Anti Fascism

Why is the Guardian employing an extremist Islamist?

Yesterday, the Guardian published an article by “trainee journalist” Dilpazier Aslam who penned an article from the point of view of a muslim “Yorkshire lad” which struck me, at the time, to be pretty close in tone to so the sort of stuff that Hizb’ut Tahrir say when they’re pretending not to be Hizb’ut Tahrir, but simply plain speaking young muslim lads telling it like it is.

Read it, and you’ll see what extreme Islamists say in public to make themselves appear moderate and mainstream.

Hizb’ut Tahrir, in case you didn’t know, is about as far right as extreme Islamism gets in this country, without actually being involved directly in terrorist acts. I am speaking of Hizb’ut Tahrir as an organisation, you understand: not its members or those they inspire.

I should have googled his name.

Scott Burgess did, and discovered that before writing for the Guardian, he wrote for, a Hizb’ut Tahrir supporting website, which calls for a world Caliphate.

Dilpazier thinks that “we will have to run an Islamic state which must lead the world, economically, militarily and politically” and that “the establishment of Khilafah is our only solution, to fight fire with fire, the state of Israel versus the Khilafah State“.

A Caliphate, of course, would be a theocratic totalitarian state.

Strangely, these were not views which he expressed in the Guardian piece. Perhaps Dilpazier didn’t mention them in his job interview.

If anybody wonders, incidentally, how it is that young muslim lads from Yorkshire who are interested in cricket get seduced into joining extremist salafi jihadist organisations, now you know what sort of things their recruiters say.

If you want to know what extremist Islamists believe, and how they seek to hide their true beliefs when presenting a public face to non Islamist muslims, and liberals, now you know that too.

Hat Tip: Scott Burgess via Drink Soaked Trots