…for doing nothing to stop terrorism
Musharraf found it appropriate to tell “England” to put its own house in order — why, the British love for such things as human rights, liberty and freedom of speech has prevented it from banning extremist organisations.
“What did England do about this (the fatwah). Have they banned these organisations? Have they arrested the person who has done that? No, nothing. In the name of human rights, in the name of liberty, human liberty, freedom of speech, this is going on… Please set your own house in order. Everyone has to do something,” Musharraf said. [Rediff]
It didn’t quite strike the General that in the war on terror, of which he claims to be a frontline ally, it is human rights, liberty and freedom of speech that is being defended.
But this public outburst against Britain has proven all too costly for Gen Musharraf — with a second round of terror attacks in London, few Britons will appreciate advice on ‘putting their own house in order’ from Musharraf, of all people. In between its continuing coverage of the second round of terror attacks, the ‘BBC’ was broadcasting footages of Gen Musharraf and Prince Turki, the Saudi ambassador (and former partner of the ISI and the Taleban) blaming the British government for tolerating religious extremists. Their PR advisors will almost surely have a rough time now.
Related Link: Norman Geras on the apologists among us.