The BBC has decided to provide some advance coverage of the Ummah Rise demonstration in Cardiff this afternoon. Unsurprisingly, its take on this demonstration is markedly different in tone from that which it adopts whenever it is writing or broadcasting on any aspect of the counterjihad movement or its supporters. Whereas when covering demonstrations by the English Defence League (EDL) or Stop the Islamisation of Europe (SIOE) it gives extensive interviews to opponents of these organisations/movements which then frame its reporting of these events, and makes sinister utterances about the rise of the “far right” and “racism”, in this instance it has afforded an interview to Muhammad Abu Yaffir, the organiser of Ummah Rise.
Yaffir claims that the motivation for the demonstration arises from moves in the past year to criminalise some of the more overt manifestations of Islamisation (although of course he does not use this term to name this process) across Europe such as the Swiss minaret ban and moves to outlaw veils and burqas of various types in Belgium, France and Barcelona. He states: "Muslims feel very strongly about these laws being introduced across Europe." Well, some might, but if they don’t like our laws, customs and way of life, why don’t people such as Yaffir absent themselves and set up home in a social milieu which they would find more agreeable such as Somalia, Afghanistan or Pakistan? The reason that they don’t is that they are Islamic colonists; hostile imperialists intent upon taking our cities, our towns, our land and our states and making them their own. This is what Muslim respondents mean when they respond to questionnaires asking if they feel Britain to be their country. Of course they do! They think that it is their land and not our land. Their land to control, dominate and ultimately rule. This doesn’t fit the BBC narrative though, to which I now return.
The BBC uncritically regurgitates everything that Yaffir states without questioning a single utterance: "Wherever Muslims feel pain anywhere in the world it is our responsibility to respond to their needs.” Really? By protesting against us in our own country? Why?
“This isn't just about Muslim women being asked to cover their faces, this is an ideological attack on Islam and Muslims” states Yaffir. "The laws being proposed are a form of oppression and we will respond to this oppression.” So, he baldly states that he and his fellow demonstrators reject our laws and will break them. This is quite simply because he and other doctrinaire Muslims believe that their legal system – Shariah – is superior to our own and should replace it. He is not therefore objecting to “an ideological attack on Islam and Muslims” as he says, but to any opposition, or voicing thereof, to their goal of imposing the Islamic system upon non-Muslim peoples in their own homelands. Yaffir and his co-demonstrators are totalitarians who seek to impose an alien inhumane system of life, law and governance upon non-Muslims everywhere.
It is shocking to be compelled to fund an organisation – the BBC – which actively works to the detriment of the interests of the people – the British – after whom it is named. The BBC has lost all authority and is no more balanced in its reporting than Pravda was under the Soviet system. The BBC constantly and unerringly parrots a multiculturalist discourse that panders to Islam and seeks to portray Muslims as ‘victims’ and Islam as a non-threatening ideology. This discourse is of course false, but we see it being reproduced here yet again in the BBC’s reporting of this afternoon’s Ummah Rise demonstration.