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    United Kingdom (UK)
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    Muslim parents are refusing to allow their children to take part in a nationwide flu vaccine drive after the Muslim Council of Britain ruled the treatment was forbidden by Islam. Public health officials have raised concern over the number of Muslim children expected to be withdrawn from a major programme beginning in schools next month.

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    AltNewsMedia has been examining the origins of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB). Since the MCB is a ‘go to’ mainstream media source for Muslim opinion here in the UK, it is worth investigating where the organisation came from, who runs it, and what it stands for.

    The genesis of the MCB can be found in the ferocious 1989 UK Salman Rushdie street demonstrations following the  publication and the subsequent Fatwa against Rushdie decreed by Ayatollah Khomeini. This was the first occasion of UK Muslim “street power” and it caused major political upset at the time. Press reports at the time state;

    “An estimated 20,000 demonstrators waved banners denouncing author Salman Rushdie and shouted slogans such as “Rushdie must die!” as they began their march in Hyde Park.”

  • Summary: 
    • The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) presented themselves in the manner of debt collectors: standing beside a big bruiser stressing how sorry they were to have to demand this payment, but that they were only just holding back their big, angry friend.

    • Unfortunately for them, during the last Labour government in Britain the MCB's behaviour and beliefs were exposed by the more progressive Muslim voices who were by then coming along, and also by a wider society which had become wise to the tricks of these self-appointed "community leaders."

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