“These subversive ideas are forming the basis for the new nationalism being forged by neocons. It is for broader society to recognise the tyranny and totalitarianism present in the espoused ideas of neocons, and confront the threat that they pose.
There is also cause for apprehension in the core message of the documentary; that Muslims are separate from the “rest of society”. What does this mean for Muslims? And what is the trajectory of this rhetoric?”
A series of blogs analysing the recent Channel 4 documentary titled, “What British Muslims Really Think”
Part 1: An Orchestrated Attack on Islam
Part 2: Brief Profile of Trevor Phillips
In the last article, we saw how Phillips used spin and dubious extrapolations to conclude, in an expressly discriminatory fashion, that the survey on Muslim opinion showed “a nation within the nation.” What the implications are in specifically the Muslim context will be the subject of my next and final piece. Here the focus will on the ramifications resulting from Phillips’ proclamations and accompanying neoconservative chorus.
Phillips, based off his exclusionary conclusion, moves to providing a (semi-final?) “solution” to this artificially constructed “Muslim problem” saturated in hypocrisy:
“It’s clear to me that we have to discourage the many Muslims who want to live a separate life according to values…
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