Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Silence Is Eery, If You Ask Me

I've been wondering why the media hasn't been covering the "Undercover Mosque" Report from Channel 4's Dispatches program. I'm guessing I'm not the only person who's been wondering about that.

It seems to me this story ought to be at least as big as the Danish Cartoon story. For God's sake, a Mosque hailed by the highest authorities of British Islam, as the height of moderation turns out to be an extremist cesspool where Imams regularly call for death to the Infidel and the Jew, and we're ignoring it?

Well, at least this guy isn't. From the Daily Mail in Britain (Thanks to Religion of Pieces):

You may be wondering why the Channel 4 Dispatches expose of extremism inside some of Britain's leading mosques - which I wrote about last week - hasn't had wider coverage or resulted in any arrests.

A number of mad mullahs were filmed over a period of four months preaching hatred against 'kuffaars' (unbelievers) and calling for 'jihad' (holy war).

The reason may be because of a campaign by 'moderate' Muslim organisations to discredit the programme and close down all debate.

On January 7, a week before transmission, Shouaib Ahmed, Secretary General of the Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith organisation, wrote to the producer, Andrew Smith, in menacing terms: "I must remind you that if I or any member of my staff or anyone who worships at the Green Lane Mosque or the Mosque itself are subjected to any form of physical attack as a result of your programme then you will all be liable to prosecution for incitement to commit a criminal act."

So no intimidation there, then. The next day, the Federation of Student Islamic Societies called on its website for a protest in these terms: "We must unite in order to defend ourselves from this onslaught, any debate regarding Islam, should be had by the Muslim community and not by those who seek to divide the Muslims..."

On January 10, the Muslim Public Affairs Committee urged supporters to contact Channel 4.
"A documentary like this could have damaging effects on community relations and cohesion.
"There is fear of potential backlash and attacks on Mosques with heightened Islamophobia."

The same day, the UK Islamic Mission called the programme 'highly reprehensible'.

And on January 12, the MCB itself accused Dispatches of attempting to 'forment (sic) divisions' among Muslims.

None of them, remember, had seen the documentary.

(Pastorius note: No, but we can presume they knew what would be in it, because they have friends who go to that Mosque, if they don't go to it themselves.)

Channel 4 is to be commended for not bowing to this outrageous pressure.

Shouaib Ahmed even defended the use of the word 'kuffaar'.

"This is a neutral term which is used to describe someone who rejects Allah."

Or, in the case of some of the preachers caught on camera, someone who is 'filthy' and should be killed.

Dispatches is not guilty of fomenting division or stirring up 'Islamophobia' - a catch-all smear.
It was a brave and valuable piece of journalism, which 'moderate' Muslims didn't want anyone to see.

I couldn't helping thinking of that placard during the Danish cartoons demo, which read: "Freedom: Go To Hell."

Islamic leaders claim to deplore the hate-mongers, but whenever someone produces evidence of the bloodthirsty maniacs within, they pretend absurdly that it is an attack on all Muslims - which it isn't.

But you can't deny the effectiveness of the 'moderate' Muslim lobby. No mention of the show in Left-wing papers - or even on Channel 4 News. Not a squeak from any of our elected representatives about the preachers of hate.

No sign of any serious police investigation, either.

Our pusillanimous politicians, police chiefs and our 'liberal' media should be ashamed of their cowardice.


Krishna109 said...

It seems to me that there are really two important issues that need to be made known to the general public. The first is the very real threat posed by radical Islam.

However, there is another threat to our freedom-- that posed by the "new" Left, who place political correctness above freedom. (Or is it that their real interest is simply power...and that they are merely control freaks using political correctness as a way of gaining power . . . just as Islamism is really just a political movement, using the cover of religion to gain advantage?).

This writer (Richard Littlejohn) really seems to be aware of both aspects of what's going on, and expresses it well-- both the specifics of the attempts to cover up what is revealed about Islamists by the Undercover Mosque programme, as well as the insidious attempts to cover up the truth in the name of political correctness: "Take the current controversy over adoption. This has got nothing much to do with the rights of homosexuals, or children, or even the freedom of devout Catholics to follow their consciences and their religious beliefs . . . It is, like everything else, about showing us who's boss."


"The only religion the 'liberals' subscribe to is 'diversity' and 'multiculturalism' - with a smattering of 'green' thrown in for good measure. . . but what they really enjoy is handing out a good kicking, in the same way the Witchfinder General cloaked himself in Christianity to justify his inquisitions. He was only in it because he liked burning people.

As I've long argued, these people aren't liberals, they're fascists. And what gets their rocks off is demonis-ing and punishing all those who dare to resist their putsch. . . the Fascist Left have turned the Nanny State into the Bully State. There is no limit to their intolerance in the name of tolerance.

The Fascist Left don't believe in genuine 'diversity'. Theirs is a very narrow church. They don't believe in friendly persuasion, they believe in coercion and compulsion. When they call for a 'debate' they mean: Do as you are told - or else.."

Strong words-- but he get right to the truth.

Thanks for posting this-- I am going to add his column to my Technorati "Favorites" and read him regularly . . . (I've been really busy with other things for the past few months and haven't had much time to blog, but this an important article, will have to post it).

Anonymous said...

Does anyone here know French? Am interested in getting an English translation of this news article from Quebec:

The excerpt in English is here:
"Quebec village bans stoning of women, veils, and excision"

A village of 1300 declared anti-Jihadists. Spread the word so that more will make a stand.

raz said...

This brave Jewish lady author of Londonstan also has something to say about it:

Apparently a group of Jewish MP's will debate the findings of the progam in the House of Commons. There was a write up about it on Jihadwatch.

By the way the blog Radio show is comedic genius. Reminds me ever so slighlty of Derek and Clive.

Anonymous said...

Those cartoon protests weren't immediate, and they weren't spontaneous; they had to be organized and orchestrated. The organizers and orchestraters -- let's call them Jihadi agitators -- have probably looked at this documentary, and decided they don't want to call attention to it and prove it accurate by violently protesting it. And, most of their thugs don't know how to protest something in a civil, nonviolent manner.

The protest will come by somebody getting perhaps fired due to coercion of that person's bosses, but definitely roughed up or raped brutally, if not killed. There's probably a fatwa out on the infidel right now.

Pastorius said...

I translated it with the help of a free translator, and I actually don't think it is worth posting. It's not that I don't think they are doing the right thing, but that is a village of people with NO Muslims at all.

In other words, they aren't really standing up against anyone.

I don't know, maybe I'm wrong.

Pastorius said...

Thanks, Raz. I really appreciate the kind word about the show.

Pastorius said...

Are you talking about some specific Infidel who was involved in the Undercover Mosque expose, or are you talking about some other Infidel who may get involved in some future altercation with Islam?

Epaminondas said...

There may be some backlash, but it's:

1) tuff to argue w/video (unless you wan to claim the jews diddled it)

2) better to let the inflaming truth die quietly if you can

Anonymous said...

Pastorius said...
Are you talking about some specific Infidel who was involved in the Undercover Mosque expose, or are you talking about some other Infidel who may get involved in some future altercation with Islam?

My concern is for the people who were involved in producing the documentary. Just some random infidel probably isn't in that much more danger now than before, since the Jihadis haven't made a public stink about the show.

Epaminondas said...
There may be some backlash, but it's:

1) tuff to argue w/video (unless you wan to claim the jews diddled it)

Oh, everybody knows the Americans and the Israelis produced it. ;)

2) better to let the inflaming truth die quietly if you can

I think you got that backwards; first, let it die if you can; Plan B is blame it on the infidels.

Theway2k said...
So it must be okay for the radical Muslims to utilize free speech in Britain to call for Jihad against the kuffar, however it is not okay for the kuffar to utilize free speech to inform the public on what radical muslims are saying in their mosques? Hmm...

That's it in a nutshell. Remember: they're diverse; we're tolerant.

Pastorius said...

Good point, Way2K.

Demosthenes said...

theway2k reminded me of an important development I discovered two years ago--even before I became aware of how scary Islam is. It was the event to lead me to worrying about Islam. I went to an ACLU event at which Newt Gingrich's lesbian sister spoke and I discovered Muslims are taking over the ACLU--even in a town in which there are hardly any muslims like the one in which I live. I hardly think it's because of Islamic love for gay rights or free speech or separation of church and state or just about anything else the ACLU claims to stand for.

I think we need to seriously question muslim participation in the ACLU--even people like myself who has thought the ACLU has done some rather cool things.

Anonymous said...

Demosthenes, which town and which chapter of the ACLU are you referring to?

Check out ACLU's network:

Demosthenes said...

Anonymous, the discoverthenetworks website is educational. The left has similar websites about the right. I tend to not want to overplay such networks. Most people aren't secretly kowtowing to Marxism or John Birchism--even if both groups are much more influential than we'd like to think.

I think it's best to avoid the language of hysteria--but it's tough to do. Even in my last post, I talked of muslims taking over the ACLU--while it would probably be more accurate to talk of muslim infiltration of the ACLU. I do not think it hysterical to find something sinister about a large muslim presence in an organization that opposes just about everything Islam stands for. The question "why" demands an answer.

Douglas V. Gibbs said...

They will argue because it is not news worthy. People want to see blood, guts, and anti-Americanism. Great post.

Watcher said...

If I 'm not mistaken, Fox News Channel is going to air it tomorrow at 9 pm EST.

Pastorius said...

If that is true, I will be a happier person.

Watcher said...

OK, I was mistaken. They aired Smokescreen on Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Muslim techniques for lobbying the media and getting Da'wa (Islamic indoctrination) into schools:

BTW Halloween really freaks them out!!