Sunday, February 19, 2006

Islam in Britain

From the Telegraph, Dr Sookhdeo, director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity in Britain has spent the past few weeks studying the attitudes of Muslim clerics in Britain. His findings are worrying to say the least-

"They think they have won the debate. They believe that the British Government has capitulated to them, because it feared the consequences if it did not...It's confirmation of what they believe to be a familiar pattern: if spokesmen for British Muslims threaten what they call 'adverse consequences' - violence to the rest of us - then the British Government will cave in. I think it is a very dangerous precedent."

This is one of the most important articles I've read in quite some time. I highly recommend it to you all.

"For example, one of the fundamental notions of a secular society is the moral importance of freedom, of individual choice. But in Islam, choice is not allowable: there cannot be free choice about whether to choose or reject any of the fundamental aspects of the religion, because they are all divinely ordained. God has laid down the law, and man must obey.

'Islamic clerics do not believe in a society in which Islam is one religion among others in a society ruled by basically non-religious laws. They believe it must be the dominant religion - and it is their aim to achieve this."

The Telegraph article linked above is no longer online- here's an alternative source for the piece.

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