Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Open Letter to the Brussels Mayor Freddy Thielemans

15 August 2007

Dear Mayor Thielemans,

Regarding your decision to ban the “Stop Islamisation Of Europe” demonstration on 11th September outside the European Parliament in Brussels, I would like to remind you that there are many communities, other than Muslims, who have settled in Europe.Many of these communities have chosen Europe for their home because of its tolerance, democracy and free speech.

Some of these have had to flee Islamic persecution.

Whatever the reason these people certainly do not wish to see Islamic culture, practices and doctrines being imposed upon them or placed above Western values, in other words they do not wish to see Sharia Law or Islamisation in any form taking hold in Europe. I am therefore, dismayed that you have unilaterally decided to ban the demonstration which has declared itself to be peaceful, non-racist and pro-democracy, merely to protect the sensitivities of, but one section, of the Brussels population, namely Muslims.

This goes against the principles of the European Union, which has its Parliament in the city where you are Mayor and in fact, reveals that you are yourself culpable in the Islamisation of Europe, the very reason why the demonstration was organised in the first place.

I would like to remind you that your duties and responsibilities encompass the needs and sensitivities of all the communities of Brussels and not just those you choose to side with.Your action exposes both your favouritism towards the Muslim community and double standards unworthy of your important office.

In a mature democracy I am astounded that you ban a demonstration because Muslims might become violent towards the demonstrators expressing their democratic rights.

It would have been far better if you had advised your Muslim constituents to either ignore the demonstration or better still to hold a peaceful counter demonstration on the 11th, or at some other time.

If you fear violence from your Muslim citizens you would be far better employed in educating them as to Western values the rest of us enjoy and uphold.Therefore, I urge you to reverse your decision and to allow the Stop Islamisation of Europe demonstration.

Yours Truly
Dr Helmy Guirguis
UK Copts Association
PO Box 7969 Knowle,
West Midlands

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Mordi said...

In 628 C.E. Prophet Muhammad (s) granted a Charter of Privileges to the monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mt. Sinai. It consisted of several clauses covering all aspects of human rights including such topics as the protection of Christians, freedom of worship and movement, freedom to appoint their own judges and to own and maintain their property, exemption from military service, and the right to protection in war.

An English translation of that document is presented below.

This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them.
Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by Allah! I hold out against anything that displeases them.
No compulsion is to be on them.
Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries.
No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims' houses.
Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God's covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate.
No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight.
The Muslims are to fight for them.
If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray.
Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants.
No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world).

This charter of privileges has been honored and faithfully applied by Muslims throughout the centuries in all lands they ruled.

My Comments: If you SIOE guys, can not conform to the above convent, then be rest assured that we MUSLIMS will fight your transgression to the last drop of our blood! and be rest assured we will WIN!

Stephen Gash said...

The last drop of your blood eh?

Jack__ said...

Well Mordi what a shame Muslims have not applied that Charter, and what a shame the Quran contradicts it and says things like 'Take not a friend from the Christians or Jews' What a shame then that Muslims in all the lands they have overrun have killed, and rapped and beheaded and stole, and downright massacred people, and why, because they are not Muslim and will not convert. I will tell you one thing though, at the end of your post you write "and be rest assured we will WIN!" Your so wrong, just like the nazis before you you think we in Britain are weak, we are not weak we are just passive until someone goes to far, and your Muslim brothers are going way to far so rest asured you will never win. Have a nice day.