti Semite, racist and even anti Christian but like all other movies with a political theme, you can’t please everyone.

The movie centres around the ‘hood event’ penetrating deep into political reality in Iraq. Injustices and atrocities against people make ‘extermists’ out of ordinary people, the cold blooded murder of a child by US soldier makes his father (Abu Ali) a suicide bomber who pulls the trigger in the bazaar with the intention of killing Sam Marshall. Another victim Layla, is influenced by the Sufi teachings of the Shaykh who talks her out of becoming a suicide bomber. She unsuccessfully tries to stop Abu Ali but later tries to kill Sam Marshall by a stab in the heart with gifted dagger from her murdered husband. The movie explains, not all Muslims are terrorists, although the movie’s definition of terrorist is someone who blows themselves up out of despair and hopelessness however fighting and killing with guns and daggers is fine. Everyone else cruises in Mercs and Bmw’s, but the shaykh rides a horse to a beheading scene and stops the potential beheading of a journalist, again emphasising the point that not all Muslims are extremist terrorists.

Americans are the bad guys (for once), Turkmen are the victim, Kurds are sell outs (except Abdulhey of course), Sufis are good and basically the underlining message: You don’t mess with the Turks.  Nonetheless a brilliant war movie with a different perspective. Now some time to reflect:

March for Shariah

Sunday 31st October will see a series of marches and possibly counter protest marches taking place in Central London’s key locations: House of Commons, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar square. March for Shariah is what the uproar and furore is about, caused by Anjem Choudury’s  Islam4uk group  and Al-Muhajiroun formerly known as al-Ghurabaa, famous for protesting against British troops in Luton and their exiled controversial guide Omar Bakri.

In the minds of many the event is organised in retaliation to the recent EDL’s anti-Islam marches, though there is no hint of that in any of the advertisement by the organisers who claim the march is against the rather declining political, social and economic situation in the country. They have a vision like all other ideologues but with a difference. They believe Shariah to be a system superior to the current liberal democracy and wish to demonstrate and share with the British public their vision of a ‘better’ Britain.

Recent months have been particularly debilitating for the British population who have struggled to get by as basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter have become more cumbersome to obtain. The MPs’ expenses scandal that shocked the nation unfortunately also demonstrates the cruel indifference the British government has towards its citizens and moreover how they appear to be more concerned with wasting public money on personal frivolities than investing it for the betterment of society.

As a result of this perpetual malaise, Islam4UK with the help of sincere Muslims launched a series of Islamic Roadshow’s that provided a real answer to the problems faced by the British community; with over 16 different locations already hit including……

Islam4UK will also publish, as a run up to this special event, a fascinating insight into how Britain’s architecture, transport and culture will be revolutionised under the Shari’ah.

Source: Islam4uk website

Any such provocative political event with a religious twist will agitate the secular people of a secular liberal society as the very basis of their value system is being challenged and perhaps ridiculed. Naturally there will be opposition from the far right and supporters of liberalism and secular democracy including some Muslims. The hype from EDL’s recent anti-Islam marches has not completely died down so it seems Anjem’s timing is great to further fuel anti-Islam sentiments and anger far-right groups.  No doubt, such an event will generate the kind of reaction Anjem and his group intend on creating: to really push the limits and test the heights they can reach before a ban is splashed out or other Muslims become victim of the backlash.

By a basic definition Shari’ah are laws of Islam to do with everyday life which Muslims must adhere to. Laws concerning ritual acts, contracts, rights, interactions, eating and drinking and so on. One aspect of the Shari’ah is the penal code or the punishment system which is often paraded around the media out of context creating a barbaric and backward image in minds of the people. Although, when explained properly most victim of heinous crimes in Britain would welcome Shari’ah punishments with open arms.

However, there should be no confusion between what most Muslims want when they call for Shari’ah and what Anjem and his group are marching for. Most Muslims would like their Islamic marriages, Wills, right to wear hijab, Mosques, Charities to be recognised and not for the killing of homosexuals.

As Muslims we believe in the Shari’ah but the discussion here is not the Shariah as it has wrongly become so, rather the implementation of it. There is a disagreement between different Muslim groups and scholars about the implementation of Shari’ah in the Muslim world, its method, implementation and how the society would be shaped. How can this debate possibly extend to the non-muslim Western world where the majority of people are unaccepting of Islam and hostile towards its laws?  What we have here is hot air,  media hype, publicity stunts, and a provocation for whats to come and if not that then just wishful thinking.

British society should have nothing to fear, at least not from Islam and Muslims who have lived in Britain for decades and have contributed positively to society in many ways. The only people we all need to fear, reject and fight against are people destroying community cohesion, spreading hate, racism, fascism, drugs, anti social behaviour, binge drinking, in particular knife and gun crimes. Let’s all worry about real problems and work together to make our streets safer.