Monday, September 10, 2007

Liberal Hypocrisy Over Islamic Books

Anyone who watched Newsnight last week would have seen a report and then a debate about libraries in Tower Hamlets in London who has vast collections of jihadist literature. What disgusts me the most is that taxpayer’s money is being used to purchase these evil books.

And to make things worse the Islamic book collections are heavily biased in favour of this sickening jihadist literature. Douglas Murray an author from the right wing think-tank the Centre for Social Cohesion told Newsnight “This is a collection that is warped towards one particular extreme interpretation of Islam”.

However despite these facts the liberals on the Newsnight panel were saying we should allow these books in public libraries. Now hang-on! If these books were right-wing and attacking Islam or man-made climate change then these liberals would be the first to say how awful they were and how they should be banned right away.

It is typical liberal hypocrisy to believe that it is ok to allow books by convicted terrorists such as Abu Hamza al-Masri (above right) and Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal in public libraries. If these books are allowed in public libraries then so is extremist right-wing books but oh no it is deemed too offensive by whiny liberals.

For them (liberal whingers) is seems it is ok to have one extreme but not the other.


Anonymous said...

Well said. These books are inciting terrorist violence and must be banned [though personally]i'd prefer to see them burnt

Freya said...

Those books are disgusting, yes. But you fail to understand one very important liberal idea: we do not ban books. If you don't believe in the freedom of expression of those whom you despise, you don't believe in it at all. When I read (and I do) extremist literature, I don't feel a pull towards its doctrines. Rather I aim to better educate myself about their ideals and how to stay safe. Not knowing the enemy is a poor solution.