The East London Mosque
In the wake of David Cameron’s ridiculous assertion, made on 26th June 2015 in the wake of the Tunisia beach shooting, carried out by a Muslim gunman, that ‘Islam is a religion of peace’, how many Muslims actually support Islamic State?
An ICM poll carried out for the Daily Mirror has some shocking findings.
They found that 3% of respondents in Britain were very favourable towards the Muslim terrorist group (which they called ISIS) and 6% were somewhat favourable. Female and male respondents had similar attitudes.
The pollsters did not ask people their religious affiliations, but when you consider that around 5% of the population is actually Muslim, rising to 10% of the under-25’s, this must mean that the Mirror’s claim that ‘around half of Britain’s three million Muslims could be ISIS sympathisers’ could be an understatement.
Daniel Greenfield is even saying that in London it could be as high as 80% of Muslims supporting IS.
Women and men are fairly equal in their support for the self-styled ‘Islamic State’.
Muslim leaders in the Mirror article above are quick to blame the Government for disenfranchising Muslim youth, and some are saying that the generally fed-up may admit to a sneaking admiration for the terrorists when asked by pollsters.
But still, 9% of the general public in Britain having some kind of favourable feelings to a group butchering non-Muslims, or to be more precise, non-Sunni-Muslims, all over Iraq and Syria?
How much this story could be a political hot potato may be judged from the fact that the Daily Express ran the story as ‘half of British Muslims support ISIS‘ and then deleted it. If you click on the link now it will come up as ‘page not found’.
The last time we checked, there was still a link to the story on the Express article about Hani Al-Sibai, a Muslim preacher alleged to be associated with the Muslim group behind the gunman. Al-Sibai rakes in around £48,000 per year in benefits, according to the paper. It said:
‘The 54-year-old, who is suspected of radicalising Jihadi John, also has close links to Tunisian terror group Ansar al-Sharia, which is believed to have recruited and trained beach gunman Seifeddine Rezgui.’
We should ask our Members of Parliament to ask Mr Cameron if Islam is such a religion of peace, why did it start by Mohammed slaughtering 900 Jews of the Banu Qurayza in 627 AD? Mohammed is the example for Muslims to follow. And the Quran endorses his actions:
Surah 33:26. And those of the People of the Book who aided (the Unbelievers) – Allah did take them down from theirstrongholds and cast terror into their hearts. (So that) some ye slew, and some ye made prisoners.27. And He made you heirs of their lands, their houses, and their goods, and of a land which ye had not frequented (before). And Allah has power over all things.
Yazidi refugees displaced by Islamic State
As to Islam being a ‘religion of peace’, where do Muslims get their idea that it is acceptable to take over the towns and farms of the Yazidi, capture and kill 300 of them, pursue and murder them in the mountains? From the Quran:
Surah 13: 41. See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? (Where) Allah commands, there is none to put back His Command: and He is swift in calling to account.
Surah 47:4. Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): … But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,- He will never let their deeds be lost.
In May of this year, IS took over the Syrian city of Palmyra, slaughtering and mutilating 400 souls, mostly women and children. Where did they find the idea that it is acceptable to mutilate captives? Why do they think it is acceptable to crucify those with whom they disagree? (Just search ‘Islamic State crucifixion’) Where does their fondness for executing non-believers come from? From the Quran again:
Pro-IS Muslims celebrate the anniversary of the capture of Mosul. Christians were forced to flee the town.
Surah 5:33. The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with
might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of
hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and
a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;
Where did the IS fighters who terrorised the people of Mosul or those who came across foreign workers trying to scrape a living in Libya get the idea of demanding protection money from them, the so-called ‘Jizya’ tax? Well, that’s from the Quran as well:
Surah 9:29. Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Religion of peace, Mr Cameron?
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