The former Birmingham Islamic politician and now spokesperson for the Birmingham Central Mosque Salma Yaqoob has been spouting Taqiyya (lying for Islam) in order to deflect public anger at the recently revealed ‘Trojan Horse’ plot where Islamic extremists are taking over certain Birmingham schools.
Not surprisingly it was the Guardian newspaper that gave her space for her propaganda, so I thought I would fisk her piece and give my opinion. Her text is in plain text whilst mine is in italics.
From the Guardian:
“Allegations that 25 schools in Birmingham are at risk of an “Islamic takeover plot” reached new levels of hysteria recently.”
How can it be ‘hysteria’ if there have already been 200 complaints about Islamo-fascists gaining control of schools?
“An announcement was made that a counter-terrorism expert has been drafted in to conduct yet another investigation. The minister responsible, Michael Gove, has managed at a stroke to increase fear and suspicion between Muslim and non-Muslim in the city.”
Bearing in mind that Islamic terror is probably the greatest threat to the safety of all Britons it is probably a very sensible thing to bring in someone who has an understanding of both Islamic terror and the Islamic theology used to promote such terror as a way of life. Salma Yaqoob’s complaint that this new investigation will increase ‘fear and suspicion’ between Muslim and Non-Muslim is completely risible. The only ones who are ramping up the tension are the Islamic nutjobs intent on taking over schools and the silence of too many people both in the Birmingham Muslim Community and the educational establishment of that city. If bringing in a trained investigator to look into this is some form of provocation then what does that make the 10,000 victims of Islamic Grooming Gangs then? We as non-Muslims have far more to fear from Islamofascism than the ordinary ‘Joe Mohammed’ has to fear from us.
“The fact that the chief constable of West Midlands police, Chris Sims, has denounced the decision as “desperately unfortunate”, itself an extraordinary move, gives an indication of the scale of the concern.”
If you are a regular reader of this blog then you will know that Chris Sims is damaged goods. Not only has he been criticised by Tom Winsor the Chief Inspector of Constabulary for letting ethnic minorities police themselves but Mr Sims also invited in Tell Mama an organisation that supposedly monitors anti Muslim crime but has been proved to be dishonest. You don’t employ a burglar to be a nightwatchman and that is in effect what Chris Sims has done by bringing Tell Mama on board. Chris Sims is rapidly gaining the unwanted reputation of being Birmingham’s ‘Shariah friendly cop’ and anything he says should be taken with if not a pinch of salt but a whole cellar full of the stuff.
“So what was the evidence that provoked such a serious intervention and the accompanying media frenzy? A four-page document in which “plotters” outlined their dastardly plans to oust a headteacher for not being “open to our suggestions of adhering to strict Muslim guidelines”. “
Note well here how Ms Yaqoob immediately tries to rubbish the evidence
“It made reference to a headteacher called Noshaba Hussain, whom the alleged plotters claim to have ousted from Springfield school only for her to be reinstated by the governors, and so “we have another plan in place to get her out”. But the school has confirmed that Hussain left the school 20 years ago. Other details point to the document’s inauthenticity and Sims – the most senior police officer in the region – has told the Guardian that it could be a hoax.”
Just because there was one inaccuracy in the original document that reached the public gaze doesn’t mean that all the allegations are incorrect. As regards what Chris Sims is alleged to have said about the matter then I would say that in this case ‘Mandy Rice-Davies applies’ here. In other words ‘he would say that wouldn’t he?’ Chris Sims is just arse-covering because more negative attention is being paid to his failing police fiefdom.
“Governors at the schools concerned have strongly rejected the allegations.”
Again ‘they would say that wouldn’t they?’
“David Hughes, a governor at Park View school for 15 years, wrote an open letter to Michael Gove and condemned “the witch-hunt against the most successful school of its characteristics in Birmingham … under the pretext of concerns about extremism and threats to the education of our pupils”. Just last year Park View School hit the headlines for achieving an “outstanding” ranking from Ofsted despite a few years earlier being one of the worst performing schools.
Muslim governors challenging the narrative meet with accusations of denial and complicity. Many have worked hard for over a decade in partnership with teachers to turn schools around. “
David Hughes’s bread and butter probably depends on saying nice things about his schools ‘partnership’ with various Islamic groups and individuals and therefore should be treated with a degree of scepticism. It is also likely that he was one of the Leftist politicised heads who were put in place during the years of Labour misrule of this country.
“Muslims feel under siege, while being accused of besieging an unwitting and overly tolerant majority who in turn will be fearful and mistrustful.”
Ms Yaqoob, there is only one word to describe your assertion that Muslims feel like they are ‘under siege’ and that word is ‘bollocks’. If Muslims feel under siege then the primary reason for that is the bad, criminal and very often disloyal behaviour of too many British Muslims and British Islamic organisations. Note well the subtle threat contained in Ms Yaqoob’s words ‘fearful and mistrustful’ is code for ‘we will get angry and kick off if you don’t leave us alone’. Of course those Muslim governors will deny the truth of this narrative do you expect them to do anything other than deny? It’s to get at the truth that the new investigator has been appointed and it is to be hoped that an anti terror bod would be far more vigorous than someone from the Left dominated educational establishment.
“The real scandal is how scepticism over this “dodgy dossier” seems to have been thrown to the wind. “
I think you’ll find Ms Yaqoob that even among those of us on the counterjihad side of the spectrum there was a healthy scepticism about this in the early stages of this story and it was only when more information came out that people started losing their scepticism about this case.
“What is more heartening is that local people are coming forward to stand in unity. “
And now she wheels out the collaborators, quislings and Dhimmis put a non-Muslim face to this story.
“The Rev Oliver Cross, who also happens to be vice-chair of governors at Regents Park school, one of the schools named as among those “infiltrated”, has categorically refuted the allegations and called the appointment of Peter Clarke a “disaster for community cohesion”. He says Birmingham Muslims are now “used to accusations of ‘Islamism’ or ‘extremism’ being hurled at them, not because such things exist, but for the simple crime of being Muslims”. “
Well maybe if parts of Birmingham were not being nicknamed ‘Jihadi Central’ then maybe people both within and outside of Birmingham wouldn’t be so suspicious of Muslims and their organisations.
“Different opinions may well exist among Muslims around schooling: the conservative-liberal spectrum of opinion is not unique to us. Since when do concerns by religiously conservative parents about teaching on homosexuality, girls and boys mixing, and the reciting of prayers, require anti-terrorist experts to get involved?”
What is being alleged to have been going on in Birmingham goes way, way beyond teaching a ‘conservative’ religious view, but that schools are teaching a form of Islam that is much more liable to lead to separatism, supremacism and Jihad. There are religiously conservative Jewish and Christian schools but the end product of these establishments are unlikely to end up exploding themselves on trains, tubes and buses or chop heads off in Syria.
“This latest investigation comes after the government announced that British affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood will be investigated, and the Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets was described in police reports as an “extremist”. When those who make criticisms of foreign policy get accused of creating the mood music for terrorism, there is understandable frustration and despair. Increasingly Muslims feel they just can’t win. On the one hand we get told we are not integrating enough and we should engage more in civic society. On the other, when we do, we get accused of having sinister agendas. “
No reasonable person has any object to a person of a minority faith taking part in the political process, however there are genuine and well founded objections to Islam based corruption and nepotism for which there is ample evidence in Tower Hamlets and the Muslim Brotherhood is a fascist organisation that no free country should tolerate. It seems Ms Yaqoob that your defence of Rahman and the MB is causing your mask to slip and we can now all see where your primary loyalties lie.
“There is more than a whiff of McCarthyism in the air. Chris Sims says he is concerned about the impact this will have on community cohesion. He is right to be.”
Quite frankly this is nothing like McCarthyism this is a sensible investigation into the infiltration of schools by an ideology that is increasingly disliked and despised by a growing number of non-Muslim Britons. Your continual name-checking of Chris Sims is not just an ‘appeal to authority’ but an appeal to a very damaged authority.