I have tried to keep away from talking about the London bombings and the religious zealotry behind them but over the past four weeks I have been saddened to hear the many, many comments made by UK Muslim leaders, ‘respected members of their community’, Islamic teachers and the like.
They have been paraded on TV news programmes one after the other, interviewed in the press and quoted just about everywhere. And to a man they condemn the the use of violence, claim to the world that these barbarians are not true followers of Islam and state, quite confidently, that the UK Muslim population as a whole does not support the use of violence.
And then, they nearly always undermine the whole statement with the word – ‘but….’.
And in the light of that, this item, Hizb’ut Tahrir Airbrushes Racism from its Past, posted on Harry’s Place yesterday did not make comfortable reading.