Monday, 11th February 2013
RACIAL HATRED AND THE FEAR OF MUSLIM TERRORISTS – It’s been reported, in the Daily Mail, that a number of minority TV and Radio channels have been fined for broadcasting views that are against the Broadcasting rules and regulations. The breaches of these are mainly centered on overtones by Muslims of inciting the murder for anyone who speaks against the Prophet Mohammed and for anyone engaging in a homosexual relationship.
One such show, Peace TV, is co-owned by Dr Zakir Naik a man refused entry in the UK due to his hard line views – he feels that any non-Muslim should be put to death.
Considering all the talk about ‘Freedom of Speech’ and ‘Freedom of Expression’; should these people be allowed to express their views openly and without persecution?
Ofcom, the communications governing watchdog, reported that stations such a Peace TV, did break a number of broadcasting rules and regulations, which most people would find derogatory in a civilized society.
In another case, Ofcom found that the Islam Channel, which one of the biggest broadcasters in the UK, has repeatedly broken the rule and ignored the warnings from Ofcom over the extremist views it airs on its channel.
We live in a multicultural society but unfortunately our views on the way in which we choose to live our lives are completely different. While I am all for free speech and freedom of expression, that is to air your views, these views should NOT include inciting others to rise up and murder others just because of a lifestyle choice.
Peace TV is nothing more than a channel whereby Dr Naik and his fanatics are able to incite acts of terrorism against the very people who provide them with a country in which to reside. There is nothing peaceful about communicating to other to commit acts of terrorism against a fellow human being, just because you don’t like the way they live their lives.
We all have differing views and opinions on almost any subject but just because we disagree do not give us the right to harm others for what is nothing more than a varying opinion.
An article appeared on Meebal this morning ‘Convicted Foreign Criminals the UK Cannot Deport’ clearly shows how ineffective the UK Government is in controlling acts of violence against the British people on its own soil.
I am almost certain that if I stood on a soap box in Hyde Park and called for the deportation of every Muslim in the United Kingdom I would either be arrested for racial discrimination or beaten to death by the Muslims in attendance. However, as we have seen the Hate Preachers, such as Abu Hamza, the authorities took years to arrest him and finally deport and all because any such arrest or deportation would have been seen as against his Human Rights.
Again, I am all for free speech but if this type of action goes beyond simply saying; “We hate the infidels.” to “Let’s kill the infidels.” This is a direct act of terrorism.
My message is this, it is clear, conscious and without prejudice. If you are a Muslim you have the right to free speech and you can pray to whoever you like. But you should NOT incite violence against the very people who shelter you. You are welcome to leave the UK at anytime, I am sure the people of the UK would not attempt to stop you. If you really want to live in an Islamic country, due to your religious beliefs then live in one and do not attempt to try and change a Christian country, such as the UK, into an Islamic one – it’s a square peg trying to fit in a round hole, it just will not work.
I am quite happy to live among anyone who believes that my right to life is just as important as theirs. I do not judge on your beliefs and therefore do not judge on mine.
I think it is long overdue, in the UK, that we have a series of changes to our laws that reduces the chance of terrorism and that is to actively deport anyone who feels that the British way of life is immoral and against their religious principles. The UK is a Christian country and while Christianity is far from perfect, it is our way of life, it is our country.
I do know, that many people would probably read this and find my comments and views discriminatory, however I think more people would view them as common sense in order for a greater peace – sometimes for a threat to be thwarted means removing that threat and I am not talking about by force but by a rule of law.
Before I close, I would like to point out to any Muslim that is reading this that I have a number of very close friends who are Muslims and agree with my views. They consider themselves guests in my country, while I consider them close friends and brothers of a human race. We do not always agree but we have a respect for one another whereby intelligence overrules any possible feelings of hostiles.