Archive for September, 2010

Are Animal Rights Activists Islamophobes?

September 20, 2010

If it’s not sharia hysteria it’s halal hysteria: Mail on Sunday denounces ritual slaughter

DateSunday, September 19, 2010

“A Mail on Sunday investigation – which will alarm anyone concerned about animal cruelty – has revealed that schools, hospitals, pubs and famous sporting venues such as Ascot and Twickenham are controversially serving up meat slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic law to unwitting members of the public….

“Animal welfare campaigners have long called for a ban on the traditional Islamic way of preparing meat – which involves killing animals by drawing a knife across their throats, without stunning them first – saying it is cruel and causes unnecessary pain….

“The extent of halal meat consumption, even in areas of Britain with a very small Muslim population, was revealed as the Pope, on his first visit to Britain, expressed fears that the country was not doing enough to preserve traditional Christian values and customs.”

Yes it’s another piece of “Islamification of Britain” scaremongering in the Mail on Sunday, who adopt the pretence that they’re motivated not by hostility towards Muslims but by concern for animal rights, just as they frame their campaign against “sharia courts” in terms of a defence of women’s rights.

The fact that non-Muslims have for decades eaten halal meat in “Indian” restaurants (many of which are of course run by Muslims of Bangladeshi origin) without it ever becoming an issue for them is completely ignored.

And anyone who believes that opposition to ritual slaughter in the name of animal rights is necessarily progressive should check out the biography of Arnold Leese, to whom the present-day BNP can trace its organisational and ideological roots.

As for the Mail‘s sensitivity towards unnecessary suffering on the part of poor dumb animals, if the paper ever registered support for a ban on foxes being torn apart by packs of hounds it certainly passed us by.

Islamophobia Watch superbly highlights hysterial tabloid nonscence but then goes and spoils it by attempting to lump anyone who is against ritul slaughter with racists.

“And anyone who believes that opposition to ritual slaughter in the name of animal rights is necessarily progressive should check out the biography of Arnold Leese, to whom the present-day BNP can trace its organisational and ideological roots.”

Erm so does that mean animal rights activists who protest against ritual slaughter are BNP sympathisers or fascists?

“Yes it’s another piece of “Islamification of Britain” scaremongering in the Mail on Sunday, who adopt the pretence that they’re motivated not by hostility towards Muslims but by concern for animal rights, just as they frame their campaign against “sharia courts” in terms of a defence of women’s rights.”

Very true but the Islamophobiawatchers paint anyone who is against sharia courts as hostile to Muslims.

Because right-wing racists oppose sharia law they say, anyone who opposes sharia law is on the side of right-wing racists!

So presuambly if the BNP is against Islamic ritualistic slaughter of animals anyone who is against ritualistic slaughter of animals is on the side of the BNP.

 

 

Peter Tatchell Not Protesting Against Muslims Shocker

September 18, 2010

According to Islamophobia Watch the human rights and gay campaigner Peter Tatchell is an Islamophobic bigot who stirs up hatred against Muslims by devoting all his efforts to protesting against Muslims who he claims are propoganting homophobia and insighting violence against homosexuals.

Islamophobia Watch claim that Tatchell mostly protests against Muslims and rather than equally crticise hatred against gays from all religions his main gripe is Islam.

But this week Tatchell has demonstrated that is just a load of hogwash! Tatchell has been leading the protests against the state visit of The Pope and the homophobia peddled by the Catholic Church as well as the cover up of the sex abuse of children by Catholic priests.

The claim that Tatchell just has a go at homophobic Muslims is a nasty smear by the Islamophobia watching far left and this week Tatchell has shown that he demonstrates against bigotry amongst all religions!

Burn A Korn Day Gets Islamophobia Watchers Going

September 9, 2010

The news that some extreme right-wing Christian looney with about 34 members in his Congregation is planning a day where people burn the Koran has got the Islamophobiawatchers frothing at the mouth pointing to how this is yet more evidence that the Western world is full of rampent anti-Muslim racist.

Islamophobia Watch is covering it all and you can find most of their take on the nonscence on their website

http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/

According to the Islamophobiawatching far left a Pastor living in the backwaters of the deapest South of the USA who has a mere 34 people supporting him burning the Koran is a demonstration of out of control Western racism and imperalism against Islam and Muslims.

As par for the course the Islamophobiawatchers elivate small bands of racist nutters into a far greater threat than they actually are!