British Moderate Muslims Appear, And Are Taking Action

I hope this will end qualifying as good news

London (’s time for the “silent majority” of British Muslims to be heard over the noise made by religious extremists, speakers launching a new community organization in Britain said on Thursday.

A small group of radicals had hijacked the image of British Muslims, activists said at the launch of British Muslims for Secular Democracy (BMSD).

Nasreen Rehman, a playwright and writer who is one of the group’s founders, said that she was tired of non-Muslims wondering why she wasn’t veiled, or why she was a working woman who hadn’t gone through an arranged marriage and who was, in fact, divorced.

I wish them all the luck in the world. This is the kind of activities by the Muslims who do not believe in the extremist viewpoint.

Of course, the extremists are not happy

Inayat Bunglawala, a political commentator who is also assistant secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said Thursday that only a “tiny fringe of activists” in the Muslim community wanted to see secular democracy.

However, the CNS article also points out what some other “moderate” Muslims are doing

Launched at a London press conference, the Quilliam Foundation said its aim was to combat the influence of extreme Islamist ideology.

Leaders of the new think tank are mostly former members of the British chapter of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organization that promotes the creation of a caliphate, uniting Muslims around the world under Islamic law. They say their experience in the group equips them to argue effectively against extremist ideology. (snip)

Hizb ut-Tahrir is currently publicizing a mobilization campaign in Britain called “Stand For Islam,” aimed at challenging what spokesman Taji Mustafa called “the vicious media and political onslaught against Islam and Muslims.”

Mustafa said in a statement it was time to question the capitalist system and liberal western values associated with it.

“Our campaign will show the sublime values of Islam and the ability of the Islamic system to solve modern problems,” he said. “The Muslim world is crying out for Islam.”

Besides that the last bit actualy makes no sense, what appears to be happening is that this second group of “moderate” Muslims are attempting to institute the same worldwide system as the extremists, just through less violent means.


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One Response to “British Moderate Muslims Appear, And Are Taking Action”

  1. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    You mean James Bond 007 is … still alive in the Eurabian Union Teach? And that Jihad Bomb won’t replace him? I thought the HAM was being removed from Buckingham Palace, and that “Allah save the queen” was a lock? So The Sun Page 3 Girls won’t be burka clad?

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