Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Enlightening Transcript

The New English Review has a transcript from Channel 4's Dispatches - Undercover Mosque.

A Dispatches reporter attends mosques run by organisations whose public faces are presented as moderate and finds preachers condemning integration into British society, condemning democracy and praising the Taliban for killing British soldiers.

N: Kuffaar is an Arabic word meaning: non-believer, an infidel (generic
meaning: non-Muslim) –
AU: “Those kuffaar, they do whatever they want
to do.”

N: It’s a term our reporter was to hear being repeatedly
used in a derogatory way –

AU: “They are liars, they are terrorists
themselves. They will come before the people and talk and they are lying, you
can’t believe them … These are pathological liars.” Blockquote

N: Green Lane Mosque calls itself a centre for inter-faith communications
welcoming people of all religions, but our reporter filmed there over four
months and found this speaker, Abu Usama, was their main English language
speaker. He says Christians and Jews are enemies to Muslims.

AU: “It has come to pass that the Christians and the Jews, America, the UK, France,
Germany, they have come against the religion of Islam. Why give up your religion
and your long legacy of Islam to please someone who is an enemy to you?”

The full text is there
This film was discussed on Culture Clash by Peter Whittle and his comrades on January 16th along with the US documentary Iraq in Fragments.

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