Emails to the MCB on issues and concerns
|David Coughlan |
|I could not just sit back without saying that not all the people living
in this country are able to believe that a blanket of evil covers all
Muslims after the events of Thursday are looked at. My family are irish
and we never killed in guildford or birmingham in the 70s but we to
where insulted and threats were made to us. Bigots come from the
woodwork when this sort of thing happens. May your god give you the will
to understand. I hope that this will not break the resolve of us all to
defeat those people who try to force events their own way.
My thoughts are with you as fellow humans.
|Good morning to you all,|
After hearing about the hate-filled emails sent to you I was heartened
to read emails of support for you on your website.
I am non-Muslim and I am sure I speak for the vast majority of the
country when I say we are all in this together.
Bottom line - a murderer is a murderer it does not mattter which colour,
creed or religion they and they alone are to be held responsible.
Lets us all think of the victims and their family and friends - they
also come from all colours, creeds and religions.
Take faith in your religion - we are also with you.
I have read in various places that many abusive messages have been sent
to British Muslims.
I am just one person, but I can say with confidence that not one of my
friends, family members or colleagues, nor any of the many people I have
been working with over the last few days has uttered a single word that
could be interpreted as assigning any sort of blame to Muslims for the
attacks in London.
Forgive my impertinence, but as British Muslims you are heirs not only
to the tremendous cultural, architectural, scientific, literary,
philosophical and psychological developments that the Islamic peoples
sustained for many generations, but also to the occasionally remarkable
phlegmatism that characterises the people of Britain.
Thus, may I ask that you treat the abusive messages in the same way that
almost all Britons are treating the attacks - while utterly deprecating
them, do not regard them as meaning anything.
With best wishes,
|I've read in the news how you've recieved abusive emails from people
regarding the terrorist attacks. I've read, and heard, that there's a
supposed "war against Islam".|
I for one, am totally disgusted that people can even think of blaming the
Islamic religion. I'm not religious, but I'm sure as hell going to defend to
the death everyone else's right to follow whichever religion they choose.
Please accept my sincerest apologies for the way a few of our fellow
countrymen and women have acted. It's disgusting, and I know, along with
millions of others, that no religion can be blamed for this. Sick, twisted
minds are the only things to blame.
You know what else is sick and twisted? Having the racist, ignorant mind to
blame a religion for causing this. Sure, it could have been Muslims who did
this. It could have been Jews too. Or Hindus, or Christians, or Sikhs, or
Buddhists, or whatever other religions I haven't mentioned. No need to go
blaming religions though. That doesn't prompt someone to go out on a killing
So, once again, please accept my apologies for how some of the world's
citizens have become so judgemental. Oh, and my deepest sympathies if any of
you have lost friends or family, or if you or any of your loved ones have
suffered in any way - emotionally or physically. An event like this should
be bringing the world together - not breaking us further apart.
|I was born in Italy, live in London, have muslim friends and relatives and
believe in a peaceful shared world.
The world belogns to all the people, no matter the race they are, the
religion they belong to, the colour of their skin and their belief.
Let all pray together for a better future for us all.
After the abusive message the paper reported you have received I fell to
share my deep sadness and great hope with you.
God Bless you
|Dear Muslim Council or Britain|
On a forum it came to my attention you have received many letters of
hate since the bombings in London.
I just wanted to say I am so very sorry, I hope this letter of goodwill
helps counter act in some way the hate mail that is coming your
way. You have many people of other religions, as well as your own who
care about you and we offer our thoughts at this time.
I have read your messages of sympathy on the MCB website, but would
like to know whether there is part of the Koran which says, in effect,
"I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, therefore
strike off their heads and strike off every finger of them". If so,
do you reject it? It can surely have the effect of justifying the
bombing of London
Dear Muslim Council|
I was saddened to read on CNN the amount of hate mail you are getting. I
am an ordinary Brit and, naturally, interested in our world and its
I feel moved to send a short note of support to you, representing all
good Muslims as all good people. It is easy and self satisfying to
generalise against any people and it is never correct. I am not a
religious person but nevertheless interested in world religions and
politics. I see Islam as a peace loving and great religion, as are other
religions too. All peoples have minorities of which we / they are not
proud and would rather do without – life is not so simple.
I note the backlash within the Muslim world around the globe along with
the occasional sympathiser. May these bombings prove to be the last of
these acts and wisdom prevail.
|As a native Englishman who spent many years in London, I would like to
express my solidarity with British muslims. I regret all the negative
and abusive messages you have received from my fellow natives. They are
stupid bigots who do not express the views of the vast majority of us.
I wish you peace and the blessings of the God I worship.
|Rachel W. Rabidou|
Even though I am personally not a Muslim (Unitarian, actually), I wanted
to tell you that I am sorry that your religion has to deal with
stupidity from those who don't understand that every religion has
zealots. It is just awful that those few cast a tainted cloud on the
rest of the followers.
Even though I may not agree with all of your beliefs, nor you with mine,
I just wanted you to recieve at least one non-hate mail, after what I've
read on the Internet. I have met many wonderful people who are Muslim,
and I would not change knowing these people for anything.
|Mr J Buckoke|
I've heard on the news that many Muslims in the UK fear a backlash against them after the attacks in London last Thursday. If this happens, then I believe it will be from a small minority of backwards people who have hatred in their hearts, people who are no better than those who carried out these attacks. I thought Ken Livingstones speech was excellent. The United Kingdom has benefitted enormously from the economic and cultural contributions made by people who come from all over the world to live and work here, many of whom are Muslims. If only we 'Christians' were as sincere about our faith as the significant numbers of Muslims who I saw on the news attending Friday prayers then I thinK the world would be a better place.
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