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Tentara Inggris Butuh Lebih Banyak Muslim

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:34 am
by fayhem_1
http://www.dream.co.id/orbit/angkatan-bersenjata-inggris-butuh-lebih-banyak-tentara-muslim-150209a.html

Tentara Inggris Butuh Lebih Banyak Muslim
Reporter : Sandy | Selasa, 10 Februari 2015 10:05

Sebuah survei menemukan umat Islam di Inggris lebih patriotik daripada seluruh penduduk.

Dream - Dalam upaya menarik minat dari seluruh lapisan masyarakat, Inggris mengumumkan rencana meningkatkan jumlah tentara dari kalangan muslim.

Keputusan itu diambil di tengah kekhawatiran atas rendahnya keterwakilan minoritas di angkatan bersenjata negara tersebut.

"Prioritas tertinggi saya adalah memastikan kami terus memiliki personel terbaik di seluruh angkatan bersenjata kami," kata Jenderal Sir Nicholas Carter, Kepala Staf Umum Militer Inggris kepada BBC dikutip OnIslam.net, Selasa 10 Februari 2015.

Ditambahkan Jenderal Carter, rekrutmen yang dilakukan berasal dari segala golongan dan komunitas, termasuk kulit hitam, keturunan Asia, dan anggota minoritas lainnya. Namun selama ini semuanya belum mencukupi kebutuhan ideal militer Inggris.

"Nilai-nilai dan standar kami sesuai dengan dengan masyarakat ini dan ada banyak kesamaan yang kita dapat untuk memperluas basis perekrutan kami."

Menurut Jenderal Carter, jumlah muslim, yang mewakili 4,4 persen dari populasi Inggris, hanya 0,45 persen dari seluruh angkatan bersenjata Inggris.

Di sisi lain, rekruitmen kulit hitam, keturunan Asia dan anggota minoritas lainnya jumlahnya lebih dari 10 persen dari 87 ribu personel reguler di militer Inggris.

"Tentara harus berasal dari seluruh lapisan agar didapat rekruitan terbaik," kata Jenderal Carter.

Hasil sensus resmi menyebutkan jumlah Muslim Inggris hampir 2,7 juta orang.

Pada 2011, lembaga think tank Demo menemukan bahwa umat Islam di Inggris lebih patriotik daripada seluruh penduduk.

Untuk meningkatkan keterwakilan minoritas di angkatan bersenjata Inggris, telah diluncurkan jadwal perekruitan bulanan secara nasional.

"Sangat penting bahwa muslim dan minoritas lain tahu bahwa jajaran senior berada di pihak mereka dan berdiri di sisi mereka," kata Jenderal Sir David Richards, mantan kepala militer Inggris, kepada The Independent.

Imam Asim Hafiz, penasihat agama Islam sekaligus staf pertahanan Inggris, memuji pendekatan militer negara tersebut yang memberi kesempatan bagi minoritas.

"Keragaman adalah salah satu kekuatan terbesar bangsa kita dan itu militer telah menjadikannya sebagai modal."
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Re: Tentara Inggris Butuh Lebih Banyak Muslim

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:06 am
by buncis hitam
Gw bingung sama tulisan ini
Pada 2011, lembaga think tank Demo menemukan bahwa umat Islam di Inggris lebih patriotik daripada seluruh penduduk.

Dari dua berita berbahasa inggris ini mana dikatakan bahwa umat slemot di Inggris lebih patriotik daripada seluruh penduduk???
Pertama:
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/06/british-army-recruit-muslims-low-number-iraq-afghanistan

The British army is exploring ways to recruit more Muslims as the latest figures reveal they make up less than 1% of the total. Resistance is partly down to the UK’s involvement in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The army is also concerned that black, Asian and other ethnic minorities are not sufficiently represented and a recruitment drive is planned for this year, with 10 events each month across the UK aimed at these groups.

There are 480 Muslims in the army out of an overall strength of 88,500 – 0.54%, an increase from 300 in 2008. Muslims comprise about 4.4% of the UK population according to the 2011 census.

The army has been trying to engage with communities in places such as Bradford and Burnley, where Muslims account for about 25% and 10% of the population respectively.

About 9,110 members of the army are drawn from the black, Asian and minority ethnic population. Although this amounts to about 10%, many have joined from Commonwealth countries rather than from the UK.

General Sir Nicholas Carter, chief of the general staff, said: “Our recruitment from the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities has been improving over the years, but it is nowhere near where it needs to be. We have to do more.”

One of the most senior Muslims in the army, Imam Asim Hafiz, Islamic adviser to the chief of staff, said diversity was one of the UK’s strengths and this enhanced the military’s cultural understanding and helped them when deployed. “In my view, the values of the armed forces are fully compatible with the values of Islam as well as other faiths,” he said.

Kedua:
http://rt.com/uk/229959-uk-muslim-army-chief/

More British Muslims should be recruited into the UK’s armed forces, one of Britain’s highest-ranking soldiers has said. Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK blamed the poor uptake on the community’s ‘demonization’ and Britain’s ‘unethical’ foreign policy.

General Sir Nicholas Carter, Chief of the General Staff, admitted that the number of ethnic minorities in the army was “nowhere near where it needs to be,” particularly in relation to religious minority groups such as Muslims.

Figures released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) showed only 0.54 percent of regular soldiers identified as ‘Muslim’ – with many coming from commonwealth countries, rather the UK.

According to the figures, there are just 480 Muslims serving in the British Army, one of the lowest representations of a minority group across the forces.

Ethnic minorities are generally unrepresented, with non-white ethnic groups making up less than 10 percent of the British military – around 9,100 of the 88,500 troops in the regular forces.

“We have to do more. My highest priority is ensuring we continue to have the best possible talent throughout our army,” General Carter said.

In contrast to the MoD figures, it’s estimated that twice as many Muslims have traveled to Syria to fight with Islamist jihadist groups than have joined the British Army.

Carter said there was a ‘common ground’ between the values of the British Army and minority communities, which could be used to recruit new soldiers.

“The Army has always played an important role in making the connection to all elements of society and there are plenty of examples of initiatives that have built enduring relationships with minority communities,” General Carter added.

The Army has tried to broaden its recruitment base using Muslim officers who could speak to communities, as well as trying to attract minority groups into subsidized technical and engineering programs.

The Armed Forces Muslim Forum was also launched as a way of fostering ties between the British Army and Muslim communities.

“Myths need to be dispelled and more ethnic minorities should be encouraged to look at careers in our Regular Army, Army Reserve and at volunteering opportunities with the Army Cadets,” an unnamed British Army source told the MailOnline.

The statements follow comments made by an Imam working in the British Army, who said there was no contradiction between being a soldier and a Muslim.

However, some British Muslims have expressed reservations about such efforts, especially as British forces conduct further activity in Muslim majority countries.

“You will never find Muslims flocking to join the British Army, and it is for one very simple reason – they don't want the blood of innocent people on their hands,” Raza Nadim from the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPACUK) told RT.

“Our Government's foreign policies over the last few decades have caused so much bloodshed and oppression, especially in the Muslim world, so it is no surprise that Muslims don't want to support or join an army whose sole mission it seems is to oppress others under the guise of protecting ‘our’ interests.”

Nadim also told RT that Muslims were naturally hesitant about joining the British army because of the “demonization of Muslims in many media outlets” and “politicians stoking up tensions in our society,” which would naturally alienate them from British institutions.

“If the British Army wants to recruit more Muslims it only needs to do one simple thing – stand for ethical reasons – only then will it be seen as being compatible with a Muslim's faith,” Nadim added.

“Defending one's country is a noble ideal – what Britain does around the world, in the supposed name of these noble ideals, is despicable. Change the British Army's conduct and you will see a change in the number of Muslims who join.”


Ada juga pernyataan dari berita berbahasa inggris kedua yang berbunyi demikian:
In contrast to the MoD figures, it’s estimated that twice as many Muslims have traveled to Syria to fight with Islamist jihadist groups than have joined the British Army.

Bahkan imam di sana ngemeng begini:
“You will never find Muslims flocking to join the British Army, and it is for one very simple reason – they don't want the blood of innocent people on their hands,” Raza Nadim from the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPACUK) told RT.

Nadim also told RT that Muslims were naturally hesitant about joining the British army because of the “demonization of Muslims in many media outlets” and “politicians stoking up tensions in our society,” which would naturally alienate them from British institutions.

Jadi benerkah dikatakan bahwa umat slemot di Inggris lebih patriotik daripada seluruh penduduk??? Katanya sih itu dari think tank demo. Itu apean yah??? Itu mediakah, kalo media berita mana yang menyatakan hal tsb???? :-k Atau jangan2 emang ini hanyalah sebuah dream, dan mereka para slemot saling bertaqiyah satu sama laen dan menghasilkan kontradiksi yang aneh.
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