Secular Muslim warns against 'predators of liberty' in the UK

Secular Muslim warns against 'predators of liberty' in the UK March 13, 2017

Maajid Usman Nawaz, above, a politician, broadcaster and an honorary associate of the National Secular Society today hit out at the Muslims who aimed death threats and abuse at a young teenage girl who was filmed ‘twerking’ in a Birmingham street while wearing a hijab.
Writing for The Daily Beast, the reformed Islamist wrote:

The fundamentalist Muslim backlash directed at this anonymous 17-year-old girl’s innocuous behavior was instant, personal, and severe. Amid threats in comment threads such as, “Fucking slut someone give me her address I will kill her,” and “Stupid bitch needs to be killed,” the young girl issued a tearful, pitiful public apology that was broadcast by a pair of fundamentalist roving-fatwa YouTubers as a “repentance” to placate the frothing Islamist mob.
Two days later the world celebrated International Women’s Day. But amid a plethora of “feminist” pronouncements, including denunciations of transgender women, Emma Watson’s breasts, and even “Zionism”, not one major feminist organization or mainstream media outlet touched on what had just transpired.

Nawaz pointed out that  the incident centered around the page of a quasi-literate fundamentalist British Muslim street preacher named Ali Da’wah and his sidekick, Musa.

Unlike certain intersectional feminists who seem to have forgotten what it is that they are meant to be fighting for, Ali Da’wah makes no secret of his disdain for women: ‘I believe Muslim woman [sic] don’t need feminism… What does feminism offer that Islam doesn’t?
Upon seeing the video in question, by their own admission Ali and Musa reacted angrily and moved publicly to ‘correct’ the girl. They posted an image of her dancing, and separately recorded a rant about why such behavior is totally unacceptable for Muslims. Many other Muslims on their page soon pointed out how this only helped the ‘offending’ video to go viral. Death threats against the petrified teenager soon followed.

Undeterred, the “numbskulls” got in touch with the girl’s family and decided to record and publish her “repentance,” to ward off the threats.

Just before the terrified girl was put on, the pair of medievalists can be heard ruminating on how her dance was ‘really inappropriate’ as Ali continued, ‘We was really upset to be honest, and I’m sure a lot of you guys was upset as well … a lot of us hate seeing certain things done by practicing-looking individuals.’

Ali Da’wah went on to tell the girl:

I’m going to get you in contact with (if you want) some good sisters in Birmingham who can keep your company because this is the work of the devil and music is one of the tools of Satan.

He ended his video with some final remarks to his young Muslim audience, telling them music is:

Like you’re on drugs … these filthy people in these songs, they don’t care about you and they’re causing harm, they talk about women like they’re whores…

Nawaz concluded:

No doubt the petrified girl will stand by her apology, and just wants the incident to go away. I understand that. And I fully expect her to maintain her “repentance.” She will probably wish that I had not resurrected this issue by defending her right to dance as she likes, when she likes, and where she likes. But no. Before it all just goes away, we as liberals, as a society, and as her fellow human beings have a duty to at least acknowledge what has just happened: We just missed our first modern religious inquisition, initiated, conducted, and concluded solely through social media.
Our communities, Muslim or otherwise, must awaken to the predators of liberty that live among us. Similar to the now infamous ‘sharia patrols’,British-Muslim religious-policing must not be tolerated. It is no coincidence that this incident unfolded in the English city of Birmingham. A tenth of all Britain’s jihadist terrorists hail from just five wards in that city.
And for the sake of British Muslim female victims of ‘honour’ killings, we must mark this moment, because the girl’s inquisitors appear utterly unable to comprehend why anyone would be so angered by their actions. They conclude their video inquisition by promising, ‘It’s gonna happen in the future, another video might come up, obviously we have to go about it the right way, but if it’s going viral, we have to touch upon it.’
So untouchable do they feel as Muslim fundamentalists in modern Britain that they vow to do it again. Welcome to the United Kingdom, 2017.

Yesterday, Nawaz, in an LBC broadcast, castigated feminists for not taking up cudgels on the the girl’s behalf.

… I think feminists are too busy picking first world fights while under their noses, within their own country, things like this are happening.

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  • paul

    What a decent man to confront these despicable evil moronic, but very dangerous clowns.
    Wanting to kill someone for dancing now that is the true face of tolerant Islam.
    Fucking animals.

  • L.Long

    She should be condemned! Ya I know “BLAMING THE VICTIM!!!!” sorry but if you are living around bigoted ahole male muslins and are stoopid enough to wear a hijab and do immoral acts!! What she never heard the news or saw on line that muslin males are bat-schite crazy!!!!! Now if she was wearing skimpy clothes and twerking and going full out sexy immoral white girl in the UK, then she would have some standing as isLame SorryAss Law does not apply and the police should be arresting someone!!!! Well actually SorryAss Law does not apply period So cops do something!!!

  • Dionigi

    The problem with religion is that every new member of their organisation has the potential to become a fundamentalist, given the right circumstances. You can never weed out the fundamentalists because there will always be new ones coming along. It is religion itself that breeds fundamentalists and no amount of moderates will stop fundamentalists occuring. Education, to stop people believing iron age myths, is the only way to stop religious fundamentalists.

  • “Our communities, Muslim or otherwise, must awaken to the predators of liberty that live among us.”
    Goodbye England. You did it to yourself. You scored an own goal. You accommodated every injustice and horror to avoid being called bigots by people who will always call you bigots. You fought a civil war to end the divine right of kings, you fought and ended a Catholic / Protestant running war, and now you’ve invited jihad into your own nation.
    I hope it is not too late for a peaceable and secular England.

  • Gui

    This news remembered me about a lesson from the events that culminated in WW2 that seems be ignored nowadays: you never, NEVER must try to appease tyrants and authoritarians of any type. They gonna just despise and spite on you while get even more power and influence.

  • tonye

    @Trevor Blake,
    I still have a small amount of hope, but when I read articles like this, not much, that religion will one day fade away and mankind will move on.

  • andym

    Hard to think of a better example of how social media and religious fundamentalism feed each other. Both favour the most shameless fuckwit with the biggest mouth.

  • Angela_K

    Mr Nawaz has a good point regarding the deafening silence from prominent feminists who seem reluctant to criticise Islam and its abhorrent treatment of women. The modern feminist movement has been hijacked by far left cultural relativists who seem more obsessed with gender pronouns that FGM.

  • barriejohn

    Angela: Is this that to which you refer? (I bet it is!) I was going to comment on the site and I found myself totally lost for words.

  • John the Drunkard

    A year or two back, two teenage girls in Pakistan were murdered for the ‘transgression’ of being videoed while dancing in a rainstorm that had just broken a heat wave.
    The poison of Islam is not effectively opposed by right-wing nationalists and anti-immigrant morons. Nor are the rights of women being defended or promoted when the ‘official’ Left cannot speak against violence like this.

  • Angela_K

    @barriejohn. I did have that Pink News report in mind as well as some of the reports that have appeared in the Grun and Indi. Like you, I’m lost for words, students eh?

  • barriejohn

    Angela: As I said on another thread today, if you believe hard enough that makes anything true. When Tony Benn was a Bristol MP we were often subjected to his nonsense on the local news in Swindon (where he ran rings around the interviewers regularly), and whilst I have every respect for socialist ideals, how could anyone with a grain of sense claim that there was NOBODY in the country who was claiming benefits when they could have been working? Political ideology can be just like religious dogma.

  • The Italian Scallion

    If he says that he has a disdain for women, that means he is homosexual, pure and simple.