Muslim groups accuse government of criminalising Islam

More than 60 imams and leaders of Muslim organisations have signed an open letter to the government accusing it of criminalising Islam.

They said that the “terror threat” was being exploited for political capital ahead of the general election.

Signatories include journalist Yvonne Ridley, former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg and members of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

The umbrella body, the Muslim Council of Britain, has not signed the letter.

The 61 signatories criticised the “demonisation of Muslims in Britain…. despite their disavowal of violence and never having supported terrorist acts”.

The letter accused the government of trying to deflect attention from crises in the economy and health service, while trying to silence criticism of foreign policy

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  • Martin B

    If only, if only…

  • Islamic theology should be a hate crime!

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    The Koran (4:34) tells husbands to hit their disobedient wives.

    Domestic/spousal abuse is illegal in Britain.

    Islam criminalizes itself.

    http://www.islam101.com/quran/yusufAli/QURAN/4.htm

  • Islam must be criminalized, the Koran banned and Mosques closed. Though some Moslems may officially “disavow violence” and “not support terrorist acts” – the Moslem community as a whole clearly makes no effort to expunge violent/terrorist dogmas, imams and individuals from its midst. This proves (and social research confirms it) that in fact, among themselves, they do not disavow violence and do support terrorist acts.

    • Blacksmith

      Exactly

  • Iamnotweetoddit

    They will chop off our heads if we don’t agree.

  • Xavier

    Well then lock ’em up!

  • Blacksmith

    Well when you so called religion advocated murder and slavery it should be banned, it is amazing the leftards in this world don’t get that.

  • Exile1981

    If that were true then these idiots would have been arrested for sending this stupid letter.