Monday 23 January 2012

Good to see REAL hate crimes being prosecuted...

These are the men who want to set the agenda for how we
should live...[source]
It's a refreshing change to see real hate crimes being prosecuted -- that is, those in which people call for others to be killed for the "crime" of not being like they are: in this case for being gay.  The usual reports of "hate crimes" tend to be about those who report on such issues and decry them.  Those who point out the supremacist and violent nature of Islamism, for example; these are most often the messengers who are shot.
In this case the three men prosecuted had called for the killing of homosexuals.  The only issue on which they had some dispute, it seems, is the method of execution: should they be burned, hanged or thrown off high roofs....
I heard a report about this on BBC World-service radio, in which a lady Muslim representative was denouncing these three men (good) and then went on to say that they did not represent the views of the "majority of Muslims in the UK" (wrong).
She's wrong statistically:
According to a survey in 2007, 70% of Muslims in the UK believe that "homosexuality is wrong and should be outlawed".  That's at page 47 of the report "Living apart together: British Muslims and the paradox of multiculturalism", by Munira Mirza, Abi Senthilkumaran and Zein Ja'far (note: not a bunch of cranky white guys...).

Other report: The Guardian.