Ordinary Muslims protest in their millions against the Islamist ‘Muslim Brotherhood’

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Today’s events in Egypt are truly remarkable. According to the BBC the anti-Islamist protest sees the greatest number of people in a single protest throughout all of human history. Think about that.

These are ordinary Muslims risking their lives to protest in their millions against Islamic extremism.

Meanwhile in domestic news there’s another bomb scare at a UK mosque. This time in Liverpool. Maybe some of the UK’s far right extremists should stop and think for a moment about who the real terrorists are. Maybe they should look in the mirror a bit more closely.

How will this help?

Apparent arson attack on London Mosque (signed in graffiti: ‘EDL’). http://t.co/sD1IiokKjX And a ‘prominent’ EDL leader refused to condemn it. That’s pretty instructive, isn’t it? What a pack of thugs!

People are just people

Just a short point (may become a blog series in time)…

If we are to complain about Islamic fundamentalism, as the English Defence League never tire of doing, we must also complain about the abuses of Jewish & Christian fundamentalism. They’re all based upon the same God of Abraham (what Dawkins describes as “The bronze age God of war”).

Have you read Leviticus lately? Whatever charges of brutality can be brought against Islam can also be brought against Christianity and Judaeism. There’s plenty of stoning, sexism, genocide, rape and general nastiness on God’s part in all three religions. Fortunately though not everyone goes in for such antisocial practices.

The reality is that most Europeans (including European Muslims) reject fundamentalism in favour of a more pragmatic approach to society – live & let live. Let’s face it there’s a huge difference between Muslim & Islamist just as there is between Christian & Creationist. That’s why European law & the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regularly chastises the more extreme devotees of all three religious groups.

Let’s celebrate similairity instead of fighting about difference.

People are just people!

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