Submission from the Islamic Institute,
My organisation is affiliated to the Muslim
Council of Britain, which as you know is the umbrella organisation
of Muslims in Britain. We understand that the MCB is making a
submission to you on behalf of all its affiliates and we confirm
that my organisation has been properly consulted on the response.
I should like to confirm the wholehearted support of my organisation
to the submission that the MCB is making to you.
I should like to add that my organization is
extremely concerned about the poisonous atmosphere against Muslims
and Islam following the catastrophic and evil deed of September
11. I have noticed, most unfortunately, a sea of change in the
attitudes and actions of many people who I had regarded as reasonable
and decent minded people. We, the Muslims are seen as terrorists
and violent. The media is constantly feeding this myth and sadly
there is no law at present to help our state of frustration and
The Muslims do not want special treatment. We
want equal treatment as members of British society. Our alienation
will be of no benefit to society. We have and wish to continue
to live in peace and harmony. Please help us to do that by addressing
our legitimate concerns.
22 July 2002
9 (Identical letters were received from TA HA Publishers
Ltd, the West London Islamic Mission and 77 residents of the Burnley