July 15, 2005

"We are all responsible for it in a way."

Please, more -- much more -- of this:
[Sir Iqbal Sacranie, t]he head of the Muslim Council of Britain says he wants to take "concrete steps" to make sure atrocities such as the London bombings are never repeated....

"We are all responsible for it in a way", he said, because "very little had been done" to tackle elements in the community carrying messages of hate....

Sir Iqbal said Islamic scholars in the UK are to make a strong statement later at the London Central Mosque.

It would be "so powerful and strong" it would leave no-one in any doubt about the Muslim communities' attitudes to such atrocities, he said.

"That statement is going to re-define the position about what Islam has to say about acts of atrocity, acts of murder and criminality."

4 comments:

John A said...

We can hope this is not going to be another "it is unlawful to kill fellow [civilian] Muslims" speech.

Joseph Angier said...

Between this statement and the recent poll showing a dramatic drop in support for the terrorists, could it be too much to hope that July 7th was the turning point we've been waiting for?

EddieP said...

One can only hope the message that Islam needs to heal itself is repeated oft and vigoursly!

Rantburger said...

You'll have to pardon me if I don't hold my breath waiting for these statements to change anyone's actual behavior.