Via Ministry of Truth, this is an excerpt from last night’s documentary.
I have some advice for British Muslim groups who might want to get involved in the controversy over the HFE bill and abortion: don’t.
Foolish people from a rent-a-quote Muslim group sent out a press release yesterday saying it hoped MPs would vote to end abortion. Apart from the obvious fact that the fools didn’t understand the legislation anyway, the point is that this debate is a poisoned chalice for Muslim groups.
There is no doubt that Nadine Dorries and her crew will try and enlist them in a broad coalition in her own culture wars. But the first thing we know about these nutjobs is that they’re outright bigots. The second thing we know is that they will try and use British Muslims for their own agenda when necessary (to get media attention for example) and demonise them when necessary.
To their credit, the MCB seems to have so far stayed away from passing any judgement on the bill. I hope they remain that way.
On other other hand, any attempt by British Muslim groups to loudly claim abortion is against their religion and that they’ll be encouraging all Muslims to write to their MPs opposing the HFE Bill, would be the best shot in the arm to the pro-choice movement. Then the media would finally start saying what a horror it is that men (Muslim men!!!) are trying to restrict white women from choice over their own bodies. The Daily Mail wouldn’t know what to do.
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