Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Britain - Call for Muslim radicals to leave

The BBC reports "The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has called on Muslim extremists to leave the country."

What took them so long?

He said: "I think that people like me should be able to speak out at what they see as evil without being howled down by people who say 'you're impinging on other people's human rights'.

"Those of us who are subject to the bombs of the bombers, we have the right to speak out against it.

"We should be able to say to people who have the freedom in this country to talk, 'yes talk, but don't incite others, don't preach to others from any pulpit to go out and murder - first of all it's against your religion and it's against our law and you do not have the right to do that'."

And Muslims agree with him.

But Ashraf Anjum, president of the Islamic Centre in Glasgow, told the Scotland on Sunday newspaper: "He is right. Anyone who comes to this country, whether they are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, whatever, should obey the law and not attack this country.

"The overwhelming majority of Muslims will agree with him."

Somebody tell Sacranie and George Galloway.

But not everyone agrees.

The Scottish Socialist Party called the views "absolutely unacceptable".

National convenor Colin Fox said: "The comments of the moderator will instil fear in Muslims and give succour to those who direct hate and fear towards our Muslim brothers and sisters."

Note the "our".

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