England i rivende udvikling II

Forbrydelse og straf, Historie, Londonistan, Multikultur, islam — Drokles on February 13, 2009 at 5:57 am

I dag er det 20 år siden at den engelske forfatter Salman Rushie fik udstedt en fatwa for bogen De Sataniske Vers. Fra Berlingske Tidende

Fatwaen kom som et chok, men det ville være en overdrivelse at sige, at den kom som et lyn fra en klar himmel. »De sataniske vers« var blevet udgivet året før, og i flere måneder havde der været ballade. Britiske muslimer havde krævet bogen trukket tilbage. Den var blevet forbudt i Indien, Bangladesh, Sudan og Sydafrika. Senere fulgte Sri Lanka, Kenya, Thailand, Tanzania, Indonesien, Singapore og Venezuela. Umiddelbart før fatwaen havde der været voldelige optøjer i Pakistan. Ingen kunne være i tvivl om, at nogen følte sig krænket. »De sataniske vers« var blevet et hadeobjekt.

Men det er selve fatwaen, der huskes, og ikke kun på grund af de store omkostninger, den fik for hovedpersonen selv. At en europæisk statsborger blev dødsdømt in absentia af en fremmed magt var simpelthen uhørt. Dengang. Siden har meget ændret sig, også hvad den frie tanke angår. Og ikke nødvendigvis til det bedre.

»Forsøgene på at begrænse ytringsfriheden er blevet en global bevægelse,« siger Morgenavisen Jyllands-Postens kulturredaktør, Flemming Rose. Som medansvarlig for samme dagblads Muhammed-tegninger var – og er – han en central skikkelse i det, som mange anser for at være en helt central kamp for ytringsfrihed.

»I Holland har regeringen for nylig fremsat forslag om at kriminalisere endnu flere ytringer, der kan opfattes som krænkende. I Norge har Senterpartiet så sent som i sidste uge foreslået noget lignende, dog uden at komme igennem med forslaget. Muslimske grupper i Europa forsøger at bruge nationale lovgivninger, der kriminaliserer holocaust-benægtelse, som argument for, at så må vi også have love, der forbyder krænkelser af profeten.«

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Der er mange forklaringer på, hvad det var, der krænkede så mange så dybt. Til gengæld er det hævet over diskussion, at langt fra alle de, der havde mulighed for at ytre sig til forsvar for friheden, benyttede sig af denne ret. I Storbritannien var der muslimske ledere, der hyldede Khomeinis beslutning om at dødsdømme en af deres egne landsmænd. Organisationen Union of Islamic Students’ Associations in Europe udsendte en støtteerklæring til Khomeini. Lederen af Muslim Parlament – et forum for britiske muslimer – Dr. Kalim Siddiqui, bakkede op om fatwaen, men tilføjede, at britiske muslimer skulle overholde britisk lov og overlade det retfærdige mord til andre. Den tidligere amerikanske præsident Jimmy Carter sagde vredt, at »De sataniske vers« var en direkte fornærmelse af millioner af muslimer. Forfatteren John le Carré opfordrede Salman Rushdie til at trække bogen tilbage – indtil videre. I Tyskland – Europas største bogmarked – var der intet forlag, der vovede at lægge navn til en udgivelse. I stedet dannedes et fælles forlag, hvis eneste formål var at udgive »De sataniske vers.«

Fra BBC

A Dutch MP who called the Koran a “fascist book” has been sent back to the Netherlands after attempting to defy a ban on entering the UK.

Freedom Party MP Geert Wilders had been invited to show his controversial film - which links the Islamic holy book to terrorism - in the UK’s House of Lords.

But Mr Wilders, who faces trial in his own country for inciting hatred, has been denied entry by the Home Office.

He told the BBC it was a “very sad day” for UK democracy.

The Dutch ambassador was also at Heathrow to make clear his government’s opposition to the ban on Mr Wilders entering the UK.

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Cabinet Office minister Liam Byrne said, on BBC One’s Question Time: “This guy wasn’t coming here to exercise his right of free speech. This guy was trying to come here in order to sow division between us in this country.

“Everything I’ve heard about this guy tells me he’s a bigot and the right place for him is to stay at home.”

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“The government opposes extremism in all forms,” it said in a statement, adding that it had tightened up rules on excluding those engaging in “unacceptable behaviour” in October.

The home secretary has the power to stop people entering the UK if she believes there is a threat to national security, public order or the safety of UK citizens, but she cannot exclude people simply because of their views.

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Labour peer Lord Ahmed, who expressed his concerns to the parliamentary authorities about Mr Wilders’ visit, told the BBC: “This man doesn’t have any respect for law. He’s doing this for publicity and he’s seeking that and getting that.”

He added: “If this man was allowed into this country it would certainly cause problems within communities around Britain.”

The Muslim Council of Britain said Mr Wilders was “an open and relentless preacher of hate”.

Bekymringen er altså den uro Wilders vil foranledige i det åbenbart allerede højspændte forhold mellem grupperne i England. Daily Mail kommer med en lille håndfuld meget forskellige eksempler på, hvad der ikke regnes for “…a threat to national security, public order or the safety of UK citizens” eller  ”unacceptable behaviour”

Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

Visited London in 2004 at the invitation of Ken Livingstone, then the city’s mayor, who considered him a ‘progressive force for change’.
Egyptian-born spiritual leader of Muslim Brotherhood, which embraces the Hamas organisation that controls Gaza.
Has justified suicide bombing, which he calls martyrdom, and the killing of Israeli women and children, on the grounds that they are ‘militarised’.
Bounty Killer, Rodney Price, 36

Performed in East London in November despite appeals to the Home Secretary from gay activists who wanted him banned from the country.
The Jamaican reggae singer is accused by critics of glorifying gang violence and guns and of inciting murder against gays.
One song, translated from the Jamaican patois, calls on listeners to ‘burn a fire on poofs and faggots’. Another claims: ‘We need no promo to rub out dem homo’.

    

 

Reverend Sun Myung Moon, 89
Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church
Labour Home Secretary Charles Clarke overturned a 27-year ban against the cult leader and allowed him 24 hours in Britain to address a rally in London, in 2005.
The Korean-born billionaire declares himself to be the Messiah.

His movement, famous for its mass weddings of thousands of couples, is said to brainwash the young people it persuades to become followers.

It has been a failure in Britain since 1981, when the Moonies lost a milestone libel case against the Daily Mail. The Mail had called Moon’s Unification Church ‘the church that breaks up families’.
Raymond Horne, 62
A serial paedophile with a long jail history in Australia for offences against boys from 13.
Horne, who emigrated to Australia with his parents in 1952, when he was five, has a criminal record in Queensland stretching back 43 years.
He was released last year from a 12-year sentence for 14 offences against two homeless boys he met while posing as a charity volunteer.
British ministers made no objection when Australian authorities deported him to this country after he finished his sentence, on the grounds that because he never took out Australian citizenship, he is British.
Ibrahim Moussawi, 43
Ibrahim Moussawi, editor of the newspaper Al-Intiqad
Propagandist for Hezbollah cleared to enter the country by Jacqui Smith in November, despite fierce Tory objections.
He is the head of a TV station that routinely describes suicide bombers as ‘martyrs’ and which has broadcast a 30-part series on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an anti-semitic forgery produced in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century that pretends to present a Jewish conspiracy for world takeover.
Moussawi is alleged to have said that Jews are ‘a lesion on the forehead of history’.

Jeg er ikke overrasket og derfor har jeg heller ikke noget at sige. Når man har fulgt udviklingen er dette et logisk skridt og jeg vil overlade det til Jyllands-Posten at udtrykke min holdning

Storbritannien har med sin afvisning af den hollandske politiker Geert Wilders markeret endnu et lavpunkt i de vestlige demokratiers ynkelige knæfald for de kræfter, som i religionens navn erstatter argumenter med vold, hærværk og trusler.

Det er bogstaveligt taget pinligt ud over alle grænser.

Fra Telegraph

The woman has been banned by her local council for failing to prevent the teenager from getting baptised, even though the girl was 16 and made up her own mind to change religion.

The carer, a churchgoer in her 50s who has fostered more than 80 children, has now been forced to move out of her home.

She has lost the farmhouse she rented to look after vulnerable teenagers, due to the loss of income.

Another girl she was looking after has been taken back into care.

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The girl, who is now 17, was taken into care after being assaulted by a family member, saw baptism “as a washing away of the horrible things she had been through and a symbol of a new start,” the woman said.

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Apostasy – the repudiation of one’s faith – is strongly condemned in the Koran and is considered taboo in Muslim communities.

Officials advised the teenager to reconsider her decision and stop attending Christian meetings, and in November struck the carer off their register, claiming she breached her duty of care as a foster parent.

“They consider that in some way she should have taken steps to prevent the conversion,” said solicitor Nigel Priestley, who is representing the carer.

Eller  Fra Kristeligt Dagblad

Det har tidligere været diskuteret, om medlemmer af det højreorienterede parti British National Party skulle udelukkes som præster i den engelske kirke. Og nu har synodens medlemmer så givet deres mening til kende.

I en afstemning i går sagde 300 af de 418 medlemmer ja til lovforslaget, der forbyder kirkens præster at være medlem af partiet.

Forslaget bliver nu sendt videre til House of Bishops, der er en samling af biskopper.

Ja til Sharia, nej til islamkritik, som en af mine gode venner tørt kommenterede.

4 Kommentarer »

  1. Hvem er det egentlig der bryder loven?

    “If this man was allowed into this country it would certainly cause problems within communities around Britain.”

    Er det Geert Wilders der laver uro, og brænder biler af? Nej!! Det beviser klart og tydeligt, at England er er ved at blive trådt flad af Islams fod. Geert Wilders har ikke brudt loven. Han er ikke racist, som mange går rundt og siger, der er jo langt fra det KKK lavede, til Geert Wilders’ kritik af et af de største problemer vi
    har - Islam.

    Når man ikke vil lukke Wilders ind i England, på grund af hans politiske overbevisning, kan man vel heller ikke lukke hans vælgere, som har de samme holdninger, ind i landet, kan man vel?

    Når man i Norge og Holland laver lovforslag om, at kritik af Gud og profeten Mohammed skal ulovliggøres, kan man spørge sig selv, om vi ikke er forbi det stadie. Blasfemi var ulovligt på Luthers tid, næsten 500 år siden!!
    Det ville være et kæmpe tilbageskridt for demokratiet, at vedtage sådan et lovforslag. Det var den ytringsfrihed…

    Israel ved hvad de er oppe imod - de er dagligt udsat for bombardementer og andet skidt. Hvis der var militante oprørsgrupper i England (og det kommer der nok en dag) kunne det være, at Englænderne ville stemme for en lidt mere Islamkritisk regering. Men det er nok forbudt at kritisere Islam til den tid…

    VH
    Tag-selv Biksen

    Comment by Tag-selv Biksen — February 15, 2009 @ 1:34 pm
  2. Er det venstre- eller højreorinterede præster og biskopper i England der går ind for sharia?

    Comment by Janne — February 16, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
  3. I hvert fald er de desorienterede.

    Comment by Drokles — February 16, 2009 @ 4:26 pm
  4. Drokles

    Jeps. :o) Eller bare slet ikke orinterede.

    Comment by Janne — February 16, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

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