Tuesday, January 22, 2008

British mosques are more extreme than ours, says top Iraqi

Mosques in Britain are more extreme than in Iraq, according to the country's deputy prime minister.

Dr Barham Salih claimed some mosques in Blackburn would be banned in Iraq for the extremist messages they preach.

The 41-year-old MP claimed Dr Salih said: "I am not surprised that you British are facing so many problems with extremists after what I saw in those mosques in Blackburn.
"What I saw would not be allowed here in Iraq. It would be illegal."


1 comment:

  1. najistani8:46 AM

    From http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7204635.stm

    Three Little Pigs 'too offensive'
    By Sean Coughlan
    BBC News, education

    A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been turned down from a government agency's annual awards because the subject matter could offend Muslims.

    The digital book, re-telling the classic fairy tale, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

    The awards which rejected the book are run by Becta, the government's educational technology agency.

    The judging panel also attacked the book's stereotyping of builders.

    The book's creative director, Anne Curtis, said that the idea that including pigs in a story could be interpreted as racism was "like a slap in the face".