Terror pamphlet for British Muslims
By Pete Harrison
Aug 16, 2004
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's nearly 2 million Muslims should prepare for a backlash of revenge attacks if terrorists strike on UK soil, Islamic leaders are warning in a booklet to be distributed nationwide.
The pamphlet will also urge Muslims to be vigilant for any terror-related activity.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said on Monday its booklet would advise mosques to install CCTV cameras, worshippers to be alert for suspect packages, and all Muslims to resist retaliating to any attacks on their faith.
"If, God forbid, a terrorist attack happened here, we know there are elements who would want to incite trouble against Muslims," said Inayat Bunglawala of the MCB, an umbrella body for over 400 Muslim groups, schools and mosques in Britain.
"Muslims should not be provoked by the likes of the far right and those who have an interest in creating strife."
A draft copy of the booklet warns mosque officials and worshippers to regularly "check their bins and look for any suspicious packages".
It also calls on them to report any suspicions of terror-related activity to police.
"For Muslims, averting a terrorist attack that could harm any innocents is an imperative," the draft says. "If you are aware of any suspected terror-related activity, then bring the information to the immediate attention of the police." Notice, it says "averting a terrorist attack that could harm any innocents" [what about the 'infidels'?]
British Muslims have reported increasing hostility and discrimination after the September 11 attacks on the United States.
Anti-terror raids on Muslim homes in Britain regularly make the headlines, while authorities and police have repeatedly warned that an attack is inevitable.
Many fear Muslim disenchantment over the invasion of Iraq has helped militants recruit for their holy war against the West. Britain is considered a major target due to Prime Minister Tony Blair's support for the U.S.-led "war on terror".
The pocket guide for Muslims -- "Know Your Rights and Responsibilities" -- is to be distributed to nearly 500,000 Muslim households in Britain.
The British government launched its own leaflet last month under the slogan "Go in, Stay in, Tune in", advising people to stock up on bottled water and tinned food in case they have to stay indoors after an attack.
Bunglawala said the MCB's booklet went beyond terrorism, tackling issues such as political marginalisation and underachievement at school by Pakistani and Bengali children.
"It is a call for greater participation," he said.
"The Iraq war has left may disheartened and it urges them to get involved politically in the mainstream."
Mixing the Koran with societies that are non-Muslim is a sure recipe for bloodshed:
The Muslims who strive and fight, who receive hurt -- are 'better servants' -- than the ones who stay at home and receive no hurt. The 'moderate' Muslims are either lying, or don't know that their very own 'allah' calls them liars.
They're not aloud to attack the 'innocents'. But they are commanded to attack the 'infidels'. [Unbelievers]
009.030 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate whatthe unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!
004.101When ye travel through the earth, there is no blame on you if ye shorten your prayers, for fear the Unbelievers May attack you: For the Unbelievers are unto you open enemies.
004.084Then fight in Allah's cause - Thou art held responsible only for thyself - and rouse the believers. It may be that Allah will restrain the fury of the Unbelievers; for Allah is the strongest in might and in punishment.
009.073 O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers
Those who believe in the Son of God are among the 'Unbelievers' according to the Koran. The command from the Koran is:
002.191 Slay them wherever ye catch them
Where are the self-professing Christian leaders' voices at? Mixing Islam with non-Muslim nations...
is a Recipe for Great Bloodshed.