MPAC UK launches hunt for researchers who worked to expose hate literature in mosques
December 28, 2008
Posted By: Damian Thompson
Dec 28, 2008 at 11:41:34
[General] The Sunday Telegraph (London)
The Muslim Public Affairs Commitee (MPACUK) is appealing to its supporters to track down the Muslim researchers who worked with the think tank Policy Exchange on a project to expose the sale of hate literature in British mosques.
Under the heading "The Hunt for 8 Sufi Zio-Con Frauds", http://mpacuk.org/content/view/4245/34 [pasted below], the MPAC website claims that the researchers were members of "Sufi underground cults" who teamed up with the Zionists to discredit Islam. And it adds:
Who are they, what are their backgrounds ... MPACUK will dig deeper and expose every last detail of the Sufis who tried to destroy their own community.
If you know who they are - please write in and we will expose these men and women for all the Muslim community to see. Write in now and let us do what the incompetent idiots in the Mosque should be doing, protecting our community.
Let us do what, precisely? I wonder if this sinister announcement of a manhunt will persuade the BBC to stop sucking up to MPAC, whose spokesman Ashgar Bukhari says that any Muslim killed fighting Israel goes straight to paradise. Probably not. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/damian_thompson/blog/2008/12/19/any_muslim_killed_fighting_israel_goes_to_paradise_says_mpac_spokesman
When Holy Smoke reported Bukhari's views, I was denounced as part of the Zionist conspiracy. Actually, I don't give a toss what MPAC thinks: I'm not a Zionist and I wasn't impressed by the spluttering performance of a Policy Exchange spokesman when Newsnight confronted him with evidence that some of the receipts for hate literature were dodgy. (I mean, for God's sake, how difficult is it to produce genuine receipts for Muslim hate literature? I could pick some up from my local Islamic bookstore today.)
But that's beside the point. What we have here is a threatening post on the MPAC official website which is apparently encouraging someone to dispense Islamic justice to Muslim traitors. "Protecting our community", MPAC calls it. That's a handy little euphemism, isn't it?Damian Thompson is a Telegraph leader writer and editor-in-chief of a leading Catholic newspaper. He is the author of the controversial book Counterknowedge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History He is also co-founder of Counterknowledge.com