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So what is to be done??

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Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Jul 11, 2006 at 14:40

These surveys are not terribly surprising (I have watched several CBC reports about London's angry Muslim population.) One of the latest "reports" featured a female (Anglo) reporter (using criminal slang, she could be called "the mark"), interviewing a Muslim Briton who ran around speaking to other "disaffected" Muslim youth (his "solution" -- that's his "solution" to stop terrorism or events such as 7/7-- is to get Muslims into British politics -- "mainstream" them -- but with their anti-semitic attitudes, hatred of the West, desire for Sharia law, and so on, should the West accept their notions? ie, roll back civil and human rights to the seventh century? creative a virtual S. Arabia so as to appease the "disaffected" Muslim youths? I don't think so.

Anyway, the CBC reporter was all eager and encouraging. In some ways, the report was quite amusing. The Muslim Brit (who was out to "rescue" the disaffected youth) met a rap-style, angry Muslim youth on the streets of London (complete with skate board). The angry youth wasn't particularly interested in mainstream politics -- after all, he wasn't convinced that 7/7 was done by Muslims (yeah, it was all a plot by Tony Blair so as to justify the war in Iraq.) The angry youth then "rapped" -- sang a little ditty -- but ended it by quickly adding something along the lines of "And don't do drugs!!" Later in the "interview," the rapper also noted how he now (after 7/7) had to be fearful of the British police (because of, sob, racial profiling) along with all those white drug dealers...(as he nervously glanced behind him.) The CBC "reporter" seemed to be buying into everything she was told...Interestingly, of course, the Muslim rapper was wearing several gold chains, one of which had a large, marijuana leaf pendant. Yeah, and "don't do drugs" was his slogan? I hardly think so.

Anyway, what I find surprising is the degree of complicity from the non-Muslims -- the willingness to appease Muslims -- this "let's do everything possible to keep them happy" attitude. Are western values so utterly worthless? Is S. Arabia or Dubai the ideal states which everyone in the world should emulate? It's sickening (and very frustrating.)

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