Saturday, February 21, 2009

U.K. To Redefine What A Muslim Extremist Is

Looks like England is trying to save its proverbial butt from turning into UKistan, by redefining what a Muslim extremist is.

So, they would be considered radicals if:

• They advocate a caliphate, a pan-Islamic state encompassing many countries.

• They promote Sharia law.

• They believe in jihad, or armed resistance, anywhere in the world. This would include armed resistance by Palestinians against the Israeli military.

• They argue that Islam bans homosexuality and that it is a sin against Allah.

• They fail to condemn the killing of British soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan.

It would also

"widen the definition of extremists to those who hold views that clash with what the government defines as shared British values."

Problem is, that definition pretty much sums up the majority of Muslims in Britain. Of course, there is already much criticism of the proposed plan, which Whitehall has dubbed Contest 2. Some claim it will only serve to further alienate the Muslim population, as if they aren't already alienated, which is mostly self-imposed because of their religious ideology. Although Contest 2 hasn't been finalized, there's really not much to the plan, other than denying them public funds. In other words, no more being on the dole (welfare) which is something many of the home-grown Brit terrorists might have troubles dealing with. One such educated, moderate- turned- extremist claims
"He no longer works, even though he is able-bodied, he admits, preferring instead to claim housing benefit and jobseeker's allowance. He smiles sheepishly and says the irony is not lost on him that the British state is supporting him financially, even as he plots to "overthrow it."

Sayful Islam doesn't think of himself British, but rather
"... a Muslim living in Britain, and I give my allegiance only to Allah."

So, my question is, why don't they just deport all these people who don't consider themselves Brits, and save themselves not only a bucketful of money, but potential terrorist activity, as well?

Whatever happens, if they actually have the courage to pass Contest 2, they're going to have a huge fight on their hands. The British radical Muslims aren't going to give up the U.K. without a fight.

Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers


Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

I hope it's not too late for the Brits to turn this around. They let it go far, far, far too long.

Anonymous said...

Britain has finally decided to tackle the issue it seems. We can observe that Britain does have good number of Guantanamo detainees and a good base of radicals living n Britain. They needed to take firm action at some point of time for sure.

And, I think lower oil prices have also played some role in this decision in the background! This is why it is important to have alternative energy solutions soon. :-)

Lonnie said...

Its way too late hun..the Brits are pathetic and cowards and an example of what not to be !

Lonnie said...

egads my comment didnt go thru..ack!

Seane-Anna said...

Has Winston Churchill returned to squash the sick spirit of Neville Chamberlain? Please God, let it be!

Incognito said...

PASADENACLOSETC: I hope so to, but I'm afraid it might be too late. Let's hope they can stay strong and actually go through with it.

AMEYA: Again, I hope they don't cave in to pressure, and we know there will be plenty. They probably have more radicals than any other western country, including an american. And I agree, we need to find alternative fuel solutions... soon.

LONNIE: They have certainly been that way up until now. I think it's too late, but I also am an eternal optimist, so I hope we're both wrong. :-)

SEANE-ANNA: We shall see, but I'm sure he's been rolling around for the past years.