Friday, August 18, 2006

Double. Standard.

From Allah at Hot Air:

UK telecom giant suspends spokesman for anti-Muslim “racism”

Inigo Wilson, the Community Affairs spokesman for mobile phone company Orange, included some "definitions" of politically correct terms as part of a larger post at the website; his post is here. In his "lefty lexicon", he defined Islamophobic as "anyone who objects to having their transport blown up on the way to work". Palestinians are defined as "archetype 'victims' no matter how many teenagers they murder in bars and fast food outlets." and "never responsible for anything they do - or done in their name - because of 'root causes' or 'legitimate grievances'." These are but two of many, MANY definitions given in what was actually an engaging little post.

Of course, as day must always follow night, some muslims who read the post claimed insult, and yelled for the head of Inigo Wilson.

In the comments section of the post, notice was given of an effort to get Wilson fired because of his post. Members of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPACUK) began soliciting people to flood Orange with complaints and requests to have Mr. Wilson disciplined:

"mmm Mr Inigo Wilson. we're all up for fair criticism but i sense a deep
hatred. Orange need to find them a better 'community' pr man."

"well , when we threaten to advertise his statements across all islamic
media outlets, both hear and abroad. I doubt he will have his job for much

"muahahaha i am an orange customer... i just threatened to tell every muslim
i know. i also gave em the web page and ask for a written response to be sent to
my home their PR office"
Given the headline of this post, it's clear they were successful in costing Mr Wilson, husband and father of one, his job.


An entire group of people, in this case a company, is being forced to take responsibility for the actions of one of it's members and mete out a suitable punishment. Failure to do so will result in reprisals, and claims that the group condones those actions.

And yet, to suggest that the larger muslim population should accept responsibility and be accountable for the actions of some of it's members (i.e., terrorists) is rascist, Islamophobic, bigoted, etc.

No reprisals for us, thank you very much!

And don't you DARE suggest that we're all terrorists or that we even condone terrorism!

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