This should be a good laugh. Anti-‘Islamophobia’ campaign in the UK

A few well worded questions should knock the wind out of the sails of any of these door to door leafle guys. For instance, “Do you believe people who leave Islam should be killed” ought to put a fast end to this trick.

From BBC NEWS:

Bus advertising campaign tackles Islamophobia

By Divya Talwar BBC Asian Network
"Muslims for loyalty, peace and freedom" slogan on a London bus The adverts aim to improve the public perception of Islam

An advertising campaign to tackle Islamophobia has been unveiled on buses across the UK.

Vehicles in several cities will carry the message “Muslims for loyalty, peace and freedom” in an attempt to challenge negative stereotypes of the faith.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, the group behind the campaign, said it hoped it would educate people about Islam and remove misconceptions.

But some Muslim groups have criticised the campaign as “unrealistic”.

The campaign, which began on 26 March, will see almost 100 buses in London and 60 in Glasgow display the poster for four to eight weeks.

It will then be rolled out to other cities including Leicester, Birmingham, Leeds and Bradford over the next six months.

Volunteers will also distribute leaflets door-to-door throughout the UK explaining the peaceful and positive principles of the faith.

”Through this campaign we are trying to clarify the true teachings of Islam, to speak out against injustices, suicide bombings and terrorism,” said Rafiq Hayat, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’s national president.

Islamophobia has been seen by some to be an increasing problem in the UK.

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Through this campaign we are trying to clarify the true teachings of Islam, to speak out against injustices, suicide bombings and terrorism”

Rafiq Hayat Ahmadiyya Muslim Association

Last year, an online YouGov poll of 2,152 adults commissioned by the the Exploring Islam Foundation, found that 58% of those questioned linked Islam with extremism, while 69% believed it encouraged the repression of women.

In a recent speech, Baroness Warsi, co-chairman of the Conservative party, said anti-Muslim prejudice had passed the “dinner table test” to become uncontroversial and socially acceptable by Britons.

Rafiq Hayat said Islam was a religion of peace and should not be hijacked by a minority of extremists.

“As Muslims it pains us when our religion is tarnished by the actions of a minority of people who promote violence and hatred,” he said.

”Terror offences committed by a small number of Muslims should not be used to condemn all who follow Islam.

”Islam means peace and we want to convey the real message of the religion to the people of this country,” he said.
London bus with campaign slogan The adverts will be visible on buses across the UK
But there was scepticism within the Muslim community of the campaign’s effectiveness.

Massoud Shadjareh, chair of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, which monitors Islamophobia, said it had a great deal of evidence showing it was increasing.

He said he was doubtful whether the campaign would change negative perceptions.

”There is nothing wrong with doing something like this, but the reality is that you can’t just make people think differently,” he said.

”No-one on the street is going to look at the message on the buses and say ‘oh is that right, from now on I’m not going to stereotype Muslims’. This is very unrealistic.”

But the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association remained confident it would be a small but positive step forwards.

“Shouting slogans is never going to be enough in itself,” said Naseer Dean, president of the association’s London branch.

”But what it will do is start a debate, a conversation, that perhaps is not being had at the moment, and it is right for the Muslim community to instigate this, because they are the ones primarily being affected.”

You can listen to Asian Network Reports on BBC Asian Network, Tuesday 4th April 2011, at 1230 and 1800 BST, and afterwards on BBC iPlayer.

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14 Replies to “This should be a good laugh. Anti-‘Islamophobia’ campaign in the UK”

  1. Whatever campaign they run will be pointless if we nonbelievers no longer trust them in anything. Besides, isn’t it more important to respect our nonbelievers right to criticise their islamic community? After all, those islamics had been extremely arrogant about their socalled islamic goodness and had been allowed to blindly criticised and caused problems to us nonbelievers and almost everyone who are openly anti-islamics.

    If those islamics are so intolerant of anti-islamic criticism, which had nothing to do with prejudice but more so caused by unpleasant reality or unpleasant facts, they should not force us nonbelievers to accept them and should not expect us nonbelievers to support them in anything.

  2. Advocates of Western civilization should run a bus poster campaign explicating the Islamic concept of taqiyya.

    Something like this:

    Taqiyya: the Muslim practice of deception and dissimulation against non-Muslims as a means to advancing Islam’s true malevolent intentions – a practice regarded in Islamic theology and jurisprudence as a virtue and a religious duty.

  3. So this is about countering Islamophobia with Islamophilia. I guess with Islamophilia the old muslim peadophia comes into play. So It it about islamophilia and Islamopeadophilia. I suppose we are to love the slaves of islam too as they toil away as maids in saudi and as workmen from asia toiling fro 14 hours a day in the sun in Duabai so this is about islamoslavephilia. Someone should make a study of these philias and others that Islam represents It is not just phobias that are the problem are not philias the problem in pyschology. A line of reasoning that needs to look at human pyschology to expose the myth of terms like islamophobia. A stupid term that does not take long to unravel. Anyway, this is just more propaganda from the ruling clasess of Britain the political elite and the muslims, thankfully the man and women on the street are not buying. Action speak loader than words. The tabloid press is not shy in Britain on reporting on muslims. They are the main press read by millions and the message shines through. No wonder the elite hate them so much.

  4. “Peaceful” and “positive” principles of the (mahoundian) “faith”? Oh boy, why don’t these monkeys start a campaign to combat the “negative perceptions” that McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and deep-fried food have when it comes to one’s heart health too? Or to highlight the lung-health benefits of cigarettes, cigars and pipe-smoking? Or children’s welfare if their parents get convicted pedophiles as their nannies? That would make just as much sense.

  5. And, speaking of “injustices” in mahoundianism, how’s that defined in sharia? Giving males and females, mahoundians and human beings (infidels, that is) the same legal status, rather than placing penis-possessing mahoundians in a position of superiority.

  6. Proud Kafir 7908 we have those campaigns and yes you are right they need to be given more airplay. However, the point is that islamophobia is now part and parcel of campaigns that are well meaning and good. So it is a form of campainging whereby islamophobia is just as bad as smoking cigarette. Fortunately people will not be buying islamophilia. Anyway, the word islamophilia is the exact opposit of islamophobia and yet is sounds worse! The person who loves islam is an islamophile. It just sounds bad.

  7. ISLAMAPHOBIA
    Vlad – Send Them This

    From New Book: ISLAM EVIL IN THE NAME OF GOD™
    A God of Moral Perfection™ Versus Allah (the AntiGod) of The Muslims
    The Destruction of Islam With Just One Word
    God Is Not a Criminal. God Is Not A Male Chavinist Pig. Only A God of Moral Perfection™ Is God
    Go to: http://www.godofmoralperfection.net

    By Denying The Existence of Evil You Become An Accomplice To Evil. You Give Evil Legitimacy and Respectability.

    BANALITY OF EVIL: BANALITY OF SILENCE

    Anyone who opposes Islam is branded an evil racist, bigot, Islamaphobic.

    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Jihad – there are 164 Quranic teachings of Jihad. JIHAD IS TREASON ( 29.6, 29.53, 22.52)

    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Pre-Pubescent Child Rape ( Koran 65:4)

    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Rape (4.3)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Gang Rape (24:13)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Sex Slaves (4:24)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Torture (22.19-22)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Whipping (24.2)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Amputation and Crucifixion (5:33)

    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Beheading (8:12, 47:4)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Wives Beating (4:34)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Inferiority of Women (2.228, 4.11, 4.176)

    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Women as sex objects (2.223)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Murder (2:191, 9:5,)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Killing kafirs (47.4)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Terrorizing kafirs (8.60, 3.151)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Immoral Paradise guaranteeing accession to Paradise for Muslim men who kill kafirs or who die in the process of trying to kill kafirs (9.111)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Massacre (8.67)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Genocide (8.17)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Theft and Robbery (Entire Chapter 8 called Booty)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of All other religions must submit to Islam (2.103, 2.286, 3.19, 48.16)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Your children are your enemies (9.23, 64.15)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Revenge (5.45)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Hate (5.60, 2.61)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Slavery (2.178)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Extortion (9:29)
    It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Lying (3:28, 5:51)

  8. If these people are truly sincere (and when has a Muslim been that with regards to non-Muslims?), then they would be informing all police and intelligence agencies in the west about the Muslims among them who are plotting terrorist activities.

    Instead, they come up with this lame-assed campaign that has no relevance when tens of thousands of people have either been killed or injured by jihadists over the past decade and more.

    What would really be a sign of change is if these people would leave the death cult behind and become civilized human beings, instead of the mindless drones that Islam makes of them.

  9. “It is NOT ISLAMAPHOBIC to have a rational fear of Pre-Pubescent Child Rape ( Koran 65:4)” ………………… otherwise known as peadophilia.

    Indeed it is peadophilia to have islamophilia, islamophobia would be the better option here in order to protect the children. Normally at this stage in the argument the moral equivalence is tried and the Catholic outrages on this regard are trotted out. Hit them with Mohammad. He married a six year old and it is sharia law to marry a minor of nine in Saudi and Iran. It is law. In the Christianworld and lands it is against the law and the law deals harshly with such people. It is halal (allowed) to have sex with minors in muslim lands. islamophilia and halal peadophilia go hand in hand as per the example of mohammad leading his six year old bride to his bed.

  10. I wish I could have a longer name. A good name would be Islamophilia Means Halal Peadophilia. Only in the crazy world of islam. The poster Jake who put up that list will have muslims tell him that it is all out of context and the bible has similar things. Rubbish. These things are enshrined in the context of the present in sharia law. The bible may have such things as history but they have no relevance in the present as they are not enshrined in law. History is one thing, present day law is another.

  11. I will say this that these muslims do not believe in Jihad. They are considered apostates by other muslims. They are amadyia. And they are sincere about this thing of not believing in Jihad. Their founder a muslim from india told them those days are gone and now it is the jihad only of the pen. The founder considered himself to be a prophet in his own right and so they are considered apostates by other muslims. So they are being quite pious and sincere in what they say. However, having said this from a historical knowledge angle, I am still not buying. Just more stupidity from muslims. The stupidity of muslims is that they just can not give up on islam.

  12. Almost every( whatever) sect of islam would say they believe in peace when they are weak politically, but every now and then, they will reared their ugly heads towards us disadvantaged nonbelievers who don’t like them.

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