Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Messages and Massacres
From the BBC:
"Britons link Islam with extremism, says survey
Half of those questioned linked Islam with terrorism, according to the survey .
Most people in the UK associate Islam with extremism and the repression of women, a survey has suggested.
The online YouGov poll found 58% of those questioned linked Islam with extremism while 69% believed it encouraged the repression of women.
The survey of 2,152 adults was commissioned by the Exploring Islam Foundation."
Now, how did my British bretheren come to THAT conclusion?
"The organisation has launched a poster campaign on London transport to combat negative perceptions of Muslims. "
Hmm, maybe the reason for the negative perception was the last time Muslims put things on London transport, they exploded.
You know, this may sound crazy, but a better way to "combat negative perceptions of Muslims" may be for Muslims to openly and continually denounce the radicals who preach hatred and Jihad, particularly those IN London and the UK.
Organizing fellow Muslims to rat out the bad guys to MI5 might also do the trick.
Just a suggestion.