With all the vicious claims that Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May has been making about Britain's Muslims being extremists one way or another, how are Islamic organisations themselves responding? The MCB (Muslim Council of Britain) released this prompt rebuttal. Reading through the statment, we see that that the MCB have highlighted many myths and biases cited in Theresa May's speech, while also stating a few hard facts. Take a look and find out how the MCB has sifted through May's speech to inform us of the real situation regarding Muslims in the UK, and remember to Like, Tweet and share this article - Yamin Zakaria and the Team @ Radical Views
Over the years, Muslims in Britain have spoken out against terrorism with one voice. Not only do such acts sully the faith the perpetrators claim to speak for, they also ruin lives within Muslim communities.
We have consistently argued that the best counter-terrorism strategy involves upholding our own values of freedom, civil liberties and ensuring that we do not single out any specific community. When this government came to power, there was a sense of optimism within communities that it would uphold and champion these values.
However, whilst Mrs. May rightly speaks for values promoting the rule of law, participation in and acceptance of democracy, equality, free speech and respect for minorities, it is disappointing to see that her proposals seem to be at variance with the very qualities she wants us to aspire to.