Thursday, 22 November 2007

10 Downing St petition rejected

I sent in the proposed petition to appear on the 10 Downing St e-petitions site.

However, it was rejected for any one of the reasons given (see below).

Presumably, the recent demolition of a church in Turkey is deemed not offensive enough to the British Government to preclude Turkey from joining the European Union as Britain's Foreign Secretary David Milband has since reiterated his desire for "strong, unbreakable ties" between Europe and its Muslim neighbours."

Kuffarphobia Rules OK - in the UK

Here is the text of the proposed petition and the reply


I'm sorry to inform you that your petition has been rejected.

Your petition was classed as being in the following categories:

* Potentially libellous, false, or defamatory statements

* Language which is offensive, intemperate, or provocative

If you wish to edit and resubmit your petition

You have four weeks in which to do this, after which your
petition will appear in the list of rejected petitions.

Your petition reads:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to: 'publicly
declare that kuffarphobia contravenes human rights legislation'

"Kuffar" is a grossly insulting name used by Muslims to
describe non-Muslims. In many Islamic countries non-Muslims are
persecuted merely for being non-Muslims. This irrational fear
and loathing of non-Muslims by Muslims is known as kuffarphobia
and contravenes British, EU and UN human rights legislation or
declarations. The British Government should openly declare that
kuffarphobia contravenes human rights.

-- the ePetitions team

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