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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 15th October 2021 14:32
Disgraced BBC religion editor asked Pakistani PM if he was ‘ashamed’ to be Muslim after 9/11

  • Journalist criticized for “deceitful” treatment of Diana, Princess of Wales
  • Politician said question was part of West's “rising Islamophobia”


LONDON: The BBC’s former religion editor Martin Bashir asked Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan if he was “ashamed of being a Muslim” after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Khan revealed in his autobiography that he was “shocked” by Bashir’s line of questioning when he was contacted after the tragedy.

“After 9/11, I will never forget he (Bashir) rang me up and he said: ‘Aren’t you ashamed of being a Muslim,’” said Khan, who was interviewed by the journalist in Pakistan.

“‘As a Muslim, aren’t you embarrassed by the attacks?’ was his immediate question. I was shocked,” Khan wrote.

“Implying all the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims should feel responsible for an act of a handful of criminals is like asking a Christian to feel responsible for Hitler or Stalin’s atrocities, or asking a Catholic if they support the IRA blowing up children at Omagh. I expected a backlash after 9/11, but had not anticipated its ferocity,” he added.

It was part of the “rising Islamophobia” in the West that falsely portrayed all Muslims as “baddies,” said Khan, who was elected as Pakistan’s leader in 2018.

He said the phone call with Bashir, who then worked for ITN, was an example of how some in the West used the Sep. 11 attacks to put “all Muslims on trial” and merely “alienated many normal Muslims.”

Bashir, Khan concluded, was “not the best of journalists.”

The journalist, who retired from the profession in May this year citing health reasons, has also been the subject of significant scrutiny for his reporting methods in other cases, most prominently with his treatment of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

The UK’s Daily Mail newspaper revealed last year that Bashir had used forgery and deception to trick her into giving him an interview in 1995 that some blamed on her eventual split from Prince Charles. She died in 1997 in a car crash.

Following an inquiry, the BBC found that Bashir had used “deceitful” methods to secure an interview with her and that a “woefully ineffective” internal investigation had covered his tracks.

Khan and Diana were friends and she visited Pakistan numerous times. He attended her funeral alongside Hasnat Khan, her former boyfriend and a distant relative of the cricket star.

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 15th October 2021 14:47
So many years after the 9/11 scam and the real problem still eludes Muslims. The problem has never been Islamophobia, the question here is why the hell are Muslims seeking the approval of kuffar and mushrikeen? So what if they consider us terrorists? That's like saying Shaytan is Islamophobic. The kuffar and mushrikeen are by definition Islamophobic. Why the hell do Muslims feel the need to prove to the kuffar that they aren't bad? Why does their opinion matter so much to us?
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 15th October 2021 23:18
Martin Bashir is a murtad born to "liberal" pakistani parents as he puts it.
Converted as a teenager to christianity somewhere in the early eighties. As a teenager... He converted cus of his inferiority complex and is baffled why others dont have a inferiority complex.
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 15th October 2021 23:28
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Maybe its is less to do with approval. And more to do with countering the propaganda war that is being waged against Islam. And our Prophet (saw).

Otherwise our future generations in the west will end up as murtads like Bashir.

And our future generations in the East as we are already seeing will come get educated in the west. Become murtads and become ruling elites in Muslims countries many of whom pretend to be muslin whilst working against Islam.

Most important of all defending the Honour iof our Beloved (saw) s an obligation. As is defending and conveying the truth of Islam.



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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 16th October 2021 00:33
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InshaAllah.

I do also feel strongly that the need to please Kuffar is rampant in all our nations from leaders to general public.
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 16th October 2021 05:39
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Exactly.
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 16th October 2021 08:47
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Otherwise our future generations in the west will end up as murtads like Bashir.


It's already happening. Some hide their beliefs. Some openly rebel. Some will follow some of the customs such as celebrating Eid, but only see themselves as cultural Muslims and have consciously rejected Islam. Some still think they are believers, but have fallen into kufr by embracing liberalism, evolution, sexual and gender deviants, etc. Most Muslims that I know live in a bubble and have no idea what's going on with their children outside the home.

Very recently met a kid who was high on weed. He invited me to his 'study circle' where they critique sahih bukhari and reject the hadith that they don't like as fabrications. He has no salaat and no deen in his life, yet he was throwing out names of Batley ulama and basically saying they are lost and don't understand the true Islam.

I don't see anything being done about this by the Muslim community. Not sure if anything can be done.
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