Muslim praises craven UK media

Muslim praises craven UK media

Shaykh Noor Siddiqi, of the Muslim Action Forum, today praised the British media for not publishing Charlie Hebdo cartoons in the wake of the Paris atrocity last month, saying:

The actions of the UK media in not publishing the cartoons is highly appreciated by British Muslims and we hope that this kind of self-restraint and mutual respect will ultimately lead to a harmonious society.

According to the Telegraph, Siddiqi was one of “at least” 1,000 Muslim protesters who gathered today outside the gates of Downing Street to protest against the depictions of the “prophet” Mohammed in Charlie Hebdo.

The meeting was organised by the Muslim Action Forum, which was handing out leaflets about the demonstration on Whitehall that said:

The recent re-publishing of the cartoons, caricatures and depictions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by Charlie Hebdo magazine and other publishers is a stark reminder that freedom of speech is regularly utilised to insult personalities that others consider sacred.

Such actions are deliberating insulting and provoking to Muslims worldwide as British citizens, we believe that these publications will continue to ‘sow the seeds of hatred’ and damage community relations.

Cartoon: David Fitzsimmons

Cartoon: David Fitzsimmons

In an apparent reference to the attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine the leaflet added that “regrettably some Muslims” had:

Taken the un-Islamic path of human destruction.

The Forum delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street signed by over 100,000 British Muslims to highlight the view that the majority of Muslims worldwide call for “Global Civility” rather than destruction of human life.

The group also expressed “deep regret” at the Paris terror attacks, which included a massacre at Charlie Hebdo, saying they were a “violation of Islamic law”.

Shaykh Tauqir Ishaq, a senior spokesman for the Forum, said:

Perpetual mistakes by extremists, either by cold-blooded killers or uncivilised expressionists, cannot be the way forward for a civilised society. The peace-loving majority of people must become vociferous in promoting global civility and responsible debate. At this time of heightened tension and emotion, it is crucial that both sides show restraint to prevent further incidents of this nature occurring.

The Telegraph ran a poll asking whether the Charlie Hebdo cartoons did indeed damage community relations. Of 1,140 voters, 78 percent said no.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

16 responses to “Muslim praises craven UK media”

  1. dennis says:

    when we can not laugh at ourselves we get violent extremist who act on self righteousness for the masses of the cult. so to make sure as an atheist their be no violent atheist (only intellectuals)

  2. Lon says:

    The actions of the UK media in not publishing the Charlie Hebdo, peace be upon him, cartoons offended the piss out of me and i hope that this kind of self-restraint and lame ass mutual respect will ultimately never be repeated.

  3. 1859 says:

    Does the freedom of expression include the freedom to insult? Yes, because you can’t insult or criticise something without expressing insulting or critical words or drawings. And how can you ever become aware of your faults if you let nobody open their mouths and tell you what they think without fear of having their heads cut off? And if you can’t take insults with a laugh and give back as good as you get, then you need to go and get your nappy changed and grow up into the adult world.

    No religion should be above criticism.
    No religion should have the power to make us shut our mouths.
    No religion even deserves to be protected from insult.
    Because all religions are an insult to intelligence.

  4. Trevor Blake says:

    8:55 “Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah’s sight are the ungrateful who will not believe.”

    Call me a beast and the worst of beasts, eh? I’m offended! Can I instigate murderous riots all over the world now, following the Islamic model? All I want is mutual respect, so can I ask you to please stop publishing the Quran? Thanks.

  5. Maggie says:

    British media didn’t obey Muslims’ call not to publish. They didn’t publish out of fear of a violence backlash, you know like what happened in France.

    It was really a “thank you British press for being too scared we would kill you if you published a bunch of cartoons”.

  6. Great Satan says:

    Never mind investigating muslim grooming gangs and fgm …..

  7. Jim Evans says:

    Islamic hypocrites will do nothing to foster any improvement in the already flagging relationship between those who prefer to live in the 20th century and those followers of that regressive 7th century ideology we have come to love and know as islam.

  8. Angela_K says:

    What the muslims are really saying is that they have won by violent suppression of free speech; what is next on their list?

  9. zombiehunter says:

    Ironic that they are exercising their right to free speech to denounce their free speech, nobody does hypocrisy like religious nuts.

  10. Brummie says:

    NOTHING is sacred.

  11. Broga says:

    In their campaign to protect their prophet from some cartoon drawings the self righteousness and triumphalism oozes from them. So what happens if some incompetent “artist” ventures an attempt at a few lines of drawing and calls it Mohammad? Does that also deserve death?

    Atheism is needed to torpedo this nonsense. Meanwhile, the Defender of Faiths, pushed by his PR team with BBC support, is preaching against terrorism in an attempt to be a statesman. Charles Windsor wants to encourage “understanding amongst the different faiths.” No mention of an understanding of atheism with its basis in reason, civility and science.

  12. David Anderson says:

    Here is a quote from the journalist Murial Gray that was printed in the (Glasgow) Herald on 24th July 2005. The politicians mentioned have been replaced by others but the sentiment remains the same.

    “Everyone is being blamed, from the obvious villainous duo of George W. Bush and Tony Blair, to the inaction of Muslim “communities”. But it has never been clearer that there is only one place to lay the blame and it has ever been thus. The cause of all this misery, violence, terror and ignorance is of course religión itself, and it seems ludicrous to have to state such an obvious reality, the fact is that the government and the media are doing a pretty good job of pretending that it isn’t so.”

    This quote can be found in TGD by Dawkins (p343-4 paper back ed.2007)

  13. Ex Patriot says:

    No religion deserves any respect what so ever, especially Islam, as they have no respect for any one else. Religion is a pox on humanity

  14. Emma Evans says:

    Noor Siddiqi has published the Mo cartoon on Facebook . Classic fail .

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