There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first is excellent, the second good, and the third useless.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Hizb-ut-Tahrir and the state of the UK.

Shortly after the London bombings I clearly remember turning on the television and seeing Tony Blair engaged in a moving, accurate and well thought out speech.
“These people, these terrorists, they will not change our way of life, they will not take from us what we hold so dearly”
Yet they already have. Can anybody remember a political party or organisation being banned in the
UK? I can’t. Possibly the best example of this I can site is that of Sinn Fein, when even in the height of the troubles, and despite it’s overt alliance with the Irish republican army, membership if it was never an offence. Why is Hizb-ut-Tahrir any different? Because it’s a Muslim party? We white British citizens have ‘under the bed’ parties like the BNP that promote racism and hatred, yet they are still allowed. I don’t like what they have to say and what they stand for, but freedom of speech means exactly that, freedom.

It’s my understanding that the goal of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, is to re-establish by political work alone an Islamic form of governance in the Muslim world, and in doing so, end the damaging interference that has persisted in the Muslim world from the colonial powers and their viceroys until today. Their frank words and Islamic rhetoric for their Muslim audience do not sit well with me, but they are non-violent.

The ban that Tony Blair has proposed is just the first step onto a slippery slope. should lead Muslim and non-Muslim alike to question the easy talk of freedom of speech, tolerance, human rights and democracy that falls from the lips of powerful men

Monday, August 01, 2005

Having abuse thrown at you

I live in a reasonably nice area but over the last couple of years it has deteriorated to the point where I cannot walk home on my own without having abuse thrown at me by chavlings. I guess I’m ranting because I just got more abuse thrown at me whilst coming home from work by a small gang of youths, but add to that the fact that in the past two years I have been a victim of serious crime twice and one of them was pretty violent. I mean what? What the hell goes on in kid’s minds that make it fun for them to beat the living hell out of people for no reason? Some one please explain it to me. Does no one teach people about the value of morals anymore? It’s just really annoyed me because I feel absolutely powerless to stop it. Apparently, this is a nationwide thing that seems to be getting worse as time goes on. Has anyone else noticed a rise in crime in their area or is it just me?
Put it down to people’s lack of personal responsibility, lack of respect for other human beings, whatever, I just wish more was being done to tackle the issue of yob culture in this country. We have bred a nation of people that take the line of ‘it’s not my fault it is society’s’ where the distinction between right and wrong has been lost in sociological rubbish and politically correct nonsense. I swear to god the next time some hooded dimp comes near me again I’m gonna… I’m gonna… run away, far away probably.