Friday, July 15, 2005

Here's My Question

For all CAIR's handwringing and doomsaying in the wake of the September 11 and anthrax attacks about the alleged anti-Muslim backlash in America, does anyone remember a story even remotely akin to this one out of Britain?
Plans by an alliance of rightwing extremists and football hooligans to exact "revenge" on Muslims after last week's bomb attacks are being monitored by police.

The Guardian has learned that extremists are keen to cause widespread fear and injury with attacks on mosques and high-profile "anti-Muslim" events in the capital.

Football hooligans communicating over the internet have spoken of the need to put aside partisan support for teams and unite against Muslims. Hooligans from West Ham, Millwall, Crystal Palace and Arsenal are among those seeking to establish common cause.
Of course not. Why? Because, of course, there was no such backlash, despite the best efforts of the professionally aggrieved to make things appear otherwise.

Although unpopular (which, by the way, doesn't make it any less true) my take is that until Muslims and their leaders act to condemn these atrocities in clear terms that brook no ambiguity, this is what things will come to in the end. Crap like this isn't going to cut it. I'd comment on the "sassy" terrorists, but Scott at the Daily Ablution has already done the work. Don't miss the interesting update concerning the life's work of His Inimitable Sassiness -- hint: it unsurprisingly concerns exhortations to "kill [Jews] wherever you find them."