Speaking as a non-Muslim (infidel!), let me congratulate you on a
beautifully worded and timely announcement. It will be greeted with
relief and approval by all British people. I only wish it had come earlier. To
hear the Muslim community leaders refer to Britain as "our country" and to
promote the peaceful side of Islam is refreshing indeed.
You might feel that the Muslim faith is receiving bad press, and to be
brutally honest, the motivation behind most of these awful attacks is
religious. This is a reality that you must face. The monstrous promoters
of these horrors claim that they are in a holy war in the name if Islam.
They seek to persuade the entire Muslim world that their war is in defence
of Islam. This is the reason why there is so much suspicion about the
propensity of Islam to lead its followers into violence.
I see so many announcements from various Islamic leaders and groups that
the West is seeking to destroy Islam, and it is sad to see so many Muslims
foolishly believe this. The vast majority of people in the West dont care
what religion you are, and are more tolerant of alternate faiths than
almost every Muslim state. It is a blatant attempt by the "Mad Mullahs" to drop
this world into a global conflict of Islam vs everybody else, they see
every Muslim as a potential recruit to join a violent crusade that has nothing
to do with Islam at all. It is your duty to resist this and separate the
causes of terrorism from the causes of violence and it is your duty to do
this publicly. This you have done most eloquently and you are to be
I truly believe that Islam has at it's core the principles of peace,
enlightenment, equality and intellectual advancement, the question is can
you turn the theory of a peaceful Islam into the practice of a peaceful
Islam. Currently Islamic states are almost universally intolerant and
oppressive of civil liberties particularly those of women and this is to
I also believe that the monstrous behaviour of Israel is the single cause
of this whole cycle of violence and the ill-judged support of Israel by the
West has polarised the violence. There is the battle to be won, it's not
in Madrid, New York or London but in the Occupied Territories. The world
must focus on the real cause and allow itself to be seduced by psychotic
murderers into the global conflict they so desire.
But to conclude, many thanks and congratulations on your announcement.
Your community is best placed to help the fight against terror.