Be Disclaimed

"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
Enrico Fermi

February 26, 2006

Hmm...

Interesting article on the BBC, with regard to Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality....Muslims 'must accept' free speech.

"Muslims must accept that freedom of speech is central to Britishness and should be preserved even if it offends people, says Sir Trevor Phillips.

The chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) said we should "allow people to offend each other".

And he suggested that Muslims who wanted a system of Islamic Shariah law should leave the UK.

Sir Trevor told ITV1's Jonathan Dimbleby programme:
"What some minorities have to accept is that there are certain central things we all agree about, which are about the way we treat each other.

"That we have an attachment to democracy, that we sort things out by voting not by violence and intimidation, that we tolerate things that we don't like."


"One point of Britishness is that people can say what they like about the way we should live, however absurd, however unpopular it is," said Sir Trevor.

He also rejected the idea of Shariah law in Muslim communities in the UK.


"We have one set of laws. They are decided on by one group of people, members of Parliament, and that's the end of the story. Anybody who lives here has to accept that's the way we do it. If you want to have laws decided in another way, you have to live somewhere else," he said.

Well said Trevor.

Linking back to those cartoons....now the Americans are
hitting back.

Comment by Haloscan:

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2 Comments:

Blogger Rosey said to The MuppetLord...

Thanks for that on ML. Finally a bit of sense! I totally agree with that. I find it downright scary that some think that they can stop others having an opinion by threatening death! That's just a wee bit OTT!

February 28, 2006 9:13 pm  
Blogger MuppetLord said to The MuppetLord...

You think?

February 28, 2006 9:39 pm  

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