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Cablegate: Media Reaction: Gwot: London Bombings; Dhaka

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UNCLAS DHAKA 003847

SIPDIS

FOR I/FW, B/G, IIP/G/NEA-SA, B/VOA/N (BANGLA SERVICE) STATE
FOR SA/PAB, SA/PPD (LSCENSNY, SSTRYKER), SA/RA, INR/R/MR,
AND PASS TO USAID FOR ANE/ASIA/SA/B (WJOHNSON)

CINCPAC FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY ADVISOR, J51 (MAJ TURNER), J45
(MAJ NICHOLLS)

USARPAC FOR APOP-IM (MAJ HEDRICK)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KMDR OIIP OPRC KPAO PREL ETRD PTER ASEC BG OCII
SUBJECT: Media Reaction: GWOT: London Bombings; Dhaka


Summary: Anti-West "Inqilab" urges the Blair government to
restore security in Muslim life in Britain.

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1. GWOT: London Bombings
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"Measures to expel Muslims Will Be Disastrous For Britain"
An op-ed article in anti-West Bangla language newspaper
"Inqilab" opines (8/8):
The meeting between Muslim leaders and leaders of the
British government and the opposition had generated deep
optimism among the peace loving people in the world,
including Bangladesh. Muslims leaders of various countries
welcomed the initiative.... But later developments have
created serious doubts about the real intention of Prime
Minister Tony Blair and other British leaders. The latest
announcement of a plan to expel Muslims from Britain shows
that the meeting between Muslim leaders and the British
administration was an effort to mislead the people of the
world.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and fellow politicians are
proceeding with a plan whose helpless victims will be
innocent Muslims. An announcement has been made of a plan
to expel Muslims from Britain. We do not think that the
plan can be executed because there are more than one million
Muslims in and they participate in and contribute to all
spheres of society. They control businesses valuing about
640 billion dollars. Therefore, it would not be easy for
Blair to convince the British people that Muslims should be
expelled. Instead, they will demand that the government
restore the security of Muslims. Therefore, Tony Blair
should ensure security of the Muslims living in Britain
instead of taking this deceptive and destructive step. The
welfare of Britain and his political future as well depend
on these measures.
Chammas#

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