“Human rights – the other British value – prevents profiling on the basis of belief even in the context of a threat to national security. Yet we have Christian MPs justifying discrimination against Islam and Muslims based upon the dubious “threat to national security” get out clause. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 18, for instance, establishes non-discrimination on the basis of religious belief, whilst General Assembly Comment 22 on Article 18 explains that restrictions of this right cannot be justified on the basis of national security.
The Sixth session of the Forum on Minority Issues on “Beyond freedom of religion or belief: Guaranteeing the rights of religious minorities”, advises states that,
“…anti-terrorism legislation and policies and their application do not lead to negative consequences for members of religious groups, in particular as a result of religious profiling. They should ensure that religious profiling, in particular in the context of anti-terrorism measures, is actually prohibited by law.”
In 2015, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling on states to counter religious profiling and combat negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination against, persons based on religion or belief. These are human rights standards articulated and encouraged internationally, yet, far from prohibiting religious profiling, “Christian extremists” are seeking justifying it, whilst the Prime Minister of Britain continues to aggravate the practice through racist rhetoric and disgusting discrimination. Welcome to “One Nation” Fascist Britain.”
For all the talk about the need to “integrate” Muslims through the British values social engineering programme, linguistic imperialism, and the white knights rescuing Muslim women in the name of equality and freedom, the hypocrisy stemming from the upper echelons of government has been brazen. Whilst on this blog I have brought to attention the discriminatory nature of PREVENT, counter-terrorism, and the judiciary, the latent anti-Islam and anti-Muslim attitudes have become increasingly apparent and overt. An assimilationist, extreme interpretation of secular liberalism, whilst being forced upon Muslims and their beliefs, has been notable only by its absence at the state level. In an increasingly, rare, brilliant piece in the Guardian, Jospeh Harker summed it up aptly in his tactful play on the neocon economic policy of choice, “trickle-down hate”:
“Muslims seem a particular target of his divisive and alienating language… Cameron’s dog-whistles matter. They may appear to be mere…
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