The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state

Sunday, March 12th, 2006 11:48 am by Neal

Note how the supporters of the UAE port takeover took a page straight out of the Islamists playbook by accusing skeptics of the deal of “racism” and “Islamophobia”. Way to go, Bill Kristol, Rush Limbaugh, and others. As soon as you started calling us names, we knew that we had won, but this behavior really is beneath you. When you sleep with dogs, you end up with fleas. Shame on you.


“ENGLAND: The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state” by Alasdair Palmer is an interview with Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo — a British citizen who was raised as a Muslim in Guyana but converted to Christianity a decade after his family emigrated to England. Dr. Sookhdeo, who is director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, is uniquely qualified to comment on the status of Islam in Great Britain.

Note that Dr. Sookhdeo identifies one of the strategies of the Islamic clerics: cry “racist” or “Islamophobe” at secular leaders who do not concede sharia to Muslim communities. This is straight from the playbook:

  1. Demand a society to surrender its values to an Islamic minority (those values may be secular laws, individual rights, freedom of speech and the press, etc.).
  2. Exploit the society’s values of tolerance by screaming “racist” or “Islamophobe” if the demands aren’t met.
  3. Escalate the situation through threats and acts of violence until the society finally capitulates out of fear.

Here’s how it works:

They simply do not realise how seriously Muslims take their religion. Islamic clerics regard themselves as locked in mortal combat with secularism.

“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.

“That is why they do not believe in integration. In 1980, the Islamic Council of Europe laid out their strategy for the future – and the fundamental rule was never dilute your presence. That is to say, do not integrate.

“Rather, concentrate Muslim presence in a particular area until you are a majority in that area, so that the institutions of the local community come to reflect Islamic structures. The education system will be Islamic, the shops will serve only halal food, there will be no advertisements showing naked or semi-naked women, and so on.”

That plan, says Dr Sookhdeo, is being followed in Britain. “That is why you are seeing areas which are now almost totally Muslim. The next step will be pushing the Government to recognise sharia law for Muslim communities – which will be backed up by the claim that it is “racist” or “Islamophobic” or “violating the rights of Muslims” to deny them sharia law.

“There’s already a Sharia Law Council for the UK. The Government has already started making concessions: it has changed the law so that there are sharia-compliant mortgages and sharia pensions.

“Some Muslims are now pressing to be allowed four wives: they say it is part of their religion. They claim that not being allowed four wives is a denial of their religious liberty. There are Muslim men in Britain who marry and divorce three women, then marry a fourth time – and stay married, in sharia law, to all four.

“The more fundamentalist clerics think that it is only a matter of time before they will persuade the Government to concede on the issue of sharia law. Given the Government’s record of capitulating, you can see why they believe that.”

So, what (if anything) should the British government be doing to address the increasingly separate and “hardened” Islamic enclaves within its society? Dr. Sookhdeo has this advice:

So what’s the answer? What should the Government be doing? “First, it should try to engage with the real Muslim majority, not with the self-appointed ‘community leaders’ who don’t actually represent anyone: they have not been elected, and the vast majority of ordinary Muslims have nothing to do with them.

“Second, the Government should say no to faith-based schools, because they are a block to integration. There should be no compromise over education, or over English as the language of education. The policy of political multiculturalism should be reversed.

“The hope was that it would to ensure separate communities would soften at the edges and integrate. But the opposite has in fact happened: Islamic communities have hardened. There is much less integration than there was for the generation that arrived when I did. There will be much less in the future if the present trend continues.

“Finally, the Government should make it absolutely clear: we welcome diversity, we welcome different religions – but all of them have to accept the secular basis of British law and society. That is a non-negotiable condition of being here.

“If the Government does not do all of those things then I fear for the future, because Islamic communities within Britain will form a state within a state. Religion will occupy an ever-larger place in our collective political life. And, speaking as a religious man myself, I fear that outcome.”

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