Sunday, October 15, 2006
Muslims' anger as London Olympics clash with Ramadan!
As Ramadan moves by about 11 days each year, it wouldn't have taken much tought to have arranged the olympics by a week or two.
I can understand that muslim countries will feel it makes it difficult for them, but I just think that British muslims are jumping on every band wagon they can to get up peoples noses.
They sure are getting up mine with things like this.
It's probably too late to move the dates now.
I might not be the brightest spark in the world but it would appear the more the Muslims push the closer there are pushing for an all out religious war. I know it sound harsh but the facts speak for themselves, stop trying to impose your religious beliefs on our way of life, the majority of muslims are immigrants to our country, conform or face the prospect of a BNP government that has already stated what it plans to do.
When I read throught this posting I am surprised but as I said there will come a time quite soon when people have had enough being pushed around in their own country
May I suggest a link related to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?
Title: Beijing Olympics
Please let me know if you want a link back.
Many thanks for your reply.
The respected London paper THE JEWISH CHRONICLES (JC) has discredited RICHARD KERBAJ'S TIMES ARTICLE ON RAMADAN AND THE OLYMPICS:
October 30, 2008
Allegations that a police trainer has labelled a proposed commemoration of the Munich Olympics massacre at the 2012 London Olympics “a security threat” have been vehemently denied.
[WOOLF INSTITUTE’S] executive Director Edward Kessler, said: “Sheikh Mumisa’s words have been twisted in a way that is not accurate. I know what was said because I was there throughout the course. We were very unhappy with what appeared because it did not reflect the course that the officers took.
“We are not experts in terrorism, we are experts in faith and interfaith and that’s what they were here to learn. It was a very positive programme which dealt with subjects including antisemitism and Islamophobia.”……
Alex Goldberg, chief executive of the London Jewish Forum, said that any commemoration would be “up to the families of those who died, with the Israel Olympic Association and, ultimately, the International Olympic Committee to decide what it will be”.
ALSO SEE THE FOLLOWING:
LONDON METROPOLITAN POLICE DISCREDIT RICHARD KERBAJ’S FALSE REPORT (LONDON NEWS RADIO STATION - SUNRISE RADIO)
MET POLICE DENY OLYMPIC TERROR FEARS
The Met Police have rejected a national newspaper’s claims that Ramadan coinciding with the 2012 Olympics has increased the security threat.
It has also now been reported that the Times’ claim that an Islamic scholar allegedly warned the paper that the timing of the games could create a security threat is unfounded.
It has now emerged that Sheikh Michael Mumisa, a respected Cambridge Scholar, said nothing of the sort and warned that journalists must act responsibly.
Chief Inspector Andy Goldstone from the Met Police Olympic Security Directorate agrees there should not be a problem.
ALSO SEE THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE FROM THE ORGANISATION OF "MEDIA WORKERS AGAINST THE WAR":
By Dave Crouch
Dog-whistle journalism: The Times, Ramadan and the London Olympics
Grumpy Muslims in 2012 Olympics terror shock! When Muslims are feeling tired and hungry during Ramadan they present a terrorist danger, alleges the Times.
The story is so pathetic that it barely warrants serious discussion. But it’s there in the Times. On page 4. And the article is typical of so much media reporting of Islam.
The paper published this “news” item on October 27 under the headline “Police warned of Ramadan tension during 2012 Games”.
The story claimed that Scotland Yard was concerned that the 2012 Olympics in London would “clash” with Ramadan, making it harder to “reduce tensions between Muslims and police” during the Games.
Instead of offering any proof, however, that a religious festival could present a problem for police, the Times article switched in its second paragraph to speculation about terrorism. The 40th anniversary of the shoot-out at the Munich Olympics – in which 9 Israeli hostages died after they were taken hostage by Palestinians – meant there was an “Islamic terrorist threat” to the 2012 Games, the paper said.
Only then did the story returned to Ramadan and the London Olympics. It quoted the head of the highly respected Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths that the police would need some basic training to deal with religious issues that might arise during the Games: “During Ramadan you’re going to have a lot of tired, hungry, less evenly tempered people because they haven’t eaten for 18 hours.”
The implication is clear: tired, hungry Muslims are more likely to lose their temper and… commit a terrorist attack on the Games.
MWAW contacted Dr Ed Kessler, head of the Woolf Institute. He wrote back that he was “very unhappy” with the Times article, which “failed to depict the conversation” that he had had with the paper’s reporter. He said it was “sensationalism of the worst kind” and was “inaccurate in its reporting about the Olympics, Ramadan and the proposed Munich commemoration”.
Dr Kessler has written to the Times to complain, but the paper has yet to publish his letter.
The Times’ method is clear: take a bit of flimsy information from the police, slap on some unrelated speculation about terrorism, throw in a quote – torn out of context – from a respected source to make the piece appear reasonable, and let the reader draw their own racist conclusions. The article is constructed to make it appear that fasting during Ramadan makes Muslims more likely to commit a terrorist atrocity.
This is dog-whistle reporting: the article is couched in reasonable language but sends out a clear message that Islam is dangerous.
It is because of reporting of this kind that MWAW is holding its conference this year.
This entry was posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at 12:36 am and is filed under U.K., Editorials.
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