• Islamism

    Paypal withdraws facility from War on Want

    I imagine War on Want isn’t favoured by many HP readers – and perhaps still remember their awful Christmas cards from a few years ago. Now UKLFI reports that they’ve lost their Paypal facility following allegations that they have links to a terrorist organisation, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). You can read the full story here. Hat Tip: Harvey

  • Islamism

    Harun Khan of the Muslim Council of Britain – Political Fraudster

    Harun Khan, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), likes to strike an aggrieved innocent pose. He has been at the forefront of the MCB’s new campaign for an “inquiry” into “Islamophobia” in the Conservative party, offering words like these: We have long spoken out and proactively challenged terrorism and extremism, as have British Muslims across the country. The reality of Islamophobia is that Muslims and the Muslim Council of Britain have to deal with the smear of extremism even though they have clearly and consistently condemned violence perpetrated by people who claim to do this in the name of our religion. Oh dear, Harun, oh dear.…

  • Islamism

    Low Expectations: Tariq Ramadan and Tahir ul-Qadri

    If correctly reported, this response to allegations of rape levelled against Tariq Ramadan is both perverse and dangerous. [Professor Eugene] Rogan reminded students: “It’s not just about sexual violence. For some students it’s just another way for Europeans to gang up against a prominent Muslim intellectual. We must protect Muslim students who believe and trust in him, and protect that trust.” (my emphasis) Muslims should most certainly be protected from discrimination or harassment; more subtle problems (like the Times’ apparent misreporting of a recent fostering case) should also be countered. However it’s outrageous to suggest that the reality of anti-Muslim bigotry should mean that Tariq Ramadan is treated differently from…

  • Islamism

    MEND and Parliament – This is no way to help Muslims

    I suppose the MPs on this list think they are helping Muslims by welcoming MEND to Parliament next week. (Click the images in this post to enlarge them.) If this is what Joanna Cherry, Ed Davey, Stephen Kinnock, Caroline Lucas, Anna Soubry, and Wes Streeting think, they could not be more wrong. The Muslims all of us should support – with room left aside for debate on specific issues, of course – are the liberals and the opponents of extremists. Well, these very Muslims are the targets the Islamists of MEND have chosen for the most crude and vicious abuse for years and years on end. The Quilliam Foundation Special…

  • Islamism,  Labour Party

    MEND, Muslim Women, and the Labour Party

    How to empower Muslim women? I can think of one good way – challenging views like this one: I also want to briefly mention something about women in the workplace: I am an absolute extremist in this issue in that I don’t have any time for the opposing arguments. Women should not be in the workplace whatsoever. Full stop. Some wriggle room has emerged in the West, but it is lamentable and must not be allowed to expand. The very faith is at stake! Yes we need women doctors and dentists and all the rest of it but there’ll always be Muslim women who’ll go ahead and do that anyway,…

  • Islamism,  Uncategorized

    Five Go Off on Jihad

    Has anyone been watching The State on Channel 4?  It’s the story of four British jihadis, two girls, two boys plus Isaac the boy who go off to Syria to join the Daesh state.  Lashings of lashings, and full helpings of heads on spikes. Our two boys are Jalal, following his brother, who was killed when he made the trip earlier and Ziyad, who is after adventure. The two girls are Ushna, star-struck by jihad and Shakira, a doctor and single mother. Shakira’s 9 year old son Isaac make up the five. Christopher Stevens reviewed it and went full Daily Mail, saying it worked as a recruitment video for the…

  • Islamism,  Ken Livingstone,  Labour Party

    Corbyn Can’t Defend Us Against His Friends

    I’ll keep this brief because this one point is all that needs to be said: Jeremy Corbyn and his friends – like Ken Livingstone, George Galloway, those who lead the Stop the War Coalition and Socialist Action and Momentum – have been the leading enablers of Islamism in the UK. They now expect us to believe that the fight against Islamism and its violent terrorist expression is in safe hands with them. These are the people who invited Islamist groups into leftwing coalitions. These are the people who smeared liberal commentators – including us at Harry’s Place – as racists and Islamophobes for warning against the poison of hate-preachers and…

  • Islamism

    Notes on Manchester attacks

    This is a cross-post from Rambling Infidel Here is an extract from Rambling Infidel’s post – do read the full piece here. My emotions are surging full of rage at the evil committed by the depraved savages responsible for this heartless murder of innocents. This wasn’t an attack on the powerful. It was not aimed at Presidents or Prime ministers. It wasn’t even directed at armies or police forces. It was aimed at ordinary people. It targeted children, harmless, powerless, innocent children. Religious fascists don’t bomb children going to an Ariana Grande pop concert because they have a grievance over this or that imperialist crime on “Muslim lands”. They do so…

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    Alyas Karmani on Islamic State and Zionism

    Many Salafi Muslims like to claim that their way is one of the best bulwarks against violent extremism. Usually the pitch is bakwas, to be multicultural about it. They may well oppose Islamic State, but the way they go about it only makes things worse. Alyas Karmani provides a lesson from this field in the clip below. The Bradford imam and old mate of George Galloway is addressing Muslims at the Green Lane Mosque, the Salafi centre in Birmingham of “Undercover Mosque” infamy. He is speaking against Islamic State. To make his case, what does he turn to? Zionism, that’s what. There is a “direct parallel” between Islamic State and…