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and so the backlash begins...

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ChaCha Fri 08-Jul-05 18:52:27

Arson attack

snafu Fri 08-Jul-05 18:53:47

FFS. Ignorant morons. Some people are just looking for any excuse.

ChaCha Fri 08-Jul-05 18:56:47

I don't want to start a discussion on religion by any means, It's personal but i have to quote from the Quran here:

"He who has killed an innocent soul, it is as if he had killed all humanity"
- Qur'an 5:32

We condemn such attacks!!! The media has already instilled a great fear into people, telling covered women to stay at home! For goodness sake. I've just watched the news - are people aware of the Arab/Muslim community in Edgeware Rd? What about Aldgate East? Our hearts are with all involved in yesterday's disaster.

hercules Fri 08-Jul-05 19:00:43

I was fairly pleased with how some of the media and politicians have handled this. I've seen a lot more of them explaining to the public that this is nothing to do with Muslims or Islam then seen after sept 11.

ChaCha Fri 08-Jul-05 19:05:15

Yes, you're right. Depends on what you're reading/watching/listening to though.

moozoboozo Fri 08-Jul-05 19:10:32

Some ignorant tosser in the pub I work in was saying last night how wes should boycott all the kebab shops/Indian take aways over this as it's "their sort" that do this kind of thing. I did go mental at him. It's amost like saying all white people are like Harold Shipman/Fred West or all Germans are Nazi supporters. I hate those kind of generalisations. They are extremely dangerous.

bundle Fri 08-Jul-05 19:16:36

as has been mentioned on the "what do you love about london" thread...we've all been affected by the tube/bus bombings...whoever has done this has done it to all londoners. the area i live in has turkish, hassidic jews, algerian (and other) muslims and large afro caribbean communities (as well as plenty of wasps) all living within just a couple of miles of each other. many of these people, like me, use the piccadilly line every morning..you only have to look around the tube carriage to realise that each part of london has its own rich mix of communities and i wouldn't have it any other way.

ChaCha Fri 08-Jul-05 19:20:50

Nice one Bundle

Mytwopenceworth Fri 08-Jul-05 19:42:03

these ignorant pillocks drive me mental!! when i read and see on the news about these terrorist attacks, i hate it when they say muslim extremists - i have never heard the news report on the ira as catholic extremists!

they are just terrorists, why cant people just keep the normal ordinary muslim person out of it? as far as i can see, the muslims in our communities are as devestated and outraged by this as any every other person within our commuities!

and now the rotten element in our society is going to use this as a weak excuse to go out and attack innocent people that they think look as though they might be muslim.

jayzmummy Fri 08-Jul-05 21:33:06

Some stupid woman sitting next to me in a restaurant today was wittering on about Muslims and how they are all to blame for what happened yesterday.
After an hour of listening to her twisted and racist comments DH had no option but to ask her to shut up.
People at the table opposite us applauded my DH when he let rip on the small minded woman.
She got up and left....we were eating in an indian restaurant where many of the waiters are Muslim. They felt very uncomfortable with the things she was saying.
Some of our dearest friends follow the Muslim faith and they are just as appauld as we are by yesterdays events.

hunkermunker Fri 08-Jul-05 21:34:34

What stupid bastards

The attacks in London weren't done by Muslims. They may have been done "in the name of" but by people who have no idea of the true meaning of any kind of religion

Blu Mon 11-Jul-05 01:25:02

Sorry - this is an old thread now but..
I was quite exasperated by the serious media on Thu and fri - ALL lowered their voice and dutifully worried about the backlash - but none gave any specific, highlighted coverage to the many credible Muslim leaders who made powerful speeches against the atrocities and expresssing sympathy and solidarity with victims.
BBC news gave some coverage, but it was as an aside, buried in a tragic human-interest case of a famliy who had a missing daughter.
Why didn't they straight away allow the voice of the muslim-majority to be heard, loud and clear?
That would have been the first and most important step in forestalling the backlash that so many white liberal heads shook over.

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