BBC NEWS reported The Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain says he will not dilute criticism of the establishment because he has received a knighthood. Sir Iqbal Sacranie told Sky's Sunday with Adam Boulton the honour would not make it more difficult for him to speak out over issues such as the Iraq war.
Does he intend to speak out about the Muslims killing other muslims as is happening in Iraq? Does he intend to speak out about Muslim's hatred of Christians and Jews, when the Koran says "We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them"He said the knighthood, awarded in the Queen's Birthday Honours, recognised "the work of the community at large". Sir Iqbal also welcomed plans to make inciting religious hatred an offence.
Does that include efforts like the ACLU, or whatever it's counterpart in Britain is, against Christians and symbols of their faith, or just Muslims?He said: "As a Muslim we work in community work, charitable work, for the sole purpose of seeking pleasure from your creator.
Arthur Chrenkoff blogged What would Saladin think? We have certainly gone a long way since the Crusades. Still, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think this phenomenon is too widespread. Many Europeans have attained high recognition throughout the Muslim world in the past, but only after conversion to Islam, and I don't imagine many Muslims have been ennobled or awarded high honors throughout the West. All I can say is, thank God that knighthood no longer entails feudal obligations.
Marc @USSNeverdock blogged The appeasement of Muslims in Britain continues. The election of George Galloway over the Labor candidate by Muslims must have shocked the British establishment. So, what do they do? They give a knighthood to the "Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain", Iqbal Sacranie. You may remember Sacranie's more infamous quote: "There is no such thing as an Islamic terrorist. This is deeply offensive." And Sacranie "...welcomed plans to make inciting religious hatred an offence." But of course he does, because Sacranie says "Saying Muslims are terrorists would be covered by this provision'." There you have it. According to Sacranie if you call bin Laden a terrorists you could be locked up under the proposed legislation. Britain has already begun adopting Islamic law. Now they want more Islamic laws and have a Knight of the Realm to champion their cause. Better get out your Korans folks, it's going to be a long struggle. And just in case we lose the struggle you might want to read Robert Spencer's "The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats non-Muslims." That would be the infidels - you and me. Until it's banned under Britain's proposed Islamic law, you can buy the book here.
Daniel Pipes has more with links and note this:
Sacranie has been one of the most important advocates of radical Islam in the United Kingdom – so what could be more appropriate than to reward him with a hoary English title?