This piece summarises the previous five articles on No Outsiders. I have linked them within the summary below.
Moffat targeting the Muslim Community
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According to Schools Week, Moffat “promptly got a job in Birmingham with majority Muslim and Afro-Carribean Christian parents” after “teachers told him it was easy to preach from a predominantly white area”. He then targeted “a school that was 99 per cent Muslim pupils in an area heavily affected by the so-called Trojan Horse plot to radicalise pupils”. Moffat saw Muslims as a challenge to be overcome for the distribution of his syllabus and his civilising mission.
Aside from the usual media and political backing, Brigid Jones and Colin Diamond have both backed No Outsiders. Both, in differing ways, fuelled the notorious, Islamophobic Trojan Horse conspiracy theory in 2014.
Disturbingly, Jones is accepting of taking a “subliminal” approach to developing Muslim “resiliency” by subtly promoting different family setups. Moffat’s support comes from someone who is “fine” with secret brainwashing.
Ex-Muslim Yasmine Mohammed praised Moffat. Moffat reciprocated this with his gratitude to her before condescendingly claiming that the protesting parents “do not understand” the No Outsiders project. Yasmine’s circle closely aligns with deplorable neocons and their enablers including Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz, and other “ex-Muslims” who believe Islam should be legislated against and the Hijab should be banned.
Unsurprising, support for Moffat also came from PREVENT.
The weaponization of LGBT concerns is not new in the West. In 1994 the US military reportedly sought to develop a “gay bomb” that would be spread by the Air force behind enemy lines. The aim was ultimately to increase distraction and reduce military efficacy. In the runup to the 2003 Iraq invasion, the CIA floated the idea of shooting a fake video of Saddam cavorting with a teenage boy. The aim? Destabilisation of his regime. More recently, Israel has been using LGBT promotion as propaganda to deflect focus from the suffering of Palestinians.
This mode of abusing a contentious issue to cause disruption in pursuit of an agenda seems to be surfacing in a recent set of events in the Saltley area of Birmingham.
Once again, the area has become ground-zero for Muslims becoming the subject of national debate. Per the norm with such “debates”, the negative framing sees Muslims couched as the regressive aggressor battling enlightenment, equality and the “victim”; in this case a white gay headteacher who is, he professes, merely teaching what is law.
Crosspost: Kamran Ijaz
Fanatics from anti-Muslim organisations have sought to make life very difficult for countless everyday innocent, law-abiding Muslim Britons for years. They have done this by campaigning for restrictions of their civil liberties (such as what clothes Muslims choose to wear, or what they teach their children), or inciting hatred against Islamic organisations in the media and the authorities.
The Council of Ex Muslims is one such organisation that purposefully targets mainstream Islamic organisations – those dedicated to providing a balanced message of Islam. They do this through various campaigns of ideological hatred such as inciting the distrust of religious communities and organisations through their various events.
One of their events is being held over this weekend at an esteemed Hotel in London, entitled The Religious Right, Secularism and Civil Rights. Below is a short synopsis of some of the writings and speeches of the CEMB and one of its main speakers – Maryam Namazie.
Maryam Namazie: Ideological Hate Preacher
The CEMB consists of members who describe themselves as “ex-Muslims”. The organisation has been set up to challenge religious orthodoxy and normative Islamic traditions and values.
I found this in my inbox today sent to me by one “Abu Maryam”. It is a comprehensive rebuttal of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain report, Evangelising Hate. I have already written on this topic in some depth here.
Disclaimer: As the source is unknown, the views reflected within this article do not necessarily reflect the views of coolnessofhind.wordpress.com
Exposing the Distortions of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s “Report” on iERA
By Abu Maryam
In May 2014, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) published a report entitled “Evangelising Hate: Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA)”. This report is a collection of statements attributed to iERA’s chairman, its official speakers and historic guest speakers that have spoken at iERA events in the past or who have had some kind of link with the organisation.
The purpose of this response is to highlight a myriad of methodological and ideological concerns which seriously question the report’s validity and credibility. This response will also contextualise and clarify the statements made and bring to light the deliberate lies and misrepresentation of the iERA and its speakers.
Methodological and Ideological Concerns
The CEMB consists of members who describe themselves as “ex-Muslims”. The organisation has been set up to challenge religious orthodoxy and normative Islamic traditions and values. This seriously questions the integrity of the report as it cannot be described as an independent unbiased account of iERA and its work. An analogy is useful here. Take into consideration a hypothetical scenario of a report by Communist ideologues on the benefits of Capitalism. Without even reading the report, its integrity will be questioned.
Guest Post By Fakhruddin Al-Qari
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) published its latest report Evangelising Hate: Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA). The report’s authors, Al Razi, Maryam Namazie, and Ahmed Idris, believe that iERA, a registered charity in the UK, works for the “International Islamist movement”, and aims to enslave the world to “theocratic norms”. The authors are neither junkies nor fans of Alex Jones. They are intellectuals warning us of danger.
It is hard to take them seriously. The report has a five-page introduction, a one-page conclusion, and thirty-one pages clogged with quotes from You Tube and Twitter. The page numbers in the Content Page are all wrong. Theauthors examine the views of speakers connected to iERA. Several of the speakers have published books and research. Theauthors, instead of citing from the published works, present a gallimaufry of quotes mined from the Internet. This is like criticizing Foucault, not by dealing with his works, but by googling him.
The authors accuse iERA of advocating the killing of gays. In the iERA Universal Press Pack, the members of the organization state that they “do not advocate any animosity or violence against anyone regardless of race, colour, creed or sexual orientation and urge all members of society to abide by the law of their land…Our position is clear; we do not call for any discrimination against the LGBT community, and condemn all types of hostility and aggression”.
This article is a demonstration of the seething hate the neocon media have, coupled with the assistance of compromised government organs, towards those who propound Islam. This is an exposition of an example of where impartiality has been forfeited in order to support and propagate the neocon narrative against Islam and Muslims.
Referencing a network of anti-Muslim extremists, the Telegraph (or rather, the Torygraph) has done a spread on iERA, wrapping highly specious anti-Muslim rhetoric as a “report”, and in the process, smearing a Muslim organisation. It is necessary to note that iERA has been subject to an investigation into their governance, not extremist views.
Using this as a premise however, the smear has been mainly constructed around a “report” (if we can even call it that) written by anti-Muslim extremists and a few other sprinklings of highly discredited events which provide the armoury against iERA and Islam.
CEMB and Maryam Namazie
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) was launched in 2007. It is a front organisation for the anti-Islam, far-left Worker Communist Party of Iran and consists mainly of the party’s members. CEMB’s primary public advocate is Maryam Namazie, who is also the editor of the report which the Torygraph has cited, Evangelising Hate. Ignoring the self-evident hypocrisy of using an “ex-Muslim’s” report, her vitriolic hate for all religions and in particular Islam makes her one dubious character to reference in an article about Islam and Muslims. Nevertheless, I will let her own hate-speech exemplify my point.