The two elements of Scottish society to be hardest hit by the consequences of al-Qaeda's plot were the armed forces and the Muslim community: one would lose their lives and limbs in an attempt to defeat the group and their allies in Afghanistan; the other would dwell under a cloud of suspicion and prejudice and endure a rise in racist abuse and violence.Source: Scotsman
"A decade after 9/11, many Muslims in Scotland feel under siege," says Aamer Anwar, a solicitor and human rights activist. "Since the beginning of the 'war on terror' in 2001, the state offered those who follow Islam a choice – either you can be 'good Muslims' and accept Britain's foreign policy in the Middle East and beyond, or, be cast as the 'enemy within' and subjected to endless persecution."
Friday, 9 September 2011
The All-Embracing Muslim Victimhood Narrative
Since the time of Muhammad, Muslims have justified their aggressions against others by cultivating a baroque victimhood narrative. At times, even the refusal of a group of 'infidels' to accept Islam has been deemed to constitute an 'aggression' against the Ummah, one that justified 'retaliation'. There seems to be nothing that cannot be woven into this narrative of victimhood. It is all-embracing. And, increasingly, as has historically been the case under conditions of dhimmitude, the non-Muslims (at least the Establishment minions) are internalising the Muslim worldview. Here is a perfect example from the Scotsman. The author claims that Muslims were among the principal victims of the September 11th attacks. So even when Muslims murder thousands of infidels in religiously motivated jihad attacks, it is the Muslims who are the victims!