ENAR press statement: British soldier’s murder is unacceptable but should not result in a racist backlash

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Comment: This statement by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) says that all types of violence should be condemned. We strongly condemn the murder committed against a member of the British armed forces. 

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Brussels, 23 May 2013 – The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) strongly condemns the hateful murder committed against a British member of the Armed Forces in London yesterday (Thursday). Violence based on hatred should be firmly combated, no matter who commits it and who the victim is. ENAR at the same time urges that this brutal act should not result in a racist and Islamophobic backlash for millions of Muslims across Britain and indeed Europe. We are concerned about the chain reaction from extremist groups in the wake of the murder. The far-right English Defence League has staged an anti-Muslim rally in London, clashed with the police, and two mosques have been attacked elsewhere in the UK.

ENAR Chair Chibo Onyeji said: “All communities need to stand together in solidarity to ensure ideologies based on hatred do not win the day. We should also not let the voices of racist and xenophobic groups exploit the situation and stir up hatred and violence against Muslim and ethnic minority communities. Politicians across Europe have a responsibility to work on dialogue between communities and ensure everyone feels part of society, instead of adopting to discourse of restrictive policies that curtail the human rights of all individuals.” 

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  1. Marke

    the british murderer should not be dealt within the network of racism, islam is not a race is it.

    there is worldwide footage of the killer when he quotes his religious books and how they oblige him to kill in the manner he did.

    Or has britain left europe yet?

    • Enrique Tessieri

      –there is worldwide footage of the killer when he quotes his religious books and how they oblige him to kill in the manner he did.

      That’s what you would like but that’s not the case. It’s like Anais Niin said: “We don’t see things as they are but how we are.”

      Who are you?

  2. Marke

    –there is worldwide footage of the killer when he quotes his religious books and how they oblige him to kill in the manner he did.

    That’s what you would like but that’s not the case. It’s like Anais Niin said: “We don’t see things as they are but how we are.”

    Who are you?

    one of the million people who saw the footage, confirming his statement was a quotation of the koran that justified his killing.

    This is NOT a racist attack but a religious duty as the killer stated. I do not see how different bodies make this a racial issue when it clearly is not.

    • JusticeDemon

      Allan

      a quotation of the koran that justified his killing.

      That’s interesting. Perhaps you could enlighten us with more detail of the Qu’ranic verse in question.

  3. Marke

    Allan

    That’s interesting. Perhaps you could enlighten us with more detail of the Qu’ranic verse in question.

    I could if I knew but i do not. I am more in the knowledge of the muslim who followed his religion. ”The koran is full of Allah’s orders to kill infidels”, the murderer said.

    -do you know the Koran?

    • JusticeDemon

      Allan

      First you said that the killer gave us

      a quotation of the koran that justified his killing.

      Challenged to specify that alleged quotation (and after discovering that what you thought was such a quotation turns out to be part of the Judaeo-Christian tradition instead), you suddenly plead ignorance of the Holy Qur’an and you shift your ground to what purports to be a direct quotation of the killer’s words ”The koran is full of Allah’s orders to kill infidels”. Oddly enough, this direct quotation is nowhere to be found in any news reports, and is hardly a point of scholarship.

      What is your source for this direct quotation, Allan? A dream you had?

      For someone so critical of Islam, Allan, you know desperately little about it. You are about as reliable as Interfax reporting on Finnish child welfare.

  4. Marke

    Allan

    First you said that the killer gave us

    Challenged to specify that alleged quotation (and after discovering that what you thought was such a quotation turns out to be part of the Judaeo-Christian tradition instead), you suddenly plead ignorance of the Holy Qur’an and you shift your ground to what purports to be a direct quotation of the killer’s words

    What is your source for this direct quotation, Allan? A dream you had?

    yes, the words are still the same. He quoted the quaran but unable to give you the verse, as he did not give it himself. I do not know where you got the verse illusion.

    The source you need to look a little harder. Nothing is impossible-even you can do it

    • JusticeDemon

      Allan

      So basically, you cannot substantiate your alleged direct quotation either.

      You are simply making stuff up in order to use Migrant Tales as a platform for spreading lies and inciting hatred.

      Isn’t that exactly what got you banned before?

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