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Thursday, April 01, 2004

Terror raid coverage 'offensive' from SCBBC ("so-called BBC)

Some media coverage of the eight UK terror arrests on Tuesday was unfair, a Muslim campaigner has said.
Inayat Bunglawala of the Muslim Council of Britain picked out one headline which described the police operation as: "Islamic bomb attack foiled".


I did a Goole search and found this from the Telegraph.

I have to agree with him on this one. The suspects may be of Pakistani origin and indeed Muslims but they are still just suspects. And we do not yet know if they were making a bomb. Maybe they were heavily into house plants.

And this "Terror detectives get more time" from SCBBC does not bode well. I seem to remember that whenever this happens they are usually let go.

Where I have a bone to pick with him is this statement

None of the 1,000 mosques across the UK had been preaching violence as far as he was aware, he said. from
SCBBC.

Excuse me? Remember "Hamza the Hook" and Richard Reid, the shoe bomber and others? Does Fintry Mosque ring a bell Mr Bunglawala

At the risk of repeating myself (again - is that a double positive - haven't finished my coffee yet) the Muslim community must do more, alot more, to publicly denounce not only terrorism but specifically Al-Qaeda and bin Laden. Only then will the country start to believe "Any of that kind of activity is happening outside of the mosque network, and is confined to a tiny fringe."

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