Monday, March 05, 2007

Undercover Mosque

Intrigued by the stories of this BBC programs's investigation into moderate mosques in Britain, I contacted the Beeb to inquire about purchasing a copy, to see for myself what all the fuss was about. Alas, they finally got back to say copies were not available for purchase - but I had the swift idea of checking YouTube.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six


Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

I haven't watched it yet, will do so this evening.

Monday, March 05, 2007 2:36:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Part 1... None of the (few) Muslims I know subscribe to any of the statements being uttered in this program - obviously, it's not a depiction of Muslims across the board, but only the radical set. And by minute 8 we learn that the focus isn't really Islam, but Wahabbism, which I admit I'm no expert on.

Part 2... They did the right thing, these filmmakers, to interview these moderate anti-extremist Muslims, to give that same moderate anti-extremist face to Islam for views.

I do like how the filmed subjects are given an opportunity to respond. I'd rather the people actually speak, instead of the narrator reading their statements, but possibly only written statements were given.

Part 3... This is "one of the most mainstream mosques" in Britain?? Yikes.
Wow, cameras must be ultra tiny now to do all this secret filming.
All religions have nuts, no question. (Well, I don't know any hardline Buddhists, I suppose. Are there any?) But wow do some of these guys intimidate me - the young guy with the severe beard talking about murdering Jews - I'd hate to run into him.

Part 4... No popcorn muncher, this program.

Part 5... Okay, THIS is the frightening part - this guy is a menace. Doesn't matter what religion you're speaking for - this kind of talk means it's time to be deported. This guy is sick in the head.

Part 6... Well, kudos to undercover reporter and cameraman Bobby Pathak - the fundamentalist imams in this program scared the hell out of me, I'd've been terrifed of being caught.

Of course, I'm gay.

Well, that's everything I needed to know about Wahabbism.

Thanks to "Wicksee" on YouTube who posted the episode.

Monday, March 05, 2007 3:56:00 PM  
Blogger Chuckercanuck said...


I watched Part 1 and Part 5, I'm definitely watching the rest tomorrow.

These guys are scary but pathetic too.

Monday, March 05, 2007 7:13:00 PM  
Blogger Chuckercanuck said...

I've watched it all and now, I am scared.

Little Mosque on the Prairie? Boy. I was soooooooooooo wrong.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 6:46:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Yeah Chucker, this really unnerved me. It has nothing to do with religion or race - any kind of fanatical devotion to hate and violence that can't be reasoned with always scares me.

I don't know what I'd do, if I were Tony Blair.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 5:06:00 AM  
Blogger Chuckercanuck said...

The word "Kuffr" and all that crap makes me very upset.

I still don't get why folks holding those thoughts ain't living in those lovely lands where they can wallow in their pig-slop.

They seem, as well, particularly enamoured with Kuffr technology. I'd love to know why Allah makes Kuffr's so good at technology and engineering.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:27:00 PM  
Anonymous southernontarioan said...

Hardline Buddhists exist, just not in as many numbers. Take a look at clashes in areas like Thailand for example.

Very Very scary.

Thursday, March 08, 2007 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

SO, you're always a fountain of fascinating information.

Friday, March 09, 2007 8:42:00 AM  
Anonymous southernontarioan said...

Fascinating and useless facts! Ahh.. maybe I should start my own blog and start spewing them..

Wait, been there, done that.

*feels so proud of myself*

Friday, March 09, 2007 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger eugene plawiuk said...

The irony in this is that it is not about Islam or Muslims but of a political religious sect deliberately created by the feudalistic regime in Saudi Arabia. The House of Saud is its own Sunni political regime that seems to be forgotten in the war on Terror. After all it was the Saudis who created Bin Laden Inc.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:47:00 PM  

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