Dr Daud Abdullah, deputy secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is (cough) British. So where does he get off condoning attacks on British military personel? There was a time when such inflamatory outbursts would have resulted in a short B&B stay at the Tower of London followed by some public entertainment.
Quite rightly, after Abdullah condoned the attacks, Communities Secretary Hazel Blears broke off all official communication between the government and MCB. But is this enough? Do his words not incite racial hatred? I know the law was designed to 'protect' minorities in the UK but why can it not be used to protect the majority of us?
Abdullah was one of 90 Islamic leaders protesting against foreign powers blockading the transportation of ams to Gaza. The document, signed in the wake of the recent conflict in Gaza, reportedly said: "The obligation of the Islamic Nation (is) to regard the sending of foreign warships into Muslim waters, claiming to control the borders and prevent the smuggling of arms to Gaza, as a declaration of war, a new occupation, sinful aggression. This must be rejected and fought by all means and ways."
I would like Abdullah to be called to publicly explain his undestanding of the document, in particular which foreign powers and what 'by all means and ways' means. If he will not do this then he should either distance himself from it or, maybe pack his bags and move to Palastine.