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UK: Over 130 imams and Islamic scholars urge Johnson to condemn showing of ‘blasphemous’ cartoons in school

This is absurd beyond belief, yet indicative of the level of anti-British ideology that circulates among these Muslim leaders in Britain. It is also alarming that these leaders are brazen enough to operate within the UK as if they were in Sharia-adherent Pakistan, with its infamous blasphemy laws.

These scholars need to be monitored carefully by authorities. One could only imagine what they are preaching in their mosques.

Read more HERE about the uproar over and torment experienced by the teacher who exercised his right to offend, which is not hatred by any stretch of the normal imagination.

Even the Archbishop of Canterbury can see the danger to Britain from Sharia blasphemy laws. Justin Welby recently reminded Britons: “In this country, we have to hold on to freedom of speech.”

“130 imams and scholars urge PM to condemn Batley school teacher,” 5 Pillars, April 2, 2021:

Over 130 imams and Islamic scholars have written to the Prime Minister urging him to condemn the showing of blasphemous cartoons to Muslim children at Batley Grammar School.

In an open letter to Boris Johnson, the imams and scholars say the incident was an attempt to incite hatred and Islamophobia whilst pushing forward extremist white supremacist ideology.

So far three teachers have been suspended over the incident which has led to widespread outrage within the Muslim community. On the other hand, right-wing media, politicians and civil society commentators have supported the actions of the teacher.

The letter was organised by the Muslim Action Forum. Below is the letter and list of signatories in full:

Dear Prime Minister,

We the undersigned British Muslim citizens and scholars are writing to express our unequivocal condemnation of the depiction of the caricature of our Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, by the RE teacher at Batley Grammar School. It is inconceivable that such a depiction in an RE lesson can be based on the notion of discussing “freedom of speech” or even a critique of the personality of the Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. It was prima facie, based on the usual attempt of inciting hatred and Islamophobia whilst pushing forward extremist white supremacist ideology, which inevitably creates chaos and anarchy.

The hallmark of any civilised society cannot be the freedom to abuse and provoke certain members of society. Current legal proscription of xenophobic, anti-Semitic, homophobic, and other language of incitement of violence, ensures that we all remain in the realm of civil society. Why is it then that hatred against Muslims and Islamophobia is so widely defended and accepted? Surely, in sowing such seeds of hatred, we only advance the vested agenda of a tiny minority of extremists on all sides, that seek to gain from any form of chaos and anarchy. Depicting the caricatures of the Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, will inevitably offend and provoke the feelings of 1.6 billion Muslims on this planet, and this cannot be unintentional or an act of a civilised member of society……

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