Outlook India reports (via a Times article that is pay-walled) that Islamist bullies are hassling people in Birmingham for doing things like dancing.
In an attempt to enforce an ISIS-style interpretation of Islamic law, a group of extremists are allegedly cracking down on street parties in Britain by equating it to devil worship.
The extremists are trying to bully and intimidate British Muslims against music and dance.
According to a report in ‘The Sunday Times’, hardliners waved a “No music” banner and chanted “God is great” in Birmingham to disrupt festivities to mark the end of Ramadan.
I have friends in Birmingham who are liberal Muslims and they are not at all happy about this kind of thing.
Extremists objecting to these “Chaand Raat” festivities — based on an Indian subcontinent tradition — said they intervened at three separate locations across the city.
In London, extremists recently confronted women travelling to a family festival to celebrate the Bangladeshi new year and warned them it was “haram”, or forbidden, for them to attend.
Others were told the BBC-sponsored event encouraged “sin”, “fornication” and “drug-taking”.
It’s just a pretext for bullying people. It’s one of humans’ favorite hobbies, which doesn’t speak well for humans.
“It’s very alarming that UK-based extremists are now seeking to import an Isis-style interpretation of Islam and impose it on British citizens,” said Ghaffar Hussain, the managing director of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank.
“Banning music and dancing is completely unacceptable in a modern democracy and goes against all British values,” he added.
Music and dancing bring people together. We can’t have that, can we.