Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Call To Ban Building Mosques In Britain

Britain's Muslim population is large, growing, and the most radicalized in all of Europe. Indeed, many of the Deobandi mosques preach a version of Islam even more radical than that preached in the hinterlands of Pakistan. It is a mess that the Labour government refuses to even acknowledge, instead burying its head in the sand. Today, one senior member of the Anglican Church has called on Britain to ban the building of any further mosques, citing the danger that Britian is on its way to becoming an Islamic state.

This from the Daily Mail:

A senior Church of England member called yesterday for the building of mosques to be banned.

Alison Ruoff said more construction would lead to Islamic no go areas dominated by exclusively Muslim populations living under sharia law. Mrs Ruoff, a member of the General Synod, the Church's parliament, added: "If we don't watch out we will become an Islamic state. It's that serious."

Leading clerics have been divided over how the Church should respond to Islam. The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams caused controversy by calling for sharia law to be given full legal status. He later told the the Synod he took the blame for "distress and misunderstanding" that swept through the Church in the wake of the speech.

But Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the Pakistani-born Bishop of Rochester, has warned against the spread of Islamic no-go areas and said amplified calls to prayer at mosques impose an Islamic character on nearby areas.

Mrs Ruoff, a former nurse and magistrate, is a conservative evangelical regarded as one of the more outspoken Synod members. She responded to Dr William's sharia lecture by calling for the Archbishop's resignation.

Speaking on Premier Christian Radio, she said: "We are constantly building new mosques, which are paid for by the oil states. There are enough mosques for Muslims in this country. . . . You build a mosque and then what happens? You have Muslim people moving into that area, all the shops become Islamic, all the housing will become Islamic and that will be a no-go area for anyone else.

"They will bring in Islamic law. We cannot allow that to happen. We are still a Christian country, we need to hold on to that."

Inayat Bunglawala, assistant secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "These are very narrow-minded and bigoted remarks.

"As a Christian, she surely ought to be working to build good ties between different communities."

Read the entire story here.

Those remarks from Mr. Bunglawala are simply incredible for their hypocrisy, and the Daily Mail is grossly negiligent for not including the relevant information needed to put his remarks in context. His organization, the MCB, has called for Sharia law to be instituted throughout Britain. And as for Bunglawala himself, you can find out a bit him at Wiki:

In January 1993 Bunglawala wrote a letter to Private Eye, a satirical magazine, in which he called the blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman "courageous." After Abdel-Rahman's arrest on charges of masterminding the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York in July that year, Mr Bunglawala guessed that it was only because of his "calling on Muslims to fulfill their duty to Allah and to fight against oppression and oppressors everywhere". Five months before the September 11, 2001 attacks, Bunglawala also circulated writings of Osama bin Laden, whom he called a "freedom fighter", to hundreds of Muslims in Britain.

Bunglawala opposed a government proposal to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamist organization, under Terrorism Act 2006. Bunglawala sees the late Ahmed Yassin, the co-founder and leader of Hamas, as a renowned Islamic scholar. He has not supported the expulsion of the Muslim Association of Britain from the Muslim Council, although senior MAB member Azzam Tamimi supports suicide bombings in Israel. . . .

Bunglawala is a living example of how radical Islamists are attempting to use the freedoms of the West to destroy it. And indeed, he himself is the poster boy for why Britain needs to ban mosques and further immigration from Muslim countries until it gets a handle on the aggressively separatist Muslim population within its borders. Bunglawala should not be quoted in a British newspaper, he should be deported from Britain. My hats off to Ms. Ruoff for her remarks. She has my support.

1 comment:

KG said...

Good for her! But as long as the media ignore those voices, as long as they fail to convey the true scale and imminence of the threat, then voices such as hers will be ineffectual.