Reactions to Undercover Mosque
What were Abu Usama And Faiz thinking when making the statements they did? What they said was devoid of any understanding of the context of the time and place we are living in. And the more i think about it, the more i'm sure that brothers such as these have little or no interaction with non-Muslims because its impossible to hold such views and express them so boldly in the UK in 2007 if you're meeting non-Muslims regularly. They need to move on from describing the UK/Western populace as gays, controlled by Jews, etc.
Move on... to what? Unbridled hatred of the infidels is their core. They "gain" their identity by loathing the "dirty" and "inferior" kufaar.
Furthermore, wasn't one of these preacher a Muslim convert? He knows the infidels very well and still he hates them. It would certainly be nice if mingling with non-Muslims could dissipate the irrational ill-will but sadly that doesn't always happen. (And it didn't happen in this case.)
Take another example: Saudi Arabia. Western engineers and technicians have been maintaining the oil infrastructure in that nation for decades. The Saudis have worked with Americans, Aussies, Brits, Canadians, and other Westerners for all these years.
Have we seen a more friendly Saudi Arabia emerge after all that time?
No. 500,000 Americans saved Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in 1991. In 2001, the Saudis at my father's office celebrated the news of 9/11.
This so-called “undercover” investigation merely panders to age-old anti-Muslim prejudices by employing the time-honoured tradition of cherry picking statements and presenting them in the most inflammatory manner.
Muslim speakers, in front of supportive audiences, talked about:
- Killing those who leave Islam.
- Hitting children who refuse to pray.
- Murdering homosexuals because... they're homosexuals.
- The deficiency of a woman -- thus necessitating two women witnesses to challenge a male witness.
- Praising the Jihadists in Afghanistan who killed a British Muslim soldier. The Jihadists, you see, are the real heroes.
In what context would these statements be any less revolting?
Green Lane Masjid also, unintentionally, shows just what is coming to Europe:
Dispatches failed to adequately differentiate between the application of Islamic Shariah in an Islamic State and its application within a minority Muslim community in modern day Britain.
Oh yes, just wait till Muslims are a majority; that's when the real fun starts!
Perhaps, if there is one overwhelming lesson in all of this, it is that imams and religious leaders need to think very carefully about what they are saying.
Because you never know, there just might be a journalist around -- recording what your dark heart really believes.