Would you talk to the police?


by Al-Hack
22nd September, 2005 at 2:03 am    

The question of whether young Muslims would tell the police if they knew of potential terrorist activity is in the limelight again. One higher education minister says he is “extremely worried” by a Muslim student survey showing one in 10 would not warn the police of a terror attack.

But it isn’t much to do with hating the police it seems, more about how they would react.

But among those who would not tell the police – the survey does not suggest sympathy with the terrorists. Instead there are worries among Muslims that if they stepped forward with information they could be treated as a suspect rather than a good citizen.

Only 2% of the students said they would not inform on another Muslim, 2% said they were scared of the police so would not contact them and 6% did not specify the reason for their reluctance. Another 8% said they would talk to the police after trying to dissuade the suspected terrorists.

I think the figures are relatively lower than expected, and shows that most Muslims would turn a friend in. But what about a family member?

But [Iqbal Sacranie] said that Muslim organisations had to be at the forefront of opposing criminality and that they had a “duty to take seriously” any concerns that young people were being influenced by “unruly elements”.

Haha! I find that funny… seeing as how the Muslim Council of Britain is doing everything it can to help Hizb ut-Tahrir, the masters of biased Muslim propaganda. [Link here]


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  1. Siddhartha — on 22nd September, 2005 at 9:54 am  

    “Muslim Council of Britain is doing everything it can to help Hizb ut-Tahrir”

    Really? How so? I thought both groups don’t exactly see eye to eye. Particularly following the well publicised barneys they had earlier this year. Have they kissed and made up?

  2. leon — on 22nd September, 2005 at 10:10 am  

    Maybe, HuT it seems is desperate to remake its image as a “moderate” Muslim party so perhaps this is part of that process?

  3. Sunny — on 22nd September, 2005 at 10:41 am  

    Siddhartha – Yup, specially after the govt decided they wanted to ban HT. Suddenly the two have become best of friends (incl joint conferences). Same with HT and MPAC.

    It fits into their general view that ‘everyone is against Muslims’.

  4. krazie — on 22nd September, 2005 at 11:27 am  

    HUT and MPAC, as far as i know are not “best of friends “. MPAC proactively campaigns for British muslims to take part in UK democratic and political process.

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