Emails to the MCB on issues and concerns
|Kathryn Smith |
|I have read of the various hate mails mcb has
received. I just want to say that there are other
non Muslims in Britain that have the intelligence
to realise that the actions of the bomb planters
were the actions of a very few, very misguided
people and not representative of the majority of
Sadly it is Muslims that are likely to feel the
repercussions of the bombings as a minority of
stupid, unintelligent whites try to vent their
Just as the Muslim Council wishes to disassociate
itself from the idiots responsible for yesterdays
atacks, there are just as many non-muslims that
wish to disasociate ourselves from the minority
who may retaliate.
My thoughts are with the Muslims of Great Britain
in this awful time.
I am currently listening to one of your leaders speaking on the BBC. I am
disappointed that you have received so many disgusting e mails and would
like to say I feel sure not all other religions blame Muslims for what
happened yesterday in London.
I know that the "these people" might proclaim to be acting for Muslims but
know that your religion would never condone these barbaric acts.
One fundamental problem in all the news items is the fact that the term
"Islamic Terrorists" is used. I feel the situation would be de-fused
slightly if the term "terrorists purporting to be Muslims" was used. Your
religion has been hijacked by these barbarians for their own ends and this
is also a tragedy.
|To whom it may concern,
This morning I have seen media coverage of a feared backlash against
British Muslims in the wake of yesterday's bombs in London. It said that
your organisation had received numerous threatening emails. I find this
'backlash' against innocent people both extremely upsetting and
embarrassing, and I have only condemnation for those who respond to these
acts of terror by terrorising others.
I am writing in the interest of balance, as a non-Muslim, to express
solidarity with Britain's Muslims, and shame at the conduct of those who
have reacted to this tragedy with bigotry and hatred. I refuse to let
such prejudiced individuals speak as though they represented all
non-Muslims. This is a tragic time for Britain, London and indeed the
world, but the attacks will not be allowed to divide us along religious
I am a Christian and deeply upset by news of attacks against people of
the Moslem faith. It shames me that the perpetrators might be British.
God loves us all and, because I pray to Him as my Father and father of
us all, you are my brothers and sisters.
|I have heard on the radio that you are receiving emails containing
threats. I just wanted to let you know that I am appalled and sickened
by anyone who would blame all Muslims for what one Muslim does (if
indeed the perpetrators of yesterday’s bombings were). I am an atheist,
but I have plenty of Muslim friends, and I know you represent the vast
majority who are peaceful and – whatever their views of British foreign
policy – do not support this senseless killing, any more than I would.
British people, whatever their faith or background, must stand together
when people seek to hurt us. I will think good thoughts for you all in
the coming days.
|To Whom It May Concern:
I just wanted to express my embarrassment at the behaviour of some of my
so called fellow Non Muslim British subjects, who find it impossible to
understand that the individuals responsible for yesterdays atrocities
have as much to do with representing Islam as a whole, as the people who
are sending you hate mail have to do with representing Non Muslim
British subjects as a whole.
Although I am an atheist, I firmly believe that all individuals have a
right to follow their chosen path, as long as this does not negatively
impact their fellow man.
I just felt that in light of all the negative communication that you may
be receiving at present I should at least allow my voice to be heard in
support of your religious community, and to say that not all of the
people in this country are narrow minded an uneducated.
I hope you continue with your good work, and that in time differences
between people can eventually be applauded rather than being used as an
excuse to persist with bigoted opinions, based on personal hatred.
|I hope and pray that there will be no stupid or wicked acts against Muslims
in this country following the atrocities in London yesterday. But, even if
there are, please be assured that, whatever happens, the great majority of
people in this country harbour no ill-will against our Muslim brothers and
sisters. On the contrary, there are many of us who love and cherish our
Muslim friends and value the contribution they and the whole Muslim
community make to the rich and diverse society we all share. We stand with
you in these difficult times and share your hopes and aspirations for a
more peaceful world.
|Dr Cath Filmer-Davies|
I am a Christian, but I want with all my heart to express my deep sorrow
that you have been receiving hate mail. True Christians believe that God
created us all, and that Christ died for us all. I know our faiths are
different, but you are people God loves. Every Muslim I meet will be
greeted and treated with respect and affection. I am so sorry that
wicked people indulge in hate -- it is destructive and negative to them
as well as to those whom they hate.
Please know there are many like me, who do not 'blame' nor hate in this
way, but reach out with an attempt to understand how you must be
suffering at this time. I wish I could make up for what the haters are
doing, but at least I can tell you that I for one respect you and admire
the stand you are taking at this tragic time.
|David Wolfson |
|Your statement condemning the attacks yesterday is forthright,
unambiguous and very welcome
I hope that you will condemn all other bombings of commuter buses,
whether in London or in Jerusalem, in similar tones
For further information please contact the MCB:
The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 52
Tel: 020 8903 9650
Fax: 020 8903 9026